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Free Crochet Heart Pattern (Quick And Easy Amigurumi)

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In this post, you will see a free crochet heart pattern (quick and easy amigurumi).

This post provides you with a foolproof free pattern to make a mini heart just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Get ready to impress your loved ones with a perfect handmade gift!

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Free crochet heart pattern

Make A Crochet Heart For Valentine’s Day

Make these tiny hearts for Valentine’s Day with your leftover yarn.

These easy crochet hearts are perfect for home decor; you can spread them around your home, or you can make them into a garland.

They will look amazing in all your social media photos.

This small heart is the perfect size for decor and gifts for the month of love! 

Make a set of amigurumi hearts with your leftover scraps of yarn as a gift for a loved one.

These cute little hearts can make everyone smile.

Plus, as this pattern is made using only basic stitches, it’s perfect for makers of any skill level.

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Crochet Heart Pattern

I want to share with you a quick and easy pattern to make your own crochet heart in around 20 minutes and using only a small amount of yarn.

Notes

Finished Size – The finished heart when stuffed is around 6.5cm high x 6.5cm wide.

Stuff – Stuff the heart as you work.

Gauge – Don’t worry too much about gauge for this pattern.

The gauge of the heart I made is 4 sts/ 5 rounds in 1 inch.

Yarn choice – Any DK yarn/ Lightweight 03 yarn will be ok to use for this project.

Stash-busting your leftovers is great as you need less than 10g per heart.

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • Leftovers from your yarn stash – less than 10g per heart of any DK yarn.
  • DK yarn / Lightweight yarn 03

Hook

  • 4mm (US 6) Hook

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure

Other materials

  • Toy stuffing/fiberfill
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Abbreviations

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

Pattern

With your yarn choice and a 4 mm (US 6) crochet hook, make a slipknot.

  • Ch 3 – join to form a circle.
  • R1 – ch 1, work 6 sc through the center of the ring.
  • R2 – 12 sc – work 2 sc into every stitch around.
  • R3 – Work sc into every stitch (12)
  • R4 – One sc in every stitch (12)
  • Complete 2 more rounds of 12.
  • Make 2 of these circle pieces – In the first circle to end – slip stitch to even the round, cut your yarn, and thread through.
  • In the second circle – leave 5 remaining sc before you finish.

Attaching the circles together

  • Count 5 stitches back on the first circle piece and sc the two pieces together back to back.
  • R5 – work 1 sc in every stitch around – until you come back to the beginning tail.
  • R6 – work in the round – sc – there will be a decrease at each side of the heart as follows:
  • To do a sc decrease – put your hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull it through – 2 loops on hook – put the hook through next stitch, yarn over then pull yarn through when you have 3 loops on hook. (See the video tutorial in the pattern post for help)
  • Work sc until you come to the opposite side, decrease on the opposite side.
  • Continue to do a sc decrease on either side of the heart for all rounds until the heart is forming a point.
  • Stuff the heart with toy stuffing or polyfill as you work, as the opening will get smaller and harder to work.
  • In the last round – one sc decrease in each stitch.
  • Cut the yarn and pull the tail through to secure it.
  • Weave in any loose ends.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginners.

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Learn All About Crocheting Hearts

How to crochet a heart shape?

Crocheting a heart shape can be a delightful and creative process.

Here’s some advice to keep in mind as you embark on crocheting heart shapes:

  1. Start with a Simple Pattern:
    • If you’re new to crocheting hearts, begin with a simple pattern. Look for tutorials or patterns with step-by-step instructions and clear visuals. As you gain confidence, you can explore more intricate designs.
  2. Understand Basic Shapes:
    • Break down the heart shape into basic components, such as curves and points. Understanding the anatomy of a heart will help you visualize the stitches needed to create it.
  3. Experiment with Stitch Combinations:
    • Hearts can be formed using a combination of basic crochet stitches, including single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Experiment with different stitch combinations to achieve the desired shape and texture.
  4. Adjust the Size:
    • Depending on your project, you may want hearts of different sizes. Experiment with changing the initial chain length and the number of stitches in each row to create hearts of varying sizes.
  5. Play with Yarn and Hook Size:
    • The size and weight of your yarn, as well as the size of your crochet hook, will impact the final appearance of your heart. Thicker yarn and larger hooks will result in larger hearts, while finer yarn and smaller hooks will produce smaller hearts. Play around with different combinations to see what you prefer.
  6. Customize Colors:
    • Hearts are often associated with romantic and vibrant colors like red, pink, and white. However, don’t hesitate to experiment with other color combinations that suit your personal style or the theme of your project.
  7. Add Embellishments:
    • Once you’ve mastered the basic heart shape, consider adding embellishments. This could include surface crochet, embroidery, or attaching smaller crochet motifs to enhance the overall design.
  8. Practice and Patience:
    • Like any skill, crocheting hearts improves with practice. Be patient with yourself, especially if you’re a beginner. Start with small projects and gradually work your way up to more complex patterns.
  9. Use Stitch Markers:
    • When working with complex patterns, use a stitch marker to keep track of important points in your heart. This can help you maintain symmetry and avoid mistakes.
  10. Enjoy the Process:
    • Crocheting hearts should be an enjoyable and creative experience. Have fun experimenting with different techniques and creating unique heart shapes. Let your creativity flow!

Remember that there’s no right or wrong way to crochet hearts.

Enjoy the process of creating something handmade and filled with love.

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Which crochet hook to use? 

For crocheting a heart, it’s recommended to use a crochet hook that corresponds well with the yarn you’ve chosen. 

For a medium-weight yarn (worsted weight yarn), a hook in the range of 4.5mm to 5.5mm (US 7 to H-8) is a good starting point.

 However, the size of the heart and the desired drape of the finished piece can influence your choice. 

If you aim for a delicate heart, consider using a smaller size crochet hook (US E-4 to G-6) 3.5 mm to 4.0 mm crochet hook. 

Conversely, if you want a larger and more pronounced heart, opt for a larger size, around (I-9 to K-10.5) 5.5mm to 6.5 mm crochet hook. 

Additionally, the handle type may be less crucial for small projects like hearts, but choose one that feels comfortable during your crocheting session. 

Experiment with different hook sizes to achieve the desired size, appearance, and texture for your crochet heart.

What is the best crochet stitch for an amigurumi heart?    

The choice of crochet stitch for a heart largely depends on the desired texture, style, and purpose of the project. 

Here are three common stitches used for crocheting hearts:

  1. Single Crochet (SC): The single crochet stitch is often used for creating small and tight stitches, making it suitable for intricate or detailed projects like small appliqués or amigurumi hearts. It provides a smooth and solid fabric, and its simplicity is great for defining the clean lines of a heart shape. Single crochet stitches are often used when working on projects with smaller hooks and finer yarn. Learn how to crochet the single crochet stitch here. – How To Single Crochet (SC) 
  2. Double Crochet (DC): Double crochet stitches are taller than single crochet stitches and can add a bit of openness and drape to your heart. This stitch is commonly used for larger or more decorative hearts, such as those in blankets, scarves, or shawls. Double crochet stitches can create a more lacy and open texture, allowing the heart to stand out with a bit of dimension. Learn how to crochet the double crochet stitch here. – How To Double Crochet (dc) For Beginners.
  3. Half Double Crochet (HDC): The half double crochet stitch falls between a single crochet and a double crochet in height, offering a balanced and slightly taller stitch. It can be a great choice for hearts, providing a bit of height without the openness of a double crochet. 
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What is the best yarn color for crochet hearts?

The choice of yarn color for crochet hearts depends on personal preference, the intended purpose of the hearts, and the overall aesthetic you’re aiming for. Here are some popular and symbolic yarn color choices for crochet hearts:

  1. Classic Red:
    • Red is a timeless and classic color associated with love and passion. Red yarn is a popular choice for Valentine’s Day and romantic-themed projects. Consider using different shades of red, from bright and vibrant to deeper and more subdued tones.
  2. Soft Pink:
    • Soft pink is a gentle and sweet color that conveys affection and tenderness. It’s a versatile choice for various projects, especially if you want a more subtle or pastel look.
  3. White or Cream:
    • White or cream yarn can evoke a sense of purity and simplicity. It’s a lovely choice for wedding decor, baby projects, or any design where you want a clean and elegant appearance.
  4. Variegated Yarns:
    • Variegated yarns with a mix of colors can add visual interest to your crochet hearts. Look for variegated yarns that include shades of red, pink, and possibly other complementary colors.
  5. Rainbow:
    • If you want to add a playful and vibrant touch, consider using a rainbow-colored yarn. This can create cheerful and eye-catching hearts, perfect for various projects.
  6. Metallics:
    • Yarns with metallic accents, such as gold or silver threads, can add a touch of glamour to your crochet hearts. This is an excellent choice for festive occasions or when you want a more luxurious look.
  7. Gradient or Ombre:
    • Gradient or ombre yarns that transition from one color to another can create a beautiful effect in your heart. This is particularly appealing for projects where you want a subtle shift in color.
  8. Earth Tones:
    • For a more natural or rustic feel, consider using earth-toned yarns. Shades of brown, tan, or muted reds can give your hearts a cozy and warm appearance.

Learn everything about yarn weights here – Yarn Weight Guide {+ Conversion Chart} 

Learn everything about yarn fibers here – Yarn Types Explained: A Guide To Different Fibers 

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What Can I Make With Crochet Hearts?    

Crochet hearts can be used to create a variety of charming and heartfelt items. Here are some ideas for what you can make with crochet hearts:

  1. Heart-Shaped Blanket or Afghan:
    • Combine multiple crochet hearts to create a beautiful heart-shaped blanket or afghan. Arrange the hearts in a grid pattern or design to suit your preference.
  2. Heart-Shaped Pillow:
    • Craft a soft and cuddly heart-shaped pillow using crochet hearts. It’s a lovely addition to your home decor and provides a cozy touch.
  3. Heart Applique:
    • Make small hearts as appliqués to embellish various items. Attach them to hats, scarves, bags, or clothing for a sweet and personalized touch.
  4. Heart-Shaped Coasters:
    • Create functional and decorative heart-shaped coasters for your home. They make great gifts and add a romantic flair to your tabletop.
  5. Heart Garland:
    • String together a series of crochet hearts to make a delightful heart-shaped garland. Hang it as a decoration for parties, weddings, or everyday decor.
  6. Heart-Shaped Earrings or Jewelry:
    • Turn crochet hearts into charming earrings or jewelry pieces. Combine them with beads or other embellishments for a personalized accessory.
  7. Heart-Shaped Keychain:
    • Make small crochet hearts and attach them to keychains. It’s a simple yet heartfelt gift for loved ones or friends.
  8. Heart-Shaped Bag or Purse:
    • Create a stylish bag or purse in the shape of a heart. Choose vibrant colors and add a zipper or button closure for a functional accessory.
  9. Heart Garland:
    • Make a string of hearts and use it as a festive garland. Hang it around your home or on your Christmas tree for a romantic touch.
  10. Heart-Shaped Dishcloth or Washcloth:
    • Craft heart-shaped dishcloths or washcloths for your kitchen. They add a whimsical and practical element to your daily routine.
  11. Heart-Shaped Rug:
    • Combine crochet hearts to make a heart-shaped rug for a cozy and romantic addition to your home decor.
  12. Heart-Shaped Bookmark:
    • Craft a lovely heart-shaped bookmark using crochet. It’s a thoughtful gift for book lovers and adds a touch of love to reading.
  13. Heart-Shaped Hat or Beanie:
    • Create a unique and playful hat by incorporating crochet hearts into the design. It’s a fun way to showcase your crafting skills.
  14. Heart Motif Scarf or Shawl:
    • Make a scarf or shawl featuring heart motifs. Choose yarn colors that complement your style for a cozy and romantic accessory.
  15. Heart-Shaped Baby Blanket:
    • Craft a heart-shaped baby blanket for a sweet and meaningful gift for a newborn or baby shower.
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Crochet Lessons

If you are a beginner and need help with the crochet basics, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know.  

Including how to hold a crochet hook, how to create a foundation chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet(dc), treble crochet (tr), and all the crochet abbreviations ( in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube  

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Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects on social media!

If you enjoyed making the crochet heart, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Handylittleme Facebook group and share a photo.

I’d love to see your work.

You can also find us on Pinterest and Ravelry. 

Happy Crocheting!

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Crochet Heart Pattern

Crochet heart pattern

I want to share with you a quick and easy pattern to make your own crochet heart in around 20 minutes and using only a small amount of yarn.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Leftovers from your yarn stash - less than 10g per heart of any DK yarn.
  • DK yarn / Lightweight yarn 03
  • Toy stuffing/fiberfil

Tools

  • 4mm (US 6) Hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Instructions

Crochet Heart Pattern

With your yarn choice and a 4mm (US 6) crochet hook make a slipknot.

  1. Ch 3 – join to form a circle.
  2. R1 – ch 1, work 6 sc through the center of the ring.
  3. R2 – 12 sc – work 2 sc into every stitch around.
  4. R3 – Work sc into every stitch (12)
  5. R4 – One sc in every stitch (12)
  6. Complete 2 more rounds of 12.

Make 2 of these circle pieces – In the first circle to end – slip stitch to even the round, cut your yarn, and thread through.

In the second circle – leave 5 remaining sc before you finish.

Attaching the circles together

  1. Count 5 stitches back on the first circle piece and sc the two pieces together back to back.
  2. R5 – work 1 sc in every stitch around – until you come back to the beginning tail.
  3. R6 – work in the round – sc – there will be a decrease at each side of the heart as follows:
  4. To do a sc decrease – put your hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull it through – 2 loops on hook – put the hook through next stitch, yarn over then pull yarn through when you have 3 loops on hook. (See the video tutorial in the pattern post for help)
  5. Work sc until you come to the opposite side, decrease on the opposite side.
  6. Continue to do a sc decrease on either side of the heart for all rounds until the heart is forming a point.
  7. Stuff the heart with toy stuffing or polyfill as you work, as the opening will get smaller and harder to work.
  8. In the last round – one sc decrease in each stitch.
  9. Cut the yarn and pull the tail through to secure it.
  10. Weave in any loose ends.

Notes

Finished Size - The finished heart when stuffed is around 6.5cm high x 6.5cm wide.

Stuff - Stuff the heart as you work.

Gauge - Don't worry too much about gauge for this pattern. The gauge of the heart I made is 4 sts/ 5 rounds in 1 inch.

Yarn choice - Any DK yarn/ Lightweight 03 yarn will be ok to use for this project. Stash busting your leftovers is great as you need less than 10g per heart.

Abbreviations >

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of both US and UK terms and abbreviations here. - Crochet Abbreviations And Terms (US + UK)

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