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Crochet Heart Pattern {Easy Amigurumi}

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In this post, you will see a crochet heart pattern. 

Pairs of small crochet hearts have been given to people in hospital and to their families.

At a very difficult time for so many, these little hearts can be a way for loved ones to stay connected.

crochet heart appeal

The Knitted Heart Appeal

The idea behind the appeal for small knit and crochet hearts is to provide some comfort for families whose family members are unable to be with them.

This first started happening at a hospital in Swindon, England.

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Members of the community have been asked to knit or crochet pairs of wool hearts, each small enough to fit inside a hand. 

The hearts are then given to families with a loved one suffering from the virus and in palliative care. 

If you would prefer to knit a heart please see this pattern here – Knitted Heart Pattern.

Crochet heart pattern

The Guidelines For Making + Sending The Hearts

There are guidelines to be followed when making and sending these hearts to hospitals which include:

  • Make sure the yarn is clean.
  • Once the hearts are made please seal them in whatever way you can i.e. zip lock bags = freezer bags with seal = bin liner sealed with tape.
  • 72hrs is the time for these to stand to be safe. So please don’t consider passing these to anyone before this time is up.
  • Please date the hearts when they have been sealed so we know when the 72 hours have elapsed.
  • Please only go to the Post Office as part of your daily exercise allowance or on an essential shopping trip.  Please observe social distancing rules at all times. 
  • If you fall into the high-risk category PLEASE ASK SOMEBODY ELSE TO POST THEM FOR YOU.  
  • Please DO NOT try to hand-deliver them to the hospital, this is not an essential journey.
  • Stay safe everyone and if you’re worried about doing this then please don’t your support is still appreciated.
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Where Can You Send The Crochet Hearts?

There are many local hospitals that you can send your hearts to when finished.

One hospital in the UK who are accepting hearts is – Brighter Futures, Brunel Treatment Centre, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, SN3 6BB.

Another hospital in the North East – the UK who are accepting hearts is – Ward 1 ITU, South Tyneside District Hospital, Harton Lane, South Shields, NE34 0PL.

You will be able to find out if your local hospital is accepting the hearts, by checking their website or doing a quick google search.

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Make A Crochet Heart For Valentine’s Day

You could also make these tiny hearts for Valentine’s day.

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.

Moreover, you could make a set of amigurumi hearts as a gift for a loved one.

These mini crochet hearts can make everyone smile.

crochet heart

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginners.

crochet heart

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

Abbreviations

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

Pattern

With your yarn choice and a 4mm (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.

I love seeing your finished projects!

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.

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.

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