20 Heart Crochet Patterns (Free Amigurumi Ideas)


In this blog post, you will see 20 heart crochet patterns (Free amigurumi ideas). 

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to crochet cute hearts!

Grab your yarns and hooks, and check out the free patterns below to find your perfect pattern. 

20 Heart Crochet Patterns

Free Crochet Heart Patterns

Learn how to crochet small hearts with one of these free patterns.

There are many amigurumi heart patterns to choose from, and lots have easy tutorials to follow.

Happy crocheting!

Crochet Heart Patterns For Valentine’s Day

For the most romantic holiday of the year, hearts are the ultimate project to make. 

You can use them as decorations or gift them to your loved ones. 

Moreover, they are great for using up your leftover yarns as they are small and quick to make. 

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What Do You Need To Crochet Hearts?

What is the best yarn for crochet hearts?

The best yarn for crocheting hearts depends on the desired aesthetic and purpose of the project. 

For small decorative items like crochet hearts, soft and pliable yarns work well. 

Cotton yarn offers a smooth and durable finish. Acrylic yarn is a versatile and budget-friendly option, ideal for creating plush and squeezable hearts in a variety of colors. 

For a luxurious feel, merino wool provides warmth and softness. 

Bamboo yarn is a lightweight and eco-friendly choice, while variegated or self-striping yarn adds visual interest without the need for color changes. 

What is the best crochet hook size for crochet hearts? 

The best crochet hook size for crochet hearts depends on the yarn weight you’re using and your personal tension.  

Generally, a moderate-sized hook that complements your yarn is suitable for crochet hearts. 

If you’re using a medium-weight yarn (worsted weight), a hook size in the range of 4.0 mm to 5.5 mm (G to I) is commonly recommended.  

Different yarn weights require a different hook size, so always check the yarn label to get the recommended size.

Learn how to read a yarn label here – How To Read A Yarn Label (Step By Step) 

What supplies you might need to crochet a heart?

  • Stitch Marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle/Yarn Needle
  • Polyester Fiberfill (optional)
  • Button or Embellishments (optional)
  • Blocking Tools (optional)
  • Embroidery Floss (optional)

Everything You Need To Know About Crocheting A Heart

What crochet techniques do you need to know to make a heart? 

To crochet a heart, you should be familiar with fundamental crochet techniques such as chaining (ch), slip stitching (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half-double crochet stitch (hdc), increasing stitches to shape the heart, decreasing stitches for the top, creating a magic ring or adjustable ring for a seamless start, working in the round for a circular shape, and properly fastening off to finish your work.

How do you increase heart size in crochet? 

To increase the size of a crochet heart, you can modify the pattern by adjusting the number of stitches in each round, especially during the increases. 

Start with the basic heart pattern and experiment with adding more stitches in the rounds where increases are made. 

This is often done at the center of the heart to widen the bottom or at the sides to elongate the shape. 

How do you crochet a heart without a magic circle? 

To crochet a heart without using a magic circle, you can start by making a slip knot and chaining 4 stitches.

Then, join the chain to form a ring by inserting the hook into the first chain, yarn over, and pull through both loops on the hook.

Chain 1 (which doesn’t count as a stitch) and proceed to work the initial stitches of your heart pattern directly into the center of the ring.

What can I do with little crochet hearts?

Little crochet hearts are versatile and can be used for various charming and decorative purposes. 

You can string them together to create a festive Pinterest-worthy garland for special occasions like Valentine’s Day or weddings. 

Attach them to gift packages as adorable embellishments, adding a personal touch to your presents. 

Create a set of romantic coasters or placemats by sewing or crocheting the hearts onto a larger fabric base. 

Alternatively, turn them into keychains or bag charms for a whimsical accessory. 

Small hearts also work well as appliques to adorn clothing, hats, or blankets, infusing a touch of handmade warmth and love into your wardrobe or home decor.

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 stitch (dc), treble crochet (tr), and all the crochet abbreviations ( in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

Join The Handy Little Me Facebook Group to connect with more makers.

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

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