Free Crochet Heart Pattern

by Lorene on January 27, 2013

Free Crochet Heart 

This free crochet heart pattern is great for adding to any finished product, baby blanket, hat, scarf and makes a great Valentine’s Day pin.  Instructions for making into a pin are at the bottom of the pattern. Also makes a great Valentine’s Day decoration when used as bunting.

I am proud to say that this heart (according to my testers) is different than the other heart patterns out there and is a unique design that gives great results.

super easy free crochet heart pattern

Red Heart yarn or any worsted weight yarn
4.0mm crochet hook
embroidery needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

st- stitch

sp- space

mc/r- magic circle/ring

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch
insert hook, yarn over, pull through, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop

sc- single crochet
insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops

hdc- half double crochet
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops

dc- double crochet
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops

Increase- two of the designated stitch per space

You can use any worsted weight yarn for this project but keep in mind that different companies, and even different colors within the same company can have different thickness’ and as such each heart will be slightly different in size.


  1. Start with a 12” long tail (long tail not needed if you are using heart for bunting or for a pin)
  2. Mc/r with 8sc, join round with sl st
  3. Increase (2sc) in every stitch for 16sc, join round with sl st
  4. Crochet around as follows (each space is separated by a comma) 1sc, 1sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2hdc,1 sl st, 1sl st, 1sl st, 2hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, 1sc, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc.  Join round with sl st
  5. Crochet around as follows (each space is separated by a comma) 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc & 1hdc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, 1sl st, skip 1, 1sl st, 2hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, 1hdc &1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc.  Join round with sl st.
  6. Fasten off and weave in end.  Secure center tail and leave long for fastening to finished piece (or weave in if using heart for bunting) I recommend using  my invisible finish method for a professional look.

*For added stability and finished look one row of sl st can be placed around heart, either in same color or in a different color.

I prefer the way it looks when the sl st is placed in the back loops only.  However if you use this method you should sl st in both loops at the center (indent) part of the heart and do a sc instead at the tip (point) of the heart.

 hearts on fire free crochet pattern

  Hearts on Fire Variation

Follow the above pattern but change colors on every round.  Tie end of new color to end of old color on each round to secure.

To Make Heart into a Pin

Cut two circles of the same size out of felt (I used the thread spool to trace around)

pin 001   pin 002

Sew pin to one piece of felt

Whip stitch other piece of felt onto back of finished flower/ heart

pin 003

Whip stitch the piece of felt with the pin attached to the piece of felt that is sewn onto the flower/ heart

pin 004


Click here for many more FREE Valentine’s Day Patterns

I LOVE these hearts!!!!!

hearts go round hat

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Rita Parker September 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm

For the Heart pattern, do the commas mean to skip a stitch at every comm? Thanks


Lorene September 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm

no you don’t skip any stitches. you do what is between each comma in every st. so it would be 1sc in first st, 1sc in next st, 2hdc in next st, etc etc


Rita Parker October 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Thank you, got it :)


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