How to crochet a heart stitch

Stitch Description

The Cross Double Crochet Stitch is a simple pattern creates an interestingly textured fabric using crossed stitches. It’s a great for blankets and washcloths.

Video Tutorial

Abbreviations

Stitch Details

Skill Level
Beginner

Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

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Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

  • Row 1: Work 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, crossing in front of dc just made, work 1 dc in last skipped ch, *skip 1 ch, work 1dc in next ch, crossing in font of dc just made, work 1 dc in last skipped ch, rep from * across row, end 1 dc in last ch, turn
  • Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first 2 sts, work 1 dc in next dc, crossing in front of dc just made, work 1 d in last skipped dc, *skip next dc, work 1 dc in last skipped st, rep from * across row, working 1 dc in top of tch, turn

Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Iuliana is here to show us how to crochet a heart and how to make a cute garland with crocheted hearts! enjoy! -Linda

How to Crochet a Heart

How to crochet a heart stitchHi, I am Iuliana and I am so excited to share my first contributor post with you guys. I have enjoyed following Linda’s creative genius for awhile now, and only hope that my projects will also be of value to you guys.

Today I want to share a tutorial for Mini Crochet Hearts, that you can use to make a garland, or whatever strikes your fancy.

For this project you will need to know how to crochet a basic single crochet, and double crochet. If you are not sure about a certain step, there are really good crochet videos out there, which is what I consulted in my first days of my crocheting adventure, or you can go over to Hip2Thrift for more crochet tips and tutorials.

For this project I used the following Supplies:

– Worsted Weight Yarn (these crochet hearts are quite small, so you can use scraps of yarn)

– H crochet hook (you can make the hearts bigger or smaller simply by using bigger or smaller size crochet hooks)

How to Crochet a Heart Step by step tutorial:

Step 1: Start with a magic loop/circle (don’t you just love the name of this step?

I’ll tell you later what makes it magic)

How to crochet a heart stitch

Step 2: Chain 3 into the circle

How to crochet a heart stitch

Step 3: Work 3 treble (or triple) crochets into the circle.

This is how you make a treble crochet: Yarn over your hook twice and then insert into the circle

How to crochet a heart stitch

Pull up a loop. Yarn over. Pull through two loops. Now you have 5 loops plus yarn over. Pull through 2 loops. You have 3 left on the hook plus yarn over.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops. You now have your first treble crochet.

Step 4: Make 2 more treble crochets.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Step 4: Make a double crochet. Yarn over and insert hook into the circle. Pull through. You now have 3 loops on the hook.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over, pull through the remaining 2. Repeat process two more times. You now have 3 double crochets.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Step 5: We are now going to work on the tip of the heart. Chain 1 and then make one Treble crochet. Chain 1 again. This is the tip.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Step 6: Now let’s work on the other half of the heart. (I really wanted to get cheesy here, and talk about how the two halves of the heart are meant to be together, but then I stopped myself, and stuck to the tutorial). We will be repeating everything we’ve done so far, but in reverse order.

3 Double Crochets into the circle. 3 Trebles Crochets and then chain 2.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Step 7: Slip Stitch by inserting your hook into the circle, yarn over and pull through both loops at the same time.

How to crochet a heart stitch

You won’t believe it, but we are almost to the end. Below is a goofy looking diagram of what we’ve done so far:

How to crochet a heart stitch

Step 8: You see that tail or end of the yarn? Let’s pull on that and tighten the two halves of the heart together. And this my friend is why they call it the magic loop.

Picture making a hat – you start with the top of the hat and you really don’t want to have a hole there, which is where the magic loop comes in handy. An alternative to this method is chaining 3 and then slip stitching it together. You have a circle that you can start making your stitches into, but not much control over how big or small the circle ends up being, which is why I usually opt for the magic loop.

Step 9: Ch 1

How to crochet a heart stitch

Cut the long yarn and pull tight. Use this leftover yarn to attach it to ribbon or twine to make your garland. I used 12 different colors to make my hearts for the garland.

How to crochet a heart stitchTake a needle, thread some twine, or thread, or baker’s twine and go through all your hearts. You can hot glue them to simple valentine’s Day cards, or attach a barrette and you have a cute hair accessory for a little girl. There are lots of things you can do with them, and since it takes about 3 minutes to whip one up, you can really make a ton during an episode of your favorite show.

I hope you enjoy making these adorable lil’ crochet hearts. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about any steps described above.

Such cute crochet hearts! Those are perfect for Valentine Crafts! Thanks for the tutorial on how to crochet hearts, Iuliana!

Have you crocheted something for Valentine’s Day? If so, we’d love to hear what you made!

Skill Level
Multiple
Project Ideas

Blankets, pillows, clothing

The crochet heart stitch is a great way to play with color. Clever placement of stitches and color changes results in a fabric that looks like it has little hearts in a row. Pair it with your favorite smooth yarn.

How to crochet a heart stitch

getting started

Suggested Supplies

Pair the crochet heart stitch with just about any yarn in your stash from lightweight to super bulky. Choose a smooth yarn for stitch definition that’ll show off the pattern or pair it with a slightly textured yarn for an even more interesting look.

Choose one main color for the background and at least one contrasting color for the “heart” rows. Keep the hearts all the same color or transition through your favorite color palette. Whatever you like best!

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Red Heart Soft (Colorway pictured: Wine & White)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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pattern details

Abbreviations

This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.

  • Ch(s) Chain(s)
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Prev Previous
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Sp Space
  • St(s) Stitches
  • Tc Treble Crochet

Additional Notes: The plus 1 ch in the foundation chain counts as a single crochet. Ch 4 at beginning of even numbered rows counts as treble crochet. Ch 2 at beginning of odd numbered rows counts as half double crochet. Odd numbered rows should be worked in your main (background) color. Even numbered rows are the “heart rows” and should be worked in your contrast color.

the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: With your background color, ch any number divisible by 7 and add 1 at the end. 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hk. 1 dc in next 4 chs. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. *1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next 4 chs. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off main color. Do not turn. Join contrast color yarn in the plus 1 ch of foundation row.

Row 2: Ch 4. 1 dc in same sp. *Ch 3. Sk 6 sts. In sc from prev row, work the following (1 dc, 1 tc, ch 2, 1 tc, 1 dc). Rep from * to end last 7 sts. Ch 3. Sk 6 sts. In last st. (1 dc, 1tc). Fasten off current color. Do not turn. Join main color in 4th ch at beginning of row.

Row 3: Ch 2. *1 dc in middle two dc from row 1, working over the ch 3 from row 2. Ch 2. 1 sc in ch-2 sp from row 2. Ch 2. Rep from * to last ch-3 sp. 1 dc in middle two dc from row 1. Ch 1. 1 sc in last st. Do not break current color Ch 1 and turn.

Row 4: 1 hdc and 1 dc in ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 1 dc and 1 hdc in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in next st. *1 hdc and 1 dc in ch-2 sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 1 dc and 1 hdc in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of the row. Break current Break current color and add main color in las st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep rows 2 through 4 until your project measures the length you want. Bind off after completing a row 4.

Happy Valentines Day!! (a few days late). Today I’m excited to share with you a new stitch in the Desert Blossom Stitch Along that looks like hearts.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Whenever I think of February, I think of Valentines Day. Whenever I think of Valentines Day, I think of hearts. So I knew when I was planning my theme of stitches for February that I had to come up with something that resembled hearts.

Have you joined the Desert Blossom Stitch Along? For the year of 2019, we are together learning 4 new crochet stitches per month. Be sure to join the community in my Facebook group, or view the details here!

To view the master list of stitches released so far, click HERE! January’s stitches were a winter bobble theme.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: I created a bundle of 4 Valentines stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Heart Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns (you’ll get a sneak peak to the rest of February’s stitches if you buy this bundle!!) All the stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!

How to Crochet the Heart Stitch

All right, lets get started!

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Notes

  • Stitch Pattern is a multiple of 4+1
  • Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as a dc
  • Tutorial will be provided for tricky parts of stitch

Materials

You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here is what I used:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • H/8 Crochet Hook

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How to crochet a heart stitch

Instructions

Fsc 4+1 (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 4+2, and then a row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc, here and throughout) Dc in next 2 fsc. *Ch 1, sk next fsc, 3 dc in next fsc. Ch 1, sk next fsc, dc in next fsc. Rep from * until 2 fsc left. Dc in last 2 fsc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sl st in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. *Ch 2, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sl st in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * across until 3 dc are left. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn. NOTE: For help with making the “hearts”, see pictures following Row 4.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next sl st. Ch 1, *sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 space. Ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next sl st. Ch 1. Rep from * across, till 4 dc and one ch sp are left. Sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch sp. Dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 4 (FOLLOWING PICTURES ACCOMPANY THIS ROW): Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in ch sp. Ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sl st in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. *Ch 2, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sl st in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * across, until 4 dc and one ch sp are left. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch sp. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

How to crochet a heart stitchCh 3, dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch sp. How to crochet a heart stitchCh 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc (half of heart made)

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How to crochet a heart stitch How to crochet a heart stitchSl st in next dc. (middle of heart made) How to crochet a heart stitchDc in next 2 dc (Heart finished!) How to crochet a heart stitchCh 2, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. (next heart started)

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in next ch sp. *Ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next sl st. Ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp. Rep from * across, till 3 dc and one ch sp are left. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch sp. Dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

Rep rows 2-5 for stitch pattern!

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!

The colorful heart stitch creates a solid, dense and warm textured fabric.

At this page you’ll find information about Symbols & Terms

Please download a diagram as PDF

Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.

How to crochet a heart stitch

How to crochet a heart stitch

Schachenmayr Catania Originals colors: natural white, vine red, signal red, red camellia, coral, pink, anise green, apple green & dark green

Hook size: 3.0 mm (5/0)

Colors & rows: 1 – vine red, 2 & 3 – signal red, 4 & 5 – natural white, 6 & 7 – red camellia, 8 & 9 – coral, 10 & 11 – natural white, 12 & 13 – pink, 14 & 15 – anise green, 16 & 17 – natural white, 18 & 19 – apple green, 20 & 21 – dark green, 22, 23 & 24 – natural white.

Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Slip stitch – sl.st

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

Half treble / Half double crochet – h.tr / h.dc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Double treble / Triple – d.tr /tr

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 13 + 1

Row 1: Skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 4ch, work 1tr/dc + heart: 1tr/dc in next st, 7ch,

How to crochet a heart stitch

skip 2ch and work 1sl/st in each of the next 5ch, 1ch.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Continue work on opposite side: skip 2 st,1dc/sc in next, 1h.tr / h.dc, 1tr/dc.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Then work in last st: 4d.tr / tr + 4ch + sl.st + 4ch, continue work on opposite side in the same last st: 4d.tr/tr.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Then make 1tr/dc in next st, 1h.tr/h.dc, 1dc/sc and sl.st in ch.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Insert hook into two loops of dc/sc and work sl.st.

How to crochet a heart stitch

How to crochet a heart stitch

* 1tr/dc in each of the next 12ch, 1tr/dc + heart; rep from *, 1tr/dc in each of the next 6ch, turn.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 2: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 3: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 5tr/dc below, make joining of the heart: turn, drop the loop from your hook, insert your hook through 2 loops of sl.st, grab the dropped loop with your hook

How to crochet a heart stitch

How to crochet a heart stitch

and pull it through the stitch, turn.

How to crochet a heart stitch

*1tr/dc in each of the next 5tr/dc below, 1tr/dc + heart, 1tr/dc in each of the next 7tr/dc below, make joining of the heart; rep from *, 1tr/dc in each of the next 5tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 4: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 5: 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 4tr/dc below, 1tr/dc + heart, * 1tr/dc in each of the next 6tr/dc below, make joining of the heart, 1tr/dc in each of the next 6tr/dc below, 1tr/dc + heart; rep from *, 1tr/dc in each of the next 5tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 5 until you have reached your desired length.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Colors & rows: 1 – light pink, 2 & 3 – dark pink, 4 & 5 – white, 6 & 7 – light pink, 8 & 9 – dark pink, 10 – 18 white.

How to crochet a heart stitch

The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Whether you want to crochet something for Valentine’s Day or you simply want to show your love of crochet, these easy hearts are quick and fun to make. The size of the heart can vary based on the yarn and hook you use. Want tiny hearts? Work with sock yarn and a D hook. Want big hearts? Try bulky yarn and an M hook. The DK and worsted weight hearts here were crocheted with an I hook, which resulted in 2 1/2- to 3-inch wide hearts. You can use these in so many ways, so grab some pretty yarn and start crocheting a bit of love!

What You’ll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Crochet hook in the size that matches the yarn
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

Materials

  • 4 yard yarn

Instructions

Start the Crochet Heart With a Ring

Start by making the base ring that the crochet gets built on. Make a slip knot and then chain stitch 4 and join with slip stitch to form a ring. Turn your work so the slip knot is at the back of your work.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Round 1: Work Single Crochet Stitches

Chain stitch 1 for a turning chain and then single crochet into the center of the ring 10 times. Join with slip stitch into the slip stitch from when you formed the ring. Typically you would join to the turning chain, but by changing the placement of the join, it helps shape the heart indent. You should have 11 stitches around the circle.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Round 2: Work Double Crochet and Half Double Crochet Stitches

Skip the turning chain and make your first double crochet into the first single crochet from round one.

  • Double crochet chain stitch 1 two times.
  • Half double crochet chain stitch 1 two times. [dc, ch 1] 2 times. [hdc, ch 1] 2 times.
  • Double crochet chain stitch 1.
  • Half double chain stitch 1 two times.
  • Double crochet chain stitch 1 two times.
  • Slip stitch in the last two stitches.

You should have 19 stitches around the circle, which will now look more like a heart.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Round 3: Work Single Crochet Stitches

Chain stitch 1 for a turning chain. Single crochet chain stitch 1 eight times. Work the single crochets into the stitches instead of the gaps from the chain stitches on round two. Single crochet 2 into the chain before the double crochet chain stitch 1. Single crochet chain stitch 1 nine times. Slip stitch in the last stitch.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Finish the Crochet Heart

Cut the yarn, leaving about 6 inches. Secure the last stitch and weave in the ends with a yarn or tapestry needle. As you secure the yarn at the heart indent, weave the needle toward the indent, which helps complete the heart shape.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Ways to Use Crochet Hearts

Once you make one crocheted heart, you’ll probably want to make many more. Here are a few ideas for what to do with the hearts:

Published on August 4, 2020 2 min read

This technique will seriously make your heart skip a stitch! Learn how to crochet the most adorable heart motif with this step-by-step tutorial from Hopeful Honey. Whether it’s a huggable baby blanket, a cute cardi, a Valentine’s gift or romantic Anniversary project – the heart stitch will give a little extra love to all your crochet crafts!

How to crochet a heart stitch

Materials

  • Willow & Lark Ramble
  • Pony Bamboo Crochet Hook

This tutorial uses US crochet terms.

Abbreviations

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet

How to crochet a heart stitch

Chain in multiples of 6 + 3 in your main color of choice. In this tutorial Hopeful Honey uses white.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 1: Skip 3 chains from your hook, 1 dc in the 4th chain. Crochet 1 dc in every chain stitch until you reach the end of row 1. At the end of the row chain 1 and turn your work.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 2: 1 sc in first stitch (same stitch as chain 1). 1 sc in the next stitch and continue to sc crochet along every stitch until you reach the end of row 2. 1 sc in the top of the chain and change your yarn color to whatever shade you would like your heart design to be.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 3: ch 2, turn your work. Crochet a cluster of 3 dc in the first crochet. Ch 2. Skip 5 stitches. Crochet your next cluster stitch of 3 dc. Ch 2. Crochet another cluster stitch in that same stitch to form your first heart.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Skip the next 5 stitches. Repeat. At the end of row 3, skip 5 stitches and crochet a cluster in the last stitch of the row, changing back to your main yarn color. Chain 1 and turn your work.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 4: Chain 1 and turn your work. 1 sc in first stitch, ch 1, crochet 1 hdc in the 2nd skipped stitch 2 rows below and in the 3rd and 4th stitch, working over chain 2 section in the previous row.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Ch 2. 1 sc in the chain 2. Ch 2 and repeat step 6 working again over the next chain 2 section (working into the 2nd, 3rd and 4th skipped stitch). Chain 2. 1 sc in the chain two. Repeat until the end of row 4. Ch 1. Crochet 1 sc at the top of the cluster stitch.

How to crochet a heart stitch

Row 5: Ch 2, turn your work. 1 dc in chain 1 space. Work 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Work 1 dc in the next chain stitch. 1 dc in the next sc space. And a dc in the chain 2 space. Repeat.

Once you’ve reached the end of row 5, crochet 1 dc in that chain 1 space. 1 dc in the last stitch of the row. Repeat row 2-5 to continue your heart crochet stitch design.

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How to crochet a heart stitch

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