Easy Crochet Heart Pattern

Crochet a sweet little heart with this easy crochet heart pattern. These crochet hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts and decorations.

Three crochet hearts. The yellow heart is being held up for a close up view.

Easy Crochet Heart

Crochet hearts are extremely versatile and can be used for lots of fun projects.

  • Add a hanging loop for a sweet and simple ornament.
  • Use as an applique on a hat, bag or baby blanket.
  • String a bunch together or pair with other crochet motifs to create a garland.
  • Use as a gift topper for a special handmade touch.
Three crochet hearts lying on a white background. One yellow, one pink and one purple.

How Do You Crochet a Heart

This crochet heart pattern is an advanced beginner project due to its construction.

Unlike a lot of heart patterns, we will not be starting with a magic ring. Instead you’ll be working in a spiral around both sides of a starting chain.

The use of increases and decreases will create the heart shape.

Adjusting the Size

You can easily change the size of the heart by using thicker or thinner yarns.

A pile of three crochet hearts.

Why You’ll Love This Crochet Heart Pattern

  • Basic stitches: Uses only single crochet stitches.
  • Scrap buster: Great for using up leftover yarn.
  • Instant gratification: Can be finished in less than 30 minutes!

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Easy Crochet Heart Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in your choice of colours (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Mustard Yellow, Raspberry Pink and Pale Lilac for the hearts pictured)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • 3inc – 3 single crochet increase
  • dec – decrease
  • sc3tog – single crochet 3 together
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

Special Stitches

3inc: 3 single crochet in the same stitch.

sc3tog: [Insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop] x3 (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

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Finished Size

The finished heart measures approximately 2.25″ wide x 2″ tall (6cm x 5cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. However, using a different yarn and hook size will change the size of the finished item.


  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral, working around both sides of the starting chain. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
  • R1 is worked into the top of the chain and the back bump to decrease gaping between stitches.
  • The 3inc in R1 is worked through the chain loop and the closest bar on the back of the sc3tog.
Top loop and back bump of chain.
Chain loop and bar on back of sc3tog.

Pattern Instructions


R1: Ch 14, working into the top loop and back bump of the chain – inc in first ch, 4 sc, sc3tog, 4 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Working on other side of ch – 5 sc, 3inc, 6 sc (28)

R2: [Inc] x2, 3 sc, dec (going into the next st and the third st along, skipping the sc3tog from the previous round), 3 sc, [inc] x3, 6 sc, 3inc, 6 sc, inc in last st (34)

R3: [Sc, inc] x2, 2 sc, dec (going into the next st and the third st along, skipping the dec from the previous round), 3 sc, inc, [sc, inc] x2, 7 sc, 3inc, 8 sc, inc in last st (40)

R4: Sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, sk next st, sl st, sk next st, [2 sc, inc] x3, 9 sc, 3inc, 9 sc, inc, sc in last st (46)

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