Easy Crochet Heart – Free Pattern

Learn how to make an easy crochet heart to use as an applique, ornament, or strung as a garland. This little heart works up very easily and quickly.

Easy Crochet Heart Pattern

Easy Crochet Heart Pattern

When my son was in Kindergarten, his class celebrated Valentine’s day the usual way – by passing out Valentine’s cards and candy to each classmate.

I wanted to send him to school with something unique and handmade. However, I am a busy person and didn’t want something that was going to consume all of my time.

So I went to work making these little crochet heart ornaments to slip into each card. These easy crochet hearts work up so quickly and in just a matter of a couple of hours, I had made enough of these little hearts for all of his classmates!


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This free crochet pattern is very versatile. Use this crochet heart as an applique for sweaters or other crochet projects. Or you can make several to attach to a string and use it as a garland. How pretty would that look? Lastly, you can make your heart into an ornament as I did.

Whatever you choose, you’ll find that this truly is a very quick and easy design. So if you’re running short on time – but still want the handmade element – this easy crochet heart will be perfect for your next project :

Video Tutorial for the Easy Crochet Heart


Stitches used and abbreviations: (US terms)

  • sl st: slip stich
  • ch: chain
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet

*Picot: ch 3, sl st in back bump of 3rd ch from hook 

Set of 3 crochet hearts.

Free Pattern for the Crochet Heart:

  1. Make a magic circle and ch 3
  2. In the circle, make these stitches in this order: 3 tr, 2 dc, 3 hdc, picot*, 3 hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr
  3. Sl st to ring, pull the tail to close your heart, fasten off and weave in your ends. 
Crochet heart tutorial: step 1

Make a magic circle and ch 3.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 2

Make 3 tr.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 3

Make 2 dc.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 4

Make 3 hdc.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 5

Ch 3.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 6

Sl st in the back bump of the 3rd ch from the hook (the very first ch you made)

Crochet heart tutorial: step 7

Sl st in back bump continued.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 8

Picot stitch made.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 9

Make 3 hdc.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 10

Make 2 dc.

Crochet heart tutorial: step 11

Make 3 tr.

Finished crochet heart

Sl st to ring, pull your tail to close your heart.

If you want to make these into ornaments, make an extra long tail when you make your magic ring. When you fasten off, make sure to keep that long as well. Tie up both ends together to create a loop. (This also saves you from having ends to weave in!)

Crochet heart ornament hanging from a tree branch.

If you make this little heart, please tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I would love to see what you used it for ❤️




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