Crochet As Many Hearts As You Can With This Free Pattern

Chocolate isn't the only way to show someone you care this Valentine's Day . Stitch up a bunch of crochet hearts — you can make 'em using scrap yarn — and attach them to whatever gift your loved one would like best.

Crochet Heart Pattern

Level: Advanced-beginner

What You Need

Pro Tip

This is a perfect project for any yarn scraps you have on hand. We worked up a version in both fingering and bulky weights, and both look amazing. As long as you match your hook size and yarn weight, the sky's the limit.


Gauge is not important here!

Finished Size

Your finished heart will vary in size depending on your yarn and hook combo. Experiment and have fun!


  • Ch - chain
  • Dc - double crochet
  • Hdc - half-double crochet
  • Rnd - round
  • Sc - single crochet
  • St - stitch
  • Tr - triple (treble) crochet
Stitch Refresher
Now, start building on your chains with the single crochet stitch. Salena shows you how to work into the chain, turn your row and examine the fabric to help you gain an understanding of the swatch you're working.
Ready to tackle your next stitch? Building on the stitches from previous lessons, work a practice swatch to learn about placement and get familiar with the fabric you're creating.
Next up, the half double crochet stitch! Similar to the single crochet, work this slightly longer stitch together into a starting chain, then turn the row.
Salena guides you through the last foundation stitch, and tallest one yet: the triple crochet. Work a sample swatch to learn about placement and get familiar with the fabric you're creating.


Ch 4.

Rnd 1: (3 tr, 3 dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr) in 4th chain from hook, ch 2, slip st to first tr to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (sc, hdc) in 1st st, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, (sc, dc, sc) in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, ch 3, slip st in center of heart.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, sc in top of ch 3 from previous round, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, (sc, dc, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, slip st in center of heart.

Fasten off. Weave in all loose ends.

Share the Love

Have more hearts than you know what to do with? We've got ideas!

Be mine. Attach a sweet note to your heart and give it as a valentine.

Fill it with gifts. Crochet two identical hearts, then use a yarn needle to seam around the bottom of the heart. Leave the top open so you can tuck in fun Valentine surprises like candy, lip balm or another tiny gift.

Wear it on your sleeve. Glue or sew a pinback to your heart, then literally wear your heart on your sleeve.

Make a garland. String the hearts on a long strand of yarn, or chain a long strand with your crochet hook for something sturdier. Sew or thread the hearts onto the long strand, then hang it somewhere awesome.

Yarn bomb it. Tie long strands of yarn to three or four sections of the heart, then tie the heart to a chain-link fence. It’s sure to make passersby smile!

Find Your Next Project

Whether you knit or crochet, we've got projects that'll give you total heart eyes.

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