How to Crochet a Heart

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

crochet hearts Hi, 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)

– scissors

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 make a magic loop

Step 2: Chain 3 into the circle

crochet tutorial

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

crochet pattern heart

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.

crocheted heart tutorial

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

Step 4: Make 2 more treble crochets.

crochet craft

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

crocheting craft

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.

hook craft

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 heart

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.

crochet heart

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

heart crochet

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:

crochet heart tutorial

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

heart crochet

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.

crochet heartTake 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.

Hugs, Iuliana

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!

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  1. 1

    Thanks for this…can’t wait to give it a try!

  2. 2

    I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet for years. This looks like a great tutorial to help me learn. Thanks for the great pictures!

  3. 3

    Great tutorial Iuliana! These are so so cute! And look pretty easy too, maybe I will have to make some! Thanks so much!

  4. 4

    This is so cute!! I know how to knit, but I don’t know how to crochet. I guess I’ll have to learn so I can make some of these for next year :)

  5. 5

    I wish this made sense to me. I think my mind goes blank, but I sure admire crocheting.

    1. 6.1

      Hi Jane,
      I appreciate your concern! The author of this post, Iuliana, was taught this pattern from her grandma when she was a little girl. She did not copy anyone else, just sharing a pattern she has used for years. :) As a blogger, I really appreciate you taking the time to check on that!
      happy crafting,

  6. 8

    What cute hearts and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Thank you very much! :). :)
    Lee Ann H

  7. 9

    Thank you so much! Thanks to your awesome step-by-step instructions I have complete this heart as my first crochet project!

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  9. 10

    Thanks SO much. There are quite a few tutorials out there for hearts, but very few for making the magic circle in such great detail! So helpful!!!

  10. 11
    Katherine Strassburg

    I love this pattern for its simplicity and adaptability. I’ve made 20 or so variations…yarn size, extra edgings, etc. the one chance I made to the basic heart gives it a more pointed bottom. After the first chain 3, single crochet twice, then slip stitch into the first single crochet…continue with pattern as written. This adds only two stitches at the bottom of the heart, yet really enhances the shape. Though I hace crocheted for most of my 69 years, this is my first experience with the Magic Circle, and I’m hooked on it! …..yes…pun intended….

  11. 12

    looks exciting!!!

  12. 13

    Thankyou so much for this pattern. I’m making a baby Afghan for my new granddaughter. I wanted to put a heart in one corner. The other hearts I have tried just wasn’t looking right. This one is perfect!! Thank you so much!

  13. 14

    love this pattern! So easy. My mom is keeping her tree up all year this year and decorating it for each holiday so I am making some hearts for her to hang for Valentine’s Day.

    1. 14.1

      What a fun idea, Amy!

  14. 15

    Hello! I have a question for Luliana. I’ve been making these but I’m only half successful. Some I keep and some I toss.I know nothing about crocheting and have watched a YouTube video on how to make a heart. I know chain, double crochet, and triple crochet. But single crochet (not in this pattern) is puzzling to me! My hearts are very lopsided – the right side always being bigger. How can I make them more uniform? Thanks!

    1. 15.1

      Hi Melissa,
      There are two reasons your hearts may be lopsided: you are making the trebbles to long or too short, or the tightness of your stitch is not consistent (which happens to me all the time). I don’t really know which one you’re doing. Try watching more youtube videos on the stitches and make sure they are the correct amount. Not really sure how else I could help.

    2. 15.2

      My was lopsided too. When I looked back at the steps, in step three she already said to make three treble (triple) crochets and proceeded to explain how to make that crochet. Then in step four, which I’m guessing was an accident step, she said to make two more treble crochets. But then looking at the picture, it shows the stitches as three treble, then three double, the one treble, three double, and three treble.
      So what I did was basically skip step four. I hope that helps! :)

  15. 16

    Your visual for the magic circle was the easiest I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen plenty. Thank you so much!

  16. 17

    This is adorable. The magical circle is unclear to me though; assuming we are looking at the photos left to right then top to bottom what happened between the second to third picture! Can you explain how that shape is created? Thank you!

  17. 18

    I loved making them! Thank you so much for such a simple but cute craft project!

  18. 19

    The hearts on the garland and the hearts shown in the tutorial are not the same. There is an extra row on the garland hearts?

  19. 20

    Thanks a lot, I really needed it for the Valentine day, thank you for sharing such great step by step tutorial, i made it :)

  20. 21

    Made my craft hearts. Thanks for the tutorial. I was looking for a heat to attach to amigurumi birds I had made for my grandchildren for Valentines day. Your hearts were perfect. Thanks again.

  21. 22

    Thank you for your simple instructions. You made it easy for a beginner like me.

  22. 23
    Natalia Hernández

    Thank you so much for posting / sharing this tutorial! I can’t believe I actually understood and could make the heart! thank you so much!!!

  23. 24

    Thank you Linda! i;ve just made two lovely hearts!

  24. 25

    I just tried these hearts, and they are amazing! I have tried other heart patterns in the past, but this tutorial gave the most perfect looking hearts. Thanks!

    1. 25.1

      Thanks for the great feedback, Rina! :)

  25. 26

    Adorable hearts. Thanks for the tutorial.

  26. 27

    Thank you so much for this pattern, so easy, making some for grand daughters wedding

  27. 28

    Thank you for this quick and easy pattern!

  28. 29

    I love your pattern! I modified it slightly (really just used smaller stitches and took one stitch out) and made tiny hearts to put on the baby sneakers I crocheted. <3

  29. 30

    I am having trouble with step 8. It says to chain 2, slip stitch. Where do I anchor that ch 2 with the slip stitch?

  30. 31

    Thank you for the tutorial, it’s a big help for us beginners.

  31. 32

    These are adorable! Do you have instructions in the form of a standard pattern?

  32. 33
    Franciane Camacho Nardelli

    Hey, Luliana.
    Thanks for sharing this tutorial.
    I loved it!
    I’m from Brazil and this precious hearts will be on my crochet christmas tree.

  33. 34

    Thank you! This is the easiest pattern for mini crochet hearts out of all that I’ve tried. Love it!

  34. 35

    Hello! I love your instructions. It looks so easy with the pictures. Thanks so much.

  35. 36

    Thank you for the excellent visuals and step by step instructions. I got my daughter to crochet her first heart in a few minutes. X

  36. 37

    I just made some..Lovely tutorial..thank you so much for having taken the time:)

  37. 38

    This is going to be a perfect craft for me to teach. I am wanting to use simple craft as activism.. .sending these cute hearts to politicians and leaders as acts of justice. Thank you. Petra (craftingactsoflove)

    1. 38.1

      Good luck! Sounds like a great idea.

  38. 39

    Thank you for this super simple and very well explained tutorial! I had to get myself started left handed, but it was quick and easy.

  39. 40

    I love the tutorial! Just one suggestion…could you possibly include a quick written instructions at the end. This post is amazing for a beginner, and kudos to you for putting it together! I just already understand all the basics you were so patiently explaining, so following along to get the pattern figured out was a little much when trying to work through all the stitch instructions. I hope you don’t take offense, lol…none meant! I did see the diagram, but I am the type that works better with written out patterns. Thank you again for the tutorial, you did a great job!

  40. 41

    Thank you for this pattern. These tiny hearts are going to be attached to my crocheted jackets for preemies as charity.

  41. 42

    Thank you! It’s amazing and very easy ??????

  42. 43

    Thanks Iuliana, I just made my first heart! I made a knot with the ends before the last crochet 1 because I was afraid it wouldn’t hold together. I would like to somehow make a baby blanket out of hearts.