Free Crochet Heart Pattern
With Valentines day fast approaching I thought I'd share some love and hopefully give you a nice (and cheap) idea for a homemade V-Day gift. A few years ago I made this super easy Hanging Heart with a bit of left over yarn and a crochet hook. I do not, in any way, profess to be a good crocheter, it's pretty much beyond me however even I was able to figure this one out so I'm certain that if you want to, you will manage it easily.
You only need to know the very basics of crochet to be able to make it - and if you don't know those, don't feel left out, there's loads of You Tube videos that can help!
Materials list and pattern are below and in case you don't have the equipment I've popped a Kit on my website with everything you'll need.
Lets do this! ...
1x Crochet Heart Kit OR - - Roughly 100g unspun Merino wool, split into quarters so not too thick. - 15mm Crochet Hook - String or ribbon to hang
Abbreviations – SC = Single Crochet
Step 1 - Chain 2
Step 2 - SC 4 into the 1st stitch
Step 3 - SC 2 into each stitch until you count 14 stitches round (image below)
Step 4 - SC 3, pull yarn tight skip 7 stitches, SC next 4 (image below)
Step 5 - SC 1 round
Step 6 - *SC 1, Skip 1, SC 1, Skip 1* repeat until no stitches left. Tie off and weave in ends.
Step 7 - Stuff bottom of heart and first bump with left over merino wool leaving enough to crochet second bump. (Image below)
Step 8 - Starting at the base of the first bump where you skipped the 7 stitches - SC 7 remaining stitches (Image below)
Step 9 - Repeat steps 5 & 6
Step 10 - Stuff and attach string in the centre between the bumps. Don't be afraid to give it a good squeeze if it's looking a bit wonky!
I hope you enjoy making your hearts. I should also warn you that it's a bit addictive as it's so satisfying so you can end up with them everywhere if you're not careful! Luckily both the hearts and the kits make really sweet presents and don't cost a lot so you can always give them as gifts before they take over your house.
Feel free to share images your finished hearts over on Facebook as well as sharing the pattern so we can all have crochet hearts in our lives!