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11+ Easy and Free Crochet Heart Patterns

In this collection I’ve gathered together not just my favourite free crochet heart patterns, I’ve also included projects that are heart themed.

The crochet hearts are all different, some easier than others.  Some have photo tutorials and some have video tutorials – handy for learning the magic ring and other techniques! 

Montage of four images showing different crochet heart styles

These heart patterns are perfect for using up the yarn in your stash.

I know you’ll love them as much as I do!

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Crocheting hearts is often seen as more of an advanced project because you’ll need to be able to crochet into a magic circle and make increases. Crocheting a heart shape might seem a bit complex, but it’s actually achievable with basic crochet stitches. If you’re a beginner, I recommend you give it a go! 

Ideas for using the Heart Motif

Crochet hearts are popular and versatile motifs that can be used for various crafting projects.

Crochet heart patterns aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! 

Here’s a few of my ideas for how to use the heart motif. I’m sure you could add more 🙂

Sewn to accessories like scarves or bagsCrochet hearts can be sewn onto accessories like scarves and bags to add a touch of charm and uniqueness.
Make buntingCrochet hearts can be linked together to create bunting, perfect for adding decorative flair to events. I really like the granny hearts I chose in this collection of free bunting patterns.
Attach through fairy lights for room decorAdding crocheted hearts to fairy lights can brighten up and bring a unique touch to a room’s decor.
Gift tagCrochet a heart and use it as a charming and personal gift tag for presents on special occasions.
Unique cardsAttach heart motifs to cards for occasions like birthdays or Mother’s Day, making the card extra special.
CoastersCrochet hearts can be used as coasters, protecting surfaces while also adding a cute decorative element.
Wedding keepsakesIncorporate crochet hearts into wedding keepsakes with special messages, creating memorable mementos.
Blanket designCrochet hearts can be integrated into a blanket’s design, adding a lovely motif to the overall pattern.
Heart pillowCreate a crocheted heart pillow by making two larger hearts, filling them with stuffing, and sewing them together.
Part of a larger design (e.g., book pouch)Use crocheted hearts as part of a larger design, such as a book pouch (as in the photo below) or similar items.
crocheted book pouch with a heart in the centre
Jera’s Jamboree – heart book pouch

Related Heart Crochet Patterns

You might like to browse these heart patterns:

Crochet Heart Patterns

red ball of yarn with the tail making a heart

The heart crochet patterns in this collection are mostly written in UK crochet terms.

For my UK crocheters, the table below is a conversion of basic crochet stitches from US to UK.

US Crochet TermsUK Crochet Terms
single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble crochet (htr)
double crochet (dc)treble crochet (tr)
treble (tr)double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr)triple treble (trtr)

Patterns I’ve included in this collection:

  • Crochet Heart Tote Bag
  • Crochet Heart Pillow
  • Super Fast Crochet Heart
  • Amigurumi Heart
  • Mini Amigurumi Heart
  • Granny Heart
  • Solid Granny Heart Square
  • Heart in 3 sizes
  • Heart with surface crochet
  • Lacy Heart Christmas Ornament
  • Heart-shaped Baby Blanket
  • Faux Heart Crochet Rug
  • Heart Motif Infinity Scarf
  • Heart with embroidery (watermelon)
  • Crochet Heart Pattern for NHS
  • Crochet Heart Picot

Not included in this collection is a gnome ornament created by crochet hearts! It’s so creative. You’ll find the free pattern in the crochet gnomes patterns.

Supplies needed:

  • Crochet hooks: 2mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 6mm, 19mm
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers
  • Yarn needle

1. Crochet Heart Tote Bag

crocheted tote bag with a green heart in the middle of the bag
Jera’s Jamboree

This free crochet pattern is two bags in one! It has a different design on each side – one side with a tapestry heart and one side with stripes in four colours and a crocheted heart bag charm to carry through the theme.

crocheted tote bag in different coloured stripes with a crocheted heart bag charm on the right hand side
Jera’s Jamboree

The pattern is written in UK and US crochet terms.

An easy project that works up in no time.  Use yarn from your stash!

  • Measurements: 28cm / 11inches (W) X 23cm  /  9inches (L)

This pattern is available to purchase on Etsy.

2. Crochet Heart Pillow

crochet heart pillow in greens and yellows resting on a table
Jera’s Jamboree

This large heart crochet pattern free is worked in rows.

You’ll be increasing every 2 rows and every 3rd row worked without increases. 

The ‘bumps’ of the heart are worked separately and are made by decreasing.

You’ll make 2 larger hearts which are partially sewn together before filling and then continuing to sew the heart closed.

If you want to make a larger heart, continue the pattern of increases from row 40.  Then follow the decreasing for the ‘bumps.’

Make your heart pattern in any colour to suit your décor.

Pair the pillow with the tapestry heart crochet blanket for a striking set.

  • Yarn weight: Aran/Worsted (150g)
  • Finished size: top of heart to bottom of heart 52cm  /  20.5”

3. 2 Minute Crochet Heart

Crochet a heart pattern in only two rounds.

You can use any yarn and any hook size.

This video tutorial will show you how to crochet a heart in TWO minutes!

If you’re a beginner, this is the pattern for you.

A woman is holding up a crochet heart.  In the background you can see 6 more hearts

4. Easy Amigurumi Heart

a white hand holding a red crocheted amigurumi heart
Okie Girl Bling N Things

This crochet pattern for a heart uses single crochet (UK double crochet).

You’ll start by crocheting two circles which are then joined together (for the bumps) and then working in rounds with single crochet decreases.

You’ll crochet these in no time!

Yarn weight: Aran/Worsted

Each heart measures about 3.5’’ across and tall and would look fab as a heart garland.

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

5. Mini Amigurumi Heart Pattern

a white hand holding a turquoise crocheted heart
Grace and Yarn

These gorgeous little hearts measure about 2 inches tall.

I’ve included this pattern in my favourites because it has a tutorial for the invisible decrease. 

Colour changes can look uneven in amigurumi projects but not with this technique.

You’ll be able to use this technique with all your amigurumi projects. 

As well as written instructions, there’s a photo tutorial.

Yarn weight: Aran/Worsted

3 amigurumi crocheted hearts on a stick in pink, grey and cream

Display your hearts in a bouquet of flowers or in a vase by simply adding a stick to your amigurumi heart.

Alternatively, crochet a flower pot and add your hearts on a stick to make a stunning display.

6. Crochet Granny Heart

two lacy crochet granny heaert in two different sizes and two different shades of pink
Hooked By Robin

This Granny Heart is crocheted in 3 rounds – a quick and fun make.

There’s a video tutorial alongside the instructions so if you haven’t started a project with a magic circle, you’ll learn with this pattern.

Once you’ve crocheted your heart, turn it into a granny square!  Instructions and a video can be found here.

7. Heart Granny Square

crochet hearts and crochet heart granny squares made into a blanket
Totally Stitchcraft

The instructions for this heart crochet pattern will show you how to crochet a love heart square.

Quick and easy to work up, this solid love heart granny square is worked in the round using various stitches to achieve different heights to make the shape of the heart.

Once the heart is crocheted, you’ll transform the heart into a square.

The video tutorial walks you step-by-step through the pattern.

You can use any weight and fiber of yarn with this pattern. Perfect for using your stash!

Uses for your solid heart granny square:

If you enjoy working with granny squares, have a browse of these granny square projects and patterns

8. Love Hearts

crocheted pink hearts in four different sizes
Photo credit: Planet June

You will learn how to crochet a heart in three different sizes and a puffy heart with this crochet heart pattern.

  • small heart
  • medium heart
  • large heart

I love that each heart builds on the pattern of the previous one.

Yarn weight: Aran/Worsted

String them into a garland, add a pin back to make a cute brooch, or fill a bowl with pretty hearts for Valentine’s Day decorating.

9. Easy Crochet Hearts

six crocheted hearts in red, pink and white with surface crochet
Loops and Love Crochet

I’ve included this crochet heart pattern free because although it’s similar to one of the patterns above, this one also shows you how to surface crochet. 

A fab skill to have and use on your other crochet projects!

The size of the crochet hook you choose determines the size of the heart.   Why not make hearts with a smaller hook and larger one with a bigger size hook?  Alternate them to make a fab bunting.

If you’re a beginner, you’ll love the photo tutorial and if you’re a visual learner, you’ll love the video alongside the written instructions.

Prefer to work from a PDF? This pattern is available on Etsy.

Did you come up with any more ideas on how you could use a crochet heart?

You might find a few more on my roundup of wedding crochet patterns.

crochet Irish hearts in white strung together to make a bunting
Bertie Boo Creations

10. Crochet Hearts – three sizes

three lacy crochet hearts in red
Sticky Tape and String

This is another pattern in 3 sizes. 

I love the lacy look to the hearts!

This free crochet heart pattern UK and US terms so whether you’re used to following US or UK crochet terms you’ll find instructions for both. 

You won’t be confused with this pattern!

Start with the smaller heart (only one round!), then increase your next heart by one round and the final heart by a third round.

Use any weight yarn for this free pattern.

The three hearts together would look great as a bag charm.

11. Crochet Heart Christmas Ornament Free Pattern

crochet heart decoration with a lacy design
Fabric Art DIY

How gorgeous is this lacy heart? Designed for Christmas, I think you’ll agree with me that this pattern would work for any occasion!

First, you’ll work a square in the round, starting from the middle of the square.

Then a semi-circle is worked back and forth along one side of the square.

Finally, you’ll work another semi-circle along the other side of the square

Yarn weight: 4ply

Measurements: Width: approx. 17 cm / 6 3/4’’. Height: approx. 15 cm / 6’’.

12. Heart Baby Blanket

montage of three photos showing a heart baby blanket in full, the point of the blanket and the side
Crochet Leaf

This free pattern will show you how to crochet a heart into a blanket.

The main piece is worked from the bottom towards the top in dc (UK = tr) and the shell edging is added at the end.

Yarn weight: Aran/Worsted (400g)

Measurements: 84cm/33″ from top to bottom, 89cm/35″ across at the widest point

It’s easy to crochet in one colour (without the stripe). You could also change the stitch.

This baby blanket is the perfect gift for a newborn. Go one step further and personalise using surface crochet to add the baby’s name.

13. Faux Heart Crochet Rug Pattern

Pink heart rug crocheted in faux fur yarn
Jessica Paz Creates

This large heart crochet pattern is the perfect size for a rug.

Worked in rows of single crochet (UK double crochet) keeps this design simple and a great beginner project.

Crocheted in faux fur yarn gives this heart rug such a luxurious feel.

If you can’t get hold of Lion Brand Go For Faux Thick & Quick yarn, check out the substitutions on YarnSub.

Measurements: Length: 23″ from center of heart to tip of heart / Width: 32″ from the widest part

This pattern is available to buy as a PDF.

14. Heart Motif Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

Infinity scarf crocheted in grey with red and pink hearts
Crafts by Amanda

This heart motif infinity scarf looks much harder to crochet than it is! And it’s so cute.

As well as 2 x 100g balls of yarn, you’ll also need 4 colours of scrap yarn from your stash for the hearts.

Worked by chaining 198 stitches and joining to form the loop, you’ll then crochet 17 rows.

This pattern is available in PDF (ad free) from Etsy.

15. Crochet Watermelon Heart

3 crochet hearts in the style of watermelons
Golden Lucy Crafts

How cute are these crochet hearts! I think they are a fabulous shape.

Crocheted in medium weight yarn (worsted/aran) and a 5mm hook, you’ll work a total of 4 rounds before finishing off by using embroidery for the seeds.

These hearts measure 3-3/4 inches.

16. Crochet Heart Pattern for NHS

a crochet heart is held in a woman's hands
HanJan Crochet

Originally given during the pandemic, crochet hearts have proved so popular with families that the NHS still continue to offer them to relatives.

One of the hearts are placed in the hand of a patient who has recently died by the nursing team and the other is given to their relative as a keepsake.

Contact your local NHS Bereavement Care Team for more information.

Crocheted in two rounds, this is a super quick and easy crochet heart pattern UK. As well as the written pattern, the designer has included photos to guide you step-by-step.

The hearts in this free pattern measure 6cm.

17. Picot Heart

crochet heart with a picot border on a wooden stick and ribbon tied around the stick
Free Crochet Patterns

Perfect for baby shower decor, this heart is worked in sport weight yarn and a 2mm hook.

Alongside the written pattern there is a video tutorial, print out the pattern and use both together if you’re just starting out.

The finished size is approximately 7 – 8 cm.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just beginning your creative journey, this collection offers something for everyone. Each pattern is thoughtfully designed to help you create beautiful, heartfelt pieces that make every project a true labour of love.

Happy crocheting!

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