The Easiest Crochet Valentine’s Day Heart Pattern

Feb 2021

Whether you’re looking for a project to do this weekend to celebrate valentine’s day, or have completely forgotten to buy a gift and are in desperate need of some DIY inspiration, we’ve got you covered. This week we’re bringing you the easiest crochet valentine’s heart pattern you’ll find. For this project, we used our 50g aran British Wool balls in the shade Pink but if you’re looking to make a bigger valentine’s project out of aran weight British Wool, take a look at our brand new aran cone range.

Meet the Maker: Shelley Busby

This tutorial includes 2 heart sizes and is a really quick and easy project to make for a significant other or friend that you’re missing during lockdown. This is a great project if you’re a beginner crocheter and looking for a simple pattern to get started with. If you want a few tips before you get started, take a look at our blog post filled with our top tips for beginner crocheters.

Materials & tools

Aran British Wool  |  4.5mm crochet hook  |  Scissors  |  Stitch marker  |  Large eye darning needle  |  Stuffing (or yarn scraps)

For this pattern, you’ll start by making 2 ‘cups’ for the top of the heart and then join them together using simple single crochet stitches. Once joined together, you’ll slowly decrease down to form the pointed shape of a heart.

Small heart pattern (6 x 6cm)

– scroll for a larger heart pattern –

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)

R2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)

R3 – 4: Sc 12

Fasten off.

 

Repeat R1 – 4.

R5: Sc 6 on 2nd ‘cup’ shape. Join to 1st ‘cup’ with sc 12 around. Finish round with sc 6 on 2nd ‘cup’. (24 sts)

Tip: use a stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch of each round.

R6: Sc 24

R7: *Sc 2, inv dec* 6 times (18 sts)

R8: Sc 18

R9: *Sc 1, inv dec* 6 times (12 sts)

R10: Sc 12

Add stuffing. (You can use toy stuffing or recycle your old yarn/fabric scraps).

R11: Inv dec around 6 times (6 sts)

Fasten off. Close up piece and weave in ends using darning needle.

Large heart pattern (8.5 x 8.5cm)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)

R2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)

R3: *Sc 1, inc in next st* 6 times (18 sts)

R4 – 6: Sc 18

Fasten off.

 

Repeat R1 – 6.

R7: Sc 9 on 2nd ‘cup’ shape. Join to 1st ‘cup’ with sc 18 around. Finish round with sc 9 on 2nd ‘cup’. (36 sts)

Tip: use a stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch of each round.

R8: Sc 36

R9: *Sc 4, inv dec* 6 times (30 sts)

R10: Sc 30

R11: *Sc 3, inv dec* 6 times (24 sts)

R12: 24 sts

R13: *Sc 2, inv dec* 6 times (18 sts)

R14: Sc 18

R15: *Sc 1, inv dec* 6 times (12 sts)

R16: Sc 12

Add stuffing. (You can use toy stuffing or recycle your old yarn/fabric scraps).

R17: Inv dec around 6 times (6 sts)

Fasten off. Close up piece and weave in ends using darning needle.

Meet the Maker: Shelley Busby

And that’s it! The perfect quick project to make for a loved one this Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day.

If you make one of these hearts, make sure you share a photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag us using @Woolyknit, or send us a DM – we’d love to see them!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

1 Comment

  1. Julie

    I love it… Wish there was a YouTube video, but definitely going to have a go

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