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Free Crochet Heart Pattern

January 26th, 2010 · 30 Comments

I had to create a crochet heart pattern!  I’m all about quick and easy with my patterns and this one is just that!  It’s one continuous spiral of crocheting, you can make up a bunch of them really quickly and you can give them out to anyone you want to show a little extra love to!  Which leads me to…

Stop by between Thursday, January 28, 2010 and the end of the day on February 2, 2010, for a little heart-filled giveaway!!!

Edited to Add: You can now view a step-by-step guide to making my crochet hearts here:
Use it along with this pattern if you would like more detailed instruction.

And now, the pattern!

Crochet Heart Pattern

Created by Gayle at

Size: Hearts made with worsted weight yarn approximately 2 1/2 inches wide, 2 inches tall.   Hearts made with crochet thread approximately 1 inch wide, 1 inch tall.


  • I used Red Heart Super Saver assorted colors and Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread in Size 10 assorted colors
  • Size G Hook for Red Heart yarn and Size 5, 1.7mm hook for crochet thread

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, st = stitch, sl st = slip stitch, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet

Notes: This pattern is worked in one continuous round. A round is worked in a continuous spiral, do not join, do not turn.  The pattern might not seem to make sense as you are working, but keep going!  It will be a heart when you’re finished!

  1. Start with a ch 2
  2. Do 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook (Remember, don’t join or turn, just keep going in the same spiral throughout the entire list of instructions!)
  3. Do 2 sc in each of the next 5 sc, ch 1
  4. Do 2 dc in the next sc
  5. Do 2 sc in the next sc
  6. Do 1 sc in the next sc
  7. Do 1 hdc, 4 dc in the next sc
  8. Do 1 sc in the next sc
  9. Do sl st in the next sc
  10. Do 1 sc in the next sc
  11. Do 3 dc, 1 hdc in the next sc
  12. Do 1 sc in the next sc
  13. Do sl st in the next sc
  14. Cut yarn or thread and finish off
  15. Weave in yarn or thread ends


This pattern is my own and is protected by copyright laws.  It is intended for your personal use only.  All other uses are strictly prohibited.  Do not reprint this pattern without my express written permission. This pattern and items made from it may not be sold or used for monetary gains.

This pattern and all photographs are copyrighted.

All Rights Reserved.

© 2008 to the end of time – Planet M Files


If you have any questions, you can leave them in the comments or email me: gayle at planetmfiles dot com

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Visit my free pattern archives for more crocheting fun!  My last year’s Valentine pattern was this cute little critter than my daughter designed!  A couple of other spring patterns in my archives are my free pansy pattern and my free duck pattern.

Tags: Crocheted Stuff · Free Patterns

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 elk // Jan 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    so very festive…romantic and cute!! great artistic bunch of hearts here my friend!!

  • 2 Gayle // Jan 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks, elk!

  • 3 mrs. e // Jan 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Love the crocheted Valentines!!
    .-= mrs. e´s last blog ..Sleep Craziness =-.

  • 4 Crochet Hearts Giveaway! // Jan 28, 2010 at 7:51 am

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  • 5 Tanya // Jan 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    just got into crocheting…you make amazing stuff. Looking forward to visiting your site and learning more….hopefully someday i can make these hearts just like you…if I win them, then at least I will have a model to work from!!! THANKS :-)

  • 6 heidi // Feb 1, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Just made this heart in a few minutes! By far the clearest and easiest heart pattern on the web! And I’m even a lefty! Thanks so much. Can I post a link to this pattern on my tumblr blog?

  • 7 sunnymama // Feb 2, 2010 at 4:01 am

    They are so pretty. I might have to have a go! :)
    .-= sunnymama´s last blog ..Batik Frog Wall Hanging GIVEAWAY =-.

  • 8 Gayle // Feb 5, 2010 at 8:07 am

    It’s always nice to find another Gayle who enjoys crocheting as much as I do!
    I decided to check Crochet Pattern Central this morning in hopes of finding an easy mini-heart to make heart pins with for my sons’ female school classmates; I’m excited to try out your pattern as it looks fun & way easy.

  • 9 Tanya // Feb 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Gayle, wanted to make some heart potholder for Vday…do you have a spiral crochet pattern for that…or how do I make the heart pattern you sent out, but a little bigger…how do I continue? I know I need to use 100% cotton yarn. I like the spiral better then the lines across.

  • 10 Whitney // Feb 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Hi, I tried to make a heart and could not for the life of me get it to turn out right! How did you get the spiral without slip stitches? Did you mean 4 dc on #11 instead of 3? I crochet carnations that are a lot more complicated than this. Perhaps this is too simple for me!! LOL

  • 11 Tasha // Feb 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you soo much. I was in need of an easy and quick heart pattern. My 10 month old’s blanket developed a whole and she wouldn’t leave it alone causing it to tear a little. I knew I had to do something fast as this was her comfort blanket as well (of course!!). I happened upon this site and was so thankful. It took less than minutes to crochet up a quick heart from some floss and then sew it right over the hole of which my toddler didnt even notice ‘mommy was messin with my blanket’. Whew! Life Saver!!

    Thanks so much for creating this pattern and posting it. It will come in handy much in the future for patching up some jeans for my 7 year old as well!!

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  • 13 Tanya // Feb 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Gayle, is there any way to let us know how to make this heart pattern bigger? I wanted to try to make heart potholders for Vday gifts and I like your pattern, but I am not good enough to know how to make this pattern potholder size?? please help!!

  • 14 Gayle // Feb 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Tanya!

    I need to try it. I was going to try to figure it out last night, but I was too tired to work on it. I’m not sure if I’ll get a chance to work on it tonight, but I’ll try!
    .-= Gayle´s last blog ..Crochet Heart: Step-By-Step Instructions =-.

  • 15 saysunee // Feb 18, 2010 at 2:00 am

    I com from (Thailand)
    I like pattern of heart verry….
    Thanks for pattern

  • 16 abraxandria // Oct 20, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Very nice!
    I love hearts!
    This is a nice idea for christmas…
    You will see my link, when I’ve crocheted them…
    Thanx for your pattern! :)

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  • 19 thomas // Jan 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    they are cute

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  • 22 AmyLynn // May 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this! This is the best and clearest pattern for a heart I’ve come across so far. I needed to crochet two little hearts for a couple of pillows I made, just to finish them off. This is a pattern I’ve bookmarked for future use. :)

  • 23 Siobhan // Nov 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Thank you for the pattern! It is so easy and looks so beautiful!

    I posted it to my tumblr. Here’s the link:

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  • 25 Ruth // Feb 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you so much for this pattern. This is the easiest pattern I have ever seen. I am making baby booties in the Cowboy boot style and wanted a heart to put on the side. You are a very talented person. thanks again

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  • 27 Gail Di Pietra // Dec 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Finally got it! Not sure what I was doing wrong but it seemed lopsided with the $dc on one side and only 3 on the other. Going to felt these little hearts.Thanks for sharing…
    Yet another Gail

  • 28 pat // Feb 10, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Are these uk or US instructions

  • 29 Gayle // Feb 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Pat, they are US instructions. :)

  • 30 Claire // Oct 7, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Brilliant. Needed a quick easy pattern this morning and this took me 2 mins. Fab!! Thank you soooo much.
    C x x

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