Friday, February 14, 2014

Easy Crochet Heart Pattern and Video Tutorial

pile of colorful crochet hearts

amigurumi hearts on a stick and crochet pencil topper

Easy heart crochet pattern and video tutorial just in time for Valentine's Day! But of course these are not just for February and can be made all year long. Make key chains, pencil toppers, garden markers, heart-sticks, Christmas tree decorations, fridgies, necklaces and you can also use them on amigurumis....the awesome  heart
ideas could go on forever!

Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

Finished products can be sold This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

Special notes:
I worked in continuous rounds. You can work this pattern with any weight yarn and the hook size can vary depending on the yarn you choose. The hearts you see in the photos here and the hearts in the video tutorial were made with worsted weight yarn, medium # 4 and a couple different sized hooks from a 3.75mm to a 5.00mm.

 Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet

f/o = finish off

Click here for the full video tutorial

Basic Heart Pattern:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 3sc in first st then sl st next st then 3sc in the next st and 1sc in the next 3st (10)
3) 1sc in the next 2st then 5hdc in next st, sl st next 2st then 5hdc in next st, 1sc in next 3st, ch1 and sl st next st. f/o and leave a long yarn tail for sewing.

And that is it!

Easy as pie but if you have troubles or are new to crochet then just follow along with the video tutorial right here. Also see the video for sewing tips

You can add faces too! I show how to add in the yarny mouth in the video tutorial and I dotted the eyes in with paint.

To crochet around the edge.
Put the wrong sides of the hearts together and make sure to line up the stitches the best you can. The starting stitch will be in the stitch next to the middle st at the bottom of dip in the heart. Pull the yarn that you will crochet with through the stitch of both hearts, and ch1 then 1sc in the next st, ch1 and repeat all the way around chaining one before every sc. When you get to the last st do not ch1 just sl st the last st and from there you can make a loop to hang the heart from at the same time. Hide the yarn tails inside the heart. See the video tutorial if this part is confusing
Pencil toppers or Hearts on a Stick
Sew or crochet 2 hearts together, remember wrong sides should face each other. Leave an opening at the bottom of the heart just big enough for the pencil or stick to fit inside. Add fabric or tacky glue if you want them stuck on permanently

Puffy Heart.
Place 2 hearts together, wrong sides facing each other and sew or whip stitch the back loops together. Start near the bottom and work around leaving a gap for stuffing. Use a stuffing stick to get the stuffing into the bumps of the heart. Finish sewing then knot off and hide yarn tail inside heart. Add a loop for hanging the puffy hearts if desired.





And now you can just your imagination run away!

I hope you enjoy this simple heart pattern and if you make a heart why not post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely, I'd love to see them!



1 comment:

  1. I just made a puffy one stuffed with catnip instead my Frank Sinatra LOVES it!

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