Tutorial Tuesday: crochet heart pattern

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How cute is this? We’ve found this free crochet heart pattern, which is designed by Molly (nice name!) Dunham, author of A Foothill Home Companion blog. It’s so easy, there’s no excuse not to make one in time for Valentine’s Day. Read more to find out how…This crochet heart would look great on a Valentine’s Day card, or you could make several in a larger size to make crochet bunting. Over to Molly Dunham to explain how to make…

This pattern works with just about any size thread or yarn and crochet hook, but for the tiny hearts I love to make, I use a size 50 crochet thread and a US size 10 crochet hook. I timed myself one day while crocheting in the car, and it took me 6 minutes to make one heart. Just FYI.

Crochet heart pattern

To begin, chain 2.
3 single crochet (sc) in first chain. Chain 1 and turn.
1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.
*1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in remaining stitches. Chain 1 and turn.*
Repeat pattern from *to* until you have 7 stitches.
Last row: 1 hdc in first stitch. 1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc in second stitch. 1 hdc in third stitch. 1 slip stitch in fourth stitch. 1 hdc in fifth stitch. 1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc in sixth stitch. 1 hdc in seventh stitch. Chain 1.
Slip stitch six stitches down the side of the heart, chain 1 at the bottom, and slip stitch six stitches up the other side of the heart. Weave in ends. All done.
Thanks for sharing, Molly, we heart your heart!

You can follow Molly on her blog A Foothill Home Companion, where she shares tutorials, recipes and inspiration.