Knitwear designer Karelle Levy shows us how to crochet a heart by sharing her quick and simple pattern. Plus, it’s a great way to master the treble crochet stitch!
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With a whole world of fun motifs out there, simple crochet hearts are still a craft fan favorite. They can be applied to accessories, garments, or even used individually as keychains. Some very popular crochet patterns have hearts throughout, but some are simpler than others.
One thing about this easy crochet heart pattern: if you don’t already know the treble crochet stitch, this is a great way to practice it! TRC stitches are used in tons of crochet projects and are pretty essential for the modern crochet artist to know and love.
On top of that, this pattern also makes great use of the magic circle! You will actually work all around the circle and close up the ring to finish the heart.
Pattern instructions for one simple crochet heart:
Magic circle, ch 3, 3 trc, 3 dc, sc, trc, sc, 3 dc, 3 trc, ch 3, sl st, pull tight to close the circle, tie off.
In case you’re a newb to pattern reading, the terms are defined here:
- ch = chain
- trc = treble crochet (AKA triple crochet)
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
The treble stitch forms the tip of the heart, and signifies you’re halfway through, at which point you continue around and repeat the same stitches in opposite order.
Heads up, you won’t really see the shape of the heart until you close up the magic circle. The final step is to cut the yarn, pull it tight, and tie it off as you see fit for your particular project.
Hands down, the best way to use a heart motif is as part of a freeform crochet art project, such as a hat, bag, blanket or funky crochet canvas!
What’s your favorite place to put your crochet hearts? Share in the comments section!