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How to Crochet a Heart for Beginners

September 18, 2023 3 min read

How to Crochet a Heart for Beginners - Secret Yarnery

Hi everyone, Christa here! I'm so excited to share this blog on how to crochet a heart for beginners. Crocheting is a great way to relax and de-stress and a fun and rewarding hobby. And what better way to start your crochet journey than by making a heart? Hearts are simple to crochet and perfect for beginners of all ages.

In this blog, I'll walk you through how to crochet a heart. I'll also provide some tips and tricks to help you. By the end of this post, you'll be able to crochet a beautiful heart all on your own!

What You'll Need

  • Yarn: Any type of yarn will work, but I recommend using worsted-weight yarn.
  • Crochet hook: The size of your crochet hook will depend on the thickness of your yarn. A good rule of thumb is to use a hook size one size smaller than the recommended size on the yarn label.
  • Tapestry needle: A tapestry needle is used to weave in the ends of your yarn.
  • Stitch markers(Optional): Stitch markers are helpful for keeping track of your stitches.
Crochet Hook Sizes for Different Heart Sizes

The size of your crochet hook plays a crucial role in determining the final dimensions of your heart motif. For larger hearts, opt for a larger hook size, and for smaller hearts, use a smaller hook size. Experiment with different hook sizes and yarns to achieve the size that fits your project perfectly.

Keep in mind that as a beginner, it's best to start with a medium-sized hook (H/5.00mm or G/4.00mm) and a medium-weight yarn. This combination is easy to work with and creates a heart that's not too big or too small.
Let's Crochet Your Heart!
  • Magic Circle: Begin with a magic circle to create a neat and tight center for your heart. Wrap the yarn around your fingers, insert the hook, and single crochet stitches into the loop. Pull the yarn tail to close the circle.
  • First Round: Work a series of chain stitches and double crochet stitches into the magic circle to form the top of the heart.
  • Decrease: Use single crochet stitches and slip stitches to shape the bottom of the heart, creating a pointed end.
  • Finishing: Fasten off your yarn, weave in the ends, and voila! Your crochet heart is complete.

I have whipped up a number of easy crochet heart patterns and tutorials just for you, here below:

  • Valentine's Day Hearts: This crochet heart garland works up quickly and is sure to fill any room with love!  Perfect for a nursery, Valentine's Day, or anywhere that needs a little bit of sweetness. The right-handed tutorial here and the left-handed tutorial here.
  • Granny Square Heart Crochet Bunting: The step-by-step written pattern here, the right-handed tutorial here and the left-handed tutorial here
  • Granny Square Heart Easy Crochet Coaster Pattern: The step by step written pattern here, the right handed tutorial here and the left handed tutorial here
  • Heart Bookmarks: The easy to follow written pattern here, the right handed tutorial here and the left handed tutorial here

Don't be afraid to make mistakes! Everyone makes mistakes when they're first learning to crochet. Just keep practicing and you'll eventually get the hang of it. Have fun! Take your time, enjoy the process, and be proud of your work, no matter how it turns out.

I've been crocheting for over 10 years and taught crochet classes to beginners of all ages. I'm confident that I can help you learn how to crochet a heart. I've also included links to some helpful resources in this blog post. These resources will provide you with more information on crocheting and how to crochet a heart.