Who doesn’t like hearts!!! They are one of my favorite designs and shapes to be creative with on many of my sewing, quilting or crochet/knitting projects. So I came up with a cute pattern for a simple crochet heart applique, which I hope you enjoy as much as I have.
The yarn I selected was a Bernat Satin, worsted weight 4, mainly because of the slight sheen and I had some left over in my stash. I used a Size G hook for my samples too.
Stitches used: sc (single crochet) ch (chain) tr (treble) dc (double crochet) sl (slip stitch)
I began my heart using the “magic loop” technique making 11 sc within the loop and then sl stitching through the first sc made.
Now make 3 ch stitches. Complete 2 tr stitches in first sc stitch. Make 3 tr stitches in 2nd sc stitch. Now complete 1 tr and 1 dc in 3rd sc stitch. Make 2 dc in each of the 4th and 5th sc stitches. Make 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch within the 6th sc of your loop.
Complete 2 dc in each of the 7th and 8th sc stitches. Make 1 dc, 1 tr in your 9th sc stitch. Complete 3 tr stitches within your 10th sc stitch. Make 2 tr, 3 ch stitches in your 11th sc stitch of your loop and end with a sc in that same stitch. Now complete a sl stitch within your first sc stitch and fasten off. Pull the tail very tight on your beginning “magic loop” to close your circle and then weave in your ends.
Now you have a fun, little crochet heart to do with as your “heart” desires!! You can make a bunch of these very quickly and use them for many different projects. They will fit nicely on top of my napkin ring design or as a center for the crochet ruffle too. Add them to barrettes, headbands, hats or applique them to clothing and home decor projects. Enjoy!!