How to Make a Crochet Heart

Are you looking for an easy crochet heart pattern? If so, this post can help! Learn how to make this quick & easy crochet heart pattern today with the step-by-step picture tutorial below!

With this crochet tutorial, you will learn how to crochet a heart in no time at all and maybe give one as a gift for Valentine’s Day or just because!

Use the free crochet mini heart pattern below to start your new heart projects today!

Happy Crocheting!

Learn how to make an easy crochet heart with the free pattern below

How to Crochet The Easiest Heart Pattern

This small heart is easy to work up and uses only basic crochet stitches, which makes it a beginner-friendly as well as quick crochet pattern! Learn more about each of the crochet stitches for a heart below.

Crochet Stitches for a Heart

Half Double Crochet (hdc):

  • YO (yarn over) insert hook from front to back of the designated stitch, YO the hook and pick up a loop. 
  • YO the hook and pull back through all three loops on the hook.

Half Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: hdc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Double Crochet (dc): 

  • Wrap the yarn over (YO) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
  • YO the hook again, draw the yarn through the st, so there are 3 loops on the hook
  • YO the hook again draw it through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the hook
  • YO the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.

Double Crochet

Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: dc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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I can promise this little crochet heart will be one you’ll come back to like I do. It is one of my favorite ways to crochet a heart!

Keep on scrolling to find all the details on how to make a crochet heart, which includes step-by-step pictures. I hope you will be amazed once you realize how easy it is to create these hearts. Enjoy!

Happy Crocheting!

How to Crochet a Heart

Skill Level: Basic


  • Crochet hook size G 4.00 mm
  • Medium four weight yarn – I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
    • You can use any hook or yarn weight to make these hearts. If the yarn & hook is changed, then you will either get a larger heart or smaller heart.
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations


  • Written in standard US terms
  • Make two of these to stuff with poly-fill to make a crochet stuffed heart and sew together.
  • For this heart, you will need to know how to make a magic ring or magic circle (it goes by either name!). If you have never made a magic circle, you will be in LOVE with how easy it is to use and how it makes a project look wonderful!

How to Crochet a Heart Step-by-Step (with photos)

To Begin:

Make a Magic Ring

Ch 2

Chain 2 in a magic circle Crochet

dc 2x into the magic circle

Double Crocheting into a magic circle

hdc 2x into the magic circle

Half Double Crocheting in a Magic Circle

ch1, hdc into the magic circle, ch1

Crocheting into a Magic Ring or Circle

hdc 2x into the magic circle

Crocheting into a Magic Circle

dc 2x into the magic circle

Double Crocheting into a Magic Ring

ch 2, sl st into the magic circle

Closing a Crochet Heart with a Magic Circe

Pull the magic circle tail end tight to close the circle and reveal the crochet heart

Crochet Heart in a Magic Circle

Fasten off yarn & cut to finish your mini crochet hearts.

Crochet Mini Heart


Weave in ends to use as a crochet heart appliqué for a project or leave the two ends on to attach to whatever heart themed project you intended it for.

how to crochet a heart

Are you planning on crocheting more? Explore the Easy Crochet database of over 300 free crochet patterns to find your next project.

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  2. Can you use a 5mm hook with yarn that fits it instead?

    1. Hi Jordan,

      You can use any yarn weight or hook size to make these hearts. 🙂

      Happy Crocheting!


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