Woolly Chic Designs

Share the Love – Free Heart Pattern

Share-the-Love

Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are just round the corner and so here is a crochet heart pattern just for you.  Make in DK or 4ply yarn and stuff with fibrefill toy stuffing, add a bead and you will have an instant love token!
Abbreviations (UK)
ch                    chain
dc                    double crochet
dc2tog             decrease by crocheting 2 together
st(s)                 stitch(es)
ss                     slip stitch 
Method
The heart is made in spirals with no turning chains, for this reason place stitch markers at beginning of each round. Start with a slip knot and a long tail of yarn (this you can add a bead to at the end).
To make the bottom of the heart
Round 1        2ch, 4dc into second ch from hook, ss
Round 2        *1dc in next st, 2dc in the following st, repeat from * to end (6 sts)
Round 3        *1dc in next st, 2dc in the following st, repeat from * to end  (9 sts)
Round 4        1dc in each st.(9 sts)
Round 5        *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in the following st, repeat from * to end  (12 sts)
Round 6        *1dc in next st, 2dc in the following st, repeat from * to end  (18 sts)
Round 7        1 dc in each st. (18 sts)
Round 8        *1dc in next st, 2dc in the following st, repeat from * to end (27 sts)
Round 9        *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in the following st, repeat from * to end (36 sts)
Round 10       1 dc in each st (36 sts)
To make the top of the heart make each half separately

First Half
dc into the 18th st joining the work in the middle and continue in rounds
Round 1        1 dc in each st (18)
Round 2        1 dc in each st (18)
Round 3        * 1 dc in next 8 sts, dc2tog, repeat from * to end (16 sts)
Round 4        * 1 dc in next 2 sts, dctog, repeat from* to end (12 sts )
Round 5        * 1 dc in next st, dc2tog, repeat from * to end (8 sts)
Round 6        dc2tog around until hole closes.
Fasten off leaving a long tail.  Stuff this half with the stuffing

Second Half
Start by adding a loop into the stitch nearest the middle of the heart, once again with a long tail of yarn.
Round 1        1 dc in each st (18)
Round 2        1 dc in each st (18)
Round 3        * 1 dc in next 8 sts, dc2tog, repeat from * to end (16 sts)
Round 4        * 1 dc in next 2 sts, dctog, repeat from* to end (12 sts )

Fill with stuffing
Round 5        * 1 dc in next st, dc2tog, repeat from * to end (8 sts)
Round 6        dc2tog around until hole closes.
Fasten off leaving a long tail

To make up
To finish the hearts, thread each of the tails at the top of the hearts onto a yarn sewing needle and thread through the heart to the bottom of the heart.  The tail in the middle, thread onto a needle and make a loop, knot and then thread through to the bottom of the heart. Thread a bead onto all three tails and cut to the required length (about 3 – 5 cms)