Crochet Heart Stitch

Skill Level



7 + 1

Project Ideas

Blankets, pillows, clothing

The crochet heart stitch is a great way to play with color. Clever placement of stitches and color changes results in a fabric that looks like it has little hearts in a row. Pair it with your favorite smooth yarn.

Crochet Heart Stitch
getting started

Suggested Supplies

Pair the crochet heart stitch with just about any yarn in your stash from lightweight to super bulky. Choose a smooth yarn for stitch definition that’ll show off the pattern or pair it with a slightly textured yarn for an even more interesting look.

Choose one main color for the background and at least one contrasting color for the “heart” rows. Keep the hearts all the same color or transition through your favorite color palette. Whatever you like best!

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Red Heart Soft (Colorway pictured: Wine & White)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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pattern details


This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.

  • Ch(s) Chain(s)
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Prev Previous
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Sp Space
  • St(s) Stitches
  • Tc Treble Crochet

Additional Notes: The plus 1 ch in the foundation chain counts as a single crochet. Ch 4 at beginning of even numbered rows counts as treble crochet. Ch 2 at beginning of odd numbered rows counts as half double crochet. Odd numbered rows should be worked in your main (background) color. Even numbered rows are the “heart rows” and should be worked in your contrast color.

the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: With your background color, ch any number divisible by 7 and add 1 at the end. 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hk. 1 dc in next 4 chs. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. *1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next 4 chs. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off main color. Do not turn. Join contrast color yarn in the plus 1 ch of foundation row.

Row 2: Ch 4. 1 dc in same sp. *Ch 3. Sk 6 sts. In sc from prev row, work the following (1 dc, 1 tc, ch 2, 1 tc, 1 dc). Rep from * to end last 7 sts. Ch 3. Sk 6 sts. In last st. (1 dc, 1tc). Fasten off current color. Do not turn. Join main color in 4th ch at beginning of row.

Row 3: Ch 2. *1 dc in middle two dc from row 1, working over the ch 3 from row 2. Ch 2. 1 sc in ch-2 sp from row 2. Ch 2. Rep from * to last ch-3 sp. 1 dc in middle two dc from row 1. Ch 1. 1 sc in last st. Do not break current color Ch 1 and turn.

Row 4: 1 hdc and 1 dc in ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 1 dc and 1 hdc in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in next st. *1 hdc and 1 dc in ch-2 sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 1 dc and 1 hdc in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of the row. Break current Break current color and add main color in las st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep rows 2 through 4 until your project measures the length you want. Bind off after completing a row 4.

see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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