The Crochet Heart Stitch
The crochet heart stitch consists of a simple 3-row repeat using two different contrasting colors. I have found that using high contrasting colors works best for this pattern so you can easily visualize the heart pattern.
This pattern is great for various different projects as it can be worked in the flat or round. Here are a few suggestions:
- Baby blanket or full size afghan
- Cup Cozy
- Baby leg warmers
- Hat band accent
Let’s Give It a Try
In this tutorial we’re going to work up a test swatch. You’ll only need about 10 yards of 3 or 4 different color yarns. Anything in your stash will do.
- Red Heart Soft, Wine
- Red Heart Soft, White
- 5 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
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How To Crochet the Heart Stitch With Brittany
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
The crochet heart stitch is worked using a multiple of 7 + 1 chains. Crochet your foundation chain the size you need it and make sure the final number is a multiple of 7 and then add one chain which will act as the first single crochet of the pattern. You will need to know how to crochet the following stitches for this pattern:
- Ch – Chain
- Ch2Sp – Chain 2 Space
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Tc – Treble Crochet
Row 1 (Foundation Row, Color A): Ch a multiple of 7 + 1. Hdc in the second chain from hook. Dc in the next 4 chains. Hdc in the next chain. *Sc in the next chain. Hdc in the next chain. Dc in the next 4 chains. Hdc in the next chain. Repeat from * until you’ve reached the end of the row. Bind off Color A.
Row 2 (Color B): Bind on color B at the chain one from row 1. Ch 4 (counts as a Tc). Dc in the same space. *Ch 3. Skip 6 stitches. In the Sc from the previous row make the following stitches: Dc, Tc, Ch 2, Tc, Dc. Ch 3. Repeat from * until you’ve reached the end of the row. Bind off Color B.
Row 3 (Color A): Bind on color A at the fourth chain (from the beginning of row 2) and chain 2. *Dc in the 2nd and 3rd Dc from row 1, being sure to work your stitches over the chain 3 from row 2. Ch 2. Sc in the ch 2 space from row 2. Ch 2. Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the row.
Row 4 (Color A): Ch 1. *Hdc and Dc in the Ch2Sp. Dc in the next 2 Dc. Dc and Hdc in next Ch2Sp. Sc in the next Sc. Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the row.
Continue by repeating Rows 2-4 until your project has reached the desired length.