Chocolate isn’t the only way to show someone you care this Valentine’s Day . Stitch up a bunch of crochet hearts — you can make ’em using scrap yarn — and attach them to whatever gift your loved one would like best.
Crochet Heart Pattern
What You Need
Gauge is not important here!
Your finished heart will vary in size depending on your yarn and hook combo. Experiment and have fun!
Rnd 1: (3 tr, 3 dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr) in 4th chain from hook, ch 2, slip st to first tr to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, (sc, hdc) in 1st st, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, (sc, dc, sc) in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, ch 3, slip st in center of heart.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, sc in top of ch 3 from previous round, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, (sc, dc, sc) in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, slip st in center of heart.
Fasten off. Weave in all loose ends.
Share the Love
Have more hearts than you know what to do with? We’ve got ideas!
Be mine. Attach a sweet note to your heart and give it as a valentine.
Fill it with gifts. Crochet two identical hearts, then use a yarn needle to seam around the bottom of the heart. Leave the top open so you can tuck in fun Valentine surprises like candy, lip balm or another tiny gift.
Wear it on your sleeve. Glue or sew a pinback to your heart, then literally wear your heart on your sleeve.
Make a garland. String the hearts on a long strand of yarn, or chain a long strand with your crochet hook for something sturdier. Sew or thread the hearts onto the long strand, then hang it somewhere awesome.
Yarn bomb it. Tie long strands of yarn to three or four sections of the heart, then tie the heart to a chain-link fence. It’s sure to make passersby smile!