Granny Heart – how to make a simple crochet heart

There’s something special about handmade crafts that add a personal touch to any occasion. Crocheting hearts is not only a delightful and enjoyable project but also a versatile skill that can be applied to various creative endeavours.

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll explore the magical world of crocheting hearts and discover the endless possibilities they offer for adding warmth and love to your life.

This page provides you with a written pattern for the Granny Heart. There is also a link to a video tutorial on YouTube after the written pattern.

Materials

You can use whatever yarn you chose for this project, depending on the purpose. Different yarns will result in a different size heart.

For this project I used Sirdar Happy Cotton. These came in a wonderful box of 50 small balls (each 20g) in a range of colours.

I used the following shades: 754, 764 and 799. I used a 3.5mm hook.

Each 20g ball made approx 6-7 hearts with a size 3.5mm hook.

Abbreviations/Crochet terminology:

  • UK terms
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Dtr – double treble crochet
  • Tr – treble crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Ch –   chain
  • beg-ch – beginning chain
  • Magic ring – This adjustable loop allows you to tighten the stitch at the point of the heart, giving it a neater appearance. If you’re not familiar with the magic ring technique, you can start with a chain 4 and work the first treble crochet stitch into the first chain.

Stitch Guide/Conversion Guide

Instructions

  • Foundation: Make a magic ring
  • Row 1: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr into the magic ring (OR alternative to magic ring – ch4 and work the 1tr in the 1st chain)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 3tr in the space between the two treble crochet stitches in the row below, close the magic ring
  • Row 3: Turn, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in the space between the 1st and 2nd treble crochet stitches in the row below, 3tr in the space between the 3rd and 4th treble crochet stitches in the row below
  • Row 4: Turn, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in the space between the 1st and 2nd treble crochet stitches in the row below, 2tr in the space between the 3rd and 4th treble crochet stitches in the row below, 3tr in space between the 5th and 6th treble crochet stitches in the round below
  • Row 5: Turn, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in the space between the 1st and 2nd treble crochet stitches in the row below, 2tr in the space between the 3rd and 4th treble crochet stitches in the row below, 2tr in space between the 5th and 6th treble crochet stitches in the round below, 3tr in space between the 7th and 8th treble crochet stitches in the round below
  • Row 6: Turn, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in the space between the 1st and 2nd treble crochet stitches in the row below, 2tr in the space between the 3rd and 4th treble crochet stitches in the row below, 2tr in space between the 5th and 6th treble crochet stitches in the round below, 2tr in space between the 7th and 8th treble crochet stitches in the round below, 3tr in space between the 9th and 10th treble crochet stitches in the round below
  • Row 7: Turn, Dtr in the space between the 3rd and 4th treble crochet stitches from the row below, 5tr in the same space, Dtr in the same space; dc in the space between the 6th and 7th treble crochet stitches in the row below. Dtr, 5tr, Dtr in the space between the 9th and 10th treble crochet stitches in the round below; ss into the top of the last treble crochet stitch in the row below.
  • Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Video Tutorial

What can I do with my crochet Granny Heart?

Crocheted hearts are versatile and can be used for various creative and practical purposes. Here are some ideas:

  1. Decorations:
    • String several crocheted hearts together to create a garland or bunting for holidays or special occasions. This is what I did in the photo above.
    • Attach a small loop to the top of the heart to make it easy to hang on doorknobs, hooks, or as ornaments.
  2. Gift Embellishments:
    • Attach a crocheted heart to a gift as a decorative element or gift tag.
  3. Appliqué:
    • Sew or crochet hearts onto clothing, hats, or bags as cute appliqués.
    • Use them to embellish blankets, pillows, or other home decor items.
  4. Valentine’s Day Crafts:
    • Create a Valentine’s Day card by attaching a crocheted heart to the front.
  5. Bookmark:
    • Attach a crocheted heart to the end of a ribbon or a piece of crochet chain to create a unique and adorable bookmark.
  6. Home Décor:
    • Sew or glue crocheted hearts onto throw pillows or cushion covers.
    • Create a wall hanging by combining several crocheted hearts in a creative arrangement.

Remember, the possibilities are endless, and you can let your creativity guide you. Whether you’re making personalized gifts or adding a handmade touch to your home, crocheted hearts can be a delightful and meaningful addition to your projects.