How To Crochet A Heart Plus DIY Heart Garland
I have been seeing cute little heart garlands on Pinterest lately and decided that my mantle needed one. First thing I had to do was learn how to crochet a heart. So I went searching to learn how to make crochet hearts.
For my heart garland, I decided that it needed two sizes of hearts. The smallest heart is about 2 inches at the widest part and the larger one is about 3 inches at the widest part.
Once you get the hang of crocheting these hearts, you can make them in a matter of minutes. So making a garland hardly takes any time to make.
How to Crochet A Heart – Small Heart Pattern
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Worsted Weight Yarn in the color of your choice
Step 1: Chain 4.
Step 2: In the very first chain you made, Triple Crochet 3 stitches. (all stitches will be made in this chain)
Step 3: Chain 1.
Step 4: Double Crochet 3 stitches.
Step 5: Chain 1.
Step 6: Triple Crochet 1.
Step 7: Chain 1.
Step 8: Double Crochet 3 stitches.
Step 9: Chain 1.
Step 10: Triple Crochet 3 stitches.
Step 11: Chain 3.
Step 12: Slip stitch into the center. Cut your yarn, tie off, and weave in your ends.
How to Crochet A Heart – Large Heart Pattern
Row 1: In the very first chain – Triple Crochet 3 stitches, Double Crochet 3 stitches, Triple Crochet 1 stitch, Double Crochet 3 stitches, Triple Crochet 3 stitches. Chain 2 and slip stitch into the center.
Row 2: Chain 3. Single Crochet and Half Double Crochet into the top of the first Triple Crochet. Half Double Crochet 3 stitches in the next stitch. Half Double Crochet 2 stitches in the next stitch. Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Chain 1. Double Crochet into the top of the triple crochet stitch. Chain 1. Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Half Double Crochet 2 stitches in the next stitch. Half Double Crochet 3 stitches in the next stitch. Half Double Crochet and Single Crochet into the next stitch. Chain 3. Slip stitch into the center of the heart. Cut your yarn, tie off, and weave in your ends.
A Video on How to Crochet a Heart
I know the first time I was working on these hearts I thought they were a bit difficult, however, they are quite easy. If you are more of a visual person, I created a video for you to follow along with.
How to put your Heart Garland together
Thread your yarn needle. When you thread your small hearts onto your yarn, you will weave around one of the triple crochets on each side of the heart. See photos below:
Leave a good amount of length between your small heart and the larger heart. I left about 3 inches between the hearts, but you can judge what works best for your garland. To thread your larger heart onto the garland weave around one of the triple crochets (from row 1) on each side. (see photos below)
What is your favorite way to decorate for Valentine’s Day?
You always make it look so easy! I wish you lived near by and gave classes.
I wish I lived closer to a few of guys too! I do make videos to help people out who need a visual. It’s the closest thing to a class I can offer. I just hope the videos are good enough. I plan to get a different camera soon so hopefully my videos will get better.
Thank you, I need the visuals.
I agree with Mary! I wish you lived closer! Although, I’m not sure you could help me even then. I may be a lost cause when it comes to sewing, knitting, crocheting… This garland looks beautiful though! I wish I decorated more for Valentine’s Day. I go so all out for Christmas that the other holidays get sort of ignored in our house.
I am with you Kristen. I don’t decorate a lot, but that may change in the future as I find projects to do. Sewing…..I am no good at. :(
Oh, I want this garland!!! I wish I knew how to crochet. My mother-in-law does.
Do you have an online shop? Totally sharing this!
I do have an etsy shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/DevonCDesigns I don’t have the garland listed but if you are interested in one just send me an email and we can iron out the details. Thanks for stopping by!
I love the little hearts, they are absolutely adorable! I really wish I could knit or crochet. I tried to knit once and it didn’t go so well :) I really need to have someone show me how in person.
I haven’t been crocheting for long. Not even a year yet. I taught myself by watching you tube videos. :)
The crochet gene passed me by. These are so cute and I could see making them a little larger and using them for coasters. My great grandmother taught me to crochet a looooong time ago and i think i made a huge chain. never quite got the hang of it.
Thanks for the video – it always helps a beginner like me to see it.
You’re Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!
Very lovely pattern and finished product! Are you on Ravelry? I would love to credit you with my projects there. I did copy your link to my notes but if your pattern is there I will link directly to it. Thanks so much!
Thank you! I am not on Ravelry. Should I hop over there and sign up? I have been thinking about it. Thanks!!
So cute, and nice job on that video. So easy to learn that way.
This was much easier than other heart patterns I’ve tried. Thank you!
Glad you liked this! Thanks for letting me know! :)
I AM VERY NEW TO CROCHET. I KNOW ONLY BASIC STITCHES MINUS ABBREVIATIONS. BUT YOUR INSTRUCTIONS FOR SMALL HEART IS VERY CLEAR. I GOT THROUGH IT. BUT VIDEO CLIP IS MISSING.
I am sorry that the video didn’t load for you. I double checked and it is in the post. Thanks!
Genius!! This worked so great. Thank you exactly what I needed as a little add on for some pocket prayer patches I’m making for soldiers.
I am so glad I was able to help!! What a great idea!
I went one step further and created a heart a wee bit larger than your “large”! Now I have a collection of small, medium and large hearts that I’m stringing together!
I could not find the “chain gang” subscription to get the written instructions.
Sorry, but I don’t have the printable version of this pattern yet.
Ooh, I am going to try this, then offer it to my girl’s crochet class at church. That’s ok, right? I love that they will be able to learn a bunch of stitches and have something to share with our mission, Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, and they can make them for themselves and for their friends.