Hearts Heart Patterns to Knit and Crochet

Looking for heart patterns to knit and crochet? If so, I’m glad you found us; we have a bunch of heart designs for you to consider. Some are romantic, some are colorful, some are classic, and some are the plain-jane sort that would be fun for you to embellish and dress up in your own personalized, unique way.

Crochet Heart Patterns

1. Crochet Heart

You could translate this free heart graph into a variety of different craft projects, including blankets, dishcloths, pouches and more.


Pattern Details:

  • A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
  • Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

2. Valentine Heart Pouch

Valentine Crochet Heart Pouch

This isn’t your typical crocheted pouch made of rectangles. Nope! It’s a cute heart-shaped pouch that’s just begging to be filled with small trinkets and treasures. If you make one of these, who would you give it to — and what would you fill it with?

My selfish secret: I kept my first one of these — and filled it with sweet little gift tags and cards my husband has given me over the years. I don’t keep all that many of my crochet projects around, but I love this one so much that I definitely think it’s a keeper.

Happily, I find this to be an interesting project to work on, and so I tend to make a few more heart pouches every January and February to give as Valentine gifts. I also think it’s fun to find interesting things to fill it with. I’ve mentioned a few more ideas on this page — and I’ve also linked you up to the free crochet pattern.

3. Crochet Baby Blanket With Heart Pattern

This soft, colorful baby blanket is based on two different crocheted square patterns that alternate. One is a striped heart square, and the other is a striped checkerboard square. To add visual interest, you can crochet each square in different colors — or not — whichever way you prefer.

If you use bunches of different colors in this pattern, it results in an eye-popping burst of color. If you use the same three colors for each square throughout, the results are less “busy,” and a little “calmer.” Either way, the blanket turns out gorgeous.


Pattern Details:

  • A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
  • Crochet Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

4. Basic Crochet Heart Applique

Basic Crochet Heart Applique

This cute little elongated heart applique is just begging to be decorated. How would you embellish yours? I’ve dressed mine up bunches of different ways — with ribbons, buttons and beads. One option is pictured here on this page, and you can click here to see more examples (and get a link to the free heart pattern).

5. Crochet Heart Applique With Beads

Crochet Heart Applique With Beads

This versatile heart design has a multitude of possible uses ranging from applique to ornament to photo frame. Dress it up with the beads of your choice. I used metallic beads in my sample project, but you could try using a colorful bead mix, or iridescent beads for a different look. Also, don’t be afraid to try beads in different shapes; see this snowflake pattern for an example of the same beadwork technique used with different-shaped beads.


Pattern Details:

  • A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
  • Crochet Skill Level: The skill level rating for this pattern varies a bit depending on the materials you use. If worked in thread as pictured, it’s a bit fiddly. It gets easier if you choose a more substantial yarn, although the size of the project does grow accordingly.
  • Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

Heart Knitting Patterns

If knitting is your technique of choice for making a heart project, we invite you to check out the following patterns:

1. Knit Heart — A Free Intarsia Knitting Pattern

Pattern Details:

  • A Free Knitting Chart is available for this design.
  • Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

2. Small Knit Rainbow Heart Shape

Pattern Details:

  • A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
  • Knitting Skill Level: Not mentioned in the pattern.
  • Pattern Designer: Karie Westermann