Basic Crochet Heart Applique Learn How to Crochet a Basic Heart Applique With This Free Pattern

If you’re looking for a versatile heart pattern that can take on many different “personalities,” this basic crochet heart applique is a fantastic choice. The pictures below show you just a few different possibilities for different ways you could style it.


Basic Crochet Heart Applique Worked in Silk Yarn, and Embellished With a Czech Glass Button
Here’s the basic crochet heart applique worked in Knitpicks “Swish” DK wool yarn. The official color name for this delightful shade of burgundy is Holly Berry. I used a size H / 8 – 5.0 mm crochet hook to crochet this example. Then I embellished it with ribbon and a colorful wooden button. The finished heart applique measures a bit less than 3″ wide by 3″ high.

Basic Crochet Heart Applique, Worked in Cotton Embroidery Floss and Embellished With a Satin Ribbon Bow -- Plus Materials You'll Need for Crocheting a Heart Applique Similar to This One.
Basic Crochet Heart Applique, Worked in Cotton Embroidery Floss and Embellished With a Satin Ribbon Bow — Plus Materials You’ll Need for Crocheting a Heart Applique Similar to This One.

Materials Needed to Crochet This Applique:


You can use just about any sort of yarn, thread or fiber to crochet this little heart-shaped applique. I suggest using leftover yarn from other projects if you have any available. Additionally, you’ll need a crochet hook in a comfortable size for working with your chosen material. A tapestry needle is useful for weaving in ends, and for stitching your applique to another crochet or knitting project. You may also want to choose some other pretty accents like ribbons, buttons, beads or smaller appliques to embellish your heart.


If you don’t add any embellishments, a little round hole will be visible in the center area of the heart shape. There are ways to take advantage of the hole as a design feature; for example, you could sew a round, three-dimensional button onto a hat or other project, and then use the hole as a buttonhole for “buttoning” the heart onto the hat. You’d probably also want to stitch the heart to the hat (or project) to secure it better.


Pattern Details:

You crochet this design in three rounds, starting with a center ring and working your way outward. In the first two rounds, you start out by creating a circle shape, then in the third round you transform the circle into a heart.


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  • Crochet Skill Level: Easy
  • Crochet Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

Finished Size:

Your hearts could be different sizes depending on the materials you use and other factors. If you want a small heart applique, use crochet thread or fine yarn. If you want a large heart shape, crochet with a bulky, chunky or jumbo yarn.

Abbreviations:

Instructions for How to Crochet a Heart Applique:

ch 5. sl st to join to beg of round.

Rnd 1: ch 1, work 11 sc sts in ring.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next sc, then work 2 sc sts in ea of the next 10 sc. You should have a total of 21 sc sts. sl st to join the work to the beg of the round.


Rnd 3: ch 1.

sc in next sc.

In next sc, work 3 sts as foll: 2 dc and 1 tr.

In next sc, work 3 sts as foll: 2 tr and 1 dc.

Work 1 hdc in ea. of the next 3 sts.

Work 1 sc st in ea of the next 3 sts.

hdc in next st.

Work the lower point of the heart in the next st as foll: dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc.

Crochet the Other Half of the Heart:


hdc in next st.

Work 1 sc st in ea of the next 3 sts.

Work 1 hdc in ea. of the next 3 sts.

In next sc, work 3 sts as foll: 1 dc and 2 tr.

In next sc, work 3 sts as foll: 1 tr and 2 dc.

sc in next sc.

sl st to join the work in the next st.

Optional Rnd 4: You can use the same color, or change colors if you like. Work 1 sl st in ea st all the way around the outside of the heart shape.

Finishing:

Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail that’s long enough for sewing the heart applique to another project. Weave in your other loose end. Block if desired.

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