You can use this free graph for crocheting various heart projects, as pictured below — or as conceived in your own imagination.
In heart pictured in the the photo above, only the red squares were crocheted. After finishing the chart, the edges were a bit jaggedy, so a round of surface crochet slip stitches was added around the edge.
Tapestry Crochet Heart Square
The heart design pictured above is a square that was crocheted using the tapestry crochet technique. To create this design, you’d interpret each square on the graph as one single crochet stitch. You would crochet overtop of your inactive color, and follow the graph to see where to change colors.
To add additional emphasis, you can use surface crochet slip stitch to outline the heart shape and make it stand out.
What to Do With These Crochet Hearts
1. If you crochet the heart shape shown in the first photo using worsted weight cotton yarn, it’s just the right size for becoming a heart-shaped dishcloth.
2. I made two of the heart shapes, then joined them together to make a heart-shaped pouch.
3. You could use the squares to make a blanket or pillow.
Those are just a few ideas; add your own ideas to the list for even more fun.
Decorating Your Crochet Hearts
After you crochet your hearts, remember that it might be fun for you to decorate ’em. If you want to give that a try, you’ll find plenty of ideas, inspiration and patterns for this on our website, and the Internet. We invite you to look at the following pages:
- Trims and Edgings — If you’re clever enough to figure out how to add an edging around your hearts, the effect will likely be gorgeous. I didn’t get that far with mine, but I’ll let you in on a secret for a trick that to me seems much easier: crochet a straight piece of trim or edging the same width as your heart, then stitch it to the heart close to the center.
You can place additional embellishments overtop of the trim. An example of this strategy is pictured in the heart on the right side of the photo above. This is a relatively quick way to add visual appeal.
If you want to save even more time, you could do the same with store-bought ribbon, lace or trim.
- Flower Patterns — Knitted and crocheted flowers make lovely embellishments for your crocheted hearts.
- You can find even more inspiration on this page of free Valentine patterns to knit and crochet.