How to crochet the heart stitch

Published on 4 August 2020 2 min read

This technique will seriously make your heart skip a stitch! Learn how to crochet the most adorable heart motif with this step-by-step tutorial from Hopeful Honey. Whether it's a huggable baby blanket, a cute cardi, a Valentine's gift or romantic Anniversary project - the heart stitch will give a little extra love to all your crochet crafts!

Heart stitch tutorial


This tutorial uses US crochet terms.


Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Hdc - Half double crochet


Chain in multiples of 6 + 3 in your main colour of choice. In this tutorial Hopeful Honey uses white.


Row 1: Skip 3 chains from your hook, 1 dc in the 4th chain. Crochet 1 dc in every chain stitch until you reach the end of row 1. At the end of the row chain 1 and turn your work.


Row 2: 1 sc in first stitch (same stitch as chain 1). 1 sc in the next stitch and continue to sc crochet along every stitch until you reach the end of row 2. 1 sc in the top of the chain and change your yarn colour to whatever shade you would like your heart design to be.


Row 3: ch 2, turn your work. Crochet a cluster of 3 dc in the first crochet. Ch 2. Skip 5 stitches. Crochet your next cluster stitch of 3 dc. Ch 2. Crochet another cluster stitch in that same stitch to form your first heart.


Skip the next 5 stitches. Repeat. At the end of row 3, skip 5 stitches and crochet a cluster in the last stitch of the row, changing back to your main yarn colour. Chain 1 and turn your work.


Row 4: Chain 1 and turn your work. 1 sc in first stitch, ch 1, crochet 1 hdc in the 2nd skipped stitch 2 rows below and in the 3rd and 4th stitch, working over chain 2 section in the previous row.


Ch 2. 1 sc in the chain 2. Ch 2 and repeat step 6 working again over the next chain 2 section (working into the 2nd, 3rd and 4th skipped stitch). Chain 2. 1 sc in the chain two. Repeat until the end of row 4. Ch 1. Crochet 1 sc at the top of the cluster stitch.


Row 5: Ch 2, turn your work. 1 dc in chain 1 space. Work 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Work 1 dc in the next chain stitch. 1 dc in the next sc space. And a dc in the chain 2 space. Repeat.


Once you’ve reached the end of row 5, crochet 1 dc in that chain 1 space. 1 dc in the last stitch of the row. Repeat row 2-5 to continue your heart crochet stitch design.

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