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Crochet Patterns Incorporating Heart Motifs and Heart Shapes

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Free heart patterns are fun to have on hand for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. You can use them to make gifts for friends and loved ones, or you can crochet lovely heart projects for your own celebrations.

This list features a fantastic variety of heart patterns for crochet.

NEW! Small Crochet Heart Applique

Small Crochet Heart Applique Stitched Onto a Little Granny Square
Small Crochet Heart Applique Stitched Onto a Granny Square. © Amy Solovay. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured here, we have a small heart applique stitched onto our simple rows and rounds granny square, which is also available as a free crochet pattern on our website. Of course, if you would like to make this applique, you can stitch it to whatever stitchable surface strikes your fancy. And if you want to attach it to a non-stitchable surface, I suppose you could try gluing it -- although I haven't personally tried this yet to know for sure how it would turn out. I imagine that it could be really cute if glued to hair clips or plastic headbands. It would also be adorable if stitched to crocheted headbands as well.

NEW! Basic Crochet Heart Applique

Heart Applique
Heart Applique -- Photo & Free Crochet Pattern Are © Amy Solovay. All Rights Reserved.

This little applique would make a "heartfelt" accent that you can attach to many different sorts of craft projects, or perhaps even non-projects (for example, store-bought items that you didn't make.)

NEW! Fabric Crochet Heart Coasters and Trivet

Heart-Shaped Coaster or Trivet
Heart-Shaped Coaster or Trivet -- Photo © Amy Solovay

The "personality" of these hearts could change substantially, depending on the fabric you choose for crocheting them. I've chosen an eye-catching red and white batik design that has small accents of purple and green. Hand-dyed fabrics are ideal for this project, but it could also be interesting to try using prints, especially florals. There are many possibilities.

My sample heart is the right size to use as either a coaster or a small trivet / hot pad.

These would be lovely to use for everyday entertaining, or for entertaining on special occasions such as Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Basic Heart Shape

Crocheted Heart Shape
Crocheted Heart Shape - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

You could think of this crocheted heart shape as more of a "building block" than a finished project. There are so many ways you could use it.

Crocheted Heart Pouch

Crocheted Valentine Heart Pouch Embellished With Pretty Flowers and Bow
Crocheted Valentine Heart Pouch Embellished With Pretty Flowers and Bow -- Photo © Amy Solovay

If you need an idea for using the heart shape linked above, here's one of my favorites: it's a pretty zippered heart-shaped pouch. You could fill it with sweet treats or a small gift for someone special; or you could keep it for yourself if you prefer. I'm using mine to hold love notes and small Valentine cards, but I think I'll work on making a few more to give to friends.

Crocheted Square With Heart Motif

Crocheted Square With Heart Motif
Crocheted Square With Heart Motif -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

There are about a zillion possible things you can do with crocheted squares. This square features a heart motif, making it perfect for Valentine's Day or other romantic occasions.

Crochet Heart Squares With Borders

Crochet Heart Squares
Crochet Heart Squares -- Photo © Amy Solovay

All three of these crocheted heart squares coordinate with my series of mix and match afghan squares. You can use these squares together with other squares in the series if you like.

Striped Crochet Heart Patterns

Striped Crochet Heart Patterns
Striped Crochet Heart Patterns -- Photo © Amy Solovay

I've created a multi-purpose striped heart chart that you can use in a variety of different ways. Pictured at left are a few ideas.

Striped Heart Baby Afghan Square

This cute baby afghan square was made using acrylic baby yarns in pastel colors. I've created some other coordinating squares to go along with this one; use them to make a unique multicolored baby afghan.

Striped Heart Potholder in Tapestry Crochet

Cheerful striped heart potholders could be a fun addition to any style of kitchen decor. These potholders are an interesting crochet project; frequent color changes create an intriguing optical illusion as you work. You'll create the striped heart design using the tapestry crochet technique.

Circle With a Heart Design

I decided to try working the striped heart design in a circle shape instead of a square. My original plan was to use it for making felted coasters; I think the design could be used for that purpose, but my first attempt at making them turned out too big. Conclusion: for ordinary-sized coasters, you'd have to use yarn that's finer than worsted weight.

Coasters aren't the only project you could use this design for making. If you need to crochet a circle to include in other types of projects you might want to make, this is one you could consider using. You can click here to get the free circle heart chart.

See Also: Free crochet coaster patterns

Heart Sampler Baby Afghan

Heart Sampler Baby Blanket
Heart Sampler Baby Blanket -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This is one example of a baby blanket you could make with the striped heart square linked above.

Coral Hearts Baby Afghan

Coral Patchwork Baby Afghan With Heart and Checkerboard Designs
Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Here's another example of a baby afghan you can make using striped heart squares.

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