Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Free crochet pattern heart ♥

Mijn excuses voor degenen die geen Engels kunnen lezen, deze post gaat over de Engelse vertaling van het hartje van Karin aan de haak.

As promissed here is the post of the English translation of the little heart, designed by: Karin aan de haak.

Free crochet Pattern HEART

en rosa: Espanõl
Mi disculpa, yo hablar no Espanõl. Yo esperanza usted lata seguir por diagrama.
En 18 enero 2013 yo encontrado:

26-01-2013: en Francais (avec un grande MERCI à Renée Azéma)

Materials needed:
  • 100% mercerized cotton, suited for hook 3-4 mm
  • a crochet hook (crochet gancho) at least one size smaller than advised on the label of your skein (I used a 2mm hook)
  • tapestry needle
  • stuffing
  • accessories to decorate like: keyring, ribbon, buttons, beads, bells, felt etc.

ch  - chain                             cadena                  
SS – slip stitch                       cadena                   
SC – single crochet               punta bajo              
HDC – half double crochet    media vareta            
DC – double crochet             punto vareta            
TC – treble crochet               punto vareta triple
CH     ml (maille en l’air)

SC     ms (maille serrée)

HDC  dmb (demi-bride)

DC     br (bride)

TC     db (double bride)

(chart: with thanks to Teresa Richardson)

Note: I like to crochet quite tight for this project. You don't want gaps or the stuffing to show on the outside.

Start with chain 8.

Monter 8 ml (mailles en l’air)

Turn, and SC in second chain from hook and in the next 6 chains.
Tourner, et travailler le rang en ms (mailles serrées).

* Chain 1, turn, 1 SC in each sc * ;  repeat between * …... * 5 more times.
(You have now a total of 7 rows of 7 SC and completed a small square)
Note: In the original pattern of Karin, it  says to do 8 rows of 7 SC.
Faire 7 ms (mailles serrées) et une ml (maille en l’air) pour tourner.

Crocheter ainsi 7 rangs.

On obtient un petit carré.

Turn, crochet 7 TC in the center (4th stitch) along the side. SS in the opposite corner. You've made the first arch.
Tourner son travail. Faire une maille en l’air, sept doubles brides en piquant le crochet au milieu du côté du carré, 

Tilt your work and crochet another 7 TC in the center along the next side.
SS in the chain 1 (8th chain) of the starting chain. You've made the second arch.

Une maille serrée et sept doubles brides sur l’autre côté du carré.

Chain 3 (this will count as your first DC), work 6 DC evenly along the side.
On obtient une forme de cœur.

Faire ensuite le tour :

Crocheter trois mailles en l’air, six brides,

In the corner (where your tail is): do 1 DC – 1 TC – 1 DC.
pour la pointe : une bride, une double bride, une bride

Tilt your work again and make 7 DC evenly along the side.
 Continuer avec 7 brides.

Work 2 DC in each of the next 6 TC. In the 7th you do 1 HDC and 1 SC.
2 brides au 6 double brides précédent, dans le septième: 1 DemiB + 1 MS 

In the first TC of the next of 7-TC-set you do 1 SC and 1 HDC.
Work 2 DC in each of the next 6 TC.
Continuer avec: 1 MS + 1 DemiB au premier point. Dans les suivant 6 points: 2 brides

Cut the yarn, leaving an approx. 3 inch tail and pull the yarn through.

Terminer le cœur commes les photo's au dessous.

Put your crochethook in the first DC made in this last round (passed the chain3), grab the tail from the back and pull it through to the front.

Put your hook upwards in the front loop of the last DC made, grab the tail and pull it through downwards.

Put your hook from the backside to the front of the same last DC. Grab the tail and pull it through to the back of your work.

You sew the tail in along the back of the last DC's made. 

Don't do this too tight. You've just created a sort of mock-stitch that you will need when you crochet the 2 parts together. It replaces the top of the chain 3.

You can notice that this way it's hardly visible where your work ended. 

Crochet another heart.

Knock yourself out decorating the both parts.

Now you've come to the point were you can crochet the both parts together.
Put the wrong sides together and start at the bottom point.

Attach the yarn and do a chain 1. Work a SC in the same bottom stitch.
Work 1 SC in every next stitch.

When you've crocheted the last sc on the right arch, you could do a chain 30 and continue to crochet sc's in the left arch. This way you have made your own loop on which you can attach the keyring.

When you have approx. 6-7 stitches left, you can stuff your heart, but don't put too much in it.

Do the remaining SC's and work 2 SC in the same stitch were you've started.

Note: I use the tails to attach a bead or bell before sewing in. 

Attach a ribbon and keyring (or crochet your own ribbon).

Have fun crocheting your own heart ! 

You're welcome to email me if you feel something isn't clear to you yet.

I'll keep you in the loop ;)


update jan 2013:
feel free to email me a picture of your heart (with your name and country you live), to post it here.

September 2014,
Aren't these hearts lovely in soft tones ?!
Made by Lis who lives in Perth, Australia. Thank you Lis ♥

June 2014,
These adorable hearts are made by Nancy ♥ who lives in Dallas, Texas USA 

Jan. 12 2013: these gorgeous hearts are made by Gayle Simson, Scotland UK

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  1. Dank je wel voor de vertaling. Het ziet er prachtig uit!

  2. Jij hebt een heel mooie blog



  3. Wat een Prachtige spulletjes haak je, Groetjes Esther.

  4. bravo c'est vraiment très bien réussi et merci pour le tuto !

  5. Many thanks! I liked to look at your charming hearts every so often. Now I can follow your instructions and have fun too. Best wishes. Alexine

  6. I am so excited to attempt this. I have got my yarn ready and hook ready to go. Thankyou for the translation Jose. :-)

  7. Dank je wel voor jullie lieve reacties !


    Thank you so much for your kind comments !

  8. Preciosos José, me encantan tus corazones...

  9. Très jolis ! Merci pour le partage !

  10. Très jolis ! merci pour le partage !!

  11. These are beautiful, thank you x

  12. Thank you for sharing these are really pretty am in the process of making one the pictures really help too.
    Jilly x

  13. Thanks for such clear instructions. Would you have instructions for the flower?

    1. Hi Barbara, I'm glad to hear the instructions are okay.
      The flower isn't hard to make. I will post the tutorial in a few days.
      A little busy right now, sorry.
      ♥ José

  14. Gracias por compartir .Excelente tutorial.

  15. Thanks a lot!!! this is a really beautiful heart and with the diagram makes it much easier!!!
    Muchas Gracias :)

  16. Thank you for this heart, so cute

  17. merci beaucoup
    on peut faire des coeurs très differents avec la même base

  18. sublime merci pour le partage

  19. très joli ! merci pour le tuto :)

  20. Merci pour ce tuto si joli! Manuela

  21. trés joli merçi pour le partage

  22. Thank you for this work. I make everyone. Fotos in my blog.

  23. Ok can you give me the tutorial in french please

    1. je me excuse, mon Francais est res mauvais
      aucun tuto en Francais :(

  24. O mon Dieu! Ces couers sont merveilleux! Parfaitement ouvrage!

  25. Yay! I couldn't find the English instructions, but I found them through pinterest. Starting right away! Thank you. : )

  26. Thank You for a very good tutorial. Very easy to understand even if you´re not that good at crocheting.

    1. thanks for your positive feedback Sarah !

  27. Magnifiques, c'est une très belle idée, bien conçue et les explications tres claires, merci beaucoup de partager votre création et le travail que cela représente.
    Merci beaucoup, bonne journée.

  28. bedankt voor het hart! Groeten uit Argentinië

  29. merci pour ce tuto bien clair ! je pense en faire et montrer ce modèle à ma Maman, bientôt 91 ans ...
    bonne journée, amitiés, Nicole

    1. merci beaucoup Nicole !

      peut être la coeur remplir avec lavande pour votre maman ?

      excuser ma Francais

      ♥ José

  30. Vraiment ce tuto est super !!! Merci beaucoup pour ce partage !

  31. Muchas gracias, eres un encanto !

  32. Gracias por compartir estas bellezas.


  33. Just what i was looking for to make christmas decorations,

  34. Thank for such easy and clear instructions. Much appreciated.

  35. I have to tell you how much fun these are! My crochet has improved immensely thanks to your great instructions.

    1. you've made my day Chris ! ♥ .....
      I'm só curious about the hearts you ALL made, so feel free to send me your pics and I will post them.

  36. I love it! Dit is echt verslavend! :)

  37. Hi Jose, thanks a lot for the pattern... would you like me to transale it for you? I´m argentinian, and I teach English, so if you feel like having the pattern also in Spanish, just let me know.

    1. Hi Nana,
      I've sent you an email with my reply.
      Hope to hear from you soon.

  38. voilà, ma Maman en a fait, elle a beaucoup aimé, j'en parle là,
    encore merci José !

  39. merci très bel ouvrage, pas besoin d'éxplications en français le langage des "photos" suffit amplement! c'est une langue universelle hihi!! joyeuses fêtes de fin d'année!

  40. Wonderful! English text and pictures. Thank you! I will try this soon. :-)

  41. Merci beaucoup, images claires, précises, bonne soirée

  42. gracias por los graficos, para mi es mas facil tejer.
    lindos corazones.

  43. Thank you for the wonderful pattern! visit my blog :

  44. José! thanks for sharing the tutorial! it was really easy to do. Now, if I want to make the heart bigger to make, for example, a pillow or a bag, how would I have to keep going?

    1. hi Luciana, I think you'd better choose a different pattern if you want such a large heart.
      This pattern is probably not suited as a bag or pillow.

      ♥ José

  45. Thank you so much for sharing Jose. I loved the hearts and the sachet idea. I'll try to do some and see . Regards from your newest Brazilian follower

  46. Thank you,ya he hecho los mios,i like very much!
    Bss de España!

  47. I loved your pattern. Especially the drawings you have done. I made the hearts and posted here Thank you for the pattern.
    Regards from India.

  48. Thank you for sharing this! I've been looking for the perfect crocheted heart, and here it is Valentine's Day 2013, and I find this one. It was just what I was looking for! Happy Valentine's Day from Becca in Seattle, Washington!

  49. This is amazingly so cute just adore them cant wait to make some! u r so kind to share them! A big thank you ♥ xo

  50. E carinissimo,grazie di averlo condiviso.
    ciao Elisa

  51. merci pour le partage Bravo trop mimi c'est coeur une idée pour la fête des mères

  52. très joli coeur et merci pour l'excellent tuto
    amitiés de Malélé

  53. Have just got back into crocheting and this pattern is so easy and quick and such a lovely result...thank you so much for sharing :)

  54. Thank you for the great tutorial! And double thanks for providing it in English!! I am sure I will be making several of these in the near future.

  55. thank you so very much !! it's very well explained and with the graphs everybody can understand even without speaking englich

  56. Brill thanks for the pattern, easy to follow, looking forward to reading more of your blog.

  57. Adorei os seus corações e inspirei-me nos meus dias para fazer alguns. Pode vê-los aqui

    Dora Sofia

  58. Grazie davvero! Cuoricini meravigliosamente allegri, colorati e originali! Grazie, grazie!


  59. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern in english - fantastic :-) xx

  60. This is terrific and thanks for the translation! :) :)
    Lee Ann

    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog

  61. Hi how do I find the flower pattern used on these hearts?

    1. hi Ronda, it is here:

  62. Muito obrigada de Portugal :-). Love this!

  63. Thank you very much, José...
    Seguendo il tuo tutorial ho realizzato un cuoricini con dello spago....

  64. So beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorial, I will definitely make a couple of them... :)

  65. Ciao, oggi per caso ho trovato il tuo blog e l'ho trovato irresistibile, infatti mi sono subito iscritta e mi sono messa con molto entusiasmo a realizzare uno di questi fantastici cuoricini... Tante grazie se ti fa piacere passa a trovarmi ...
    un bacio a presto :-)

  66. Thanks so much for the pattern. BTW, slip stitch is called punto raso o punto deslizado in Spanish (hope that is of help)
    Sweet Faery Creations

  67. Coucou José,
    Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto très bien expliqué.Je t'ai trouvé grâce au blog de Berlaine.
    Dès que je l'aurais fait je t'envoie la photo.
    Bonne journée, bises et à bientôt

  68. Thank you very much for this nice pattern!I am still a beginner and I am very happy with my first heart done following your explanations.
    I would like to make some keychains as Xmas presents for my friends.

    I do not understand how you did the two colours decorations and the border of the first heart from right in the last picture.
    can you give some explanations?thanks a lot

    1. So nice you are making them too :D
      You just slip-stitch with your crochet-hook through the stitches of the heart. You could do it with a needle too.
      The border I improvised with very thin white yarn and made picots around the edge.
      I do hope that explaines it enough for you to go on.

  69. Muchas Gracias! Hermoso trabajo y aparentemente muy facil. Intentare hacer unos perfumeros de placard con ese diseño. Alejandra (Argentina)

  70. Very nice of you for sharing, Jose. Looks like it is easy to crochet following your diagrams.
    Rebloging worthy! (up)

  71. Thank you for the very beautiful and clear posting of the instructions for these hearts.
    Hearts are my favorite shape to crochet and I look for different patterns that include them.
    They are darling sewn onto the amigurumi dolls that I make, it adds that little love touch. Thanks Jose!

  72. Obrigado por este lindo tutorial.Atenciosamente Helena Regina Freitas.

  73. Marcella Traylor December 14,2013 T 6:29 AM the simple way is the best!! thankS you for the gift!!

  74. Merci beaucoup pour le partage ! Ce petit coeur me paraît très simple ! Je vais dès à présent m'en inspirer !

    Eline d'Elistyle (

  75. you pattern very nice may be you can see pattern
    see you bye

  76. Hello José
    I love your recipe for the crochet heart and have used it in various designs. I am making a blog at and would like to translate your recipe into Danish for my readers who may not understand an English recipe. Would you allow me to do that? I will of course give you all the credit for the design and link to your original recipe. I await your answer. Kind regards, Tina

    1. Hello :)
      Thank you for your kind response. The pattern is not mine, as I wrote in my post. It is originally made by Karin aan de haak.
      It is really not meant to be translated in all kinds of languages, including Danish. I'm sorry.
      My pictures show quite clear how it is made. That is a kind of international language.

  77. Piacere di conoscerti!Un post spettacolare!!!!!!!! Ciao

  78. Thank you for posting these hearts. They are adorable. This will definitely be my next crochet project