Classic Crochet Heart Appliqué

This crochet heart appliqué has a classic shape and a pretty center:

Crochet heart applique with a pink center and a purple edging.

I've crocheted the heart in two colors of the same yarn - I'm using a fingering yarn, Patons 100% Cotton 4 Ply with a 3 mm hook. My heart measures 2¾"/7cm across at the widest point.

The pattern below is given in both US and UK terms, so here are three pix for you all just to show you how things look as you go along:

Rounds 1 and 2 worked - and now we're joining in the second color for Round 3:

Joining in with 2nd color

Round 3 is finished, and we have 12 spaces to work our edging into:

12 3 chain spaces around the center circle

If you follow the instruction to use a stitch marker, joining into the last stitch of the edging is nice and easy!

Stitch marker in place showing where to join in and finish

Classic Crochet Heart Appliqué Pattern

US Terms

Round 1: ch 4; 12 dc into 4th ch from hook; join with ss into 1st dc (12 stitches worked.)

Round 2: ch 1, sc into same stitch; (ch 2, sc into next stitch) 11 times; ch 2, ss into 1st sc to join.

(12 2-ch spaces made.)

Tie off and gently tighten knot; weave this end under the back loop of the same stitch you joined into to the back of the piece and then down and around the center.

Round 3: Make a slip knot with your edging yarn; take the loop off your hook, then insert your hook into any 2-ch space and pull the loop through; ch 1, sc into same space.

(ch 3, sc into next 2-ch space) 11 times; ch 3, ss into 1st sc to join.

Round 4: We have 12 3-ch spaces to work into:

Space 1: ss into this 1st space, ch 1.

I put a stitch marker into the slip stitch just worked, as this is where we will finish the round.

hdc, dc, trc into same space.

Space 2: 6 trc

Space 3: trc, 3 dc

Space 4: 2 hdc, sc

Space 5: hdc, ch 1, hdc 

Space 6: sc, hdc, dc; ch 2, ss into 2nd ch from hook (picot made); ch 1.

Space 7: dc, hdc, sc

Space 8: hdc, ch 1, hdc

Space 9: sc, 2 hdc

Space 10: 3 dc, trc

Space 11: 6 trc

Space 12: trc, dc, hdc; ss into joining ss from last round (stitch marked.)

Tie off; again, I like to weave this end under the back loop of the ss I joined into.


UK Terms

Round 1: ch 4; 12 tr into 4th ch from hook; join with ss into 1st tr (12 stitches worked.)

Round 2: ch 1, dc into same stitch; (ch 2, dc into next stitch) 11 times; ch 2, ss into 1st dc to join.

(12 2-ch spaces made.)

Tie off and gently tighten knot; weave this end under the back loop of the same stitch you joined into to the back of the piece and then down and around the center.

Round 3: Make a slip knot with your edging yarn; take the loop off your hook, then insert your hook into any 2-ch space and pull the loop through; ch 1, dc into same space.

(ch 3, dc into next 2-ch space) 11 times; ch 3, ss into 1st dc to join.

Round 4: We have 12 3-ch spaces to work into:

Space 1: ss into this 1st space, ch 1.

I put a stitch marker into the slip stitch just worked, as this is where we will finish the round.

htr, tr, dtr into same space.

Space 2: 6 dtr

Space 3: dtr, 3 tr

Space 4: 2 htr, dc

Space 5: htr, ch 1, htr

Space 6: dc, htr, tr; ch 2, ss into 2nd ch from hook (picot made); ch 1.

Space 7: tr, htr, dc

Space 8: htr, ch 1, htr 

Space 9: dc, 2 htr

Space 10: 3 tr, dtr

Space 11: 6 dtr

Space 12: dtr, tr, htr; ss into joining ss from last round (stitch marked.)

Tie off; again, I like to weave this end under the back loop of the ss I joined into.


Two More Examples of this Heart

A three tone heart, working Round 1 in cream, Round 2 in violet, and Rounds 3 and 4 in darker purple. Not quite as neat at the back as I had to weave the violet-colored ends into the cream, but it's lovely from the front! This is made in Ricot Essentials Cotton DK and a 3 mm hook:

This heart is made in size 10 thread with a 1.75 mm hook:

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And here are some more hearts for you to crochet!

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