This crochet heart gift card holder is the perfect way to personalize “just a gift card” gifts! It’s quick to work up, so create a few for Valentine’s day, birthday gifts, mother’s day, graduation, father’s day… any time is a great time to give a little handmade heart!
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tapestry needle, scissors, button, needle and thread
4 hdc = 1 inch
Crochet Heart Pattern Notes:
Chain stitches at the beginning of rows do NOT count as a stitch. Make your first stitch of the row in the same stitch as the chain. Pattern is worked in rows, from the bottom point of the heart up.
Stitches used: ch-chain, sc-single crochet, hdc-half double crochet, dc-double crochet, sc2tog-single crochet two together (decrease): insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Row 1: Chain 2, sc in 2nd chain from your hook, turn (1) This is probably the trickiest part since you’re starting with so few chains.
Row 2: Ch 1, make 3 sc into the same stitch (3)
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc, 2 hdc, hdc, turn (4)
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc next 2 sts, 2 hdc, turn (6)
Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc, hdc next 4 sts, 2dc, turn (8)
Row 6: Ch 2, 2 dc, hdc next 6 sts, 2 dc, turn (10)
Row 7: Ch 2, 2 dc, hdc next 8 sts, 2 dc, turn (12)
Row 8: Ch 2, 2 dc, hdc next 10 sts, 2 dc, turn (14)
Row 9: Ch 2, 2 dc, hdc next 12 sts, 2 dc, turn (16)
Row 10: Ch 2, 2 dc, hdc next 14 sts, 2 dc, turn (18)
Row 11: Ch 2, 2 dc, hdc next 16 sts, 3 dc, turn (21) *Here you’re creating a odd number of stitches. Add a stitch marker to stitch #11, this will be the center between humps. You should have 10 stitches on either side.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc next 10 sts, turn (10)
Row 13: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 6 sts, sc2tog, turn (8)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc next 8 sts, turn (8)
Row 15: Ch1, sc2tog, sc next 4 sts, sc2tog, turn (6)
Row 16: Ch 1, sc next 6 sts, turn (6)
Row 17: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 2 sts, sc2tog, turn (4)
Row 18: Ch 1, sc2tog 2X, finish off.
Flip the heart over and join yarn at opposite end to form the second hump of the heart. Repeat rows 12-18, leaving the center stitch unworked.
If using contrasting color, change now. Sc around your heart, be sure to crochet over your tails,
work two stitches into the point of the heart, chain 4 (or more if using a large button), sc a 3rd time into the point of the heart, securing the chain button loop,
and continue sc around the heart, slip stitch and fasten off.
Sew button into the dip at top of heart.
Add a gift card for your loved one and button in place!