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Chunky Crochet Heart A Free Crochet Pattern

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Learn how to crochet a chunky heart to appliqué on to your hats, scarves, or blankets. This crochet heart pattern works up easily and with very little yarn.

Looking for a way to use leftover yarn scraps? Crochet hearts and add them to your finished projects for friends and loved ones to enjoy.

I love any excuse to crochet and create, so Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason. Create a crochet heart to adorn your little sweetheart’s hat, scarves or blankets.

I used chunky yarn in this heart pattern. So it works up super quick-in only two rounds.

Be sure to watch the video on exactly how to crochet this heart, plus I’ve included a photo tutorial for sewing your applique on-perfect for beginners.

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Materials

6yds/5m super bulky (6) yarn, I’m using Lion Brand’s Hometown* in NY White & Cincinnati Red

7mm crochet hook*

T-pins*

yarn needle*

scissors*

If you’re looking for the chunky hat that I use in this tutorial you can find the pattern {in 10 sizes} here: Chunky Bear Beanies

baby hat, sizes newborn to 12 months, red hat, white heart applique

Skill Level

Easy

Purchase an ad-free version of this pattern, plus my Heart GiftCard Holder pattern in this 2 pattern bundle, here.

Gauge:

3 dc X 1 row = 1″ x 1″

Abbreviations/Stitches

ch-chain

dc-double crochet

hdc-half double crochet

mc-magic circle

sc-single crochet 

sl st-slip stitch

tr-treble crochet


Crochet Heart Tutorial:

picture of white chunky crochet heart on read chunky beanie crochet pattern

Chunky Crochet Heart

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet a heart in chunky weight yarn.

Materials

  • 10-15 yds super bulky (6) yarn, I’m using Lion Brand’s Hometown in NY White & Cincinnati Red

Tools

  • crochet hook 7mm size L
  • T-pins
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions

Start with a MC.

  1. 9 dc into mc, sl st to top of 1st dc to join. (9 sts)
  2. Ch 3, 2 tr into the first st, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st (this will be your tip), 2 sc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st and 2 tr in last st, ch 2 and sl st to 1st st of Rnd 1 (this forms the indent at the top of the heart).

Finishing

  1. Leave a long tail to sew your applique on to a hat, blanket or other accessory.

Notes

Watch the full, step by step video tutorial on YouTube.

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How to Sew Your Applique On:

baby hat, sizes newborn to 12 months, red hat white heart, how to sew on applique

1. Thread your yarn needle with the long tail you left.

baby hat, sizes newborn to 12 months, red hat, white heart applique

2. Position your heart. I placed mine on the right side of the hat. T-pins are more useful than regular pins for positioning crochet applique or amigurumi pieces, but regular pins work too!

baby hat, sizes newborn to 12 months, red hat white heart, how to sew on applique
baby hat, sizes newborn to 12 months, red hat white heart, how to sew on applique

3. Weave your needle through the stitches of the hat, but only catch the top strands of the yarn stitches-don’t go around the whole stitch.

4. Bring your needle back up through the applique. Work it under the top two loops-exactly where you would put your crochet hook.

baby hat, sizes newborn to 12 months, red hat white heart, how to sew on applique

5. Continue sewing the applique down, weave in and out evenly, shaping as you go. Check and adjust as you sew, it’s easier to unthread and reposition now, if needed.

baby hat, sizes newborn to 12 months, red hat, white heart applique
baby hat, sizes newborn to 12 months, red hat, white heart applique

6. Finish off: cut yarn and weave tail in. Appliques are nice because you can weave it under the heart. If done correctly, you won’t see your stitches on the underside of your applique. Not that it matters so much on a hat, but if you applique on to blankets or scarves you might not want to see the stitches!

Eccola! So fast and easy!

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