Crochet Heart Applique Free Pattern

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.



Materials:

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

crochet hook size L*

T-pins*

yarn needle*

scissors*



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Gauge:

3 dc X 1 row = 1″ x 1″

Stitches:

mc-magic circle

dc-double crochet-yarn over (yo) and insert your hook into the stitch to be worked, yo again and draw up a loop, yo again and pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through the 2 loops on your hook.

ch-chain

ss-slip stitch

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



Pattern:

Start with a MC.

1. 9 dc into the mc, ss to the top of the 1st dc to join. (9)

2. Ch 2, 2 dc into the 1st from the previous round, 2 dc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next, 2 sc in the next, 1 dc into the next stitch (this will be your tip), 2 sc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next, 2 dc in the next and 2 dc into the last stitch, ch 2 and ss to 1st stitch of round 1 (this forms the indent at the top of the heart.

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




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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

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.




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

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

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!




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

Eccola! So fast and easy!

 

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