Tutorial: How to Crochet the Heart Stitch

Blossom Lady
Dec 01, 2023 09:20 AM
Tutorial: How to Crochet the Heart Stitch

Unveil the charm of the Heart Crochet Stitch, a delightful addition to your crochet repertoire. This stitch brings forth the sweetness of love through its adorable heart motif. Perfect for various projects, from blankets to accessories, the Heart Stitch is a testimony to the art of expressing affection through yarn.

The Heart Stitch is not just a stitch; it's a sentiment crafted with yarn and a hook. Its simplicity lies in a repetitive stitch pattern that forms endearing hearts, making it a perfect choice for projects dedicated to loved ones. Whether you're creating a cozy blanket, a stylish scarf, or a cute hat, this stitch adds an extra layer of warmth and sentiment.

Special Stitches for Extra Love

The only "special" stitch you need for the Heart Stitch is a Cluster Stitch, a simple technique of working two double crochet stitches together. This uncomplicated yet visually striking stitch creates the illusion of interconnected hearts, making your projects radiate love.

Crafting Your Heart Stitch:

Supplies:

  • Paintbox Cotton Aran in Paper White (Color A) and Raspberry Pink (Color B)
  • Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:

  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • CL = cluster (see special stitches below)
  • sk = skip
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • hdc = half double crochet

Cluster (CL): yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat between * * 2 times (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 4 loops on the hook.

Multiple: Chain multiples of 6 + 3 for the foundation chain

Sample: Chain of 33 in color A

Heart Crochet Stitch Tutorial:

Row 1: dc in the 4th ch from the hook (skipped chs count as 1st st), 1 dc in remaining chs to end. Turn. (31)

Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.

Row 3: With Color B, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc of 1st CL), 1 CL in the same st, ch 2, sk 5 sts, (1 CL, ch 2, 1 CL) in the next st, repeat between * * to last 6 sts, ch 2, sk 5 sts, 1 CL in the last st. Turn.

Row 4: With Color A, ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, ch 1, 1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd & 4th skipped sts from the previous row (working around the ch 2 sp), ch 2, sk next CL, 1 sc in the next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip next CL, repeat between * * to last ch 2 sp, 1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd & 4th skipped sts from the previous row, ch 1, sc in the last CL. Turn.

Row 5: ch 3, 1 dc in the next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 1 dc in the next ch 2 sp, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next ch 2 sp, repeat between * * to last 4 sts, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 1 dc in the next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in the last st. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 5 to your desired size.

Celebrate love with every stitch as you crochet the Heart Stitch into your creations. Whether it's a heartfelt gift or a symbol of self-love, this stitch adds an extra touch of warmth and affection to your projects. Happy crocheting!

Tutorial: How to Crochet the Heart Stitch
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Tutorial: How to Crochet the Heart Stitch
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