Amigurumi Heart Pattern

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve got the perfect little amigurumi heart pattern for you. You can make the heart in two sizes – the smaller size is about 1 3/4″ wide and the larger size is about 2 1/2″ wide (so they’re both pretty small). These hearts work up super quickly and only need a small amount of worsted weight yarn, a size E hook, and some stuffing.

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Amigurumi Heart Pattern

Materials needed:

  • Any worsted/aran weight yarn
  • Size E/3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch marker

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:

  • magic ring
  • sc – single crochet
  • invdec – invisible decrease

Finished Size:

The larger heart is about 2 1/4″ wide and the smaller heart is about 1 3/4″ wide.

Larger Heart (2 1/4″ wide):

First, you’ll crochet the two curves of the heart, then connect them together and crochet down to the tip of the heart.

R1: Sc 6 into a magic ring. (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
R3: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc) 3x around. (15)
R4: Sc in each st around.

Pull yarn through last stitch and cut, leaving long tail. Repeat rounds 1-4, but this time do not cut the yarn. You now have the top curves of the heart.

R5: Holding the first curve next to the second curve, sc into any stitch of the first curve (mark with a stitch marker as the first stitch of this round). Continue to sc around the first curve, leaving the final stitch unworked (when you reach the yarn tail, just hold it down and crochet over it for 1-2 stitches). Connect to the second curve, again leaving one stitch unworked (so the two unworked stitches are across from each other), and sc around the second curve. (28)

Use the yarn tail from the first curve to sew up the hole left by the skipped stitches in the middle of the curves.

making hearts step by step

R6: Sc in each st around. (28)
R7: (Sc in next 5 sts, invdec) 4x around. (24)
R8: (Sc in next 6 sts, invdec) 3x around. (21)
R9: (Sc in next 5 sts, invdec) 3x around. Start stuffing. (18)
R10: (Sc, invdec) 6x around. (12)
R11: Sc in each st around. Stuff completely.
R12: (Sc in next 2 sts, invdec) 3x around. (9)
R13: (Sc, invdec) 3x around. (6)

Smaller Heart (1 3/4″ wide):

R1: Using red, sc 6 into a magic ring. (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
R3-R4: Sc in each st around.

Pull yarn through last stitch and cut, leaving a tail. Repeat rounds 1-4, but this time do not cut the yarn. You now have the top curves of the heart.

R5: Holding the first curve next to the second curve, sc into any stitch of the first curve (mark with a stitch marker as the first stitch of this round). Continue to sc around the first curve, leaving the final stitch unworked (when you reach the yarn tail, just hold it down and crochet over it for 1-2 stitches). Connect to the second curve, again leaving one stitch unworked (so the two unworked stitches are across from each other), and sc around the second curve. (22)

Use the yarn tail from the first curve to sew up the hole left by the skipped stitches in the middle of the curves.

R6: Sc in each st around. (22)
R7: (Sc in next 3 sts, invdec) 4x around. Sc in last 2 sts. (18)
R8: (Sc in next 4 sts, invdec) 3x around. (15)
R9: (Sc in next 3 sts, invdec) 3x around. Start stuffing and continue until heart is completed. (12)
R10: (Sc in next 2 sts, invdec) 3x around. (9)
R11: (Sc, invdec) 3x around. (6)

Fasten off, using yarn needle to pull tightly through final stitches to close completely. Weave in end.

I hope you enjoyed making these little hearts. You can use this amigurumi heart pattern to add some love to this hedgehog too! The pattern for this little guy will be up on the blog within a week, but in the meantime you can find a premium version with complete picture support on Ravelry or Etsy.

hedgehog with amigurumi heart pattern

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All rights reserved. Designed and written by Jennifer Percival.  This pattern is property of Crochet to Play.  The written pattern and images are for personal use only.  Please do not redistribute, transfer, or sell the pattern or images, in part or in whole. Thank you.

6 Comments

  1. I just made one of the large hearts, it is my first “real attempt” at this sort of crochet and this went super easy for me. I loved the pattern and plan on making a ton more to send to my friends. Thanks for the great pattern.

  2. Can you give me a little more guidance for Round 5? How do you “Hold the first curve next to the second curve”? Is it side by side? If so, how? Are you only working into 1 of the curves? And then how do you join the two curves and continue? I want to make these for charity and would appreciate any help you can provide.

    1. Hi Mary,

      When you work rounds 1-4 twice, you have two cup-shaped curves. In round 5, you crochet around the curve/cup that you just finished in round four. Then with your other hand, hold the other curve/cup shape and single crochet into it and then around as described. This connects the two curves to make the top of the heart. This video shows the same idea (about minute nine): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlqgrLitQgs
      Hope that helps!

      Jennifer

  3. This pattern is absolutely fantastic! It is very easy to follow and understand. Also, I really appreciate when the amount of stitches is listed at the end of every round; that is a good way to check your work and stay on the right track. My little hedgehog ended up looking just like the photo. I was very pleased.

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