a crocheted heart

How to crochet a red heart for Valentine’s day with a good readable pattern made with a new design tool, an easy start for beginners!

How to crochet a red heart for Valentine’s day.

Nederlandse versie vind je hier!

It is almost Valentine’s day. That’s why I made a diagram of a heart, made with my new handy pattern tool, a tool made to make a pattern more readable regardless of the language! There is also another pattern made with this tool, also a very easy to crochet rose.

several hearts together

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The following diagram is so simple to read that the heart becomes easy to make and you are going to love this kind of patterns!

Diagram

Diagram of a crocheted heart
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Like in my post of a rose, I hope the drawing is clear enough so that an explanation is not required. But of course there is an explanation further on! If you want a better overview just click on the diagram to see on one page a complete presentation of the diagram.

Legend
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I think that even with this simple pattern you can already properly detect the benefits of the diagram. First, there are mainly 5 branches in the drawing, each representing a tour. Each branch starts with a thick arrow and you can easily follow each branch with the direction of the thinner arrows. Second, you immediately see how often you have to repeat a stitch. You don’t have to count on the pattern yourself.

A side note: I am certainly not saying that patterns fully drawn with all the necessary stitches are bad, not at all, I think that both representations can also perfectly complement each other. With the new diagram you immediately see what you have to do, with such a drawing you immediately see the shape you need to achieve.

Explanation

Each tour is divided into 3 different colors to represent the 3 parts of a heart, the right wing, the point and the left wing. The colors in both views are almost the same, making it easier to compare.

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The well-known American notations are used. If you need a translation, refer to this table to convert the notations used.

Start with a magical ring

Tour 1

  • crochet 8 single crochets in the ring

Close with a slip stitch

Tour 1

Tour 2

  • start with 2 chains counting as the first double crochet and a double crochet in the first stitch
  • crochet 2 double crochets in each single crochet of the first tour

Close the tour with a slip stitch

After tour 2
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Tour 3 :

First wing

  • start with a single crochet
  • a half double crochet  and a double crochet in the next stitch
  • two double crochets in the same next stitch
  • two double crochets in the same next stitch
  • two double crochets in the same next stitch
Tour 3 first wing

Point

  • a double crochet
  • a double crochet
  • a double crochet and a triple crochet in the next stitch
  • a triple crochet and a double crochet in the next stitch
  • a double crochet
  • a double crochet
Tour 3 point

Second wing

  • two double crochets in the same next stitch
  • two double crochets in the same next stitch
  • two double crochets in the same next stitch
  • a double crochet  and a half double crochet in the next stitch
  • end with a single crochet

Close the tour with a slip stitch

Tour 3 second wing
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Tour 4

First wing

  • start with a single crochet
  • 2 half double crochets in same stitch
  • half double crochet and double crochet in the same stitch
  • 2 double crochets in same stitch
  • 2 double crochets in same stitch
  • 1 half double crochet
Tour 4 first wing

Point

  • 6 single crochets in the next 6 stitches
  • double crochet and triple crochet in the next same stitch
  • triple crochet and double crochet in the next same stitch
  • 6 single crochets in the next 6 stitches
Tour 4 point

Second wing

  • 1 half double crochet
  • 2 double crochets in same stitch
  • 2 double crochets in same stitch
  • double crochet and half double crochet in same stitch
  • 2 half double crochets in same stitch
  • end with a single crochet

Close the tour with a slip stitch

Tour 4 second wing

Tour 5 and final tour

First wing

  • start with two single crochets in the first two stitches
  • two half double crochets in the next two stitches
  • a double crochet in the next stitch
  • two double crochets in the next same stitch
  • two double crochets in the next same stitch
Tour 5 first wing

Point

  • 10 double crochets in the next 10 stitches
  • double crochet and a triple crochet in the next same stitch
  • triple crochet and double crochet in the next same stitch
  • 10 double crochets in the next 10 stitches
Tour 5 point

Second wing

  • two double crochets in the next same stitch
  • two double crochets in the next same stitch
  • a double crochet in the next stitch
  • two half double crochets in the next 2 stitches
  • two single crochets in the next 2 stitches

Close this tour with a slip stitch.

Tour 5 second wing

End. You finished your beautiful Valentine heart!

As you see, the explanation is really long because I used various stitches in various ways so some tours are made of a variety of stitches.– I hope you didn’t need this, 🙂 just because my new pattern tool is brilliant!– But anyway, it can always be used to be sure!

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A garland of hearts as an example of what you can make with these hearts! 

Start wit 10 chains en close it as a ring. Crochet again 10 chains and hook a first heart on it with a single crochet. Crochet 20 chains and again hook the next heart wit a single crochet on the garland. Add as many hearts as you wish to the garland!

Happy Valentine’s day!

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