I love granny squares and can’t seem to stay away from them for very long. There is something about the timeless and classic square that just draws me in. I thought it would be fun to have a heart granny square crochet pattern to include in some of my Valentine’s crafts. I worked up a bunch and finally got it the way I like. And of course I wanted to share it with you all …
Heart Granny Square Crochet Pattern
Here’s what you need to work up the Heart Granny Square Crochet Pattern :
- 2 colors worsted weight yarn
- H hook
- tapestry needle, scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, U.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart.
Finished size: approx. 4½ in.
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With color A, make a magic ring (as an alternative to the magic ring, you can ch 4 and join with a slip stitch in furthest chain from hook to form a ring).
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), working into the ring, work 3 hdc, 3 dc, ch 1, Sl st in ring, ch 1, continue working in ring 3 dc, 3 hdc, join — 14 sts (not counting chains).
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), work 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc in next, 2 dc in next, 3 dc in next, ch 1, Sl st in Sl st from previous round, ch 1, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next, 1 dc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, join — 20 sts (not counting chains).
Round 3: Working in front loops only, Sl st in each st around, join and fasten off — 20 sts.
Round 4: Join Color B in back loop of the first st after join, ch 2 (counts as hdc), working in back loops only this round, work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc] in next st (1st corner made), 1 hdc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, [1 hdc, ch 3, 1 hdc] in next st (2nd corner made), 1 hdc in next, ch 2, skip next 2 sts (as well as the Sl st between them), 1 hdc in next, [1 hdc, ch 3, 1 hdc] in next st (3rd corner made), 1 hdc in next, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc] in next st (last corner made), 1 hdc in next st, ch 2, join in top of beg ch — 16 sts and 8 ch-sps.
Round 5: Sl st in next st and in ch-sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), work [2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in same ch-sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2, *[3dc, ch3, 3 dc] in next ch-sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2, rep from *twice more, join in top of beg ch — 36 sts and 12 ch-sps.
Round 6: ch 1 (d0es not count as st), work 1 sc in same st as join and each of the next 2 sts, 3 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in ch-sp, *1 sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in ch-sp, rep from *twice more, join — 64 sts.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Block to shape if desired … you can find my free tutorial on How to Block Knit and Crochet Items here.
Is the above pattern the corrected version then.
How about the heart pattern in UK terms? Would be helpful.
Mary A Huff says
Thank you so much that your patterns have a printer friendly version! I love that!
I have tried making hearts and never can get the count right. So what! There are pleanty of other patterns you have that excite me.
Where is the printer friendly version for the Heart Granny Square? I don’t see it anywhere. Can you help please?
I’ve attempted to make this 4 times, I’m on my 5th now and there’s something wrong with the heart pattern. In Round 3, the heart loses its shape and buckles inward. I’ve tried it with cotton and WW yarn and two different hook sizes and I keep getting the same results. It looks like a leaf and not a heart and it cups upward. the Ch2 should not count as a stitch…the counts are not right.
Jenni Lenz says
I have fallen in love with this pattern and want to make an afghan for our granddaughter for Valentines day. Approximately how much yarn would I need and what size would be recommended.
Qthank you, so wonderful to share. It is all so neat.
Linda Kerr says
I love this pattern. Could you email it to me?
Arlene brands says
How do I print the pattern without all the comments?
Kathie petitto says
The magic ring instruction does not specify how many stitches.
How many stitches did you do in the magic ring?
Hi Katie 🙂 Just follow as indicated in Round 1
You did not answer question . How many chains for magic ring?
Hi May 🙂 after making the magic ring, ch 2 and continue with Round 1.
Thank you for sharing this pattern.
I’ve tried several times but the pattern doesn’t work. The bottom part of the heart remains smaller when the square is finished. I’m so sorry, it looked very nice in your photos.
I had to click on this (I found it on Pinterest of course) just to see why it was blocked. And HOW it was blocked. Using a child’s puzzle play piece (the kind you put on the floor for them, in case anyone hasn’t see them — they build the puzzle on the floor and it is a cushy place to play — until I had a granddaughter, I’d never seen one!) is BRILLIANT. When my granddaughter isn’t here, her blocks will be put to good use.
Other than that, this is a darling idea, and I shall do this for ALL my granddaughters — three of them. I wanted to make a poncho for them, and this is just what is needed for the bottom! Thanks!
Suzanne Broadhurst says
Thank you for pointing out the cushy puzzle piece. I missed it completely in my excitement over the pattern itself. My kiddos just started college, so no little ones to borrow from, but I’ll keep my eye open for one at a thrift store. Cleverness right there!
I love this heart granny square i just cant get it right 🙁
on round 3 when working in the front loops only what do i do when i get to the middle of the heart because mine ends up looking like a petal/kidney and nothing like a heart 🙁 ive crocheted amigurumi monsters,hats and gloves for my boys,afew granny squares,african flowers but this is driving me nuts.i even checked the pattern to see if i had printed it before you edited the pattern its just not working out right 🙁 Any chance of a photo turorial? or vid? or chart? this pattern is beating me i had great ideas for it 🙁
Hi Becky 🙂 I added a stitch chart to the pattern. Hope that helps!
Thank you very much 🙂
Sally Martin says
So when you are squaring things off, you start off with a dc, ch 3, and then switch to idc ch3…which is it?
I LOVE granny squares too! The humble granny square was the first crochet item I made!
I love granny squares too! This would make a great lap blanket or baby blanket or even larger like a bed cover. I think It could be used for table settings also. It is a very sweet pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Debi Y. says
Your heart granny square is so cute. I have a feeling it’s going to be a real popular pattern around the crochet blog world. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us. 🙂
This is so lovely, thanks for the pattern. I’m going to give them a try this evening.
Thank you for sharing, this is so pretty!
Eve S. says
Thanks for sharing!!!!! My use these as some kind of valentine “card.”
Very cute square! However, I tried it several times last night because (I with you, Charlotte) the corners weren’t lining up.
The hitch seems (to me) to be Round 3. The math (stitch count) and the photos don’t seem to account for that round.
I tried skipping Round 3 and it helped. And looks more like the photo, too.
I’m glad I’m not the only one having trouble with this. I was so excited to try this adorable pattern, but couldn’t get it to come out right. I know how to read a pattern, but I thought I was doing something wrong. Haven’t tried omitting 3rd round of the heart, but it looked like that was the problem to me as well.
You are correct … it was an error on my part … the pattern is correct now. Sorry!
Thank you so much for the speedy correction, Kara. 🙂
I told my daughter last night: “My heart is broken.”
After a few more attempts, I pouted as I ripped out my stitches again: “I’ve had heart failure.”
Now, I can tell her my heart is repaired and beating as it should. Thank you!
Thank you so much for the correction and thanks for sharing this cute pattern.:-)
You are correct … that round 3 shouldn’t have been there … I forgot to delete it when cutting and pasting. I corrected the pattern and it should work now. Thanks for the catch!
Dont know if im doing something wrong on the heart but when i go to do the next round my corners arent in the right places 🙁 help lol
Nope, the error was mine … it is corrected now.
So sweet. Thank you for the pattern.
Elisabeth Andree says
Very, very nice Kara! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!
jean miller says
Indeed what a beautiful pattern. I am making a granny square afghan for a very young great granddaughter..just seems appropiate and this heart pattern is perfect. Thank you very much.
So glad you like it, Jean 🙂