Quick and Easy Tiny Hearts Crochet Pattern: Gift for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or Anyday

Teeny Tiny Crochet Hearts

Leave loose ends to create tails or use to tie together for creating a garland of tiny hearts
Leave loose ends to create tails or use to tie together for creating a garland of tiny hearts | Source
Red hearts for your valentine!
Red hearts for your valentine! | Source
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Round 1 in Column Format

dc: double crochet

tr: treble crochet

dc: double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

tr: treble crochet

dc: double crochet

sc: single crochet

sc: single crochet

sc: single crochet

tr: treble crochet

sc: single crochet

sc: single crochet

sc: single crochet

Quick and Easy DIY Valentines to Crochet

Here is a quick last minute gift that will impress without much stress at all. Even if you aren't even familiar with the art of crochet you will be able to whip these up in no time. Use scraps of left over yarn for a colorful collection or try some red and pink ones in honor of St. Valentine.

You can attach/sew on ear wires for a cute pair of heart earrings, make a garland by attaching a collection of your crafty little hearts together or sew onto clothing such as t-shirts, jackets or a baby hat for a unique piece that any fashionista will adore.

Materials you will need

(H) Crochet Hook

Yarn in colors of your choice

Tapestry needle to tuck in loose ends

Abbreviations-See videos below for instruction

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

tr: treble crochet

Instructions

1. Foundation: (ch)Chain 4 and join with a (sl st) slip stitch to form the inner ring of your heart.

2. Round 1: dc, tr, dc, sl st, dc, tr, dc, sc, sc, sc, tr, sc, sc, sc, join to close heart and fasten off.

3. I find it easier to follow the steps above if they are in column form. See the list to the right for column format..

4. Finally weave in the stray yarn pieces at beginning and end or your heart or anywhere you have changed colors. Thread the embroidery needle with the yarn tail and carefully sew under and over to conceal and prevent from fraying over time.

5. Now is the time to get creative! You can make a pendant, earring or other jewelry by adding some ear wires or other jewelry pieces to your heart. You can make multiple tiny hearts and connect for a garland, bracelet, hairband, etc. Possibilities are endless! One of my favorites is to sew the heart on a baby hat, t-shirt, blanket or just about anything!

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Beware, these lovable mementos are addicting to make once you get the hang of it!
Beware, these lovable mementos are addicting to make once you get the hang of it! | Source

Additional Benefits from Crocheting

When I first started crocheting I was more focused on the beautiful yarn selection, rainbow of colors and the idea of creating something amazing in the least possible amount of time. Through trial and many errors I have learned that, much like life, nothing good ever comes easy. Only through dedication, persistence and the pressure to produce a baby blanket for my first and only grandchild, was I able to finally get the hang of it. If you are a beginner like me, you will no doubt find yourself googling certain stitches and tearing out rows of hard work after discovering that you misunderstood the directions. For this reason I will always try to include a video demonstration of each stitch included in the crochet pattern I post.

Most important to me, crocheting has allowed me to find a somewhat repetitive form of art that also allows me to exercise long lost creativity. If I feel stressed or nervous, I can pick up my handy crochet hook and my project in process and crochet my heart out (no pun intended) while soothing frayed nerves. Who knew that crocheting would become a form of therapy? Well, I am not complaining and will continue to reap the benefits of this productive outlet!

How to CH: Chain Stitch

How to SL ST: Slip Stitch

How to SC:Single Crochet

How to DC:Double Crochet

How to TR: Treble Crochet

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Kiera G 3 years ago from Australia

I agree, crochet is a great way to take the pain out of this consumerist world that we live in


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DIYmommy 3 years ago

I am really just beginning to delve into the world of crocheting. So far, I've found it to be really enjoyable and therapeutic....it's also great to know that you are creating something like this. While my husband was deployed to Kuwait for a year, I found crocheting to offer a nice welcoming respite while awaiting his return. Thanks for the great hub!


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for the instructions and the videos. I've been a knitter for a long time, but I haven't done much crocheting. I want to learn, though. These hearts look like a lovely way to practice the craft.


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Chatkath 3 years ago from California Author

Thanks Kiera- Must agree with you there, so much fun to actually create pricey items for pennies! So glad you came by!


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Chatkath 3 years ago from California Author

Greetings DIYmommy! It really is relaxing and can pass the time if you are anxious about something - in your case it sounds like a therapeutic hobby, a productive one as well. Best wishes to you and hubby and thank you for stopping by.


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Chatkath 3 years ago from California Author

Hi Alicia! I can relate, I used to watch my Grandma knit but I have always found crochet a bit easier. No doubt, you should pick it up in no time! Once you understand the stitches you can create most anything with a little patience! Good luck, let me know how it goes!


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Great demonstration Kath, I don't crochet, but my son learned how in college . . . hee. Him and his roomates used to make hats and scarves. He would probably catch on quick, but now he's too busy brewing his own coffee and beers, especially the beer! lol Anyway, I'll show him this! Hope all is well with you, Kathi :O)


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Chatkath 3 years ago from California Author

So nice to see you Kathi! That is so cool that your son learned how...I tried to get my son interested in my crochet efforts but he wasn't having it. All I got was a grunt. It's something I did sooo long ago and just tried again recently after seeing the price of a scarf I wanted. Some of the really beautiful furry-type yarns are difficult to work with though. Hope you are well, thank you for stopping by!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

I am so late reading this but it mattered not because it is so interesting and will certainly be useful again. I vote up,across and share. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Chatkath 3 years ago from California Author

Thanks Eddy. So good to see you! I seem to always be running behind, so many hubs to read and so little time! See you soon - hope you and your are all happy and healthy!

Kathy


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

These are so cute! I really miss crocheting and should get back into it.

Pinning sharing and Voting +++


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

These are delightful little hearts and you are so right about how they could have many uses. I've been wanting to crochet some and your directions would be easy to follow. This is an example of a time when we should be able to go whip out a few and include a photo of them in a comment here! :) The vids will be very helpful to beginners.

I also agree with you about crocheting. It is the perfect "handy" creative outlet for soothing frazzles in a day.


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prettynutjob30 3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

I have always loved crocheting, these are really cute, voted up, more and shared.


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Chatkath 3 years ago from California Author

Thank you Susan, I always admire intricate beautiful crocheted pieces and wish I had the time and patience to pursue but for now, this is the extent of my handiwork...Someday. So glad you stopped by!


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Chatkath 3 years ago from California Author

Greetings RTalloni! So good to hear you, I have really cut back on my hubbing lately so I am slowly trying to catch up... Thanks for your wonderful feedback and your visit. Hope you are well!


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Chatkath 3 years ago from California Author

Thanks prettynutjob30 (cute hubname) Crocheting is fun and relaxing too if the pattern isn't difficult. I am glad you stopped by!

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