Crochet Puff Hearts by:

Montaño: Hand-Crafted Crochet

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought for my second free pattern I would make these adorable crochet puff hearts.  You can use these crochet puff hearts pattern to make so many things. Plus, the pattern is so easy to memorize that, you can zip right along and make so many hearts.

These were inspired by my daughters question of, “what shall I bring to class when we exchange Valentines Gifts?”  After the both of us thinking hard and long, we both decided that I should make heart puffs for everyone. My daughter said the kids will like them, and they will last for a long time.

They were really fun to make.  I still need to add them to cardstock paper and write a cute little message.  Once I do that, I will make sure to update this post and include them.

The yarn that we will be using is from Hobium Yarn called La Mia Mini Cottony    100% cotton.  Its really great to work with, and will hold up if kids throw these hearts around just quick wash in gentle cycle and lay flat to dry will have them looking like brand new.

I used crochet hook size of 4mm/ G6 to make these heart. You can use a bigger hook or smaller one; just be aware that if using a bigger hook, you will make the stitches look looser, thus, will be able to see the stuffing.

Materials:

La Mia Mini Cotton in all colors.

US G6/4 mm crochet hook

Scissors

Yarn Needle (to weave string into the hearts)

Stuffing (forgot to take picture of it, but any stuffing will work).

Note: these puff hearts are made by crocheting the two humps first, then joining them to complete the body of the heart.  Midway of heart, we will being adding stuffing to our heart and finish by weaving in ends.

Special stitches:

Invisible single crochet st: Working in front loops only, intsert your hook in the specified st, yarn over and pull through. Insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull through, you shoud have 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, and pull through all 3 loops.

Directions:

Row 1: Create a magic ring and chain 6, do not join.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc, 12 sc total, do not join

Row 3: 1 sc in each sc, 12 sc total, do not join

Row 4: 1 sc in each sc, 12 sc total, do not join

  

        

*Note, make two of these. On the first one, cut the yarn after all rows are done and make a knot. On your second one, do not cut yarn, you will be using the second hump to connect to the first hump, then in rows we will complete the body.

Row 5 (start for second hump): On the first hump you made, locate the next following stitch after the knot you created. sc into that stitch. SC 11 more times. Now we are going to sc into the other hump. Make a sc next to the other sc. SC 11 more times. You should have finished making your 11 Sc’s right before the sc that attaches to the next hump.

 

                    

*Note, we will use a stitch marker due to working in rows. My stitch marker is a different color of yarn, yellow.*

Row 6:  put your stitch marker in the sc that you will be making your first sc for the row.  SC into the next 5 sc. invisible sc dec (see top of pattern for stitch explanation), sc into the next 10 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 5 sc. You should be back to the beginning and next to your stitch marker.

 

 

Row 7: move stitch marker, sc into the next 4 sc. invisible sc dec, sc into the next 9 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 5 sc.

Row 8: move stitch marker, sc into the next 4 sc. invisible sc dec, sc into the next 8 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 4 sc. If you feel comfortable here, you can stuff your heart. or you can wait to stuff it just before the last two rows.

Row 9: move stitch marker, sc into the next 4 sc. invisible sc dec, sc into the next 7 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 3 sc.

Row 10: move stitch marker, sc into the next 3 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 6 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 3 sc.

Row 11: move stitch marker, sc into the next 3 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 5 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 2 sc.

Row 12: move stitch marker, sc into the next 2 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 4 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 2 sc.

*Note, if you have not stuffed your heart, now is the best time to stuff it as the whole of the heart is getting smaller and will be harder to stuff it.*

Row 13: move stitch marker, sc into the next 2 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 4 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 2 sc.

Row 14: move stitch marker, sc into the next 2 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next 3 sc, invisible sc dec, sc into the next sc.

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Row 15: cut a good length of yarn to seam close the hole. I like to weave in and out my long tail of the sc post (going front post and back post). Then insert needle into the center or near the center of the whole to the middle of the two humps (where there is a gap). Seam this gap by sewing it closed. bind off and weave in ends.

 

 

How cute did your heart turn out! I absolutely love them.

I hope you enjoy this crochet pattern.  Please leave comments on how your crochet puff hearts turned out, or if you would like to see other patterns!

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