Why not try these four steps on how to crochet a heart blanket? It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s for you to add hearts to your blanket. And if you want to know how to make hearts, we’ll also teach you how to crochet them!
Besides letters, adding hearts to a blanket makes it stand out. Who wouldn’t love receiving a blanket with hearts on it? For our three-step guide, you only need to know chain stitches and double crochet to finish!
How Do You Make A Crochet Heart Blanket?
Step 1. Start your chain and row 1
Start your chain according to the number of hearts you want to span on the blanket width. For this pattern, multiply the number of hearts to 7 and add 8 to know your chain stitches. You can also use a slightly bigger hook for the starting chain to ensure that it wouldn’t be too tight.
Work your double crochet in the fourth chain and each chain, but you can change the heart color when you reach the last double crochet. Chain 3 then double crochet in the first double crochet and chain 2. Please skip five double crochets, work two double crochet stitches, make a chain, and work two more double crochet stitches.
Chain 2 and skip the next 6 double crochet stitches.
Step 2. Work rows 2 and 3
Repeat the process, so you’ll have 6 double crochet stitches left and work the same when you skipped five earlier. Chain 2 and skip the next 5 double crochet stitches. Make two double crochet in the third chain of those you skipped, and use your primary color in the last double crochet if you switched earlier.
For the third row, chain 1 and turn and work a single crochet in the first double crochet. Chain 1, skip the next double crochet and work over the space of two chains or the double crochets of what you skipped. Repeat until the last space in chain 2 and work another chain and single crochet in the top of the beginning chain 3.
Step 3. Work rows 4 and 5
For the fourth row, chain 3 and turn and double crochet in the next chain 1 space and two double crochets. Work two double crochets in the next chain 2 space and double crochet in the next single crochet. Make two double crochet in the next chain 2 space and double crochet in the next double crochets.
Repeat until you’re left with two double crochets and double crochet in the chain 1 space and the next single crochet. From here, you can change your color in the last double crochet as you did in the previous row. For row 5, chain 3 and turn and double crochet in the first double crochet.
Step 4. Finish the heart blanket
Chain 2 and skip the next five double crochets. Then, work two double crochet stitches, chain 1, and two double crochets in the next double crochet. Chain 2, skip the next 6 double crochets and repeat, so you’re left with 6 stitches.
Make two double crochet stitches, chain 1, and two double crochet in the next stitch. Chain 1 and skip the next 5 stitches to work two double crochets in the 3rd chain. Repeat working as you did from rows 3 to five and finish with a row four when you achieve your ideal size,
Bind off and weave.
How Do You Crochet A Heart For Beginners?
Why limit yourself in learning how to crochet a heart blanket when you can also crochet small hearts! You can make crochet several hearts to make a garland for decoration or use singles as accessories and appliques. You only need to make a magic loop and learn how to make triple crochets.
- Make a magic loop and chain three into it
- Work three triple crochets in the loop
- Work two treble crochets and make three double crochets
- Chain 1, work one treble crochet, and chain 1 to make the heart’s tip
- Repeat everything in reverse to work on the other half of the heart
- Make a slip stitch and pull the end of the yarn to tighten the two halves
- Cut the yarn and pull to tighten
How Do You Crochet A Heart Baby Blanket?
The easiest way to crochet a heart baby blanket is by joining several heart squares until you reach the size you prefer. There are several patterns for heart squares to choose from, so you can select the design and techniques you like.
- Make several of your desired heart squares
- Join the squares using single crochet stitch or slip stitch
- After your squares are connected, work half double crochet stitch around the blanket and double crochet stitches to the joining points between the squares
There are many ways to show a heart pattern in blankets. In this article about how to crochet a heart blanket, you’ll only be doing double crochet stitches. However, you can also learn how to make a magic loop if you want to crochet heart shapes as decor.
Another technique to make a crochet heart blanket is by doing crochet squares and joining them with single crochet stitches. Many free crochet patterns are available online using different crochet stitches, so select the one you like best and feel comfortable making. If you notice your blanket not lying flat, you can also check our guide on how to fix uneven crochet blankets.
Did you make a heart crochet blanket today? Let us know some tips you can share for beginners below!