Simple Crochet Heart Pattern

Heart motif cotton pads
Reuseable Cotton Wool Pads
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  • This little heart motif crochet pattern can be used in oh so many ways and for so many different types of crochet project including:
  • – Reuseable cotton wool pads
  • – Keyrings
  • – Wedding or party favours
  • – Paper clips
  • – Applique for hats, bags, blankets etc.
  • – Bunting

They are quick to make up, as they are only 3 rounds and can be made into super sweet gifts. I’d love to know if you used them for other things not on the list above – come and let me know in The Cool Crochet Society Facebook group.

Keep reading to see how you can add this heart motif crochet pattern to keyring chains and paperclips, the blanks of which are available on Ebay or Amazon relatively cheaply

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The Crochet Heart Motif Pattern

This pattern is written in US terms and we’ll be using the following stitches, click the links to go to videos on my YouTube channel to see how to create the them:

Round 1. Magic circle, chain 2. Make 15 dc in circle and slip stitch into the first dc (the beginning chain 2 doesn’t count as a stitch)

Round 2. Chain 2 and in the same stitch make 1dc. In next stitch make 4 trc, 2 dc in next stitch. Into the next 4 stitches make a hdc, in the next stitch make (1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc) all in the stitch. Over the next 4 stitches make a hdc, 2dc in the next stitch, then 4 trc in the next stitch. In the next stitch make 1 dc, chain 2 and slip stitch into the same stitch as your dc. 

Slip stitch into the same stitch as the dc
Slip stitch into the same stitch as your final dc of round 2

Round 3. In the side of the chain 2 of round 2, make 2 sc, then in the 1st double crochet of round 2 make 1 sc in the top,

make 2 sc into the chain 2
Make 2 sc in the side of the chain 2 of round 2.

2sc in the next stitch, 1sc then 2sc in the next stitches. For the next 8 stitches make a sc. In the top of the treble crochet of round 2 make a sc, hdc and a sc in the same stitch.

Make a sc in the next 8 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch then 1 sc, 2sc, 1sc. In the side of the chain 2 from round 2 make 2sc then slip stitch into the slip stitch of round 2.

Tie off and weave in the ends

How To Make Reuseable Cotton Wool Pads

These hearts are a sweet addition to your face care routine. Replace single use cotton wool for these, they’re also super handy to add to travel kits for washing on the go. The point of the heart is fab for removing eyemake up and the lobes give you a bigger surface to wipe the larger areas of your face like the cheeks and forehead.

They are machine washable, just follow the care instructions on the yarn label.

I recommend using 100% cotton if you’re using them for cotton pads as it is one of the most absorbant yarn fibres available. I use either Stylecraft Cotton Classique or Rico Creative Cotton Aran with a 4mm hook

How To Make Crochet Heart Keyrings

The hearts can also be added to keyrings to make a cute addition to your keys, and as bag tags. Or how about giving them as wedding or party favours? They would look adorable presented in little organza bags like this

I use keyring blanks such as these from Amazon which have a closed jump ring on the end, so there’s no need for pliers like if you had to attach the jump rings for yourself.

How to attach the heart motif to keyrings
How to attach a keyring to your hearts

To turn your heart into a keyring, start by threading the keyring blank onto your yarn before you start your magic loop. You can then ignore it until you need it. When you have made the final 2 chains at the end of round 2, slip the keyring up (picture 1.) and make your slip stitch over it (picture 2 and 3.). Carry on the pattern as before.

Heart Motif Keyrings
Heart keyrings

How To Make Crochet Heart Paperclip Bookmarks

I use jumbo paperclips with a length of 7cm. You can pick up a pack of 100 for just a few pounds like these from Amazon. I use this size as they are big enough to hold the heart easily and are large enough to be used as bookmarks. If you were to use a lower weight yarn such as thread or 4 ply, you could use a smaller size paperclip.

To add the heart motif onto paper clips, make the pattern as normal up until the 7th sc in the set of 8 in round 3. When you get to the 7th sc make it around the top of the paper clip (picture 1). Carry on the pattern, and when you get to the 2nd sc after you have made the 3 stitches at the bottom of your heart, make that sc over the top of the paper clip again (picture 2). Finish the round

How to attach heart motif to a paperclip
How to sew the heart onto a paperclip

Push the paperclip up, so that the top is level with the centre of the heart, and use your starting tail to secure it in place (picture 3.)

Heart Motif Paperclips
Heart motif on paperclips

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