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Heart Decal / Applique

A Heart Decal / Applique is not just for Valentine’s Day. Anytime you want to tell someone you love them is the time to add Hearts.

The Heart Decal / Applique can be made with a wide variety of yarn thicknesses (from thread to super chunky), and hook sizes. The pattern stays the same. So just pick the yarn, hook, and color you want to work with.

Add them to just about anything. Simply sew them on following the stitches on the outside edge. Sew them on the cuff and collar of a blouse. Sew them on the outside seam of a pair of pants. Put them on purses, shoes, or hair clips. Glue them onto a card. Get creative, and give a heart to everyone you love.

You Must Know

All the basic crochet stitches.

If you are a beginner, who has learned the basics, you will do fine making these hearts. See the Abbreviations to the right for the stitches you’ll need to know.


ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

sc = Single Crochet

dc = Double Crochet

tr = Triple (treble) Crochet

Crochet Materials, Tools & Gauge for the Heart Decal

Yarn & Hook: These instructions use Herrschners, Sport Weight 3 ply, Red, and an G - 4.0 mm hook.

Standard Worsted Weight Yarn looks good with a H - 5.0 mm hook, and can comfortably go down to an E - 3.5 mm hook. Caron Simply Soft can use a G - 4.0 mm hook, and can comfortably go down to a D - 3.25 mm hook. The hook you decide to use is going to depend on the fiber you choose. The smallest heart pictured (on the top) is using #5 thread, and a No. 0 - 1.75 mm hook.

The amount of yarn you’ll need will also change based on your brand, yarn weight, and hook size - as will your finished gauge (heart decal size). For the thickest yarn you will only need a few yards per heart.

Other: Yarn needle appropriate to the size / weight of your fiber. Scissors. Bobby Pin.

Lesson / Pattern for the Heart Decal.

Ch 5

Sl st connect to the 1st chain.

Note: I place a bobby pin on the chain about center. This helps me easily find the center of the loop for my first stitch. After the first stitch is done you can remove the bobby pin.

The blue marker shows the location to join.

Note: As you work, lay the first loose end down and crochet around it. This hides the first end and you can just snip it when done.

Ch 3 - From here all stitches will be done into and around the loop.

2 TR

4 DC

Ch 1, 1 TR, Ch 1

4 DC

2 TR

Ch 2

Sl St connect into and around the center (nook) of the heart.

Continue in the same direction.

3 SC around the first chain post.

Note: For your next stitch you need to be careful to catch the correct stitch. You should have 1 thread on the right side of your hook.

1 SC in the next 6 stitches.

1 SC around the chain 1 space, 3 SC in the next stitch, 1 SC around the next chain 1 space.

1 SC in the next 6 stitches.

2 SC around the last chain post.

1 Sl St around the nook of the heart

Bind off leaving a long enough end to thread a needle with.

To hide the last end, carefully catch the backs of the center stitches all the way around. Pull this a little tight and snip the end.

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Original Copyright: January 2013. Updated: January 2017.

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