Tiny Crochet Heart
Free Pattern & Tutorial

This tiny crochet heart is an incredibly easy project that only requires two basic stitches. With some yarn, a crochet hook and about a minute of your time, you can create this simple crochet heart, perfect to add as an embellishment to all sorts of crochet projects.

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All the other methods of making crochet hearts I knew produced hearts that were far too big for the project I needed them for. No matter how small the hook size I used or how I tried to adapt the patterns to make them smaller, nothing worked.

I needed to create the tiniest heart that would fit on the Emoji Worry Worm I was working on. After a bit of experimentation, I almost gave up...

until one night, when I had a hard time falling asleep, the idea for this simple crochet heart popped into my head...

I got up immediately, tried it out and if worked!

So I'm really excited to show you how I did it and you'll be surprised how incredibly easy it is.

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Crochet A Tiny Heart: Step-by-Step Tutorial

What You’ll Learn

  • How to crochet the smallest heart to add as an appliqué to your crochet projects.
  • Some project ideas for your tiny crochet hearts.

Materials Needed


  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • fo = fasten off

Skill Level



Note: Gauge is not really that crucial for this tutorial. Just try experimenting with different hook sizes to get a gauge you are happy with for the project you are working on.

For this project, my gauge was 6 stitches & 2 rows in dc = 2.5 cm


Between 2 to 3 meters (2.1 to 3.2 yards) of DK yarn.


This tiny heart measures approximately: H =  0.5 inches (1.5 cm), and W = 0.6 inches (1.7 cm).


  • You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations).
  •  Numbers at the end of each step (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that step. 
  • I use US crochet terms. Here's a US/UK Conversion Chart

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Tiny hearts crochet pattern

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Tiny Crochet Hearts Instructions

These are probably the smallest hearts you'll ever crochet! They're simple and fit perfectly onto the Valentine's Worry Worm face.

Worry Worm crochet pattern written

So let's get started:

  • With your red yarn and 2.5 mm hook, tie a slip knot on your hook, ch 5 (5)

Note: Keep your chain stitches quite tight,

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Tie a slip knot on your hook

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Ch 5 (keep your chain tight)

  • Sl st into the fist chain. Keep it tight.

Note: Make sure you're not slip stitching into the beginning slip knot.

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Slip Stitch into first stitch

  • Ch 5. (5)
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Chain 5

  • Sl st again into the fist ch. (Same st as your first sl st).
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Slip Stitch into first stitch

  • Leaving a 4" tail, cut your yarn and fasten off. Leave your yarn tails so you can attach the heart to your crochet project with your tapestry needle.
free crochet pattern for a small heart

Cut yarn leaving a 4" tail

mini heart crochet pattern

Leave yarn tails to attach heart to your crochet project.

And that's it! Your tiny little crochet hearts done in under 1-minute 🙂

You could make these even smaller by replacing the ch 5 with a ch 4, or make them slightly larger by replacing the ch 5 with a ch 6. See what size fits the project you need it for and experiment until you find the perfect sizing.

mini heart crochet tutorial

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Tiny heart crochet pattern

Tiny heart crochet pattern

Tiny Crochet Heart Project Ideas

You could add these tiny crochet hearts as embellishments on any project really. Here are some examples:

  • Eyes for Worry Worms
  • Amigurumi
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Slippers
  • Gloves, mittens or hand warmers
  • Headbands
  • Wrist warmers
  • Home decor items
  • Bags / tote bags
  • Bookmarks
  • Baskets
  • Cushions
  • Earrings
  • Envelopes
  • Keychain embellishment
  • Jewelry
  • Ornaments
  • Plushies
  • Wall hangings

  • And here's an example from one of my followers (daileycrochetandi) who used this tiny heart on her amigurumi mushroom:

    mini heart crochet pattern

    Photo courtesy of daileycrochetandi 

    How to make a tiny crochet heart

    Photo courtesy of daileycrochetandi 

    What will YOU use this tiny heart for? Please leave a comment below and share your creations by tagging me on instagram or FB with handle @startcrochet 

    I'd love to see your photos! 🙂


    I hope you enjoyed this super simple tiny heart crochet pattern. Let me know if you have any questions and I'd love to see what you're going to use your little crochet hearts for.



    Disclaimer: Information in this crochet pattern is given for reference only. Even though I do my best to ensure all patterns have no mistakes, occasional errors may slip through.

    No liability is accepted for variations in finished projects. Please get in touch with me at [email protected] if you think there might be a mistake in the pattern or if you are unsure about how to interpret the instructions.

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