{Crochet} Granny Heart Tutorial

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Crochet Heart – Granny Square Tutorial

Hello crochet heart granny square lovers! I have had so many people ask for a tutorial for this square that i thought it was time to write one. I’ve included a brief explanation of how i like to change colours. Enjoy! xx

What you will need –

Yarn – Patons Cotton Blend 8ply (A) pink, (B) Aqua
Hook Size – 3.5mm hook
Measurement – approx. 10cm square
3.5mm crochet hook

Starting your square

The start of your square is like any other granny square. In fact the first two rounds are worked in a single colour – pink. I like my granny squares to be nice and compact, so i don’t have any chains in between the tr clusters and only 1ch at the corners. Feel free to add 1ch in between the clusters and 2 to 3 chs at the corners if that is your preference.

Quick Guide

If you’re confident with making granny squares and changing colour, you can simply use the guide in the square below. Otherwise, scroll down for step by step instructions.

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Starting with yarn A  (pink) make a magic ring.

Round 1 Ch3, 2tr (counts as 3tr), ch1. Work (3tr, ch1) three more times and ss into top of beg ch3.(4x 3tr, 4ch)

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Round 2 Continue with Yarn A, ss across the tr cluster and into the ch-1 space. Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr *Into the next ch-1 space, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) to form a corner. Repeat from * twice more, then ss into the top of the beg ch3.

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Round 3 This is the round where will make some colour changes.

Continue with Yarn A, ss across the tr cluster and into the ch-1 space. Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr (to form first corner).

In the space between the next two tr clusters, work 3tr,  attaching Yarn B during the last YO over and pull through of the last tr.heart granny square

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Cut Yarn A and continue with Yarn B. In the corner space work 3tr, ch1, 3tr (switching to Yarn A during the last YO and pull through of the last tr).

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Cut Yarn B, then 3tr in the next space (switching to yarn B in the last tr). In the corner space work 3tr, ch1, 3tr (switching to Yarn A during the last YO and pull through of the last tr).

 

Cut Yarn B, then 3tr in the next space with Yarn A. 3tr, ch1, 3tr into the last corner space, switching to Yarn B during the last tr. With Yarn B, 3tr in the next space. Switch to Yarn A in the last tr, ss into top of beg ch3.

crochet heart square

crochet heart square
Round 4

  •  Continuing with Yarn A, across the tr cluster and into the ch-1 space. Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr.
  • In the next gap, 3tr, switching to Yarn B in the last tr. With Yarn B, 3tr in the next gap and (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the corner sp. 3tr in the next two gaps. (3tr, ch1, 3tr) at the corner. 3tr in the next gap, switching to Yarn A during the last tr).
  • With Yarn A, 3tr in the next gap. 3tr, ch1, 3tr at the corners, switching to Yarn B in the last tr. With yarn B, 3tr in the next two gaps. Ss into the top of beg ch3 and fasten off.

crochet heart square

crochet heart square

Round 5 Join Yarn B in between any tr cluster from the previous round. Continue to work 3tr into each gap along the sides and (3tr, ch1, 3tr) into the corner spaces. Fasten off and all done!!

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20 Comments

  1. Judy Grivas
    July 8, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Thank you! I love this pattern and will use it for the blankets I make to donate.

    • redagapeblog
      July 12, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Great! Thanks Judy. xx

  2. July 8, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Thank you for this pretty pattern of a heart in a square! I will definitely be using it!

  3. Carol Snyder
    July 8, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    Thank you for a lovely pattern. I’ll be using this to make a lap blanket for my, soon -to- be 98 years old, Mother for her birthday. She loves all things hand made, and this pattern would be wonderful in her favorite colors. Thank you again!

    • redagapeblog
      July 12, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      You’re very welcome. I hope the instructions are clear enough. There are a lot of ends to sew in, but i think it’s worth it. Mandyxx

  4. Valda
    July 9, 2016 / 12:23 am

    Thank you! Your pictures are always so clear and bright!

    • redagapeblog
      July 12, 2016 / 2:39 pm

      You’re welcome. I hope you find this useful. Mandyxx

  5. July 9, 2016 / 4:33 am

    I love this little square and want to make it. I’m adding it to my treasury of patterns I want to try out. So much life… so little time! But I WILL definitely make this one. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Marilyn from Oregon

    • redagapeblog
      July 12, 2016 / 2:38 pm

      You’re welcome Marilyn. i hope i’ve made these instructions clear enough for you. Mandyxx

  6. Lindsay
    September 2, 2016 / 5:44 am

    Great pattern very clear thank you. Can I just ask everyone how they deal with the ends, I cut & changed wool & ended up with a load of ends!! However I do have a beautiful heart granny aquare so maybe you can’t have it all!! ?

    • redagapeblog
      September 5, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      Yes, sadly you have a lot of end to deal with. You have the option not to cut your yarn and just pick up each colour as you need it, but it gets a bit messy on the back. I prefer to cut. 🙂

      • Lindsay
        September 16, 2016 / 6:46 am

        Thanks, yes I tried the keeping them thing & didn’t like the look of it so o went back to the having lots of ends. Thanks for the pattern again, I love it.

  7. Shirlyn
    February 3, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Hi! Sorry I’m lost. Is your pattern in U.K terms or US terms?
    Also, for the first round does the treble go into the third or second chain?

    • redagapeblog
      March 7, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Hello Shirlyn,
      My patterns are usually in UK terms – i sometimes have US at the bottom. Sorry for my late reply. I hope you’ve worked it out. 🙂

  8. Jolanda
    September 12, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    I saw this pattern last night whilst searching the web for ideas as my crochet club are making throws for the less fortunate. I found it stunning. Blessings. J

    • redagapeblog
      September 21, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Thank you Jolanda 🙂

  9. jane
    November 17, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Lovely pattern… Just see your free pattern on this IG
    I’d like to try it… Thank you sis

    • redagapeblog
      November 22, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks Jane! You’re very welcome. xx

  10. Julie Guy
    February 28, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    Just started this gorgeous pattern using paintbox yarn cotton dk. Wonderful colours, it is for my new granddaughter to be in June. Much neater on the back with cut ends that weave in. Thank you so much for this most wonderful pattern 💖💖💖💖💖

    • redagapeblog
      March 1, 2018 / 8:52 am

      That’s wonderful Julie. Aren’t the paintbox colours great! I really love there great range. 🙂

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