Heart Granny Square Crochet Pattern….and a CAL!

beautiful granny square blanketCan you see that heart granny square in my Granny square sampler blanket? This will be the first square pattern i’m offering for free in a fun and casual granny square CAL. Hooray! I’ve never run a CAL before so this will be fun! I want this to be a very #casualgrannyCAL so noone feels pressured to complete parts by the certain time and all yarn choices will be your own.

Here’s how it will work –

(1) There will be one free granny square pattern posted here on the blog in the first week of every month for the next 10months (10 squares)

(2) I will be making 8 of each square (about 2 a week) but you might like to make just one or two to join in the fun. Basically you decide what you want to do with the squares. You can play along with me and end up with a granny square sampler blanket (8×10 squares) or make as many squares as you like and use in them in other projects – coasters, cushions, bags etc. It’s up to you! Whatever you decide i’d love to see your versions of the squares so tag #casualgrannyCAL if you are sharing on social media.

(3) There will be one additional month where i show how to join your squares and add a border to your blanket.

Here we go with our first square!

crochet heart pattern

Heart Granny Square

Materials

Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g ball/125m per ball: 1 ball of Bubblegum Pink (451)(Yarn A), 1 ball of Peach Orange (455)(Yarn B) (0r your own choice of yarn with compatible hook)

3.5mm crochet hook (you might prefer to use a size 4mm)

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations (US)

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sp(s) = space(s)

ch = chain

ch sp = chain space

slst = slip stitch

dc = double crochet (sc)

tr = treble (dc)

rep = repeat

beg = beginning

prev = previous

Magic ring = make a magic ring, hold thread in your hand and wrap working yarn around forefinger twice to create ring, slip ring off your finger and insert hook to pick up first st, ch1, then work the necessary sts for round 1 and close the ring tightly by pulling the loose end.

Changing colours – to change colours, simply pull the new colour through the loop of the last stitch you made.

Finished size

Finished square measures approx. 12.5 x 12.5cm (5×5 inches)

NOTES ON THE PATTERN

There are lot of colour changes in rounds 3 and four. Rather than cutting the yarn each time, i’ve carried it through the back of the square, working over it with the working yarn. When i need to swap to another colour, i simply drop the working yarn and pick up the new working yarn. If you prefer you can cut the yarn, but this will mean more ends to weave in.

NO SIDE CHAINS – you will notice that are no side chains in this granny square. This is because it’s easier to hide the yarn being carried through on the reverse of the square, also it makes the square more compact and creates a nice shaped heart.

There’s a chart at the ends and instructions for US users. 🙂
crochet heart pattern

Rnd 1 Using Yarn A, start with a magic ring, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr, ch1, (3tr, ch1) three times into the ring, slst into the 3rd ch of  beg ch3 [12tr, 4ch]crochet heart pattern

Rnd 2 slst through the next two tr and into the corner ch sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) all in the same sp, * (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the next ch space, rep from * twice, ss into the top of beg ch3 [24tr, 4ch]crochet heart pattern

Rnd 3 slst into the next 2tr and into the ch sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) all in the same sp, join Yarn B, drop Yarn A,  3tr in the gap between the two tr clusters from the prev rnd, drop yarn B, pick up Yarn A, work (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the corner ch sp, 3tr in next gap between the two tr clusters, pick up Yarn B, drop yarn A, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in corner ch sp work, pick up Yarn A, drop yarn B, 3tr in the gap between the two tr clusters, pick up Yarn B, drop Yarn A, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the corner ch sp, pick up Yarn A, drop yarn B, 3tr in the gaps between the two tr clusters,  slst into 3rd ch of beg ch3, fasten off yarn B [36tr, 4ch]crochet heart pattern

Rnd 4 slst into the next 2tr and into the ch sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) all in the same sp, attach Yarn B, drop Yarn A, 3tr in each of the next two gaps between the treble clusters from the prev round, ie; two groups of 3tr along the side, pick up Yarn A, drop Yarn B, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in corner ch sp space, 3tr in the next gap between the 3tr clusters, pick up Yarn B, drop Yarn A, 3tr in the next gap between the 3tr clusters, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the corner ch sp work, 3tr in each of the next two gaps between the 3tr clusters, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the corner ch sp, 3tr in the next gap between the 3tr clusters, pick up Yarn A, fasten off Yarn B, 3tr in the last gap between the 3tr clusters, slst into 3rd ch of beg ch3, fasten off [48tr, 4ch]crochet heart pattern

Rnd 5 Rejoin Yarn B in any corner ch sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) in corner ch sp, work 3tr in each of the next three gaps between the 3tr clusters from the prev round, *(3tr, ch1, 3tr) in corner sp, 3tr in each of the next three gaps between the 3tr clusters from the prev round, rep from * twice more, slst into the 3rd ch of  beg ch3 [60tr, 4ch]free crochet heart granny

Rnd 6 slst into the next 2tr and into the ch sp, ch5 (counts as 1tr, ch2), tr in the same sp, 1tr into each st along the side, *(tr, ch2, tr) at corners, 1tr into each st along the side, re from * twice more, slst into the 3rd ch of  beg ch5 [17st along side, 8ch]free crochet heart granny

Rnd 7 slst into the corners sp, ch6 (counts as 1tr, ch3), tr in the same sp, 1tr into each st along the side, *(tr, ch3, tr) at corners, 1tr into each st along the side, rep from * twice more, ss into the 3rd ch of  beg ch6 [19st along side, 12ch]

Heart Granny Chart
free crochet heart granny

US Instructions for Heart Granny

Rnd 1 Using Yarn A, start with a magic ring, ch3 (counts as 1dc), 2dc, ch1, (3dc, ch1) three times into the ring, slst into the 3rd ch of  beg ch3 [12dc, 4ch]

Rnd 2 slst through the next two dc and into the corner ch sp, ch3 (counts as 1dc), (2dc, ch1, 3dc) all in the same sp, * (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the next ch space, rep from * twice, ss into the top of beg ch3 [24dc, 4ch]

Rnd 3 slst into the next 2dc and into the ch sp, ch3 (counts as 1dc), (2dc, ch1, 3dc) all in the same sp, join Yarn B, drop Yarn A,  3dc in the gap between the two dc clusters from the prev rnd, drop yarn B, pick up Yarn A, work (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the corner ch sp, 3dc in next gap between the two dc clusters, pick up Yarn B, drop yarn A, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in corner ch sp work, pick up Yarn A, drop yarn B, 3dc in the gap between the two dc clusters, pick up Yarn B, drop Yarn A, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the corner ch sp, pick up Yarn A, drop yarn B, 3dc in the gaps between the two dc clusters,  slst into 3rd ch of beg ch3, fasten off yarn B [36dc, 4ch]

Rnd 4 slst into the next 2dc and into the ch sp, ch3 (counts as 1dc), (2dc, ch1, 3dc) all in the same sp, attach Yarn B, drop Yarn A, 3dc in each of the next two gaps between the dc clusters from the prev round, ie; two groups of 3dc along the side, pick up Yarn A, drop Yarn B, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in corner ch sp space, 3dc in the next gap between the 3dc clusters, pick up Yarn B, drop Yarn A, 3dc in the next gap between the 3dc clusters, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the corner ch sp work, 3dc in each of the next two gaps between the 3dc clusters, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the corner ch sp, 3dc in the next gap between the 3dc clusters, pick up Yarn A, fasten off Yarn B, 3dc in the last gap between the 3dc clusters, slst into 3rd ch of beg ch3, fasten off [48dc, 4ch]

Rnd 5 Rejoin Yarn B in any corner ch sp, ch3 (counts as 1dc), (2dc, ch1, 3dc) in corner ch sp, work 3dc in each of the next three gaps between the 3dc clusters from the prev round, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in corner sp, 3dc in each of the next three gaps between the 3dc clusters from the prev round, rep from * twice more, slst into the 3rd ch of  beg ch3 [60dc, 4ch]

Rnd 6 slst into the next 2dc and into the ch sp, ch5 (counts as 1dc, ch2), dc in the same sp, 1dc into each st along the side, *(dc, ch2, dc) at corners, 1dc into each st along the side, re from * twice more, slst into the 3rd ch of  beg ch5 [17st along side, 8ch]

Rnd 7 slst into the corners sp, ch6 (counts as 1dc, ch3), dc in the same sp, 1dc into each st along the side, *(dc, ch3, dc) at corners, 1dc into each st along the side, rep from * twice more, ss into the 3rd ch of  beg ch6 [19st along side, 12ch]crochet heart patternHave fun making your heart granny squares!

Happy Making!

Mandy xx

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43 Comments

  1. February 12, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Hi Mandy,

    Such a lovely idea to make it a casual cal and I love your first square. Just choosing my yarn so I can start and join in and hopefully I will be a good girl and finish it.

    Fingers crossed for lots of participants.
    Hugs Heike xx

    • redagapeblog
      February 13, 2018 / 8:29 am

      haha no pressure to finish it Heike…..it’s casual! I love seeing your name pop up here. 🙂

  2. Denise
    February 13, 2018 / 12:57 am

    Great idea THANK YOU for sharing with us

    • redagapeblog
      February 13, 2018 / 8:30 am

      It’s my pleasure Denise. 🙂

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