Invite the charm of handmade crochet heart squares – the perfect building blocks for a DIY heart blanket. In this article, I’ll explore the versatility of the crochet heart motif, sharing stunning crochet patterns and inspiration.
It’s not only about Valentine’s Day crochet because hears are timeless and universal. Let’s dive into the world of love-inspired crochet!
How to crochet a heart granny square?
To crochet a granny heart square, you usually need nothing more than the basic crochet techniques. Most crochet patterns are worked in the round, where you crochet a little heart first, and then “square it up” with stitches.
See my selection of paid and free crochet patterns in the Crochet Roundup section.
How many heart squares do I need for a blanket?
It depends on the size of the square AND the size of the blanket. It’s easy to calculate, though. Follow these steps to see how many squares you need for a heart blanket.
- Make a heart granny square of your liking, with the yarn and hook you intend to use for the final project.
- Block the square.
- Measure the square.
- Divide the dimensions of the blanket by the measurements of the square. You have to calculate how many squares will fit in a blanket size of your choice.
- Consider any additional elements that will affect the size, such as the width of the joining and/or edging you plan to add.
Can I resize the heart square patterns?
If you want to resize the particular crochet square, the easiest way is to use lighter or heavier yarn (with a corresponding hook) than recommended. You can even go for such extremes as creating micro crochet!
To resize the whole blanket, simply add or remove the squares. This way you can easily adjust the proportions and size of the final product.
What’s the best stitch for joining heart squares?
There’s no one best way – you can choose between decorative joins, invisible mattress stitch, or structural joining methods. I’ve gathered some ideas, tutorials and patterns in my article on 10 Best Ways to Join Crochet Squares.
Are there alternative color schemes for a heart square blanket?
Of course! You don’t have to limit yourself to the shades of red or pink. The crochet heart motif is very versatile, and you can play with the colors however you like. Learn more about combining colors in my article about How to Choose The Best Colors for Crochet.
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The Best Patterns and Colorways
In this section, you will find the best crochet heart square ideas and patterns by super-talented crocheters. Look for the links below the pictures and make sure to check out their websites and social media pages.
The links leading to free crochet patterns (unless unavailable) are always provided below the pictures.
Classic Lacy Heart Granny Squares
Hearts & Love Granny Square by Raffaella Tassoni [Free Crochet Pattern]
Raffaella’s project transforms classic grannies into heart-filled blocks. The two designs complement each other beautifully. See in the photos how the whole blanket comes together when you add a regular granny to the mix.
photos by Raffaella Tassoni on ravelry.com
Queen of Hearts Granny Square by MM Yenkins
In search of a bold statement piece? Why not get inspired by a deck of playing cards? In the top photo, you can see all the stages of MM Yenkins’ crochet squares. What starts as a simple crochet heart, slowly becomes a song of striking contrasts.
There’s no crochet pattern for this particular project, but you can use RaeLynn’s free pattern to make a similar piece. You can find it on itchinforsomestitchin.com. Learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.
Rainbows of Love & Flowers Baby Blanket by Helen Louise Smith
I know you love pastel rainbow projects, and I must admit I can’t get enough of them, too! Helen Louise’s blanket features three different motifs, but one of them is a granny square heart. Look how original it is! Incorporated in between basic stitches, it is textural and colorful.
photos by Helen Louise Smith on ravelry.com
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Piece of My Heart Blanket by Yarnspirations Design Studio [Free Crochet Pattern]
If you have ever tried making a simple granny square, you can easily turn it into a heart square. All you need to do is change colors in the right places, and voila! The heart motif comes out of the lacy structure of the granny stitch.
photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio on ravelry.com
Heart Granny Squares by MM Yenkins [Free Crochet Diagram]
A heart in the center of Leni’s square may be tiny, but it plays the main role. The white background truly makes it pop, and the granny stitch border adds even more playfulness. What would you use it for? I imagine it as a cushion cover!
Find the free crochet diagram on instagram.com. Learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.
Solid Crochet Heart Squares
Elwen Granny Square by K.A.M.E. Crochet [Free Crochet Pattern]
Elegant and romantic – this is what K.A.M.E. Crochet’s patterns are all about. These lilac beauties were made with Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in three different colors. You can use them in a myriad of projects: blankets, cushion covers, cardigans… you name it!
photos by K.A.M.E. Crochet on ravelry.com
Small Heart Granny Squares by MM Yenkins
Let’s embrace colors and use up some of these yarn ends! Tiny heart granny squares are the perfect project to do that because they require very little yarn. What you’ll end up with depends on the amounts you have and your imagination, so use it!
There’s no crochet pattern for this particular project, but you can use Bluebird and Daisy’s free pattern to make a similar piece. You can find it on ravelry.com. Learn more about this particular version by clicking the links below the photo.
Heart Granny Square by Oh Me Oh My Crochet [Free Crochet Tutorial]
This lovely work-in-progress is a part of Hobbii challenge called No Shades of Grey. Four different colors of Hobbii Rainbow 8/8 cotton yarn were enough to create a bunch of stunning combinations. Can’t wait to see the finished project!
Find the free crochet tutorial on youtube.com.
That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!