Mini crochet heart pop | free pattern

February – the month of love. A month filled with cupid and hearts, roses and chocolate, and of course warm fuzzies! I’m actually not the biggest follower of Valentines day... I’m more of a Christmas gal. I like showing appreciation for my loved ones without prompting or feeling pressure to do so. And also on more than one day of the year!

Valentine’s Day tends to come and go without too much fanfare in our house. Don’t think by any means that my husband is not romantic, he certainly is, Valentines day just isn’t a huge feature in our calendar.

Having said that, something that is right up there on the list of priorities for me and those in my house is gift-giving. I love giving gifts. They don’t have to be big or expensive, but a gesture to show someone that you thought of them is just so special!

So, I couldn’t resist a mini crochet heart pop. These hearts work up really quickly and make adorable gifts for your loved ones.

mini crochet heart popper

What you need for the mini crochet heart pop

  • 2.25mm to 2.75mm hook (or whichever hook you prefer)
  • Pink DK or sport weight cotton (I used Nurturing Fibres EcoLush*)
  • A toothpick
  • A small amount of stuffing
  • A stitch marker is useful but not essential


*EcoLush is a gorgeous blend of bamboo and cotton. The bamboo gives a slight shimmer and because it is hand dyed, the yarn has a lovely marbled effect.

crochet heart pattern for valentines day

Mini crochet heart pattern

This heart is made by first crocheting 2 cup shapes (for the top of the heart) and then joining them together to complete the final heart.

R1: into a mr, 5 sc (5)

R2: 2sc in each st around (10)

R3 – 5: sc around (10)

Slst into the next st, bind off and cut the yarn. Repeat R1 – 5 to make a second cup.

Hold the cups side by side, lining up the stitches. Work a sc through both of the cups. Sc in the next stitch (through both cups). No need to weave in the yarn tails of the 2 cups, simply make sure they are on the inside of the heart as you work.

heart crochet tutorial

Continue crocheting around the outer edge of one cup:

R6: sc in the next 8 st, sk the two sc from the previous step and continue crocheting in the next 8 st of the second cup (16 along outer edge plus 2 sc joining the cups)

R7: sc in the next 3 st, sc2tog. Repeat 3 times (13)

R8: sc around (13) Lightly stuff the heart

R9: sc in next st, *sc in the next st, sc2tog in the next st*. Repeat from * 4 times (9) Last chance to add stuffing!

R10: sc2tog around (5)

Cynch the last few stitches together and tighten to close

Bind off.

Insert the toothpick through the bottom of the mini crochet heart and give it to your Valentine!

crochet heart popper for valentines day crochet

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Yours in craft,

Caitie x

how to crochet a mini heart

12 thoughts on “Mini crochet heart pop | free pattern”

  1. I just made the itty bitty kitty, santa hat & heart for my boyfriend to put in his stocking. I can’t wait to see his face. He LOVES his cat. LOL Anywho, I was wondering if you had anymore little accessories for the kitty? I would love to change them out throughout the year. I found a tiny pumpkin for Halloween and plan on making the cat a little witches hat. Anywho, thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I love it!!

  2. Hello, dear! 😊
    Your new project for Valentine’s Day so amazing 👌 that I wish to include one of your pictures in a Round-Up of Crochet Projects for Valentine’s Day that I’m going to publish soon in my blog. Of course, I will attach the appropriate link to your blog.
    Have a lovely Sunday! 💕 🍃🌸🍃
    Anabelia Craft Design


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