Here’s my take on a super quick and easy amigurumi crochet heart to make for either your smaller amigurumi dolls or as a topper for your cupcake goodies! I’ve used the same crochet pattern for both, but just with a different yarn weight to give it a different size and purpose.
If you want to make a heart for your amigurumi, this small crochet heart pattern works best for amigurumis between the sizes of 3 inches to 5 inches tall. It partners up really well with many of my chibi amigurumi patterns, such as my crochet Pokemon. It’s a great way to “Valentine” up any doll by making the amigurumi look like it’s hugging a crochet heart!
Here’s adorable Pikachu with a heart!
Sleepy Snorlax, taking a nap with a heart!
The same pattern also can be used to create a cute heart cupcake topper. Since I wanted the amigurumi heart a lot more smaller and delicate, I used the Paintbox Yarn, in cotton and dk weight to create these little hearts.
These heart cupcake toppers are great fun for parties (not to mention it makes a nice little gift for a guest to take home that lasts beyond after their cupcake is eaten!), and also can be a wonderful treat for any Valentine’s day. To create a topper, I just used toothpicks and stuck the heart on top and then stuck the toothpick on top of the cupcake. Simple, easy, and cute!
I hope you’ll enjoy making these cute little hearts. I’d love to see how they turn out! Be sure to tag me with your projects on Instagram @ami_amour.
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Easy Crochet Heart Tutorial Video
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If using worsted weight yarn, Heart is approximately 2 inches tall by 2 inches wide. (5cm by 5cm)
If using dk weight yarn, Heart is approximately 1.25 inches tall by 1.25 inches wide (3cm by 3cm)
– Polyfil Stuffing
– Toothpicks (optional: used to stick your heart on top to create a cupcake topper)
ABBREVIATIONS: (American English crochet)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
Easy Crochet Heart Amigurumi Pattern – Free Pattern
Round 1: 4 sc into magic ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 10 sc.
Fasten off. You have just created Part A. Repeat Rounds 1-4 to create Part B. Do not fasten off! Join Part A and Part B together across 4 sts with sc. See photo tutorial below or see video tutorial here.
Round 5: Sc in each st around – 12 sc. (Go around the circumference of the Heart)
Round 6: Sc in next 2 st, sc2tog, sc in next 4 st, sc2tog, sc in next 2 st – 10 sc.
Round 7: Sc2tog around – 5 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Stuff and sew closed.
Tip: If you find any openings or holes in your heart, you can also use the leftover tail yarn to close up the openings.