Want to know how to make the tiniest crochet hearts? (free pattern/ tutorial)

Long awaited – but finally here *drum-roll* the tutorial to make the tiny mini-hearts that I used for my crocheted gingerbread house tags. (Free pattern for those HERE.)


When I made the gingerbread house tags I was searching the internet for a pattern for tiny hearts. And there are many patterns for small crocheted hearts out there. But none was quite tiny enough. So I made up my own. And now you can make them, too. :-)


Tutorial for making teeny tiny crocheted hearts

You need yarn – the thinner the yarn, the smaller the hearts – and a matching crochet hook.

1. Start with a magic ring:

Crochet beginning with magic ring

Just make a loop

Crochet beginning with magic ring

and pull your yarn through. Then crochet a chain stitch.


2. Work 5 single crochets into the loop you just created/ the magic circle.

How to crochet a tiny heart


3. Pull tight and finish the round with a slip stitch into the first chain stitch you have made.
It should look like a small circle.

Crochet tiny heart


4. Start the second round with a chain stitch.
Then you work 3 single crochets into the first single crochet from the last round.



5. Work a slip stitch into the second single crochet.

Crochet tiny heart


6. Into the third single crochet work 1 slip stitch, 1 chain stitch, 1 slip stitch. This will be the tip of your heart.

Crochet tiny heart


7. Into the fourth single crochet work 1 slip stitch.

Crochet tiny heart


8. Into the fifth single crochet work 3 single crochet stitches. Finish the round with 1 slip stitch into the middle of your heart.

Crochet tiny heart

It should end up looking like this:



I always tie a knot with the tail and the thread that I started with. I think it gives the heart a nice shape.

Crochet tiny heart

And done! :-)

Now you can use your tiny heart to embellish your crocheted gingerbread tags ;-) or tie it around a candle, decorate a card, make a mini-bunting out of tiny hearts or …


If you liked the tutorial, please leave me a comment! Makes my day! :-)


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15 Responses to Want to know how to make the tiniest crochet hearts? (free pattern/ tutorial)

  1. Tamra says:

    Thank you so much for this tiny heart pattern! It’s just what I was looking for! I’m making crochet ornaments for a the advent Christmas tree for my granddaughters; and your Gingerbread house will be a lovely addition…heading over to that pattern now!

  2. Edith Heuser says:


  3. Eva says:

    Danke für die einfache und schöne anleitung das werde ich mit meinen hortkindern ausprobieren danke und grüsse aus Soest sendet eva

  4. Petraomi says:

    Wahnsinn sind diese Herzchen goldig
    Eine echte Berreicherung und ein liebes kleines Schmuckstück für jede Handarbeit

  5. Britany Sproul says:

    These are just adorable. Thank you SO much for sharing!

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  7. June Lehmann says:

    Your personality just glows on your page! I made the Gingerbread house and heart….easy to follow (thank you)! I add them to baby Christmas beanies and donate to our local hospital!! Thank you..thank you!!

  8. charleen says:

    Thank you I am a bignner and your instructions and patterns with your trotuails have it is easy to follow. Again thanks so much.

  9. Sonja says:

    ich find die ja so niedlich… hab jetzt irgendeinen Wollrest geschnappt und probiert und geschafft und das obwohl ich sicher wenn nicht noch länger keine Häkelnadel in der Hand hatte…. *danke*

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  11. Häkelmaschine says:

    Das ist ja ein tolles Herz :) genau das was ich gesucht habe! Werde das auf jeden Fall nach häkeln.

  12. Llilly says:

    Vielen, vielen Dank für die tolle Anleitung!! Das probier ich gleich aus ! :-)

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