With Valentine’s just around the corner, check out three ways you can use a crochet heart applique. Scroll down and whip up some extra special gifts for your loved ones using the same heart applique pattern. I have put together three great ideas for you to try out – needless to say I am in love with all of them!
I love a crochet applique and one of the first crochet patterns I ever made was a heart! This was a free pattern and it is still available here – in both US and UK terminologies. Over the years I have used it again and again for lots of projects including the ones listed below. You can find the video tutorial for the heart applique directly below. It measures about 2×2 inches but if you stop after the first round you get a smaller sized heart. Using a cotton yarn is probably best. I have used Scheepjes catona primarily but any similar yarn will give you a similar end result.
While you may not have the time or be in the mood to crochet a whole cushion, you can use a bunch of heart appliques to decorate an existing cushion cover! This project would be perfect for using up leftover yarn or upcycling an older cushion cover.
Measure your cushion cover and crochet enough hearts to cover is or to create a design you like and sew them on. And you are done!
Check out how I made this pretty Valentine’s hearts cushion here. The two tones work really well but you can customise it in whichever way you please by using different colours for the hearts or the cushion cover or changing up the way that the hearts are placed to create a different design.
If you have a book lover in your life, this might be the little present for you! Perfect on its own or to pair it with a book you are gifting. The Amigurumi ‘Book Lover’ bookmark pattern is very beginner-friendly and you do not need too much yarn so you can whip one up in no time. You can find the full written instructions here and directly below the video tutorial.
Whether you call it a mug cozy or a cup sleeve, this crochet pattern features a beginner-friendly set of stitches to create a lace like effect for the main sleeve and you then decorate it with a mini heart. I love the simplicity of this pattern; it is understated but still super cute and stylish. Check out the video tutorial below – and you can find the written instructions here.
You can adapt this pattern to any handle-less cup or to use for a reusable mug or water bottle. And you can of course use any colours you like to match the colour pallet of your cup or to give different mugs the same look and feel.
I hope you liked these patterns and that they gave you some inspiration to use crochet heart appliques for different makes. If you are looking for more crochet heart projects, check out my tapestry crochet heart pattern here.
Let me know in the comments below if you try any of these patterns or tag me on Instagram!