No Magic Ring Mini Crochet Heart Applique | Free Pattern & Tutorial

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Crochet a mini heart applique without using a magic ring! This is a very quick and simple pattern that you can make in just a few minutes.

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This is a pattern that I came up with a few years ago. The tutorial for it is very outdated and I noticed that I still get some comments with questions. So, I decided to make a new one that’s slower and clearer. Hopefully, this written pattern can also help with the clarity!

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Video Tutorial

You can follow along with my YouTube video to crochet a mini heart! I have timestamps included to section the video and help you jump to any point you need to!


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3.5 centimeters wide x 3.5 centimeters long (1.38 x 1.38 inches)

Notes and Tips

  • This pattern is written using US crochet terms
  • Carry the loose end in your stitches


ch = chain

sk = skip

dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

Mini Crochet Heart

Foundation: Make a slipknot, ch5

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First Half of Heart: dc3 in 3rd ch from hook, sc, sl st

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Rotate to work along the underside of the foundation chain. Carry the loose end in your stitches.

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Second Half of Heart: sl st, sc, [dc3, ch2, sl st] in last ch

Fasten off with short loose end.

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Weave the loose end down through the middle of the heart to the bottom point.

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Tug on it to make the heart shape more prominent.

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Trim the loose ends, shape the heart, and your mini crochet heart is finished!

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Tip: Use a self-striping skein of yarn to crochet a bunch of colorful mini hearts.

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