This crochet lovey pattern is the 3rd featured pattern in the weekly blog hop for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month.
Each week in the month of October (2020) a new pattern will be featured. For the first 48 hours of that feature, the PDF to that pattern can be downloaded for free – now expired.
I would like this design to be more focused on the Pregnancy part of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month.
This crochet heart lovey would make a great keepsake gift for an expectant Mother. But this can still make a nice remembrance gift for someone who has experienced a pregnancy loss or baby loss.
This lovey can be used as a nice photo prop or even just to keep as a memory in your child’s keepsake box.
This crochet heart lovey works up rather quickly. It uses a bulky weight yarn and a size 6.5mm crochet hook.
The yarn used for this little lovey is Lion Brand Color Made Easy. The main color white is used for the body of the blanket and an accent color is used for the heart and the border.
The difficulty level of this design is considered Easy. The body of the blanket is 2 rows repeated but each row is written out in the instructions due to different numbers for the stitch counts.
The most difficult part might actually be attaching the heart evenly and securely to the lovey blanket. The heart for this lovey is a pattern from Repeat Crafter Me and is linked below in the pattern.
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Crochet Heart Lovey Keepsake:
- Yarn: #5 Bulky Weight – Lion Brand Color Made Easy; Main Color (A), Accent Color (B)
- Hook: US Size (K/10.5) 6.5 mm crochet hook
- Other Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Poly fil
- 16 inches wide from bobble to bobble
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- st (s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- yo – yarn over
- Special Stitch: bobble = [(yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat for a total of 4 times, yo pull through 5 loops on hook]
- This is worked in the round. The heart is worked separate and then sewed on.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- You will join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch in that round.
- When sharing on social media use the hashtags: #simplyhookedbyjanet & #heartloveykeepsake
You can get a print friendly, ad-free PDF copy of this pattern here:
With A, create Magic Ring leaving an 8 inch tail.
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), (dc, ch 2) 5 times, join to ch 3 – 6 dc – do not pull magic ring too tight.
Round 2: Ch 1, dc in previous ch 2 made, dc in same st as join, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next; repeat from * around until 1 ch-2 sp remains, (dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join – 18 dc.
Round 3: Ch 1, dc in previous ch-2 sp made, ch 1, sk join st, dc in next, *ch 1, sk 1, (dc, ch 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next; repeat from * around until 1 ch-2 sp remains, ch 1, sk 1, (dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join – 18 dc.
Round 4: Ch 1, dc in previous ch-2 made, dc in same st as join, dc in next 4, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 5; repeat from * around until 1 ch-2 sp remains, (dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join – 42 dc.
Round 5: Ch 1, dc in previous ch-2 sp made, ch 1, sk join st, dc in next, (ch 1, sk 1, dc in next ) 2 times, ch 1, sk 1, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, (ch 1, sk 1, dc in next) 3 times, ch 1, sk 1] 5 times, (dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join – 30 dc.
Round 6: Ch 1, dc in previous ch-2 made, dc in same st as join, dc in next 8, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 9; repeat from * around until 1 ch-2 sp remains, (dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join – 66 dc.
Round 7: Ch 1, dc in previous ch-2 sp made, ch 1, sk join st, dc in next, (ch 1, sk 1, dc in next ) 4 times, ch 1, sk 1, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, (ch 1, sk 1, dc in next) 5 times, ch 1, sk 1] 5 times, (dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join – 42 dc.
Round 8: Ch 1, dc in previous ch-2 made, dc in same st as join, dc in next 12, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 13; repeat from * around until 1 ch-2 sp remains, (dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join – 90 dc. Fasten off A.
Round 9: With B, ch 1, sc in previous ch-2 made, sc in same st as join, sc in next 14, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next 15; repeat from * around, (sc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, join – 102 sc.
Round 10: Sl st in next 2, ch 3, bobble in 3rd ch from hook (see special stitches in notes on how to work a bobble) *sl st in next 3, ch 3, bobble in 3rd chain from hook; repeat from * around, join – 36 bobbles.
Make 1 heart using color B.
The heart used for this lovey is the “Crochet Puffy Hearts” pattern by Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me. It turned out to be the perfect heart shape for this design.
You can find the free pattern on her blog HERE or search for the terms ‘crochet puffy hearts repeat crafter me’ in a web browser.
Her heart pattern uses a weight #4 yarn and an H/5.0mm hook but for this lovey you will use the same yarn and hook you previously used which is a #5 bulky weight yarn and a size K/6.5mm hook.
Follow the instructions in her post on how to create the heart.
Open the magic ring slightly, place bottom point of heart inside the opening, close the magic ring around the bottom point of heart by pulling the tail tight. Use the remaining tail to sew the heart to the lovey. It may take several attempts to get it looking right but you can also pin it in place for easier sewing. I seamed up 3 stitches high on each side of the heart.
Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.
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5 thoughts on “Easy Crochet Heart Lovey Keepsake Pattern”
Thank you, lovely designers, for doing this! I can’t even imagine losing a child. Losing the babies I had carried for three months just about did me in. I have a tiny little box with a note from some flowers I received and a couple of other little trinkets to remember them by. Something like this would have meant the world to me. I am making these to keep on hand, and, did I read that you can donate them to hospitals to give to mothers?