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Free Pattern: Thread Crochet Heart Necklace

Show your love with this thread crochet heart necklace. It takes just a few yards of crochet thread and can be stitched up in less than an hour.

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Red thread crochet heart necklace
This necklace used Aunt Lydia Classic 10, color Victory Red.

The heart necklace pictured measures about 16″ [40.5 cm] long. Each heart measures about 1″ [2.5 cm] wide x 1″ [2.5 cm] high. However, you can easily adjust the size by adding or subtracting hearts or chains at the beginning and end of the heart sequence. The pattern uses American crochet terminology. Check out Crochet: Basics & Beyond if you need help.

The free pattern is below. You can also purchase an ad-free printable pdf for easier reading.

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Materials

Cotton Crochet Thread size 10. Samples used:
(A) Red Heart Classic 10, color Victory Red
(B) Aunt Lydia Classic 10, color 332 Hot Pink
(C) Nazli Gelin Garden 10

Size B-1 [2.25 mm] crochet hook

One small button for necklace closure

Pink Thread Crochet Heart Necklace crochet pattern by Edie Eckman
This necklace used Aunt Lydia Classic 10, color Hot Pink.

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

ch: chain
dc: double crochet
2-dc cluster: (Yarn over, insert hook into back bump of ch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops) twice in same chain, yarn over, pull through 3 loops.
2-tr cluster: [Yarn over twice, insert hook into back bump of ch, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 2 times] twice in same chain, yarn over, pull through 3 loops.
picot:Ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook and in top of stitch at base of chain.
sc: single crochet
slip st: slip stitch
tr: treble crochet

Gauge

About 15 sc = 2″. Gauge is not crucial in this pattern.

Pink and White Thread Crochet Heart Braid pattern by Edie Eckman
Leave off the chains at the beginning and ends and add beads at the picot points to make a decorative braid. This sample was made with Nazli Gelin Garden.

Necklace Instructions

For a decorative braid, omit the instructions in red.

Thread Crochet Heart Necklace crochet pattern chart by Edie Eckman
thread Crochet Heart Necklace stitch key by Edie Eckman

Row 1: Ch 15, [ch 6, 2-dc cluster in 5th ch from hook] 22 times, ch 20—22 clusters, 57 chains. [Note: There is 1 ch between each ch/2dc cluster.]
Row 2: Turn, sc in 6th ch from hook to form button loop, sc in next 13 ch, *slip st in next ch, ch 2, skip 1 cluster (2-dc cluster, ch 1, 2-tr cluster, picot, tr, ch 1, 2-dc cluster) in next ch, ch 2, slip st in base of next cluster; rep from * 10 more times, slip st in next ch, sc in each ch to end.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Try on necklace. Using tail, sew button on end opposite button loop, adjusting to fit.

What would happen if you used a bigger yarn and the same pattern to make a scarf? If you try it, please let us know!

More Ideas

Get more ideas for thread crochet necklaces and braids by browsing Around the Corner Crochet Borders and Every Which Way Crochet Borders. You’ll find hundreds of crochet borders than can easily turn into necklaces, scarves and more!

Looking for more heart projects? Knit the Hearts All Around Hat or crochet the Easy Heart Hat.

6 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Thread Crochet Heart Necklace”

  1. Hi there,
    I am a seasoned crochet, and I can’t figure this pattern out at all. I was hoping you could help me. Thanks.

  2. I’ll try, but you’ll have to be more specific about where you are having trouble. The hearts are created in two parts. You start out with a chain that has some clusters in the middle of it. These clusters form the top curves of the hearts. Then you turn and work back along the chain. When you get to the clusters, you work the lower part of the hearts as described.
    The symbol chart shows the hearts upside down, because that is the way they are worked.

    This is similar to the way I worked the Endless Shamrocks Garland. https://www.edieeckman.com/2019/02/26/free-crochet-pattern-endless-shamrocks-garland/
    You may find it helpful to try crocheting that first, and watch the video tutorial for that garland.

  3. So sorry, I should have been more specific. I look at the picture pattern, and you chain more then 15 to start dont you? And I gather the row that’s in black is the first row and the purple row is the 2nd row? I will check out your other pattern that you mentioned as well. Thanks.

  4. The stitch diagram is a condensed version of the pattern, so you may be confused if you are trying to match it exactly to the words.
    The very first chain you make is 21 (ch 15 + ch 6).

  5. Hii, I want to make a smaller necklave with three hearts only. I am having difficulty understanding the pattern. I have completed 6 (2dc) clusters in the first row. After that, the pattern says “ch 20—22 clusters, 57 chains.” Does this mean I have to make 20 chains and 22 clusters again, or does this mean that I chain 20 for the 22 clusters made earlier? By that logic, I should make 8 chains for the 6 clusters I have made in my project? Also, I am confused about the 57 chains step. is it another 57 chains for the original pattern. For my pattern, how to reduce and customise the original gauge. How many chains should i put for 8 chains in the earlier step? Would be great if you can help me.

  6. The “22 clusters, 57 chains” is not telling you to do 22 more clusters and 57 more chains. It’s a stitch count telling you what you have after you have completed Row 1. You’ll want to put as many plain chains on the other side of the clusters as you did at the beginning of the row, plus 5 chains for the button loop.

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