This crochet patriotic heart (or American flag heart) makes a beautiful handmade decoration for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day. You can use this heart as an ornament as I did, or you can use it as an applique for various embellishments. You can also use these hearts to make a beautiful patriotic garland.
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For this heart, I used a modified pattern for the crochet candy corn heart. Also, I embellished the upper left part of the heart with beads that represent stars.
This patriotic heart pattern is another addition to my heart shaped designs. You may also like some of my other heart holiday ornaments – crochet Gingerbread heart ornament and crochet Halloween heart.
I made my 4th of July hearts with Red Heart yarn. You can experiment with different yarn weights to make your hearts in different sizes.
Crochet Patriotic Heart Pattern
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Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
The heart is about 2-3/4” (7 cm)
Worsted weight #4 yarn ( I used Red Heart Super Saver )
Crochet hook H/8 – 5 mm
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How to change to a new color
Work the final Stitch of the Row with the first color, but do not complete the Stitch. You will have 2 loops remain on the hook. Drop first color and draw through the loops on the hook new color and complete Stitch.
Ch 4 (Ch 1 and Ch 3 as DC),
Row 1. Working under 2 loops, 4 DC in 4th Ch, total – 5 DC, turn.
Row 2. Ch 1, SC in each St across, total – 5 SC, change color to white (See Note), cut off red, turn.
Row 3. Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in first St, DC in next, 3 DC in next, DC in next, 2 DC in next, total – 9 DC, turn.
Row 4. Ch 1, SC in each St across, total – 9 SC, change color to blue (see Note), cut off white, turn.
Now we will be making two top shell parts separately.
Row 1. Ch 1, SC in first and in each of next 3 Sts, SC in next St (this is middle St of Row 4 – mark this St, we will need it later), total – 5 SC, turn.
Row 2. Skip first and next St, 5 DC in next, skip next St, Sl St in next St, turn.
Row 3. Ch 1, SC in top of first DC of the shell, 2 SC in each of next 3 DC, SC in next DC, Sl St in marked middle St of Row 4. Cut off blue, leaving 5-6” tail. We will use it later.
Draw red color through marked St of Row 4 (leave beginning tail 5-6” long, we will use it later),
Row 1. Ch 1, SC in same St and in each of next 4 Sts, total – 5 SC, turn.
Row 2. Skip first and next St, 5 DC in next St, skip next St, Sl St in next St, turn.
Row 3. Ch 1, SC in first DC of the shell, 2 SC in each of next 3 DC, SC in next St, Sl St in first St of last white Row. Fasten off.
Using the two saved ends, make one knot between the shells. Make a second knot to create a hanging loop for the ornament. Sew beads on the blue part of the heart to represent stars.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet patriotic heart free pattern!
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