This pattern is for a cute crochet Snail applique with a shell made from a heart! It is perfect for any Valentine’s Day embellishments!
A card with a note on it such as “Happy Snailentine Day!” will be great for Valentine’s Day. You will find more DIY handmade card ideas in this post: 21 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards Embellished with Crochet Appliques.
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I live in rainy Oregon, where there are lots of snails and slugs (crochet pattern for the cute slug applique can be found in this post: Slugs and Kisses ). They are crawling around and eating our plants! But I find snails are very cute, especially like this tiny one:
My crochet Snail is friendly, has a heart for its shell, and will not eat your flowers, I promise!
You may also like these cute heart-shaped appliques: crochet Elephant, crochet Giraffe, crochet Tiger, and crochet Lion.
All my heart-shaped designs can be found HERE.
More Valentine’s Day crochet projects can be found in the posts Valentine’s Day Crochet Applique Collection.
Heart Snail Applique – Free Crochet Pattern, Video Tutorial
The pattern for this crochet heart Snail applique is also available as a print-friendly, styled, and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy Shop. Free pattern is below.
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
RS – right side
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet
WS – wrong side
This crochet heart snail is about 2-1/4” (7 cm) long.
- Patons Grace light weight #3 cotton yarn (100% mercerized cotton; 136 yds/124 m per 1.7 oz/50 g skein), colors – A for the Shell and B – for the Body.
Hook and other materials:
- Crochet hook 1/2.75 mm
- Embroidery floss
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Make a Large Heart for the Shell (I used the pattern for the large heart from the Crochet Hearts in 3 Sizes).
With color A, Ch 4;
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC; Ch 3, Sl St in center. Side facing you is RS.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, HDC + DC in first St, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, HDC into each of next 3 Sts, HDC into Ch-1 stitch, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point),
Ch 1, HDC into Ch-1 stitch, HDC into each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC + HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in first St, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in each of the next 6 Sts, SC in Ch-1 stitch, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point),
Ch 1, SC in Ch-1 stitch, SC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center. Fasten off.
Row 1. With Heart WS facing you, join color B to the Heart point.
Ch 1, SC in each of next 11 Sts, 2 SC in next 2 Sts, turn.
Row 2. Tentacles: *Ch 4, Sl St in 2nd Ch and in 2 next Chs*, repeat from * to * one more time for the second tentacle.
All of next Sts make in last SC of Row 1 – (DC, 2 TR, DC);
HDC in next St, SC in each of next 2 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 3 Sts, SC in each of next 8 Sts, Ch 5, Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next Ch, SC in next Ch, skip next Ch, Sl St in Heart point St. Fasten off.
Embroider the eye. Block your applique as necessary.
Crochet Heart Snail – Video Tutorial
Watch this video on YouTube.
You can also add to your crochet Snail small crochet hearts.
You can give your Snail heart balloons.
Or, you can embellish your Snail with this crochet heart Bow.
If you like, you can create a Snail composition with crochet mushrooms, butterfly, and flowers.
I hope you enjoyed this heart Snail applique free crochet pattern!
These appliques are absolutely very charming, and have many good uses. Thank you.
You are very welcome! I am glad that you like my work!
These are adorable and have such great detail! Thank you so much for sharing!
Adorable!!! And perfect for Valentine’s Day! Your heart designs are all so cute – it’s really clever how you make all different kinds of animals/designs out of hearts! <3 Great pattern!!!
Thank you so much!
I love this little appliqué! It would make such cute Valentines for my sons class. Thank you!
Thank you! I am glad that you like it!
Your allique designs are always so cute. This Heart Snail is no different.
Thank you so much!
Such a creative little project! Love it 🙂
Jessica Bowman says
This is seriously the cutest thing I’ve seen all year. I kind of want to make a heart snail Valentine’s garland!
Thank you so much, I am glad that you like my snails! It is a wonderful idea to make Snail garland – I will have to do this next year!
sharyn foster says
your applique has help me with ideas, I would like to try the heart snail.
Cindee Engelsen says
Love ur work n the simple way u word ur patterns..ty
Christina M. says
How would you incorporate this into a card? It looks so cute!!
You can find my DIY cards embellished with crochet appliques here: https://www.goldenlucycrafts.com/diy-valentines-day-card-ideas/
Your patterns are lovely!
I love the snail one and will a crocheting a snail for my
great grandson to be used as pocket hug.
I am glad to hear that you like my heart snail!