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 (maybe I will make crochet Slug one day? Who knows?) 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!
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
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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
Crochet 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.
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;
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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.
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.
I hope you enjoyed this heart Snail applique free crochet pattern!