Create your own lovely scarf or shawl with the Falling Hearts crochet pattern!

Crochet your beautiful Falling Hearts scarf to wear or gift - sure to be a favorite.

I came up with the Falling Hearts crochet pattern last year to wear on Valentine’s Day. Of course, work and life happened and it took another year to have the pattern ready to share with the world. I’m so happy to offer this scarf as the first free crochet pattern on my new, redesigned web site. Please let me know what you think in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

Falling Hearts crochet pattern scarf in Malabrigo Sock model
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Falling Hearts crochet pattern scarf in Panorama Arts Shade Shifting Gradient Yarn wrap
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The Falling Hearts crochet pattern is worked in an 8 row repeat, creating two alternating hearts made of double crochet stitches – one right side up, one upside down. 

In this pattern the heart pattern repeat uses 28 stitches, so to increase the width of your project just add 28 stitches in the foundation row as many times as needed for the desired width.

The pattern includes a border of four double crochet stitches at the beginning and end of each row. 

This will work with any yarn you choose, just start with the recommended hook size and adjust if your work looks too loose or tight. This is a very forgiving pattern. 😉

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Falling Hearts crochet pattern scarf made with Scheepjes Whirl in Slice O' Cherry Pie Collage
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Falling Hearts crochet pattern scarf with Malabrigo Sock Collage
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Falling Hearts crochet pattern scarf in Panorama Arts Shade Shifting Gradient Yarn Collage
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Falling Hearts Crochet Pattern

To make a scarf – depending on yarn weight and yardage, I’d use one or two heart pattern repeats.

To make an infinity scarf – try two or three heart pattern repeats but skip row one (all DC) and the last row (all DC.) Be sure to end with Row 9 to ensure continuity of the heart designs when you whip stitch the ends together.

To make a blanket – I recommend making a test swatch of one heart pattern repeat, working rows 1 – 9. Measure the width of your test swatch (ignoring the borders) and use that to decide how many heart pattern repeats will make the blanket your desired width. For example, if your test swatch with your chosen yarn measures 10 inches wide and you want a blanket that is 50 inches wide, crochet your blanket by working the heart pattern repeat five times. 

Regardless of the project you’ve chosen to make, work rows 3 – 10 until it reaches your desired length. It really doesn’t matter which row you end with unless you’re making an infinity scarf, which should end with Row 9.

Falling Hearts crochet pattern scarf in Malabrigo Sock in progress
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STITCHES USED:

Ch – chain stitch

DC – double crochet

DC2tog – double crochet two stitches together: YO (yarn over hook), insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 3 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops on hook. YO, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining 3 loops. (DC decrease made using two stitches from previous row.)

DC3tog – double crochet three stitches together: YO (yarn over hook), insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 3 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops on hook. YO, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 5 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO and pull through remaining 4 loops. (DC decrease made using three stitches from previous row.)

DC4tog – Double crochet four stitches together: YO (yarn over hook), insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 3 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops on hook. YO, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 5 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop – 6 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO and pull through remaining 5 loops. (DC decrease made using four stitches from previous row.)

FOUNDATION:

If your project uses one heart pattern repeat, chain 41.

For 2 heart pattern repeats, chain 69.

For 3 heart pattern repeats, chain 97.

(…and so on. Just add 28 chains for each additional heart pattern repeat.)

Falling Hearts crochet pattern scarf in Panorama Arts Shade Shifting Gradient Yarn folded
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Falling Hearts crochet pattern scarf made with Scheepjes Whirl in Slice O' Cherry Pie roll
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BODY: 

PLEASE NOTE: The heart pattern stitches are in parentheses and the beginning and ending borders on each row may have their own chain stitches (separate from the chain stitches for the heart pattern.) The ch st count may look odd (i.e., “2 ch, then 1 ch”) and will make more sense if you’re doing multiple heart pattern repeats. The graph below may help you visualize the difference.

ROW 1: DC in 4th chain from hook and in each ch across, turn. First three chains count as one DC, 39 DCs made (or 67, or 95…) Skip this row if making an infinity scarf – begin with row 2.

ROW 2: Ch 3, DC in next 3 stitches, ch 2, skip next 2 stitches, (2 DCs in 3rd stitch, DC in next 10 stitches, 2 DCs in next stitch, ch 2, skip next 2 stitches, DC3tog, DC in next 6 stitches, DC3tog, ch 2, skip next 2 stitches) across, ch1, skip next stitch, DC in next 4 stitches, turn.

ROW 3: Ch 3, DC in next 3 DCs, ch 1, skip chain space on previous row, (ch 3, DC3tog, DC in next 2 DCs, DC3tog, ch 3, skip ch sp, 2 DCs in next DC, DC in next 12 DCs, 2 DCs in next DC, ch 2, skip ch sp) across, DC in next 3 DCs, DC in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 4: Ch3, DC in next 3 DCs, ch 2, skip ch sp on previous row, (DC in next 16 DCs, ch 5, DC loosely in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, skip ch sp, DC4tog, ch 5, DC loosely in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, skip ch sp) across, DC in next 3 DCs, DC in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 5: Ch3, DC in next 3 DCs, ch 2, skip ch sp on previous row, (6 DCs in the 3 ch/DC loop on the previous row, skip ch sp, ch 2, skip the DC4tog on previous row and next ch sp, 6 DCs in the 3 ch/DC loop, ch 2, skip next ch sp, DC2tog, DC in next 4 DCs, DC2tog, ch 2, DC2tog, DC in next 4 DCs, DC2tog, ch 2, skip ch sp) across, DC in next 3 DCs, DC in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 6: Ch3, DC in next 3 DCs, ch 4, skip ch sp on previous row, (DC3tog, DC3tog, ch 5, skip ch sp, DC3tog, DC3tog, ch 2, skip ch sp, 2 DCs in next DC, DC in next 4 DCs, 2 DCs in next DC, skip ch sp, 2 DCs in next DC, DC in next 4 DCs, 2 DCs in next DC, ch 2, skip ch sp) across, DC in next 3 DCs, DC in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 7: Ch3, DC in next 3 DCs, ch 2, skip ch sp on previous row, (DC in next 16 DCs, ch 4, skip 2 DC3tog clusters and 2 ch, 4 DCs in 3rd chain of ch 5 on previous row, ch 4, skip 2 ch and 2 DC3tog clusters) across, ch 2, DC in next 3 DCs, DC in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 8: Ch3, DC in next 3 DCs, ch 3, skip ch sp on previous row, (3 DCs in next DC, DC in next 2 DCs, 3 DCs in next DC, ch 3, skip ch sp, DC2tog, DC in next 12 DCs, DC2tog, ch 3, skip ch sp) across, DC in next 3 DCs, DC in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 9: Ch3, DC in next 3 DCs, ch 3, skip ch sp on previous row, (DC2tog, DC in next 10 DCs, DC2tog, ch 2, skip ch sp, 3 DCs in next DC, DC in next 6 DCs, 3 DCs in next DC, ch 2, skip ch sp) across, DC in next 3 DCs, DC in top of turning chain, turn.

ROW 10: Ch3, DC in next 3 DCs, ch 2, skip ch sp on previous row, (2 DCs in next DC, DC in next 10 DCs, 2 DCs in next DC, ch 2, skip ch sp, DC3tog, DC in next 6 DC, DC3tog, ch2, skip ch sp) across, ch 1, DC in next 3 DCs, DC in top of turning chain, turn.

Repeat rows 3 – 10 until work reaches desired length. For last row, ch 3 then DC across. Finish off, block. 

If your project is an infinity scarf, finish with Row 9 and skip the last border row. I recommend blocking your work before whip stitching the ends together.

Falling Hearts scarf crochet pattern graph and key

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