Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Crochet Anatomical Heart (pattern with photos)

Gather supplies. You will need: yarn, in red, blue and purple, crochet hook (I used a 3.75 mm hook), stuffing, scissors, and a yarn needle.

1. ch 2. sc 8 in 2nd ch from hook. sl st to close. ch 1
2. sc 2 in  each sc around.
3. *1 sc, 1 inc* repeat around
4. *2 sc, 1 inc* rep around
5. *6 sc, 1 inc* rep around
6. *6 sc, 1 inc* rep around

7-11. sc around

12. *5 sc, dec 1* rep around
13. sc around
14. *sc 3, dec* rep around
15 sc around


16. *1 sc, dec*
17-? decrease around. I usually give up on finishing each round at this point and continue in a spiral to the end. Finish off.

 Turn that bad boy around so the round-y side is up.
 Near the pointy side, backstitch a small circle in blue. This will be your inferior vena cava.

 Single crochet under your back stitch, all the way around. 

Repeat until you have a nice sized artery. 

 Weave through the top tail, but leave the lower tail to back stitch a nice vein with. If you didn't leave enough of a tail, just use another bit of yarn.

 Using your base colour, (or not lol) repeat the last few steps to make the aorta and another artery.
 Repeat again with red to make the pulmonary artery.  When weaving in your top bit, tack the pulmonary artery to the aorta so it doesn't stick out so much. 
 I back stitched the tail on the other side of the heart, just to mix it up a bit.

Et voilà! La cœur , c'est fini. (lol wut a doouche i bet she doesn't even know french lolol)

Feel free to use a thicker yarn/hook for a full sized heart, or a tiny one and embroidery floss for a teeny tiny pendant. OMG how cute would that be?

Also, send me pics for my ego is a needy bitch.


  1. I am going to make one of these with a double strand for my dog to play with. We won't say whose heart it represents, but we all know. Will send pics to your ego :P Thanks for the pattern!

  2. Thanks for the comment! :D I'm looking forward to it

  3. Hiya! I lurve your pattern, and I wanted to ask your permission to sell the finished product. I plan on mounting the heart in a shadow box and selling it a local craft fair. Is that cool with you?
    Thanks mucho! :)

  4. Fine by me, I would love to see photos! thank you for the courtesy of asking.

  5. YAY! Thank you muchly! I'm getting started on it tonight and shall let you know when I'm finished. And I'll definitely share photos! :)

  6. What color is the base of that heart? It's so perfect and I want to make this as a present for a friend.

  7. Thanks so much for this pattern, making it right now as a gift for Valentine's Day :)

  8. I may end up using this as a Valentine's Day gift for a friend of mine who I didn't get to know until this year and seems like a cool dude. Wish me luck, though, some parts of this pattern I've never tried before in my past crochet experience.