Thursday, 21 February 2013

Simple Sunburst Crochet Heart Tutorial

Hello Lovelies, 
we are enjoying a quiet half term week here , I've been busy spring cleaning and reorganizing. 
But I've also taken the opportunity to write out another tutorial for you .

My original  Sunburst Granny Heart , which I posted last spring has turned out to be one of my most popular patterns.
That's quite a complicated design though, with many different stitches .

In this version my aim was to simplify things and also to create a solid version, suitable for stuffing......... 

What do you think ? I'm so happy with this new  version , especially the red and turquoise that colour combination.

Here goes with the tutorial...lots of pictures and tips as usual ......enjoy :0)

I'm again using U.S. terms and you start by making a modified sunburst granny circle. It is the same as the first three rounds of my Easy Crochet Owl .
That tutorial has details of abbreviations and a stitch conversion chart at the beginning. So pop over there now and follow the pattern till you have at least one of these...........

Hello again, here goes with round 4....starting to develop the heart shape.
Choose your colour and attach with a slip stitch into any stitch between clusters ( see explanation of working into a stitch in round 4 of my owl tutorial if you are unsure ) ....chain 1........

In the next stitch make 1 hdc.........

1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches........

In the next stitch make 2 dc..........

followed by 1 dc in the next stitch and 2 dc in the following stitch.........

Then 1 dc in the next stitch and 2 dc in the next stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch and 1 hdc in the following stitch.

That's the first "bump" made, then make 1 sc in each of the next 7 stitches, followed by 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc in consecutive stitches....

in the "point " at the bottom of your heart make 2 dc..........

Now you are working back up the second side of your heart, so it's just the reverse of the first side.
So after the point it's 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, in consecutive stitches. Followed by 1 sc in each of the following 7 stitches.........

Then it's time to make the second "bump".
Make  the following in each of  the remaining stitches around.........1 hdc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc..........

In the same stitch as you began with make 1 sc and fasten off as shown ( note not join to beginning stitch )

Round 5
Attach a new colour into the first stitch of round 4. Chain 1 .

make 1 hdc in the next stitch.......

then 1 dc in the next stitch and 2 dc in the following stitch..........

carry on with that sequence ( 1 dc, 2 dc ) 3 times more. So you end up with 4 repeats.....

then make 1 dc in the next stitch and 1 hdc in each of the next two stitches.........

Then make 1 sc in each of the next 9 stitches followed by 1 hdc in each of the next two stitches...........

in the point make 1 dc, chain 1 , 1 dc..........

then work back up towards the top as follows..........
1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in each of the next 9 stitches...........

then make the second bump, beginning with 1 hdc, 1 hdc,

then four repeats of 1 dc, 2 dc..........

I've highlighted them here............

Finnish off with 1 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc .

Fasten off and if you want to make a padded heart repeat a second time leaving a long end on 1 heart . Weave in ends............

use the long end to whip stitch the two hearts together , right side out............

Stop when a smallish opening remains and stuff lightly........

Close up the hole .............

I still had a long tail of yarn ...........

so I inserted my hook and picked up the yarn and chained about 25 ................

then inserted my hook through the top of the heart again, pulled up a loop and fastened off............

then , simply weave in the tail of yarn............

Here I've put the two types of  Sunburst Heart next to each other. As you can see this new version is smaller but it's still  quite big.........About 4 inches high when made with double knitting  yarn and a 4 mm hook.....

My favourite one has found a home on my welsh dresser.............

Where I think it looks perfect :0)

I hope you have fun with this pattern and ,as always, I would love to hear/see how you got on.
Please let me know if anything is unclear.
Jacquie x


  1. love them!!! will try ot out... thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!!! :) Very nice!!!

  3. Thank you Jacquie, I can't wait to make these!!!

  4. Beautiful make and reading through that tutorial it seems very easy to follow. I love turquoise and red together too. Thanks for sharing xx

  5. Great tutorial, the photos are really clear and make it easy to see what's going on. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you Jacquie! Your tutorials are always so clear to follow, I'm sure this one will be too :)
    I adore the red and turquoise one - it would have been so tempting to stick to reds and pinks, but the pop of the blue really makes it.
    Jones x

  7. Those are super cute! And what a great little scrap buster. Thanks for the tutorial:)

  8. Oh, Jacquie! I looooove it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Clear photos,easy tutorial,excellent your job. I´ll make one and send you a photo. Kisses!!!!!!

  10. Thanks for the tutorial - they look lovely. Think I might give this a try.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  11. Jacquie they are gorgeous! Like you, I love the combination of red and turquoise. Looks fab on your Welsh dresser. Thank you so much for sharing such clear instructions and the pattern. E x

  12. thank you so much Jacquie!!!!!!!
    Now I have a new heart addiction!!!!!!
    xoxo Ale

  13. Fabulous pattern. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Will definitely be giving this a try :)

  14. i just discovered your lovely blog. Love your Heart tutorial. Well done for a newbie like me to make. thanks Hugs Judy

  15. Might have to give those a go. Thanks for a detailed tutorial. My Five year old said woooow! I want one for my bedroom - such taste!

  16. What lovely plump hearts! They will cheer up any interior. Thank you for another one of your great picture tutorials!

  17. Your hearts are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I will definitely be making some.
    Ali x

  18. great tutorial... I loved the pattern. tnx. :)

  19. Lovely heart and a great tutorial, you must have spent ages putting it together. :)

  20. Thanks so much Jacquie, your tutorials are simply the best! I hope to make one of these very soon. Thank you also for your lovely comment on my latest post, I'm so pleased we've "met" this way, enjoy the rest of half therm...I know I will xox Penelope

  21. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial. I can't wait to try it:)

  22. So very clever..I will have a go
    Thea x

  23. Lovely made and thanks for sharing!!!!!!

    Greetings from Ellebel

  24. well, your owl was the first thing I ever made (apart from a mess!) so can't wait to try the heart next.
    Thankyou so much for taking the time to show us

  25. Lovely! I think I'll be having a go at one of these soon. So kind of you to share, it looks a great pattern.

  26. Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern-I really enjoy your tutorials and I love visiting your blog-so many wonderfully inspiring ideas! x

  27. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous heart tutorial. Something to keep me busy in the deep gloomy days of this coming winter. I'm thinking bright snazzy colours like you've used, something to make my eyes pop! :)
    Have a fab day,
    Anne xx

  28. Thankyou for your lovely tutorial! Will have a go at making some hearts at the weekend to hang around my shelves. Will show them on a post linking back to your lovely blog!! Karen :)

  29. Thank you for the tutorial! This is such a beautiful little project.

  30. Very cute - thanks for the share.
    Have a great weekend.

  31. Wonderful tutorial as always! Thank you for sharing :-) Great color combo with the red and turquoise.

  32. Oh cute! can't wait to make some :)

  33. What a wonderful pattern and idea! The finished item looks great!

  34. Oh it's so cute!! Many thanks for sharing Jacquie

    Have a nice weekend!

    Lluisa x

  35. Well thats my evening sorted then. Loved doing your owl.

  36. Very cute - thanks for the share.
    Have a great weekend.

  37. I love these! I made several of the Sunburst Granny Hearts and made garlands out of them. I'm so happy to see this new pattern; thanks so much for sharing and for all the fantastic pictures!

  38. Jacquie, I do like each of your crocheted heart designs. It's great to have them both there to inspire us. Thank you for the very clear instructions.

    (I am currently knitting and knitting and knitting, but you've got me wanting to take a break and pick up my favorite crochet hooks again.)


  39. They are beautiful! Love the colours and thank you for the tutorial

  40. Absolutely brilliant Jacquie! And thank you so much for taking the time to share your pattern. I would love to make one of these, just as soon as I'm finished making more of your lovely owls - they were quite a hit at the Kids' school!!! Mel x

  41. Love this - thanks for another excellent tutorial. I have book market this for future reference! I like the red and turquoise colour combination very much.

    Gillian x

  42. How come I haven't found your blog til now! Your projects and photos are just beautiful and thanks so much for the free tutorials which are so well set out. I don't have facebook so I'm going to subscribe by mail and hope to see you again soon. Lu x

  43. Absolutely love your tutorials and have become slightly obsessed with all the wonderful things you've made making possible!!!

    I've put some of my examples onto our blog and have tagged you there (of course), hope I've done them justice!!

    Here is a link to our blog:
    Thanks again!
    Little Misses Three x

  44. I think I can't crochet, but I managed to make one today and now onto number 2!

  45. what a nice hart to make thank you for the pattern
    i am from holland and i crotchet for my hobby nice site

  46. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous DIY.

  47. I love these! So much so that I have had a go myself and blogged about it! Thanks for sharing the pattern

    Karen @

  48. Thank you for sharing - I can't wait to get started.

  49. This was so much fun to make!! Thank you for sharing it with everyone. ♥

  50. Grácias,por el tutorial,ya tengo el mio hecho!

  51. Hi Jacquie, this ist a lovely tutorial and I decided to crochet one for "One Month - One Heart". You can see it on my blog - I also linked to your beautiful blog!

  52. Hi Jaquie, sorry if this posts twice, the computer just had a hissy fit. I came across your blog via pinterest when I realised I'd pinned several of your gorgeous designs. I've recently started a very small crochet business ( ) and was rather hoping that you would give me permission to sell items made using your patterns. I would obviously give you full credit for the design as I have with all th patterns I've used so far. Thanks Laura

  53. Hi Laura , yes I'm happy for you to sell items....good luck with your business.
    Jacquie x

    1. Yay, had just come on to ask the very same question and saw this comment! Thanks a lot Jacquie, really appreciate your generosity :)

  54. Hola, recien acabo de descubrir tu pagina!! Es todo hermoso. Quisiera saber las abreviaturas de los diferentes puntos, donde las puedo encontrar! Soy de Argentina y se mencionan diferente aca!!!! Espero respuesta!!! Gracias

  55. muchas gracias, es muy lindo y practico

  56. I loved your owls and made them mine as well. I think I shall be doing the same with your hearts.
    And your generosity in allowing us to sell items made using your patterns is appreciated.
    Thank you

  57. Thank you so much... I just found your blog today and I am in LOVE with all your tutorials... thank you for being so generous. I can't wait to get started on some new projects!!!

  58. Thanks so much for a GREAT tutorial! Puffy heart bunting, here I come!

  59. Hello Jacqui :) Thank you so much for sharing! I plan to make one of these, leaving the top unstitched together, to fill with a mini packet of love hearts instead of stuffing for my husband! I posted a link to this page with credit to you here as I think they are so cute! Thanks again for sharing.


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