Free Pattern – Line of Hearts Crochet Edging

Posted by on 27 Aug, 2012 in Finishing Techniques, free pattern, Work Examples | 36 comments

The finished granny stripe blanket

I’m a knitter through and through, but after seeing the lovely granny stripe blanket that Lucy of Attic24 crocheted, well… I had to have a go. It took me 18 months but I finally completed it (left).

Line of hearts as an embedded border

I spent days searching for just the right edging that both me and Maxi Minx liked. She had her heart set on hearts, but I couldn’t find any edging patterns. Although I’m a pretty inexperienced crocheter, I decided to make it up myself. So I did! I wrote it up as a photo tutorial and am really happy to share it with you for free because it’s not to the same exacting standards that I write my knitting patterns – just click on the button at the bottom and download the 6-page PDF.

You can do the line of hearts as a sturdy row of bunting, an unusual edging, or as part of a border.

I hope you enjoy it! If you spot any tweaks that would make it an even nicer edging, why not share those tips for other crocheters in the comments below this post? It would also be wonderful if you shared photos of your finished work over on my Facebook page for me to admire. I might also have to private-message any contributors with a 15% discount code, valid for any pattern or knitted product in my shop… 😉 Thanks very much!

Line of Hearts crochet edging instructions (PDF)


  1. This is so lovely. I have been trying to decide on a border for an off-white afghan I’m working on and think these hearts may be just what I need. Thanks so much for sharing this.

    • You’re very welcome! 🙂

  2. I’m working on a blanket for my friends wedding and I think I’m going to add these hearts into a row! Thanks!

    • Oh wow, that would be just perfect! Are you going to embed them or leave them as an edging? I found that mine kept their heart shape best as an edging, but that could have been because of how I picked up the stitches when I added a top border – in hindsight I think mine would have looked better if I’d picked up the top stitches in each of the 2 curves when I added the top border. I’d love to see photos of your finished blanket! If you put them on your blog, please feel free to add a link to your ta-da post on here

  3. I currently make chemo caps for the local hospital and think that for Valentines Day a nice red cap with heart trim would be perfect! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for the pattern.

    • I bet they would look incredible!

  4. how pretty !!! thank you for the tutorial, I’ll try it soon !!!

  5. OMGosh what a perfect border. I am getting ready to start a blanket and am always thinking ahead to figure my border, this is the one! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  6. Some patterns are outstanding. This one is outleaping.

    My denomination ( is doing a big anti-bullying push using scarves to symbolize dedication or something like that. A scarf with a Line of Hearts would be perfect!

  7. Gracias por tu generosidad!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hola! I’ve been following your site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the good work!

  9. ufff!!! I guess its the perfect ending for my baby’s blanket. As soon as i’m done i’ll put up a pic!!

    • Oooo, yes please! I’d love to see it. The best place to put the pic up is on my Facebook page.

  10. what an eye candy ! and the choice of colors are so pretty too thanx for sharing 🙂

  11. Great, I have been looking for a border to complete a baby blanket, I have been doing.

  12. Thank you for taking the time to put up the tutorial. Your blanket looks fab.

    • Thank you! It’s still very much in use, which is a first with my capricious little eldest… I see you’re based in the Highlands: whereabouts? I’m east of you, over by Elgin.

  13. Thank you! It’s adorable!

  14. I love this edging – great design! =D

    • From a talented crocheter such as you, this is high praise indeed – thank you xxx

  15. About to start a blanket for my lovely aunt.
    Your fantastic hearts edging will say it all!
    so much

    • You’re welcome, Kerry! I hope you enjoy crocheting the pattern

  16. Thank you so very much! I can’t wait to finish the afghan I am working on now to add this to it. It is beautiful!

  17. yes,I like it.

  18. Have you ever considered writing an e-book or
    guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog centered on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to
    have you share some stories/information. I know my subscribers would value your work.
    If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.

  19. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! I featured a link to it this morning on Moogly: 🙂

    • Thanks very much, Tamara – very kind of you!

  20. Question from Texas…..what is the difficulty rating of this border? I am new to crochet…first lesson was 9/2013. I am making a poncho for my niece & thought the embedded line of hearts would be perfect. Any advice or suggestions?


    Deb 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Deb!

      Well, I’m more of a knitter than a crocheter, so my crochet skills are pretty basic (ie it’s definitely not ninja level! 😀 ) The tutorial is also very full of photos, so don’t worry that you’re not hugely experienced. Why not give it a try? I’d love to hear how you get on.

      Jay x

  21. One of the most beautiful borders that I have ever seen and I have been Crocheting for over 35 years. What is amazing is that you made it up yourself. I have made some myself, but never any that could compare to this one. God has truly blessed you.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Aw, thank you very much – that’s so sweet of you to say so, Evelyn!

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  23. How beautiful!!!! Thanks you so much for sharing it 🙂

  24. I love you.

  25. Sorry, I have to disable comments for a bit because I’m snowed under with spam (about 100 spam comments a day on this post alone). If you want to get in touch about the pattern, please use the Contact Me tab up top 🙂


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