Crochet Hearts

I have really enjoyed crocheting for charities. I recently found the Peyton Heart Project. This pattern works quickly, and you can use your scrap yarn for these hearts. If you would like to use a different pattern from mine, there are several other heart patterns available on the site for both crocheting and knitting. Peyton Heart Project has a printable tag you can use with your heart and then place your heart somewhere that it can be found. 

From the Peyton Heart Project’s website:

A global project was created to help end suicide and bullying and the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The Peyton Heart Project was inspired by several stories including that of a 13-year-old boy named Peyton James who died by suicide in 2014. The hearts are placed in public places worldwide for people to find during their everyday lives. We hope the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a young life lost to suicide, on bullying, and on the fact that everyone’s life matters.

I plan to add the tag to the hearts and carry them with me in my car. As I visit, shop, or travel I will have them with me to distribute. I hope those that find my hearts are touched and enjoy them. This is a great way to share the love of crochet and do some good with it. 

Here is the pattern for the hearts I made. At the bottom of this post, you can find a free printable PDF version of the pattern if you want to download it.

Heart Pattern:

magic circle

work the entire first round into the magic circle

ch 2
tr x3
dc x4
tr x 1
dc x 4
tr x 3
ch 2

ss into the magic chain

hdc x 2 into first stitch
hdc x 3 into second stitch
hdc x 2 into third stitch
1hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into seventh stitch
hdc, dc, hdc into eigth stitch
hdc x 2 into nineth stitch
1hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into thirteenth stitch
hdc x 3 into fourteenth stitch
hdc x 2 into fifteenth stitch
ss and end

weave in the beginning thread to the top of the heart

tie both strands * together with an overhand knot using both threads as one.


*cut the strands to be about 5-6” long

Here is the link to the downloadable PDF pattern. [heart pattern]

If you plan to use your crochet hearts for the Peyton Heart Project, please be sure to visit their site and read through all the instructions for the project.

Reversible Baby Shoe :: Tutorial and Pattern

How to sew reversible baby shoes, includes a free PDF and SVG pattern.

How to Sew Baby Shoes with this free reversible pattern. ​

One of the talented ladies I partner with at Creative Craft Blog Group (#CCBG) is having a baby. Since we can’t be with her to celebrate, we are holding a virtual baby shower. Each participant is making a special gift for Erica at Five Little Monsters, blogging about it, and sending her their creation as a baby gift. I chose to make baby shoes. The pattern I am using is reversible. Aren’t baby shoes just adorable? 

The fabric I chose to work with is blue and green since Erica is expecting a baby boy. I used cotton fabric since the baby is due in the summer but I have made baby shoes before out of fleece and they worked just as well. 

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If you would like to cut the fabric out on your personal cutting machine, this post now contains the SVG file for you to download. It is saved as the small shoe size, just enlarge it as needed for different sizes. [SVG shoe pattern]


To begin, download and print the free pattern.

Download the free PDF pattern, do not print directly from the image above, the scale will be off.

cut pieces

Cut two of each shape from two contrasting colors. (four pieces of each pattern piece when finished)
Iron fabric to make sure there are no wrinkles.

Sew the contrasting heel pieces together. Then fold so the correct side is facing out. Iron if needed.


Create a channel for the elastic to slide through. This should be approx. 3/4″ from the top edge.
I used a contrasting thread so you could see the placement.

Cut two pieces of elastic a bit longer than the heel. Using a safety pin, slide the elastic through each heel piece.

This next step is a little difficult so I hope the graphic helps explain it better.
Place the toe piece pattern B face up,
on top of that lay the heel piece with pattern B down and pattern A face-up.
Then layer the toe piece pattern A face down. Pin in place.

Place the sandwiched pieces, into the sewing machine and begin to sew along the top edge.  Stop sewing about halfway across and leave it in the machine. I have flipped up the top piece of fabric so you can see what is going on. Pull the elastic band slightly, take the exposed edge of the heel and align it with the other edge of the toe piece, pin it in place and continue to sew across the top edge of the toe.

cut elastic

This image shows the above step right after sewing. Cut off the extra elastic piece.

The shoes are starting to take shape and it is time to finish up by adding the soles.

sewing the bottoms

The first shoe is already sewn and the second one is pinned ready to sew. To do this place the sole piece pattern A face-up on the table. Now place the sewn toe and heel piece on top of the sole with pattern A facing Pattern A. Now place the sole piece Pattern B face down. You are creating a sandwich with the shoe inside the two sole pieces. Sew around the shoe leaving about an inch open to turn it right side out.

This image shows the shoe sewn around leaving an inch open to turn the shoe right side out.

need to hand finish

Both shoes are turned right side out with the inch opening still needing to be sewn closed by hand.
You will need to do this twice for each side of the shoe since they are reversible. Once done, they are ready to wear.

Additional Suggestions:

  • Before you begin to sew, you could add a decorative embroidery stitch to the toe pieces of the shoes.
  • You could decorate the shoes once the sewing is complete with the addition of a cute button, bow, or gem. 
  • Consider using different patterned fabric for the different pieces to create an eclectic style shoe. 
  • Use leather instead of fabric.

Are you interested in other baby shoes? Check out my free pattern for Crochet Baby Shoes.

Bloggers participating in the Virtual Baby Shower are: 
Try it – Like it :: Reversible Baby Shoes
Home Crafts by Ali :: Decoupage Wood Photo Frame
2 Dishing Divas :: Baby Bib
Life Beyond the Kitchen :: Paci Leash