Crochet Aran Hearts Throw Stitch Along

Aran Hearts Throw Blanket
Crochet Aran Hearts Throw
Crochet Aran Hearts Throw

The Crochet Aran Hearts Throw is our next community pattern project. I’ve had my eyes on this one for a while as the texture really appeals to me.

This is designed by Bonnie Barker for Red Heart. She used Red Heart Soft. It is completed as a one-piece project. When seeing with the model, the blanket sides are the top and bottom as you are crocheting it. The model is technically sitting at the top of the afghan if you want a visual.

Download Yarnspirations Pattern
Free Pattern: Crochet Aran Hearts Throw

She used 11 balls of Red Heart Soft but those balls are smaller, you can substitute your yarn as well but I would stay within the same weight level of yarn. There are 3 sizes of hooks used. 5.5 mm / 6 mm and 6.5 mm or I, J, and K.

This afghan, you can learn many stitches that include the following:

  1. Front Ridge Stitch
  2. Arrow Stitch
  3. Single Crochet Popcorn Stitch
  4. Diamond Stitch
  5. Popcorn Heart Stitch
  6. Woven Stitch

There is repeating of the stitch work which makes it easier to follow along. For example, the front ridge stitch combined with the arrow stitch shows up 6 times. The Popcorn and Diamond are completed twice and the centre hearts are only once.

I believe this afghan would be ideal for really special occasions such as weddings. I would consider a light gray or for each separate area to be a different colour within a shade family.


The tutorial is just one. There will be a menu on the video itself to be able to fast forward or reverse. For example, you will do the Front Ridge and Arrow Stitch first and then do the Popcorn. There’s no point putting a second or more section of the front ridge and arrow stitch over and over again in the tutorial.

Pattern Suggestions

  1. Crochet Arrow Criss Cross Scarf Pattern
  2. Crochet Arrow Stitch Pattern
  3. Crochet Aran Isle Throw Pattern
  4. Crochet Bobbles and Fringe Blanket Pattern
  5. Crochet Gigi’s Popcorn Blanket Pattern

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  1. Carmen

    Does this pattern have a diagram? I am interested in the diagram for the Popcorn Hearts panel. Thanks.

    • Mikey

      Carmen, I’m sorry, I wish it had but sadly no. The designer didn’t provide that detail and it’s not in the pattern. I did draw it out for myself on scrap paper but it’s long gone in the recycling bin.

  2. Lisa D

    Hi thx for the great walk thru! Sooooo helpful!
    For row 25 you show sc in each chain space as well as each popcorn. This would only be 137 stitches including the first and last sc. The pattern says 2 sc in each chain space plus 1 sc in first and last sts – this will get you back to 182.

    • Mikey

      I’ll have to take a closer look. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  3. Jeanette Viney

    Hi Mikey , I love your instructions on this blanket except I see you have made a mistake on the woven stitch part. the first stitch you wrap yarn over go through stitch (3 loops on hook) then that loop goes through 1 loop then yarn over and through both loops then again yarn over through stitch so you have 3 loops on hook but this loop you take through both at once .

    • Mikey

      Thank you Jeanette for pointing that out. Sorry about that.

    • Norz

      (Good work great
      Iam from Egypt
      Sory my English is not good
      but iam happy to see your videos
      please slow

  4. Alice Coe

    Can this throw be bigger? If so what would be the stitch count?

    • It is possible to make it bigger, I have seen quite a few variations of this blanket. The change in stitch count would depend on what sections you wanted to repeat as well as how big you wanted to make it. you can count the sections you plan the repeat and count the how many stitches it is for it.

      • Alice Coe

        Thank you Marina King, I found on the Yarnspiration site to add 84 stitches.

    • I reloaded it and played it through to make sure it’s working. It’s working fine on our end.

  5. Shirley Sersch

    Row 2, you said to single crochet all the way across your row, but the instuctions say-
    Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 1, working in front loops only, slip st in next sc and in each sc across, turn.
    does it make a difference?

    • Mikey

      Yes… YOu can do either but I did goof up. I should have Slip Stitched. Good catch.

  6. Is this pattern available in written form?

    • Mikey

      Yes, there is a big blue button for the written form if you want it.

  7. janice

    can this pattern be made a bit smaller for a baby gift?

    • Mikey

      You could change down the hooks and make the yarn a weight#3. So yep. 😀

  8. If not for Mikey I would never be crocheting as much as I am now. I love his tutorials. I’ve “sorta” learned to read patterns too which opened up another whole area of patterns. Thanks you. I can’t wait to do this one.

    • I totally hear you! it was one of his CAL’s that I learned, it had the diagram, the video and the written, it was 100% how I learned to read patterns and follow diagrams.

      • Carmen

        Hi Marina. Does this pattern have a diagram? I am interested in the diagram for the popcorn hearts

  9. Beth

    When will this begin?

    • The pattern is there now if you wanted to get started right away.

  10. Beth

    I have been looking for an afghan for a wedding gift…perfect timing!!

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