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

Crochet Aran Hearts Throw Stitch Along

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.

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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 combo’d with the arrow stitch shows up 6 times. The Popcorn and Diamond is 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.

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18 thoughts on “Crochet Aran Hearts Throw Stitch Along

  1. 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 .

    • 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

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