Crochet Aran Hearts Throw Stitch Along

Crochet Aran Hearts Throw Stitch Along

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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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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

24 thoughts on “Crochet Aran Hearts Throw Stitch Along”

  1. Carmen says:

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

    1. Mikey says:

      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 says:

    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.

    1. Mikey says:

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

  3. Jeanette Viney says:

    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 .

    1. Mikey says:

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

    2. Norz says:

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

  4. Alice Coe says:

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

    1. Marina King says:

      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.

      1. Alice Coe says:

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

  5. Rebecca Strickland says:

    i[‘m unable to play the video of this pattern. I’ve tried different times and day just to make sure but it still just isn’t wokring.

    An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: GrriNNArRXpHxueF)

    1. Marina King says:

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

  6. Shirley Sersch says:

    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?

    1. Mikey says:

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

  7. Norma says:

    Is this pattern available in written form?

    1. Mikey says:

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

  8. janice says:

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

    1. Mikey says:

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

  9. Penny says:

    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.

    1. Marina King says:

      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.

      1. Carmen says:

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

  10. Beth says:

    When will this begin?

    1. Marina King says:

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

  11. Beth says:

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

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