a crocheted organizer with granny square pocket in a heart-shape

 

In this post, I would like to introduce you to my new free crochet pattern – the Pocket Granny Heart for Sticky Notes. You can use this pattern as a quick Valentine’s gift idea, birthday gift or Mother’s Day crochet present. 

I needed a quick gift for my friend for Valentine’s Day who is always losing pens and looking for a piece of paper to write on. Then I thought, I could use one too. My kids are old enough to go to the store alone (what a success!), but they hardly ever remember more than 2 items to buy. If they have to write it down, there is always a huge piece of paper in their hand (like a full letter size sheet), so I thought this project will save the world… or at least some paper.

The pattern is very easy and I meant it both for advanced crocheters and for beginners as well. You can make the whole project, eg. the granny heart with a pocket and a hanger, or you can use only a part of it: make a heart hanger or just to learn how to crochet a granny heart. In this post in easy 3 steps  you will learn:

Step 1: How to crochet a granny square

Step 2: How to crochet a granny square heart

          Step 3: How to crochet a pocket granny heart for sticky notes

 

So grab your crochet hook and let’s get started.

POCKET GRANNY HEART FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Abbreviations:

Ch=  Chain stitches

Sl St = Slip Stitch

Sc  = Single crochet

Dc  = Double Crochet 

Tr= Treble Crochet

St(s) = Stitch (es)

 

Materials you will need:

Yarn ( I am using Lily Sugar’n Cream – its a worsted weight yarn) 

Crochet hook – H/8 5mm size 

Scissors

Yarn or tapestry needle

The pattern is written in US terms.

 

To crochet a pocket granny heart, you will need 2 granny squares – The first granny will be for the pocket.

Step 1: How to Crochet a Granny Square:

Foundation:

  1. Make a slip knot. 

  2. Ch 4.

  3. Insert the hook into the 4th chain from the hook (it will be the first chain just after the slip knot). Yarn over and pull loops on the hook through – (you just made a sl st closing the foundation ring.

TIP: Instead of using a foundation chain, you may start with a magic ring. But it is optional.

Granny square: Foundation

First row:

  1. Start with ch 5. (It will count as our first dc and ch 2).

All the next dc stitches will be made into the foundation chain: 

  1. 3 dc. ch 2.  Repeat 2 times. 

  2. 2 dc. Insert the hook into the 3rd chain of ch-5 from the start of this round. Sl st.

  3. Sl st into the closest  2-ch space. 

Granny square: row 1

Second row:

  1.  Start with Ch 5. Make 3 dc into ch-2  (corner) space.

  2.  Ch 1 and make 3 dc into the next 2-ch space. Ch 2 and 3 dc in the same 2-ch space.

 Repeat this step 2 times. 

 

  1. Ch 1 and 2 dc into the last corner space. Sp st into the 3rd ch of ch 5 from the beginning of the round. 

  2. 4. Finally, sl st into the ch-2 space.

Granny square: row 2

Third row: 

  1.  Start with Ch 5. Make 3 dc into ch-2  (corner) space.

  2.  Ch 1 and make 3 dc into the next 2-ch space (in the middle of the square side). Ch 1 and 3 dc in the corner 2-ch space. Ch 2 and 3 dc into the same corner. 

 Repeat this step 2 times. 

 

  1. Ch 1 and  2 dc into the last corner space. Sp st into the 3rd ch of ch 5 from the beginning of the round. 

  2. 4. Finally, sl st into the ch-2 space.

Crocheted Granny Square
Step 1: Make a granny square for a pocket

After 3 rows, we will repeat the steps to make the same square for the pocket.

 If you want to make the square bigger, add more rows using the same pattern – 3 dc, ch 2  , 3 dc  into each of the corners, ch 1 and 3 dc into each of the 2-ch side spaces.

Finish off: 

Make  1 ch more, cut the yarn and pull the end out. Pull the yarn to tighten the knot. Weave in the ends using yarn or tapestry needle.  


If you want your square to look even neater, I recommend that you block it. You can use anything you have at home, such as a foam mat and some toothpicks.

Step 2: How to Make a Basic Granny Heart:

Repeat the steps above from How to Crochet a Granny Heart to make 2 rows of a granny square.

Fourth row: 

We have finished step 2 on the square’s corner. 

Make 8 tr crochet into next 2-ch space. Sp St into the 2-ch corner space. Make 8 tr crochet into next 2- ch space. Sp St into the next 2-h corner space.

How to make a granny heart
How to make a granny heart

Step 3: How to Crochet a Pocket Granny Heart:

Fifth row: 

Sp st in to the next ch. ch 3 and 2 dc into the same space. Ch 1.

3 dc into the next 2-ch space. Ch 1. 

3 dc into the bottom of the heart. Ch 3. Another 3 dc into the same bottom Ch-2 space. Ch1.

 

3 dc into 2-ch space, ch1. Repeat. 

 Skip the edge of the square and 2 tr. Make 3 dc into a space in between the 2nd and 3rd treble.

(Ch1. Skip 3 next tr and make 3 dc) *. Repeat.  

Ch 1. Sp st into the sp st form the row below. Ch1. 3 dc in the next ch space.

(Ch1. Skip 3 tr and make 3 dc into space between tr) * Repeat.

 To finish the round, sp st into the 3rd ch of ch 3 from the beginning.

Granny heart: row 5th
Granny heart: row 5th

Sixth row: 

To make a border sp st under the next ch and ch 1 and sc into each chain space around the heart. Finish with a sp st into the first sc. 

Weave in the yarn end.

Granny Heart with a Border
Granny Heart with a Border

Making a pocket:

To make the pocket, fold the first square and hand sew it to the heart base. 

Advice: When folding a pocket, roll it just a bit off center and try to align the holes of the squares to make the nicest transition between the two. 

 

To sew on the pocket, you can use the same yarn as you made it out of. Tease out one or two strands to have a thinner yarn for sewing it on.

Making a hanger:


With the same color of yarn as the pocket, make a sp st.  Insert the hook into the top of the square, make ch 10 and sp st it back. Weave in the ends of yarns.

If you like my pattern, see my other Valentine’s Day gift ideas: 

 How to Crochet a Valentine’s Day Bookmark and Designing a Stunning Cricut-Printed Valentine’s Day Card

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