Today, I used a little template of a heart I had drawn and created a pattern for a crocheted heart. It took less than an hour to crochet it and document the steps for a pattern as I worked. The crocheted heart uses 3 basic stitches the slip stitch, the single crochet and the double crochet. It also gives an introduction to how to decrease and increase stitches for those learning to crochet. Using a series of "half double crochet stitches" is how you decrease stitch. To increase stitch you simple make extra double crochets in the stitch of the previous row.