Thursday, February 7

Crochet Heart Pillow

Valentine's Day has me all cutesy and lovesick for pink and red and hearts and arrows. Tell me you feel the same way so I feel a little more normal.

I've never crocheted a pillow before, but I dreamt this beauty up a few weeks ago. I had been wanting to make little stuffed hearts for a while, and thought, "why not make a big one?!"



Stuff you'll need:
worsted weight yarn in 2 colors (white & red) // bulky weight yarn (light pink) // size 3 thread (dark pink) // size N crochet hook // scissors // yarn needle // polyester fiberfill stuffing
**I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in red and white, and Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in light pink (the skein pictured above is darker than what I used). The thread did not show up nearly as much as I'd hoped and could easily be omitted.**

*Note: I have posted an updated version of this pattern, including process photos, here.*

You will be working with all of the yarn at once to achieve the marbled look. Plus, it works up really quickly which is nice... I finished this pillow during a few episodes of New Girl.

Holding all 4 strands of yarn, begin with the magic ring technique.
Rnd 1 - 7 dc = 7 st, join
Rnd 2 - ch 2 [does not count as a stitch], 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around = 14 st, join
Rnd 3 - ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, *dc, 2 dc* repeat around = 21 st, join
Rnd 4 - ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st around = 21 st, join
Rnd 5 - ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat around = 24 st, join. Fasten off.

Now repeat above for a second "hump" to your heart, but do not fasten off! You will use the joining tubes technique to crochet the two humps together. Now, I swear I learned this technique on the internet but I cannot find a video anywhere at the moment... I will do my best to explain and perhaps I will put a video together of my own sometime.

Working with your second "hump," continue a 6th round of 24 dcs, but do not join. When you reach the end of your round, put a second dc in the last st (for a total of 25 sts so far). Now pick up your first hump, slip stitch into one of the sts, and continue dcs around (1 dc in each st around). When you reach the end, put a second dc in the last st of the first hump, for a grand total of 50 sts. Join the last st on your first hump to the first st on your second hump, and the crochet work should be continuous around.

Rnd 7 - ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *dc in next 8 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts* repeat around = 45 sts
Rnd 8 - ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts* repeat around = 36 sts
Rnd 9 - ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts* repeat around = 30 sts
Rnd 10 - ch 2, de in same st, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts* repeat around = 25 sts
Rnd 11 - ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts* repeat around = 20 sts
**begin stuffing heart with polyester fiberfill**
Rnd 12 - ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts* repeat around = 15 sts
Rnd 13 - ch 2, dc in same st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, *dc, dc2tog* repeat around = 10 sts
**add more fiberfil as needed before finishing**
Rnd 14 - ch 2, dc2tog around = 5 sts, finish off leaving a long tail.

Using a yarn needle, weave yarn tail into work securely.



Have you made any Valentine's decor lately? ♥
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13 comments:

  1. Monica!! I just saw this on Pinterest! LOVE it! I must make this one.

    I also see you've got your 'pin it' button up... it's so cute!! I'm pinning this project for sure! :)

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  2. Oh, one more thing... are you on Ravelry? If so, look me up... caughtonawhim (of course) ;)

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  3. Love this heart pillow!
    It's just too cute!! Will make one! Thanks for the pattern!

    Tania :)

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  4. Great job, can't wait to try this out some time! I'd love it if you'd link to this project on my international linky party, every Sunday, but open all week.....I'm a little short of great projects to feature this week, and my readers would just love this one! Hope to see you there!

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  5. Very cute! Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day! :)

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  6. Thanks so much for joining Craft schooling Sunday, hope you'll be back again soon! And was just thinking how cute this pillow would be on my daughter's bed, or as a little baby pillow for crib decor too!

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous. I think I will give this a try! :) Oh, and I'm going to follow your blog, it's super awesome!

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  8. This pattern arrived in my inbox in Tangled Happy!! I love it and have just started it for my home! Thank you!!!

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    1. Amanda, I'm so glad you like it! I would love to see your finished pillow! Email me a photo if you'd like at: monmakesthings [at] gmail [dot] com :))

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  9. this is fab! Thanks for sharing

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  10. I just made one of these! If you'd like to see it, head on over to my blog

    http://addictedtoturquoise.blogspot.ca/2013/04/crochet-heart-pillow.html

    Thanks for sharing the pattern! :)

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  11. this is so awesome!
    I hope my limited crochet skills are up to this.

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  12. I'll try made one thanks for share �� have a great day! ��✌��

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