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Crochet Heart Pillow

These Crochet Heart Pillows are fun to make and are so soft and squishy when they are finished.  Perfect for a fun throw pillow for a chair or bed, or for a little one to rest their head on while reading!

This pattern includes instructions for two sizes of heart pillows. The smaller pillow measures 8” wide x 7.5”tall. The larger one is 11”wide x 10” tall.  In the photo above, the two pink hearts are the smaller size and the one in the back is the larger size.

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Materials:
  • Super Bulky Yarn –  For the larger hearts, I used Bernat Blanket Brights in Raspberry Ribbon. For the smaller hearts I mostly used Bernat Blanket Brights in Pixie Pink, but I added a couple stripes of Baby Pink and Lilac on one of the small hearts for fun.  One large skein of Bernat Blanket Brights (300g/10.5oz/220 yards) was enough to make 2 large size hearts (with only a tiny bit of yarn left over). You would be able to get 3 small hearts off one of these big skeins.
  • 8mm crochet hook (I used a Loops & Threads brand hook from Michaels for this project)
  • Fiber Fill Stuffing
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Stitches Used:

  • Ch – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • SC DEC – single crochet decrease (or sc2tog) – insert hook into first stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on your hook. There are many tutorials on this on YouTube. Check one out if you’d like to see the SC decrease in action.
Important Notes:
  • Magic Circle – Make a circle with your yarn, insert crochet hook into circle and draw up a loop. Use this loop to start your first chain 1 of the pattern. There are many tutorials on the magic circle on YouTube. Check one out if you are unfamiliar with this way of starting a crochet pattern. It helps to see it in action!
  • Continuous Rounds – This pattern is worked up in continuous rounds, which means that you will not be joining the last stitch of the round with the first one. Instead you need to keep track of where each round started and how many stitches you have made because after each round you move right into the next one (with no join).  It is useful to use a stitch marker (or a piece of yarn) to keep track of the start or end of each round to help you keep track.
  • To make these crochet heart pillows, first you will start by making the two “bumps” of the top of the heart, then you will crochet them together and continue towards the bottom of the heart.

SMALL HEART (8” wide x7.5” tall)

Heart Bumps (make 2)

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Rounds 5-7: SC in each stitch around (24)

Fasten off on one of the bumps only (leaving a tail of yarn). When you are finished making the second bump, do not fasten off. Continue to instructions below to crochet the two bumps together.

Round 8: Join the two bumps together by with a SC in the next stitch on the first bump (this is the stitch after you fastened off the first bump). SC in the remainder of the stitches around the first bump (24) (only work over the yarn tail of the first bump for a few stitches, then leave it loose because you will use it to sew the gap in the middle of the two bumps later) and then continue to make SC stitches around the second bump (24). You should now be back to where you joined the two bumps together and have completed 48 SC stitches in total this round.  (48) (It might help to put a stitch marker or a piece of yarn at the start of this round so you can see where the round starts/ends).

Rounds 9-10: SC in each stitch around (48)

*You will probably have a gap between the two bumps where you joined them. Use your yarn needle and the tail from the first bump to sew this gap closed. You can do this now or later after the heart is finished. If you want to do it at the end, just send the yarn tail through the gap so it is on the outside of the project and easier to access later.

Round 11: SC DEC, SC in next 4 stitches, repeat around (40)

Rounds 12-13: SC in each stitch around (40)

Round 14: SC DEC, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat around (32)

*This would be a good time to start stuffing the heart. Make sure you get enough in the bumps so that they keep their shape. Continue stuffing as you work through the next rounds.

Round 15: SC in each stitch around (32)

Round 16: SC DEC, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24)

Round 17: SC in each stitch around (24)

Round 18: SC DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (16)

*Remember to add more stuffing to the heart before the opening gets too small.

Round 19: SC in each stitch around (16)

Round 20: SC DEC around (8)

Round 21: SC in each stitch around (8)

Make sure you have added enough stuffing to your heart. Then fasten off, weave in ends, and you’re all done!!

LARGE HEART (11”wide x 10” tall)

Heart Bumps (make 2)

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)

Rounds 6-10: SC in each stitch around (30)

Fasten off on one of the bumps only (leaving a tail of yarn). When you are finished making the second bump, do not fasten off. Continue to instructions below to crochet the two bumps together.

Round 11: Join the two bumps together by with a SC in the next stitch on the first bump (this is the stitch after you fastened off the first bump). SC in the remainder of the stitches around the first bump (30 in total) (only work over the yarn tail of the first bump for a few stitches, then leave it loose because you will use it to sew the gap in the middle of the two bumps later) and then continue to make SC stitches around the second bump (another 30 stitches here). You should now be back to where you joined the two bumps together and have completed 60 SC stitches in total this round.  (60)

It might help to put a stitch marker or a piece of yarn at the start of this round so you can see where the round starts/ends). 

There are photos for this step in the small heart pattern above!

Rounds 12-14: SC in each stitch around (60)

*You will probably have a gap between the two bumps where you joined them. Use your yarn needle and the yarn tail from the first bump to sew this gap closed. You can do this now or later after the heart is finished. If you want to do it at the end, just send the tail through the gap so it is on the outside of the project and easier to access later.

Round 15 SC DEC, SC in next 4 stitches, repeat around (50)

Rounds 16-17: SC in each stitch around (50)

Round 18: SC DEC, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat around (40)

Rounds 19-20: SC in each stitch around (40)

Round 21: SC DEC, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat around (30)

Round 22: SC in each stitch around (30)

*This would be a good time to start stuffing the heart. Make sure you get enough in the bumps so that they keep their shape. Continue stuffing as you work through the next rounds.

Round 23: SC DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (20)

Round 24: SC in each stitch around (20)

*Remember to add more stuffing to the heart before the opening gets too small.

Round 25: SC DEC, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat around (15)

Round 26: SC in each stitch around (15)

Round 27: SC DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (10)

Round 28: SC DEC around (5)

Make sure you have added enough stuffing to your heart. Then fasten off, weave in ends, and you’re all done!!

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4 Comments

  1. Mother of 3 says:

    Such a cute project idea. They look so nice and soft too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share Some Love. Pinned.

    1. Loops and Love Crochet says:

      Awe thank you so much!!!

  2. I love the heart pillow with the variegated yarn!

  3. What a fun project for Valentine’s, Amanda! I’m excited to feature this tomorrow on Share Some Love Features! Thanks for joining us and sharing your creativity!

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