I simply love this pattern! The peaks of the heart are purposely not the same size so the heart appears as a person would draw a heart on paper.
This pattern is super easy,easy enough for a beginner. You can change the size of the heart pillow and flowers by changing your hook size or yarn weight. I love to work with worsted weight and bulky yarn.
For the green heart/purple flower heart pillow I used a worsted weight yarn for both the pillow front and back and the flower. Hook size I/9-5.50mm for the Heart pieces and flower.
For the white on white heart pillow I used a soft off white worsted weight yarn for the front and back heart pieces. For the flowers I used a bulky off white yarn with bits of tan to give the pillow a very soft vintage type look. (Yarn I used for the flower was Lion Brand, Heartland thick and quick,color Acadia. Hook size I/9-5.50mm for the Heart pieces , K-101/2-6.50mm for the flowers
Pattern written is US Terms
St/s = Stitch/es
Ch = Chain
Sc = Single crochet
sc2tog =Single Crochet 2 stitches together
Ss = Slip Stitch
Make 2 hearts to make a Heart pillow
You will need to chain 1 and turn at the end of each row-This does not count as a stitch. The total number of stitches worked for each row is in brackets.
To start: Chain 2 , 1 sc in the second* chain from hook. chain 1 turn
When starting a row,always skip the first chain. You will always go into the second chain as your first stitch
Row 1: 2SC in the second chain from hook (you will be going under both loops for this project for all stitches excluding when you are stitching 2 stitches together in a *sctog*
(Remember to chain 1 and turn after each row)
Row 2: sc in each stitch (2)
Row 3: 2 sc in 1st stitch, 1 sc ( 3)
Row 4: sc in each stitch (3)
Row 5: 2 sc in 1st stitch, sc in next 2 sts (4)
Row 6: sc in each st (4)
Row 7: 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts (5)
Row 8: sc in each stitch (5)
Row 9: 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last stitch (7)
Row 10 and 11 : sc in each stitch (7)
Row 12: 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in the last stitch (9)
Row 13 and 14: sc in each stitch (9)
Row 15: 2sc in 1st st, sc in the next 7 stitches, 2 sc in the last stitch (11)
Row 16 &17: sc in each stitch (11)
Row 18: 2sc in 1st st, sc in the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the last stitch (13)
Row 19 &20: sc in each stitch (13)
Row 21: 2sc in 1st st, sc in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the last stitch (15)
Row 22 & 23: sc in each stitch (15)
Row 24: 2sc in 1st st, sc in the next 13 sts, 2 sc in the last stitch (17)
Row 25 & 26: sc in each stitch (17)
Row 27: 2sc in 1st st, sc in the next 15 sts, 2 sc in the last stitch (19)
Row 28 & 29: sc in each stitch (19)
Large peak of heart (continue to chain 1 and turn after each row)
Row 30: sc the first 9 stitches (you are still skipping that first chain for both heart peaks)
Row 31 & 32 : sc in each stitch (9)
Row 33: sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts (8)
Row 34: sc in each stitch (8)
Row 35: sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog (6)
Row 36: sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog (4)
Row 37: sc2tog, sc2tog (2) Finish off
Turn work so that the 1st peak is on the right side of the heart. Leave the middle stitch un-worked and pull yarn through the next stitch, chain 1 to secure
Row 30b : sc in the same stitch as the chain 1, sc in the final 8 stitches (9)
Row 31b: sc in each stitch (9)
Row 32b: sc2tog, sc in next 7 stitches (8)
Row 33b: sc2tog, sc in the next 4 stitches, sc2tog (6)
Row 34b: sc2tog, sc in the next 2 stitches, sc2tog (4)
Row 35b: sc2tog, sc2tog (2) Finish off
Please note: If adding crocheted flowers,sew on the crocheted flowers to the front heart piece before joining the 2 heart pieces together.
Join both hearts by single crocheting around the edges (working through both pieces)
You can use same or contrasting yarn. Starting with the un-worked stitch in between the Heart peaks. Once you have worked half way around the heart start to stuff with craft stuffing- Use the blunt end of your hook to get the stuffing down into the tail of the heart.
Continue to sc until the heart is completely sewn together.
For the loop,make a chain until you have the desired length of loop. Join to the back with a slip stitch
Large Crocheted Flower:
Chain 60,chain 3 and turn
Double crochet across all stitches
Go in second stitch under both loops. All stitches should be done going under both loops.
6 double crochet stitches in the first stitch (go in second chain)
skip 1 stitch, sc the next stitch
skip next stitch , 6 double crochet stitches in the next stitch
** repeat until you have repeated this pattern across all 60 stitches