Crochet Heart Pillow - Valentine Crochet Pattern

Updated: Mar 2

Hello, hi & welcome back! I'm excited to share my Crochet Heart Pillow free crochet pattern! This crochet heart pillow is designed to fit a standard sized gift card, money, a Valentine, candy or small toys! It is the perfect thoughtful, handmade Valentine's gift idea!

Each Crochet Heart Pillow is comprised of a front, back, and pocket. The pocket is stitched onto the back using a tapestry needle. The front and back are joined together with a round of single crochet and stuffed with Polyfil. The finished heart measures approximately 7 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide. You could easily create a larger heart by using a larger crochet hook with thicker yarn.


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Stitches:

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

  • Chain

  • SC - Single Crochet

  • DC - Double Crochet

  • TC - Triple Crochet

  • HDC - Half Double Crochet

  • Slip Stitch


Crochet Heart Pillow - Valentine Crochet Pattern


Heart Base (Make 2):


Chain 21

Row 1: DC in the 2nd chain from your hook, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC in the next three stitches, HDC, slip stitch in the next two stitches, HDC, DC in the next three stitches, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC, chain 1, turn (20 stitches)


Row 2: SC 20, chain 1, turn (20 stitches)

Row 3: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 18, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (22 stitches)


Row 4: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 20, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (24 stitches)

Row 5: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 22, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (26 stitches)


Rows 6-8: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (26 stitches)


Row 9: SC dec, SC in the next 24, chain 1 (25 stitches)


Row 10: SC dec, SC in the next 23, chain 1 (24 stitches)


Row 11: SC dec, SC in the next 22, chain 1 (23 stitches)


Row 12: SC dec, SC in the next 21, chain 1 (22 stitches)


Row 13: SC dec, SC in the next 20 stitches, chain 1 (21 stitches)


Row 14: SC dec, SC in the next 19 stitches, chain 1 (20 stitches)


Row 15: SC dec, SC in the next 16, SC dec, chain 1 (18 stitches)


Row 16: SC dec, SC in the next 14, SC dec, chain 1 (16 stitches)




Row 17: SC dec, SC in the next 12, SC dec, chain 1 (14 stitches)


Row 18: SC dec, SC in the next 10, SC dec, chain 1 (12 stitches)


Row 19: SC dec, SC in the next 8, SC dec, chain 1 (10 stitches)


Row 20: SC dec, SC in the next 6, SC dec, chain 1 (8 stitches)


Row 21: SC dec, SC in the next 4, SC dec, chain 1 (6 stitches)


Row 22: SC dec, SC in the next 2, SC dec, chain 1 (4 stitches)


Row 23: SC dec twice, chain 1 (2 stitches)


Tie off pulling through the chain stitch to secure.


Weave in the loose ends; trim any excess yarn.





Pocket:

With pink, chain 13


Row 1: SC 12, chain 1, turn (12 stitches)


Row 2: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 10, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1, turn (14 stitches)




Rows 3-9: SC 14, chain 1, turn (14 stitches)


Now keep working to the left and SC around the side and bottom edges, chaining 1 in the corners.

Tie off with a long tail.

Use your tapestry needle and the long tail to sew the pocket onto one side of your heart.


Face:

Using black yarn and your tapestry needle, sew a cute face onto the other side of the heart

(the one without the pocket).





Assembly:

Join the front and back of the heart with a row of single crochet (slip stitch in the center of the top in between the curves), adding stuffing before completely closing and tying off.

Weave in ends and trim any excess yarn.


I hope you have enjoyed crocheting this Crochet Heart Pillow with me!

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