Saturday, 24 August 2013

Heart Pillow–Crochet Pattern

M5-heart-crochet

Source - Crystal Palace Yarns

Description:  This cute crocheted pillow cover is done in a variation of the Granny Square motif.
This project features our Stitch Red color, Merino 5 in color #1012 "Crimson".

Use the Stitch Red color, Merino 5 in #1012 "Crimson", to support heart health.  Crystal Palace will donate 5% of the sales of this color to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) on behalf of The Heart Truth® and the Stitch Red Project.

Level:  Intermediate

Size:  ~11" x 12"

Materials:

  • 2-50g balls Crystal Palace Merino 5 (shown in color 1012 "Crimson")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook, size G
  • 1/2 yd cotton fabric
  • Polyester fiber fill

Gauge: Abbreviations: ch- chain; dc- double crochet

Stitches:

  • Shell- 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same place
  • V-stitch- dc, ch 1, dc in same place
  • Ch 3 turning chain counts as a double crochet

INSTRUCTIONS
(a few lines were edited and corrected - July 5, 2012.)

1   Ch 7, turn. Dc in 4th ch from hook and ea ch to end – 5 dc.

2   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, skip 1 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc,
skip 1 dc, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

3   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, shell in ch-1 sp, 3 dc in top of ch.

4   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, Ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, shell in
next shell, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

5   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, shell in
next shell, skip 3 dc, V st in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

6   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, shell in next V st, shell in next shell,
shell in next V st, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

7   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, (shell in next shell) 3 times, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

8   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, (shell in next shell) 3 times, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in turning ch.

9   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, (shell in next shell) 3 times, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

10   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, shell in next V st, (shell in next shell) 3 times, shell in next V st, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

11   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, (shell in next shell) 5 times, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

12   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (shell in next shell) 5 times, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top
of turning ch.

13   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, (shell in next shell) 5 times, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

14   Ch 3, turn, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, V st in next V st, (shell in next shell) 5 times, V st in next V st, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in turning ch.

15   Ch 3, turn, V st in next V st, (shell in next shell) twice, dc in center of next shell (this is the center of the heart).

16   Ch 3, turn, (shell in next shell) twice, dc in V st, dc in top of turning ch.

17   Ch 3, turn, sc in center of shell, shell in space between shells, sc in center of
next shell. Fasten off.
Left side of heart:

1   Without turning work, attach yarn with sl st to ch at center of shell in the middle of the heart, ch 3, (shell in next shell) twice, V st in next V st, dc in top of turning ch.

2   Ch 3, turn, dc in V st, (shell I next shell) twice, c in top of turning ch.

3   Turn and sl st to center of shell, shell in space between shells, sc in center of next shell, Ch 3, sl st in turning ch. Fasten off.

Pillow form:  Place one heart on the lining fabric and draw an outline of the heart1” larger than the heart.  Cut two pieces of fabric on the line.  Sew the lining pieces together with a ½” seam allowance, leaving a 5” opening on one side for stuffing.

Trim the seam allowance to within ¼” of stitches, turn inside out and stuff with fiber fill.  Sew up opening.

Joining:  Place similar sides of hearts together, join yarn with sl st thru both pieces about 6” from bottom point, ch 1, sc into the same place, *ch 2, sc into base of 3 dc* all around, matching rows.  When a 6” opening remains, insert pillow form and continue to join.

Edging:  Sl st into ch-2 space, ch 4, 2 dc in same space, *1 trc in next ch-2 space, 2 dc in same space*.
Repeat between * all around.  Join with sl st in first space.

Fasten off.

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