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Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - CROCHET

 

Merino 5

Crocheted Heart Pillow

Designed by Gail Tanquary

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

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 3 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 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in last dc.

 

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 3 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, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in turning ch.

 

15       Ch 3, turn, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, (shell in next shell) twice, ch 3, dc in center of next shell.

 

16       Ch 3, turn, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in ext shell, ch 3, sc in center of next shell, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, skip 5 dc, dc in top of turning ch.

 

17       Ch 3, turn, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, dc in next sc.

 

18       Turn, sl st to center of next shell, shell in ch-1 space, sl st into center of next shell, fasten off.

 

 

Left side of heart:

1          Without turning work, attach yarn with sl st to sc at center of shell, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, dc in top of turning ch.

 

2          Turn, sl st across 3 dc and into center of next shell, shell in next ch-1 space, join with sl st to center of next shell.   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.

 

 

We are happy to share this pattern. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting/crochet guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

May 2012

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