Here’s a great idea to crochet beautiful Radiating Heart Pillow for the Valentine’s Day. It will make a perfect gift for your loved one or a cozy addition to your home decor.
Radiating Heart Pillow is made with tapestry crochet technique which is quite easy. I have a full chart of the heart image for you below to help crochet the front of the pillow. And I recommend watching my video tutorial to see how to change colors. You will also learn “crochet knit stitch” which is an easy technique to make your piece look like it’s knitted.
Check out my tutorial and pattern of the first tapestry crochet pillow – Reindeer Pillow.
VIDEO TUTORIAL OF RADIATING HEART PILLOW
WRITTEN PATTERN OF RADIATING HEART PILLOW
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I use 2 colors of Bernat Velvet yarn – Ever After Pink (color A) and White (color B). One ball has 492yds/450m. You will need total of 300yds for the pillow. Content of the velvet yarn is 100% polyester. Crochet hook is size 4 mm. You’ll also need 10×10 inch pillow insert and tapestry needle for sewing the seams.
In case you want to use a different yarn, check out this great source for yarn substitution.
Abbreviations: ch = chain sl st = slip stitch sc = single crochet A = color A B = color B Special stitches: Crochet knit stitch (aka waistcoat stitch) = with each single crochet stitch insert hook between 2 vertical loops of sc on previous row instead of under horizontal loops as usual. Pattern notes: - The pillow is worked in rounds, so you will read the chart from right to left on each round. - The chart is the front of the pillow, for the back of pillow same amount of stitches (44 sc) and only color A is used. - Always carry the color you are currently not working with inside the stitches.
- Measure 30-inch tail with color A and ch 88, sl st in 1st ch to make a ring.
- Round 1 = ch 1, sc in each ch (88 sc), sl st in 1st sc.
- Rounds 2-5 = ch 1, sc in each sc using crochet knit stitch (please see special stitches), sl st in 1st sc.
- Round 6 = ch 1, holding color B inside stitches, follow the chart from right to left and sc 21, finish 21st sc with color B (= pull up loop with color A, yarn over with color B and pull it through 2 loops on hook), sc 1 with color B and finish it with color A (=pull up a loop with color B, yarn over with color A and pull it through 2 loops on hook), sc 66 with color A, sl st in 1st sc.
- Round 7 = ch 1, sc 20 with A and finish 20th sc with B, sc 2 with B and finish 2nd sc with A, sc 66 with A, sl st in 1st sc.
- Round 8 = ch 1, sc 20 with A and finish 20th sc with B, sc 3 with B and finish 3rd sc with A, sc 65 with A, sl st in 1st sc.
- Round 9 = ch 1, sc 19 with A and finish 19th sc with B, sc 5 with B and finish 5th sc with A, sc 64 with A, sl st in 1st sc.
- Round 10 = ch 1, sc 18 with A and finish 18th sc with B, sc 3 with B and finish 3rd sc with A, sc 2 with A and finish 2nd sc with B, sc 3 with B and finish 3rd sc with A, sc 62 with A, sl st in 1st sc.
- Round 11 = 17A, 3B, 4A, 3B, 61A.
- Continue following the chart until all rounds are completed. Cut off color B at the end of round 44. Cut off color A leaving 30-inch tail at the end of last round.
- Using long beginning yarn tail and tapestry needle, sew the bottom edge seams. Place the pillow insert inside. Using long end tail and tapestry needle, sew the top edge seams.
- Weave in ends.
Would you like more Valentine’s crochet ideas? Check out my 10 Free Valentine’s Day Crochet Patterns.
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