Fluffy Heart Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

This heart pillow pattern is super huggable, squishy, and perfect for Valentine’s Day! You can whip one up in just a few hours since the yarn is so thick, and it makes a great accent pillow or stuffie for your valentine (or yourself!). It can be a little difficult to see the stitches when Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, but it’s a good first step into fluffier and novelty yarns for beginners.

The Fluffy Heart Pillow — a cute and chubby accent cushion — is my newest Valentine’s Day-themed free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

Works up quickly with one skein of Bernat!

There’s nothing I love more than a one skein pattern, and this cute and chubby heart pillow is just that. Working up with just one skein of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, this pillow can be made in just an hour or two! With this pattern, there’s no need to fuss with color changes or grabbing different hook sizes. In fact, I made this entire pillow relaxing in the reading spot on my bed!

Also, because Bernat Baby Blanket is a category 6 super bulky yarn which comes in large skeins, you’ll be able to pick out a lovely variegated or solid pattern without having to make any color changes. You can adapt this pattern for any other weight of yarn, and this pillow will be a little smaller accordingly. However, I just love how quick it is to work up a cute accent pillow with this one skein wonder!

Straightforward and easy construction

A little while ago, I created a heart succulent pattern which features a really cute heart shaped cactus on top of a colorwork pot. I absolutely loved making an adorable cactus heart, and wanted to make a larger version that could work as a cute accent pillow! Even though this accent pillow is a great size for hugging, the pattern is no more difficult than this cute heart cactus, so take heart (haha)!

The Pattern

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Description

This heart pillow pattern is super huggable, squishy, and perfect for Valentine’s Day! You can whip one up in just a few hours since the yarn is so thick, and it makes a great accent pillow or stuffie for your valentine (or yourself!). It can be a little difficult to see the stitches when Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, but it’s a good first step into fluffier and novelty yarns for beginners.

Yarn

  • Bernat Baby Blanket
    • <1 skein of Raspberry Kisses (super bulky)
  • Lion Brand DIYarn
    • <1 skein of Black (worsted weight)

Notions

  • Size C (9mm) Clover Amour crochet hook
  • 10.0 mm safety eyes
  • tapestry needle
  • polyester fiberfill
  • stitch markers

Abbreviations (US)

  • MR: Magic ring
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Ch: Chain
  • Inc: Increase
  • Dec: Decrease
  • Sts: Stitches
  • FO: Fasten off
  • (…) x: repeat stitches within parentheses x times

Technical Notes

  • Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  • When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the pillow.
  • To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.

Final Size

1.5′ x 1″

TOP HALF (in super bulky yarn, make two)

  • Round 1 6sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2 inc x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 3 (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
  • Round 4 (2 sc, inc) x6 (24 sts)
  • Round 5 (3 sc, inc) x6 (30 sts)
  • Round 6 (4 sc, inc) x6 (36 sts)
  • Round 7 (5 sc, inc) x6 (42 sts)
  • Round 8-11 (4 rnds) sc around (42 sts)
  • Invisible finish off, weave in the end. Make another top half identically, but do not finish off.
  • Connect to the second half and sc 35 all around, leaving 7 stitches unworked. Connect to the first half also leaving 7 stitches unworked and sc the remaining 35 stitches around. (70 sts total)
  • Using one of the tail ends of the top half, whip stitch the gap between the two halves closed.

BOTTOM HALF

  • Round 1 (8 sc, dec) x7 (63 sts)
  • Round 2 (7 sc, dec) x7 (56 sts)
  • Insert two 10.0mm safety eyes between rounds 1 and 2 of the bottom half, 3 stitches apart. Round 3 (6 sc, dec) x7 (49 sts)
  • Round 4 (5 sc, dec) x7 (42 sts)
  • Round 5 (4 sc, dec) x7 (35 sts)
  • Round 6 sc around (35 sts)
  • Round 7 (3 sc, dec) x7 (28 sts)
  • Round 8 (2 sc,dec) x7 (21 sts)
  • Round 9 sc around (21 sts)
  • Round 10 (sc, dec) x7 (14 sts)
  • Stuff.
  • Round 11 dec x7 (7 sts)
  • Cut the tail, cinch the last round closed, and finish off.

ASSEMBLY

  • Using worsted weight black yarn, embroider two stitches in a “V” shape on the 3rd round of the bottom half (1 round below the eyes) to form the mouth. Reinforce the mouth by going over the two stitches again with the black yarn so that it stands out more. Weave in the end.

Your heart pillow is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished project, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy. Once again, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me with a direct message on Instagram or through email at littleworldofwhimsy@gmail.com. Happy crocheting!