Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Pixel Heart Pillow, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Pixel Heart Pillow is a super fun Valentine decor item that is easy to make!  Tiny squares are stitched together to form a heart and I have created three different color versions so you can pick your favorite!  Makes a super cute addition to the home or a fun and unique Valentine!

Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Pixel Heart Pillow
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:
  • 5.0 mm H crochet hook 
  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn in red pink, and white (colors will depend on which color /design scheme you choose-see below) I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Cherry Red" "White" and "Perfect Pink" for both example swatches and finished pillow.
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape measure
  • Stuffing (I used Fiber Fill)
  • Optional paper and pen to chart and plan your heart like I did)

Finished Sizing:
  • 10 inches wide
  • 8 inches tall
Before you begin, you'll need to decide which color combination you like best.  Below is a chart with three examples, solid red heart, pixel shine heart, and a three color 3D heart.


Here is an example of one of the hearts with the pixels stitched up (before stuffing):


Part 1: The Pixel Squares

Note: Please refer to the chart above to get the exact number of squares in each color you need for your pillow.

Ch 4, join in the ch furthest chain from the hook with a slip stitch to create a ring.

Round 1: Ch 4, then work (3 dc, 1 tr, 3 dc, 1 tr, 3 dc, 1 tr, 3 dc). Join to close round at the top of the starting chain with a slip stitch.

Repeat for each square.


Assembly and Finishing:
  • Arrange squares as shown in the chart above.
  • Using tails of the squares and a tapestry needle, seam them together as shown, both front side and back side.
  • Seam around the heart, leaving a small opening to stuff.
  • Stuff the heart then seam closed.
  • Shape a little as needed and weave in any remaining ends.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2021

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