Candy Heart Pillow Crochet Pattern

*** Please note that this blog post is the crochet pattern for the crochet pattern for the Candy Heart Pillow. If you are looking for the cross-stitch pattern for adding the letters to these pillows, please click here.

It's still January, but it seems like everyone in the crochet world is getting ready for Valentine's Day already!

Candy Heart Pillow FREE Crochet Pattern

These little Valentine's Day treats are well known to many. Even if you've never had one of these candies, you might have seen or heard of them. Especially around Valentine's Day, these sweet treats have become a hallmark of the season. Apparently, they've been around since the early 1900s. Who would have thought! Of course, they've updated their sayings on these confectionaries over the decades to include sayings that are more up to date, so to speak (e.g. "call me", "fax me", "email me", "txt me", etc.).

I had such a hard time choosing what I wanted my pillows to say that I posted a photo of my blank candy heart pillows on Facebook to ask for suggestions! Of course, there are the classic ones like "I love you", "be mine", "hug me", "kiss me", etc. But I wanted something a little more unique. Many people on Facebook started asking me for the pattern for these Candy Heart Pillows, so I figured I better get crackin' and write out the pattern for you can have enough time to make them for Valentine's Day!

Basically, the options for sayings on these candy heart pillows are endless, and that's usually when my "indecisive disorder" starts to kick in. I'll share with you in a later post what I decide to put on my pillows. But here's the crochet pattern for these sweet pillows for now. I would love to know what you decide to put on yours, so don't forget to let me know!! By the way, these pillows measure 12" wide x 10" tall.

Candy Heart Pillow FREE Crochet Pattern

What You Need / Materials

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Stitches & Abbreviations

  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, work 2 single crochets into the same stitch
  • sc dec - single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 stitches together


Notes


  • The heart is worked from bottom up
  • The finished project measures approximately 12" wide and 10" tall



Pattern
  • Heart (x 2)

Row 1: Magic Ring with a base of 2 sc (2 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc inc (4 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc (6 sts)
Row 4-25: Ch 1, turn, sc inc, sc in each st across until the second last st, sc inc in the last st (8, 10, 12 sts... etc. until you have 50 sts)

Row 26-30: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (50 sts)
Row 31: Ch 1, turn, sc inc, sc in each st across until the second last st, sc inc in the last st (52 sts)
Row 32-35: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (52 sts)
Row 36: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, 48 sc, sc dec (50 sts)
Row 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (50 sts)
Row 38: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, 46, sc dec (48 sts)
Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (48 sts)

Now, we'll shape the top of the heart's first "bump". Each bump is separate, so we will only be working the next part up to the middle of the piece.

Row 40: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, 20 sc, sc dec, leave the rest of the sts unworked (22 sts)
Row 41: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (22 sts)
Row 42: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, 18 sc, sc dec (20 sts)
Row 43: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (20 sts)
Row 44: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, 16 sc, sc dec (18 sts)
Row 45: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, 14 sc, sc dec (16 sts)
Row 46: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, 12 sc, sc dec (14 sts)
Row 47: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, 10 sc, sc dec (12 sts)

Cut and fasten off after the first bump.

For the second bump, join your yarn to the first unworked stitch left from row 39 (see photo below) and repeat rows 40-47 without the first "ch 1, turn" step in row 40. Cut and fasten off.


Candy Heart Pillow FREE Crochet Pattern



  • Edge / Band

Ch 7
Row 1: Turn sc into the second ch from the hook and across (6 sts)
Row 2-132: Ch 1, turn, sc across in each st (6 sts)
Do NOT cut. 


Assembly

Once you finish crocheting the edge of the pillow, DO NOT cut. Continue by single crocheting the long side of the edge/band around one of the heart panels. I started by crocheting from the middle  (between the two heart bumps) and around the heart counter-clockwise so the stitches would look nicer when looking at the heart straight on. Then single crochet the short sides of the edge/band piece together, and continue single crocheting the second heart panel on the other side of the band. Remember to stuff your pillow before closing!


Candy Heart Pillow FREE Crochet Pattern

Candy Heart Pillow FREE Crochet Pattern

Did you make your own Candy Heart Pillow? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

Candy Heart Pillow FREE Crochet Pattern

You can turn them into the classic Valentine's Candy Heart treats by cross-stitching your very own saying on these candy hearts! Find the cross stitch letters here.

Check out mine below!

Candy Heart Pillow FREE Crochet Pattern





This is an original pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. 

You may sell products made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio and provide a link to my blog www.OnceUponaCheerio.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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