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Heart Pillow In Crochet

A great gift idea for Valentine's Day! Crochet a heart pillow to snuggle up!

by Craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

"STAR" PEARL COTTON Article 90 size 5-2 balls Nile Green, 2 balls Light Peach,
steel 7 or "SILLATEEN SANSIL" Article 102-1 ball Nile Green, 1 ball Peach, steel 10 or "STAR" RAYON CROCHET Article 700-I ball Baby Green, 1 ball Buttercup, steel 7 Cotton for filling.

Instructions

We have no clear indication of hook size for this pattern.

Starting at upper section of sachet bag, with Green ch 10, sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts of ch, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in next st of ch (center), 1 sc in each of the 4 remaining sts of ch, ch 5 to turn all rows.

2nd Row. 2 sc in 1st sc (increase), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in center loop, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in last s c.

3rd Row. 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in center loop, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, 2 sc in last s c. 5

4th and 5th Rows. Work in same manner as 3rd row increasing 1 scat beginning and end of each row, working 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in center loop of each row.

6th, 7th & 8th Rows. Decrease 1 sc at beginning of row (to decrease: * insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, thread over and pull through all loops at one time), 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in center loop, 1 sc in each of the next Use, decrease in last 2 s c.

9th & 10th Rows. Decrease 2 scat beginning and end of each row working 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in each center loop.

11th Row. Decrease 1 sc, * ch 3, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, repeat from * 3 times, ch 3, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in center loop, 1 sc in next sc, * ch 3, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, repeat from * 3 times, ch 3, decrease in next 2 sts, cut thread.

With Peach or Buttercup work another section in same manner.

EDGE: Place the 2 sections so that loops along edges correspond and work edging over both loops as follows: with Peach or Buttercup section toward you, attach Green in last sc of 1st row, * ch 5, d c in next loop, repeat from * all around ending with sI st at opposite end of 1st row, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row. * Work 5 sc in next ch 5 loop, repeat from * all around, ending with sI st at beginning of row, cut thread, do not turn.

3rd Row. Attach Peach or Buttercup in 1st sc, * ch 7, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 7, sc in sI st, cut thread, do not turn.

4th Row. Attach Green in same space as last row, * ch 7, sc in next loop, repeat from * all around, ending row with ch 7, sI st in last st, cut thread, do not turn.

5th Row. Attach Peach or Buttercup in center st of 1st loop, ** ch 1, tr c in next loop, * ch 3, sc in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, tr c in same loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 1, sc in next loop, repeat from ** all around, cut thread. 6

FINISHING: Fill heart with cotton batting and sachet powder, sew opening closed. If desired, another bag may be made reversing the colors. If desired, lace ribbon through loops and tie in bow.

Image below submitted by user Julieann Thornton (aka, MiniBooger)Minibooger.blogpsot.com

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