Crochet Heart Pillow Free C2C Valentine Crochet Pattern

Jan 31, 2022 | Crochet patterns

The Heart C2C Sherpa Pillow is a free crochet pattern for a fun, modern & trendy pillow – the perfect way to add some heart to your home decor. Gift to a special someone to show how much you care – perfect for St. Valentine’s Day!

Heart C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

The Crochet Heart Pillow pattern is part 2 of my Love Sherpa pillow series – the LOVE C2C pillow is the first free pattern I released. I used the Heart graph provided here for the back side of my LOVE pillow. However, I think these would look great together on a couch as individual pillows together as well.  Both of these pillows would make a great St. Valentine’s Day gift, too!

I gifted my pillow to my granddaughter and she loves it – so cuddly soft and a great size for her bed.  This heart would look great in any color, too.

This graph also makes the perfect sized baby lovey blanket – a wonderful gift for any newborn baby.  If you make blankets to donate to preemies at the hospital this soft blanket would be just the right size.

Love C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Heart Pillow Pattern Details

I really love how sherpa (kind of a faux-shearling) fabric feels on the hands and wanted to mimic that with yarn. Lion Brand’s Baby Soft Boucle* was a fantastic choice. That soft bumpy texture really does have a sherpa-like feeling and appearance. Note: unfortunately Baby Soft Boucle yarn is now discontinued by Lion Brand.  However, they have released a new yarn that would be a fantastic substitute: Lion Brand’s Go for Fleece which is another yarn with sherpa-like texture! 

For the Heart and join edging I used Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy which is a beautiful soft bulky yarn that pairs wonderfully with the Baby Soft Boucle with lots of colors available! Note: unfortunately Color Made Easy yarn is also discontinued.  So sad – I love that yarn!  However, I think that Lion Brand’s Hue + Me which is also a bulky weight yarn would make a good substitute. 

By using bulky yarn the approximate finished size is 20″.  However, you could substitute worsted weight yarn for a smaller size pillow. 

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

Heart C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Another great thing about this pillow – no sewing required! I used a simple crochet join technique working single crochet stithces & chains between the blocks around the edge of the pillow panels to join the panels – easy peasy! If you would like to see how this edging is done, go check out my Vintage Red Truck Harvest Pillow which has detailed photos for this easy join method.

You could also add a zipper before joining to create a pillow cover to make it removable for easy washing. Just make sure to only work your border on one side of the zipper.  Once the zipper is added, you will want to work your border in the front panel of your pillow only with the zipper behind it.

Heart C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

I used the mini (hdc) C2C crochet technique for the pillow and if you aren’t familiar with this technique I have all the tutorials you need! Links provided below. 

Mini C2C (hdc) technique photo and video tutorial

Basic C2C Stitch Tutorial photo and video tutorial

Changing Colors in C2C photo and video tutorial

How to Carry Colors in C2C photo and video tutorial

This is a great project for the corner to corner beginner with just 2 colors for minimal color changes.

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Heart C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Heart Sherpa C2C Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle White 14 oz / 480 yds (w)
Lion Brand Color Made Easy Crimson 4 oz / 145 yds (r)

Note:  both of the above yarns that I used for my design are now sadly discontinued.  However, I believe that Lion Brand’s Hue + Me & Lion Brand’s Go for Fleece would make wonderful substitutes!

Size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook

(1) 20” Pillow Insert or poly-fill

Tapestry needle
Scissors

Approximate finished size:  20” square

Gauge: 6 blocks = 4″

Abbreviations:

w = white
r = red
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
hdc = half double crochet
sk = skip
sp = space

Notes about pattern:  Pattern is worked in Half Double Crochet (hdc) Mini Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique.  Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph at bottom of post.

Recommended Tutorials:

Mini C2C (hdc) technique photo and video tutorial

Basic C2C Stitch Tutorial photo and video tutorial

Changing Colors in C2C photo and video tutorial

How to Carry Colors in C2C photo and video tutorial

Front Panel

w: White  / r: Red  

→ Row 1 (WS): 1w  
← Row 2 (RS): 2w  
→ Row 3: 3w
← Row 4: 4w  
→ Row 5: 5w  
← Row 6: 6w  
→ Row 7: 7w  
← Row 8: 8w  
→ Row 9: 9w  
← Row 10: 10w  
→ Row 11: 11w  
← Row 12: 12w  
→ Row 13: 13w  
← Row 14: 14w  
→ Row 15: 15w  
← Row 16: 16w  
→ Row 17: 17w  
← Row 18: 4w, 11r, 3w  
→ Row 19: 3w, 13r, 3w  
← Row 20: 3w, 13r, 4w  
→ Row 21: 4w, 14r, 3w  
← Row 22: 3w, 14r, 5w  
→ Row 23: 5w, 15r, 3w  
← Row 24: 3w, 15r, 6w  
→ Row 25: 6w, 15r, 4w  
← Row 26: 4w, 15r, 7w  
→ Row 27: 7w, 16r, 4w  
← Row 28: 5w, 15r, 8w  
→ Row 29: 8w, 16r, 5w  
← Row 30: 6w, 15r, 9w  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

→ Row 31: 8w, 16r, 5w  
← Row 32: 5w, 15r, 8w  
→ Row 33: 7w, 16r, 4w  
← Row 34: 4w, 15r, 7w  
→ Row 35: 6w, 15r, 4w  
← Row 36: 4w, 14r, 6w  
→ Row 37: 5w, 10r, 8w  
← Row 38: 8w, 9r, 5w  
→ Row 39: 4w, 10r, 7w  
← Row 40: 7w, 9r, 4w  
→ Row 41: 4w, 9r, 6w  
← Row 42: 6w, 9r, 3w  
→ Row 43: 3w, 9r, 5w  
← Row 44: 5w, 8r, 3w  
→ Row 45: 3w, 8r, 4w  
← Row 46: 4w, 7r, 3w  
→ Row 47: 3w, 6r, 4w  
← Row 48: 4w, 4r, 4w  
→ Row 49: 11w  
← Row 50: 10w  
→ Row 51: 9w  
← Row 52: 8w  
→ Row 53: 7w  
← Row 54: 6w  
→ Row 55: 5w  
← Row 56: 4w  
→ Row 57: 3w  
← Row 58: 2w  
→ Row 59: 1w  

Back Panel

w: White  

→ Row 1: 1w  
← Row 2: 2w  
→ Row 3: 3w  
← Row 4: 4w  
→ Row 5: 5w  
← Row 6: 6w  
→ Row 7: 7w  
← Row 8: 8w  
→ Row 9: 9w  
← Row 10: 10w  
→ Row 11: 11w  
← Row 12: 12w  
→ Row 13: 13w  
← Row 14: 14w  
→ Row 15: 15w  
← Row 16: 16w  
→ Row 17: 17w  
← Row 18: 18w  
→ Row 19: 19w  
← Row 20: 20w  
→ Row 21: 21w  
← Row 22: 22w  
→ Row 23: 23w  
← Row 24: 24w  
→ Row 25: 25w  
← Row 26: 26w  
→ Row 27: 27w  
← Row 28: 28w  
→ Row 29: 29w  
← Row 30: 30w  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

→ Row 31: 29w  
← Row 32: 28w  
→ Row 33: 27w  
← Row 34: 26w  
→ Row 35: 25w  
← Row 36: 24w  
→ Row 37: 23w  
← Row 38: 22w  
→ Row 39: 21w  
← Row 40: 20w  
→ Row 41: 19w  
← Row 42: 18w  
→ Row 43: 17w  
← Row 44: 16w  
→ Row 45: 15w  
← Row 46: 14w  
→ Row 47: 13w  
← Row 48: 12w  
→ Row 49: 11w  
← Row 50: 10w  
→ Row 51: 9w  
← Row 52: 8w  
→ Row 53: 7w  
← Row 54: 6w  
→ Row 55: 5w  
← Row 56: 4w  
→ Row 57: 3w  
← Row 58: 2w  
→ Row 59: 1w  

Attaching Panels Together

Once panels are complete, with WS of panels facing each other and RS of front panel facing you, attach color red between 2 blocks and through both panels with sl st, sc in same sp, ch 2, *sc in next sp between hdc blocks, ch 2,* repeat between * * to corner, sc in each corner and continue repeating between * * around through 3 sides of panel. With final side of pillow still open, insert pillow insert or fiber fill and then continue repeating through last side of panel to end, sl st to 1st st.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Front Panel Graph 

Heart C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
Heart Graph

Back Panel Graph

Heart C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
Back Panel Graph

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!