Pixel Heart Crochet Pillow, Free Crochet Pattern + Video

Pixel Heart Crochet Pillow

The Pixel Heart Crochet 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!

Watch a full video tutorial on how to make the Pixel Heart Crochet Pillow:

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  • 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)

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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.

Pixel Heart Crochet Pillow

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

Pixel Heart Crochet Pillow

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.
Pixel Heart Crochet Pillow

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.
Pixel Heart Crochet Pillow

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