Thanks to Knit Picks for providing the yarn for this project. This post also contains affiliate links for your convenience. Thanks!I am so happy with how today’s crochet project came out, and I am excited to share it with you all today! This cute little heart-shaped pillow is part of our Blog Hop Crochet Along. Each of our eight bloggers has come up with a new hexagon pattern as well as a project to make with those hexagons. After checking out my pillow tutorial, be sure to scroll to the end to see all of the other bloggers’ projects!
- Worsted weight yarn (I used Knit Picks Brava acrylic yarn – less than one ball each of Seashell, Dove Heather, and Denim, and about two balls of Solstice Heather)
- Crochet Hooks [I used hooks ranging from size G (4.00 mm) to K (6.500 mm)]
- Yarn Needle
- Cotton Fabric or Muslin
To create this pillow, you will need to crochet 24 hexagons of roughly the same size. There were eight different hexagon patterns shared as part of our Blog Hop Crochet Along. To get all of my patterns the same size, I had to use different size hooks for each pattern. You may have to use a larger or smaller hook to get each pattern to come out in a similar size.
Pick your favorite of the patterns, and work up 24 of them. You can find links to all the patterns at the end of this post.
I chose to use the same color for the last row of each hexagon to give the pillow a more unified look.
Once my hexagons were all crocheted, I planned out the layout, trying to somewhat evenly disperse the hexagon designs and colors. When I found a placement I liked, I snapped a photo with my phone so I could refer to it as I sewed the hexagons together.
Here’s how the hexagons will be sewn together:
Each hexagon with a “2” on it means there will be a hexagon on the front of the pillow and the back of the pillow in that place.
To start piecing the pillow cover, just go ahead and pick two hexagons that touch on one side and start sewing them together. I used a yarn needle and piece of the navy colored yarn. I held the right sides of the hexagons together and then sewed through only the back loops of every stitch as shown below:
In the corners, be sure to stitch through all three hexagons that meet in that corner to avoid any holes. Just keep sewing along, adding in new hexagons as you go and paying attention to the layout.
I started sewing my hexagons together at the top of the pillow and left the bottom unstitched to allow for the pillow form to be stuffed in.
Now it’s time to make the pillow form! This is a really simple sewing project that beginning sewers can tackle easily.
Lay down two pieces of cotton fabric under your cover, and cut around the cover leaving about an inch of fabric around the outside of the cover for a seam allowance (the seam allowance pictured below was too wide).
Sew around the outside edge of the fabric leaving a few inches open. Flip the cotton pillow case inside out, and stuff full of fiberfill. Sew up the few inches you left open, and now you have a pillow form – yay!
Stuff the pillow form into your cover, and sew up the final hexagon seams. Since you can’t hold the hexagons right side together with the form stuffed inside, you can achieve the same seam by pulling your needle through the back loops of two stitches on one side and then crossing over to the other side and doing the same (see the image below):
You may have to pull the hexagons and push the pillow form a bit, but it will all work out when it is finally sewn up. Once the last seam is finished, your pillow is ready to enjoy!
I am so happy with how this pillow came out – it looks pretty sweet on my little girl’s bed. I can’t wait to see all of your finished hexagon projects! Be sure to add them to our facebook group! And if you make this heart-shaped pillow, I would love to see it on facebook or instagram (just tag me!)
Check out all of the hexagon projects below!
Crochet Hexagon Coin Purse – Flamingo Toes
Hexagon Floor Pouf – The Firefly Hook
Hexagon Cowl – Gleeful Things
Hexagon Project Bag – Fiber Flux
Hexagon Camera Strap – Whistle & Ivy
Dahlia Hexagon Handbag – Hopeful Honey
Heart-Shaped Hexagon Pillow – Persia Lou
Hexagon Ball Pillow – Lizzie Bella Crochet
Here are a few more free crochet patterns you might want to check out:
Comments + Project Love
Susie at Oui Crochet says
Love that hexi pillow! 🙂 Very nice work!
Stella Lee@ Purfylle says
I really like how your heart pillow turned out. Such a unique way of using hexagons. I’m pretty taken with the rest of those hexagon projects too.
Salma Sheriff says
I am so in love with this heart pillow cover. It is so so so beautiful. Thank you for the pattern.
Navy Wifey Peters says
I love heart shaped pillows, and this one is so cute! I’ve been crocheting pillows lately, and they’re so much fun. I haven’t tried hexagons yet, but I will soon!
Leyla - Silk&Wool says
What a great idea, thank you for sharing!
This pillow came out beautifully! I especially love the heart shape. Would love if you shared this at our Yarn Fanatic Party – http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/04/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-34.html.
Thanks for the invite, Alexandra! I will come by and check it out!
Pamela E says
You are so talented and your posts are very upbeat! LOVE these hexagon patterns! Thank You!! ♥
julie spear says
This heart pullow is JUST BEAUTIFUL!! Love the colors, love the shape, love all the varying hexi patterns! I am just very learning how to crochet. And i will be honest, it seems so hard for me! Maybe i am too old to learn? but i thought i was SUPPOSED to wait til i was old to crochet, LOL!!! But i’m not giving up! I am trying to figure out which are the easiest starter projects, and i just love ALL of yours, they all look modern and SO pretty! I !lso thought is was cute how all of these hexi projects used similar colors, maybe that was on purpose, but its pretty!
Hi Julie! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It absolutely made my day. We did all work with the same yarn, so yes, the matching colors was on purpose. 🙂 This pattern isn’t too difficult, but if you are looking for a more beginner project, I have a simple hat that is a good place to start and I even have a video tutorial for it right here: http://persialou.com/2014/12/simple-slouch-crochet-hat-pattern.html Good luck!!