Free Crochet Love Heart Sweet Cushion

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Free Crochet Love Heart Sweet Cushion to make, love and share!  Download the pattern as a pdf

Materials

2 x Paintbox yarns, Simply Aran, 100g, 100% acrylic, colour 249 (pale pink)
1 x Paintbox yarns, cotton DK, 50g, 100% cotton, colour 451
5mm hook
4mm hook
16″ round cushion insert

Abbreviations (this pattern is written using UK terminology)

Ss – slip stitch

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble

St – stitch

Sts – stitches

FLO – front loop only

BLO – back loop only

MR – magic ring

Tension – 

Love Heart Sweet Cushion Instructions

Cushion front

  1. Using Aran yarn and 5mm hook, make a MR, ch3 (counts as first tr throughout), make 9tr into MR, join with a ss to top of ch3 (10sts)
  2. Ch3, 1tr into first st, 2tr in every st to end, join with a as to the top of ch3 (20sts)
  3. Ch3, 2tr, *1tr, 2tr*, repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (30sts)
  4. Ch3, 1tr, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 2sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (40sts)
  5. Ch3, make 1tr in next 2sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 3sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (50sts)
  6. Ch3, make 1tr in next 3sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 4sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (60sts)
  7. Ch3, make 1tr in next 4sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 5sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (70sts)
  8. Ch3, make 1tr in next 5sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 6sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (80sts)
  9. Ch3, make 1tr in next 6sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 7sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (90sts)
  10. Ch3, make 1tr in next 7sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 8sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (100sts)
  11. Ch3, make 1tr in next 8sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 9sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (110sts)
  12. Ch3, make 1tr in next 9sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 10sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (120sts) leave Aran yarn to hang at back of work
  13. Working in the flo of previous round throughout, using 4mm hook and cotton DK yarn, ch1 (counts as first dc), make 1dc in same st, 1dc, *2dc, 1dc* to end, join with a ss to ch1, fasten off and weave in ends.
  14. Using 5mm hook and Aran weight, ch3, working in blo throughout, make 1tr in next 10sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 11sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (130sts)
  15. Using 5mm hook and Aran weight, ch3, make 1tr in next 11sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 12sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss, fasten off (140sts)

Cushion back

  1. Repeat steps 1-12 from cushion front
  2. ch3, make 1tr in next 10sts, 2tr, *make 1tr in next 11sts, 2tr* repeat *to* to end, join to top of ch3 with a ss (130sts)
  3. Repeat step 15 from cushion front

Heart shape motif
Using Cotton DK and 4mm hook, ch80. Fasten off.

Letters
Using 4mm hook and cotton DK throughout:

L

  1. ch20, skip 1ch (counts as first dc), make 1dc in next 4sts, 3dc, 1dc in next 14sts
  2. Ch1 (counts as 1st dc), make 1dc in next 14sts, 3dc, 1dc in next 5sts. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

O

  1. ch30, join with a ss to first ch, ch1 (counts as first dc), 2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc in next 10sts, 2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc in next 9sts. Join with a ss to the first ch1
  2. Ch1 (counts as first dc), 1dc, 2dc, 1dc in next 4sts, 2dc, 1dc in next 11sts, 2dc, 1dc in next 4sts, 1dc in next 10sts, join with a ss to ch1, fasten off. Weave in ends.

V

  1. Ch28, skip 1ch (counts as first dc), 1dc in next 12sts, 2dc, 1dc in next 13sts
  2. Ch1 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next 12sts, 2dc, 1dc in next 13sts, fasten off. Weave in ends.

E

  1. Ch24, skip 1ch (counts as first dc), 1dc in next 4sts, 3dc, 1dc in next 11sts, 3dc, 1dc in next 5sts
  2. Ch1 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next 5sts, 3dc, 1dc in next 13sts, 3dc, 1dc in next 6sts. Fasten off.
  3. Ch4, skip 1ch, make 1dc in next 2sts, ch1, 1dc in next 2sts, fasten off. Attach piece to the third and fourth st down on the inner edge of the vertical piece. Weave in ends.

Assemble cushion

  1. Pin the letters to the centre of the cushion ensuring the centre of the back of the cushion is between the letters O and V. Sew them on using a length of DK yarn.
  2. Pin the heart shape to the cushion taking care to align the start and end points underneath the centre point of the cushion point and the inner point of the heart top with the bottom.
  3. Place the cushion front and back together, right sides facing out, working through all 4sts of both edges throughout, join Aran yarn, ch1 (counts as first dc), make 1dc in next 12sts, 2dc, *make 1dc in next 13sts, 2dc* repeat *to* four times, insert cushion pad, repeat from *to* to end, join to top of ch1 with a ss, fasten off and weave in ends. (150sts)

 

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Copyright – Melissa Masterton 2017

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