Heart Pillow

Heart Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: iLoveToCreate
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Additional Information



  • Tulip® Custom Color Lab Cotton Yarn Dye Kit®
  • 2 Modern
  • 3 Cool (By the Sea)
  • 6 Tulip® Custom Color Lab 100% cotton yarn skeins
  • Chunky Weight
  • Large plastic table cover
  • Knitting needles, size 9/5.00 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • 16” square pillow insert
  • Optional: Bobbins


    Yarn Dyeing:
  1. Untwist yarn skeins and tie in three places with small strings of yarn to prevent tangling.
  2. Dampen yarn with water.
  3. Wearing gloves from kit, add water to dye bottles and shake to mix according to package instructions.
  4. Variegated Yarn: Lay out on covered work surface in an oval shape. Apply sections of Lemonade, Robin’s Egg Blue, Cool Pool and Storm dye colors onto 3 skeins.
  5. Solid colored yarn: Submerge 3 skeins of yarn in bowl with dye or apply By the Sea dye to entire skein and work into yarn.
  6. Cover in plastic wrap to keep damp and let set 4 to 6 hours or longer. Once set, rinse thoroughly under running water until water runs clear and hang to dry.
    • Knitting:
    • Gauge 10 sts and 16 rows = 4", blocked
    • Pattern Notes: Use a separate strand of yarn for each chunk of color, to avoid floating unused yarn across back of stitches.
    • Be consistent with your color changes, always bringing the new strand of yarn under the old strand of yarn to avoid holes in the work.

    • Front:
    • With A, cast on 41 sts.
    • Work 2” st st, ending with a WS row.

    • Begin Heart
    • To print the heart pattern and abbreviation chart, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
    • All abbreviations are lower case unless specifically listed as upper case, or they appear at the start of a sentence.
    • Row 1: With A, k 20, with B, k1, with second strand of A, k 20.
    • Row 2: With A, p19, with B, p3, with A, p19.
    • You have now completed Rows 1 – 2 of Heart Chart.
    • Continue on in st st as established, following the color changes of the chart.
    • When chart is completed, with A, work 2” st st, ending with a WS row.
    • Bind off.

    • Back:
    • Rep instructions for Front, using B as the background color and A as the heart.

    • Finishing:
    • Weave in all ends and block if needed.
    • Sew Front to Back on three sides, using either color of yarn and a tapestry needle.
    • Insert pillow form into pillow case.
    • Sew up final seam.