Candy Heart Cushion – free crochet pattern

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Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. There’s something about love being in the air that makes me so dang HAPPY. The giant teddy’s, the flowers, the candies… I am here for it! But one of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day are those cute little heart candies. I don’t know if it’s the clusters of pastel goodness, or the sweet little phrases, but these candies are definitely a staple in my v-day celebrations!

These small cushions are approximately 6x6x2 inches. They make great gifts, especially when personalized to your liking. I was thinking of using mine as a pin cushion actually, since I recently picked up sewing as a hobby.

I’d like to give a HUGE shoutout to Sisterly Studios for creating regular sized candy heart cushions. I made a couple last year and I absolutely fell in love with them, and is where I had the inspiration to make these smaller cushions.

Now lets jump right into this pattern!

Candy heart cushion

Materials:

  • D hook
  • I love this cotton (or any 4 weight yarn) in pastel colors
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Poly fill
  • Red felt
  • Hot glue gun/E6000
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

Sc – single crochet

SM – stitch marker

Sc3tog – singe crochet three together

Sc5tog – single crochet five together

Sc inc – single crochet increase

Slst – slip stitch

St/s – stitch/es

Notes

  • This pattern is written in U.S.terms.
  • For the heart: When sc 5 in next st, move SM to the 3rd of the bunch. When sc 3 in next st, move SM to 2nd of the bunch.
  • In the beginning of each row you’ll move the SM to the LAST st of the beginning sequence. (Refer to images)
  • [repeat this sequence]*this many times
  • Stitch markers on the curves of the heart are placed in the beginnings and ends of the increase sequences
  • Every row begins in the end of one of the increase sequences so pay attention to where you place your stitch markers!
  • Photos included

Heart (make two)

Ch 24

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (add SM) sc in next 10 sts, 5sc in next st (add SM in 3rd), sc in last 11 sts (add SM to last st)(IMG1). 4 sc in same st (add SM)(IMG2). (Turn piece so that you are working along the bottom of the chain)(IMG3) sc in next 9 sts. Sc3tog (add SM). Sc in next 10 sts (add SM). 3 sc in same st. sl st to first st(IMG4). (54)

Row 2: ch 1. Sc inc in same st (move SM to 2nd st)(IMG5). Sc in next 12 sts. 3 sc in next st (move SM in 2nd). Sc in next 12 sts. Sc inc in next 5 sts(IMG6). Sc in next 7 sts. Sc5tog. Sc in next 7 sts. Sc inc in next 4 sts. Sl st to join(IMG7). (62)

Row 3: ch 1. Sc inc, sc in next st(IMG8). Sc in next 13 sts. 5 sc in next st (move SM to 3rd). Sc in next 13 sts. [sc inc, sc]*5. Sc in next 6 sts. Sc3tog. Sc in next 6 sts. [sc inc, sc]*4. Sl st to join. (74)

Row 4: ch 1. Sc inc, sc in next two sts. Sc in next 15 sts. 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 15 sts. [sc inc, sc, sc]*5. Sc in next 4 sts. Sc5tog. Sc in next 4 sts. [sc inc, sc, sc]*4. Slst to join. (82)

Row 5: ch 1. Sc inc, sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 16 sts. 5 sc in next st. Sc in next 16 sts. [sc inc, sc in next 3]*5. Sc in next 3 sts. Sc3tog.  In next 3 sts. [sc inc, sc in next 3 sts]*4. Slst to join. (94)

Row 6: ch1. Sc inc, sc in next 4 sts. Sc in next 18 sts. 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 18 sts. [sc inc, sc in next 4]*5. Sc in next st. Sc5tog. Sc in next st. [sc inc, sc in next 4 sts]*4. (102) fasten off with an invisible join.

Side panel (only make one)

Ch 103

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in every st across.ch 1, turn.

Row 2-3: sc in every st across. Ch1, turn. Fasten off leaving a long tail for attaching.

Using a whip stitch and your tapestry needle, sew together the hearts to the side panel. Stuff generously(IMG9).

Now, you are going to cut letters from felt. I used the freezer paper technique. Begin by typing the words onto a new document in Microsoft word. I use the arial font, all caps, bold, in 72 point font (approx.  inch). Print onto the freezer paper (non waxy side), then iron onto the felt (waxy side to felt).Then, to glue the letters I used a hot glue gun. But you can use E6000, it’ll work perfectly fine.

I hope you all enjoy this sweet little baby! Get creative with the phrases and tag me in all of your photos, I’d love to see them. Happy Valentine’s Day!

P.S. Please do not hesitate to shoot me a message if you have any questions.