Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Pattern & Instructions

Looking for a great Valentine gift? DIY this knit throw pillow in an adorable heart shape for your Valentine, as well as for every couch, and comfy chair in your home. I created this super easy hand knit heart pattern last year, and now I’ve used it to make these delightful little pillows.

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Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Heart Shaped Throw Pillow

Using giant needles, and double stranded yarn ( two strands of yarn held together throughout) this knit throw pillow works up really fast.  The increases and decreases handle all of the shaping – and once you’re done, stuff it with your preferred pillow or toy stuffing material. I pretty much always use a polyester fiberfill, or cotton batting, because well, it’s washable. I like to wash things.

Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Skills Used

Materials

M1R:

Use

M1L:

Sl1, K1, PSSO = Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over – a decrease, used when you want to have your decreases slant to the left.  Using this decrease on the left side, and the K2tog decrease on the right side gives your project an even, or more finished look. Please note that you could also use the K2tog decrease in place of the Sl1, K1, PSSO decrease if you are more confident. (Sl1, K1, PSSO)



 

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Shell Instructions

Directions

Make 2

Cast on 3 sts

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K1, M1R, Knit across ( 4 sts)

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: k1, M1R, Knit to last stitch, M1L, K1 (6 sts)

Rows 5-24: repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 26 sts.

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Row 25: Purl 13 sts.  Turn.  ( you will work one half of the top of the heart at a time) Leave 13 sts on the left needle, and come back to them later.

Row 26 (Top Left side of Heart): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1 (12 sts)

Row 27: Purl

Row 28: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO ( pass slipped stitch over), Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (10 sts)

Row 29: Purl

Row 30: Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (9 sts)

Row 31: Purl

Row 32: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, k1 (7 sts)

Row 33: Purl

Row 34: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (5 sts)

Bind off.

Join yard to 13 sts on wrong side ( where you left off before ) and purl across

Row 26(Top Ride side of Heart): K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit across, (12 sts)

Row 27: Purl

Row 28: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (10 sts)

Row 29: Purl

Row 30: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit across (9 sts)

Row 31: Purl

Row 32: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (7 sts)

Row 33: Purl

Row 34: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (5 sts)

Bind off and secure last stitch.

Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Assembly Instructions

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Place hearts, right sides together, and stitch around the outside of the hearts, leaving a gap ( large enough to fit the stuffing in).  I started about halfway up the side, went around the top and came halfway down the other side.

Turn the shell right side out, and stuff the pillow – not too full, and finished sewing the remainder of the seam.  Weave in any ends.

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

DIY this knit throw pillow a gazillion times, and in every colour, and add them to every reading nook and child’s room you can find.  Also a great charity project, and stash buster.

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