Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Heart's Desire Ring Bearer's Pillow

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by Kathryn White, Aunt Lydia's

Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Heart's Desire Ring Bearer's Pillow

The elegant heart pattern goes with every wedding theme.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of rounds 1-5 (1-3/4 inch) across to crochet a pillow that measures approximately 7-1/2 inch square. Save time, check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Abbreviations: Extended Double Crochet (edc) = Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop; [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 2 times. This will give you a slightly longer than normal dc. Extended Triple Crochet (etr) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop; [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times. Extended Triple Crochet Decrease (etr2tog) = holding the last loop of each st on the hook, etr in same st, etr in next tr, yo, draw through all loops on hook, 2 etr joining]. 2-Double Crochet Cluster (2-dc cluster) = [Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. 3-Double Crochet Cluster (3-dc cl) = [Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Picot = Ch 3, slip st in top of last sc made. Note: Work in your ends as you go or you will have a major job at the end.
  • 2
    Top: Ch 4, slip st to form ring. Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, slip st in back loop of first sc – 8 sc. Round 2: Ch 1, working in back loop only around, 2 sc in each sc around, ending with slip st in first sc of round – 16 sc. Round 3: Ch 3, hdc in same st, ch 1; *skip next sc, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next sc, ch 1*; repeat from * to * around, ending with a slip st into beginning ch-2 – 16 ch-1 spaces. Round 4: Slip st into ch-1 sp, ch 2; 2-dc cluster in same space, ch 5; *skip next ch-1 space, 3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 5*; repeat from * to * around, ending with a slip st into top of the 2-dc cluster – 8 ch-5 loops. Round 5: Ch 5, slip st in the 4th ch from hook, hdc in top of first cluster, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 3; *(hdc, ch 4, slip st in top of hdc just made, hdc) in top of next cluster, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 3;* repeat from * to * around, ending with a slip st into 2nd ch of beginning ch-5 – 8 ch-4 loops. Fasten off. Weave ends in.
  • 3
    Heart 1: Row 1: Join thread in any ch-4 loop, ch 3, 4 tr in same loop – 5 tr. Row 2: Ch 3, turn; tr in first st, tr in next tr, 3 tr in next tr, tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr – 9 tr. Row 3: Turn, sc in first tr, (dc, tr) in next tr, (2 tr, dc) in next tr, sc in next tr, slip st in next tr, sc in next tr, dc in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, (tr, dc) in next tr, sc in next tr – 15 sts. Fasten off. Weave ends in.
  • 4
    Hearts 2-7: Row 1: Join thread in next ch-4 loop on Round 5 to left of previously worked Heart; ch 3, 4 tr in same ch-4 loop – 5 tr. Row 2: Ch 3, turn, tr in same st, tr in next tr, 3 tr in next tr, tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr; slip st in sc at end of Row 3 of previous Heart – 9 tr. Row 3: Turn, sc in 1st tr, (dc, tr) in next tr, (2 tr, dc) in next tr, sc in next tr, slip st in next tr, sc in next tr, (dc, 2 tr) in next tr, (tr, dc) in next tr, sc in next tr – 15 sts. Fasten off. Weave ends in.
  • 5
    Heart 8: Row 1: Join thread in next ch-4 loop on Round 5 to left of previously worked Heart; ch 3, 4 tr in same ch-4 loop – 5 tr. Row 2: Ch 3, turn, tr in same st, tr in next tr, 3 tr in next tr, tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr; join with slip st to sc at end of Row 3 of previous Heart – 9 tr. Row 3: Turn, sc in 1st tr, (dc, tr) in next tr, (2 tr, dc) in next tr, sc in next tr, slip st in next tr, sc in next tr, (dc, 2 tr) in next tr, (tr, dc) in next tr, sc in next tr; join with slip st to sc of Row 3 of first Heart made – 15 sts. Fasten off. Weave ends in. Round 6: Working towards the valley between heart points, join thread in the second tr of Row 3 of Heart; ch 4, dc in same st; ch 5, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the second tr on next point on same heart, ch 5; *(dc, ch 2, dc) in the second tr on first point on the next heart; ch 5, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the second tr on next point on same heart; ch 5*; repeat from * to * around, ending with a slip st into the 2nd ch of beginning ch-4 – 16 ch-2 sps. Round 7: Slip st into ch-2 space, ch 5, tr in same space, ch 2; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 space, ch 7; (sc, ch 3 sc) in next ch-5 space, ch 7; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 space, ch 2; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 space, ch 2; *(tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 space, ch 7; (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 space, ch 7; (tr ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 space, ch 2; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-5 space, ch 2*; repeat from * to * around, ending with a slip st into the 3rd ch of beginning ch-5 – 4 ch-3 spaces. Fasten off. Weave ends in.
  • 6
    Hearts 9-12: Row 1: Join thread in any ch-3 space on Round 7, ch 3, 4 tr in same space – 5 tr. Row 2: Ch 3, turn; tr in first st, tr in next tr, 3 tr in next tr, tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr – 9 tr. Row 3: Turn, sc in first tr, (dc, tr) in next tr, (2 tr, dc) in next tr, sc in next tr, slip st in next tr, sc in next tr, dc in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, (tr, dc) in next tr, sc in next tr – 15 sts. Fasten off. Weave ends in. Round 8: Working towards the valley between heart points, join thread in the second tr of Row 3 of any Heart; ch 1, sc in same st, ch 13, sc in the second tr on the next point of same heart, ch 7; (dtr, ch 2, dtr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (dtr, ch 2, dtr) in next ch-2 space, ch 7; *sc in the second tr on first point of next heart, ch 13, sc in the second tr on the next point of same heart, ch 7; (dtr, ch 2, dtr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (dtr, ch 2, dtr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 7*; repeat from * to * around ending with slip st in first sc of round – 4 ch-13 spaces. Round 9: Ch 7; *(sc, ch 4, tr, ch 2, dtr, ch 3, dtr, ch 2, tr, ch 4, sc) in next ch-13 space; ch 4, tr in next sc, ch 4; (sc, ch 4, tr) in next ch-7 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; 4 tr in first ch of next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, tr in next ch-2 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3, tr in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, 4 tr in first ch of next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; (tr, ch 4, sc) in next ch-7 space, ch 4**; tr in next sc, ch 4*; repeat from * to * around, ending last repeat at **; slip st into third ch of beginning ch-7 – 8 4-tr groups. Round 10: Ch 6, *etr2tog; ch 3, tr in same tr, ch 2; (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in next ch-3 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, tr in next tr, ch 3; etr2tog, ch 3, tr in same tr, ch 3, etr2tog, ch 3, tr in same tr, ch 5, 4-tr cluster worked in next 4 tr; ch 5, tr in next tr, ch 2, tr2tog, ch 2, tr in same tr, ch 5, 4-tr cl worked in next 4 tr, ch 5, tr in next tr, ch 3, etr2tog, ch 3**, tr in same tr, ch 3*; repeat from * to * around, ending last repeat at **; slip st into third ch of beginning ch-6 – 8 4-tr clusters. Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st, *3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc between next etr2tog, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 3 tr, 5 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next 3 tr, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc between next etr2tog, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next tr, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc between next etr2tog, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, 5 sc in next ch-5 space, sc in top of 4-tr cl, 5 sc in next ch-5 space, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, sc between next 2 tr, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, 5 sc in next ch-5 space, sc in top of next 4-tr cl, 5 sc in next ch-5 space, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc between next etr2tog, 3 sc in next ch-3 space**, sc in next tr*; repeat from * to * around, ending last repeat at **; slip st in first sc of round – 304 sc. Round 12: Ch 3, skip next sc, dc in next sc, [ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc] 7 times, *[ch 1, dc in same sc] 3 times, [ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next dc] 38 times*; repeat from * to * 3 times; (ch 1, dc in same sc) 3 times; (ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next dc) 29 times; ch 1, slip st into second ch of beginning ch-3 – 164 dc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block piece to a 7-1/4 inch square.
  • 7
    Back: Row 1: Ch 88, dc in 5th ch from hook, [ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch] 41 times – 43 dc. Row 2: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 40 times; ch 1, dc in the 2nd ch of beginning ch-3 – 43 dc. Rows 3-42: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off. Weave ends. Block to a 7-1/4 inch square to match Pillow Front.
  • 8
    Fabric Pillow: Cut 2 pieces of fabric that are 8-1/4 inch square each. With right sides facing, sew the 2 pieces of fabric together using a 1/2 inch seam, leaving a 2-3 inch opening on one side. Turn right side out. Press if necessary. Stuff with poly fil firm but not hard. Do not over stuff pillow. Use needle and sewing thread to sew opening closed.
  • 9
    Assembly: With wrong sides facing and working through both top and bottom pieces, attach thread in any corner ch-1 space; *(sc, picot, sc, picot, sc) in same ch-1 space (corner made); [sc in next ch-1 space, picot, sc in same space] 41 times*, repeat from * to * around pillow, inserting pillow before working up the final side of pillow. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Tie two 15 inch pieces of ribbon to the center of the pillow, trim ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Size 10 Natural 104644127
  • Susan Bates Steel Crochet Hook Steelite 1.65 mm 6 US 104236362
  • Fabric Editions 2 Yard Fabric 65/35 Cotton/Bone 104542548
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Cream 104188387 (choose Ribbon that is 1/8 inch thick)
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Sewing Needle
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