Follow Your Heart Large Pillow by Donna Knox
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Follow Your Heart Large Pillow

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 3 rows = 2 inches
5.5 mm (I)
180 - 355 yards (165 - 325 m)
21 Inches X 24 Inches
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Follow Your Heart Large Pillow 24 Inches X 21 Inches

The Inspiration: My children are most often my inspiration for my creations. This pillow was created for my own little sweet toddler, to match her Follow Your Heart Toddler Blanket!. She has been my best model since birth and she is always ready to love (or steal) my creations before anyone else. She and my son are my biggest fans! I knew I wanted something special for her and cluster stitch hearts seemed to hit the nail right on the head.

Materials: To create the Follow Your Heart Large Pillow, you will need an I hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, and a measuring tape to check gauge. The preferred yarn used in this project is Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn; however any worsted weight yarn will work.

Length and Width Options: The finished pillow measures 24 Inches X 21 Inches after the lace edging.

Embellishments and edge options: The heart square included in this pattern contains a graph/chart so that you can more easily to follow along and so that if you would like to use the square itself as pot holders, bath rags (using cotton yarn), or blanket that is created using the squares and sewn together, then you can absolutely do that easily!

This pattern utilizes a plethora of post stitches including the front and back post double crochet, the elongated front and back post double crochet, the front and back post half double crochet and the front and back post single crochet. I have included a written walk through on each stitch in the abbreviations section and links to video walkthroughs for each stitch created by myself so they are sure to give you all the information that you need to apply these stitches to these patterns. I also include a written walk through on how to complete the 7dc cluster stitch in the abbreviations section.

The lace edging on this pillow pattern give it a very frilly look, but one of my testers has proven that even with the hearts and frilly lace edging, that if the color choices are masculine enough, this pillow pattern will work perfectly for the male toddler or baby!