Valentine’s Suzette Pillow | Free Crochet Pattern
I’m so thrilled to be able to share this latest design with you. I’m calling it the Valentine’s Suzette Pillow!
Working with Lion Brands Hometown USA yarn for this pillow was so enjoyable. It’s soft and chunky, with a glossy sheen that is perfect for designer projects.
For the stitch, I wanted to choose one that was unique but not too holey or presenting too much of an uneven surface. After making note of a handful of possible stitch choices I decided to use the Suzette stitch, following Make and Do Crew’s stitch tutorial.
I so thoroughly enjoyed the experience crocheting with this yarn and this stitch that I was sorry to have it work up so quickly. I would love to have about 20 skeins to work up a blanket or something large like that!
The chunky yarn mixed with the easy, yet beautifully textured stitch created two perfectly shaped panels. I glued on the buttons before crocheting the panels together but added the bow afterwards.
I will go into detail on how I arranged the buttons later on. Initially, I was going to add tassels, and did in fact add them, but found that the pillow had less glam and more Raggedy Ann. So off came the tassels.
It’s a perfect Valentine’s design, I think, and now I’m wondering where to display it.
Want to make your own designer pillow for Valentine’s Day? It’s easy-peasy, trust me!
Valentine’s Suzette Pillow
Skill Level easy
Finished Size 12” wide x 13 ½” long x 4” thick
Super Bulky yarn – I used about 3 skeins of Hometown USA in Providence Pink
Yardage: 180 yards
Crochet hook L/8.00mm
Assorted red buttons
4 sc + 4 rows = 2” square
PILLOW PANEL (make 2)
Row 1: ch 20, (sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * (sc, dc) in next ch, skip next ch, repeat from * across to last 2 ch, sc in last ch: 19 sts
Row 2: ch 1, turn, (sc, dc) in next sc, skip next dc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc: 19 sts
Row 3 – 19: repeat Row 2
Single crochet evenly around. Finish off.
Have I told you how much I love buttons! They are glorious little inventions, don’t you think? I have a few fashion reviews here where I’ve talked about styles with buttons. You can find them by searching “fashion” or “buttons” in my search engine above.
I wasn’t sure how buttons would look on a chunky pillow but with my fingers crossed, I went ahead and gave it a try. Here’s what I recommend:
Print out a large desired heart shape (round and plump, or long and pointed, etc) on a regular piece of printer paper and cut out the heart carefully and discard, so that you can use the remaining paper as a template.
Next, find the center of the panel you wish to be the front and mark it with a stitch marker. Place the template on the panel, using the stitch marker to center it.
Arrange hearts around the inside of the template and glue them on.
Then fill in the heart with buttons. Make sure and put a lot of glue on the backs of the buttons to ensure they don’t come off easily.
Here it is all dried and finished up. Also notice that the pillow will stretch when you stuff it so put your buttons close together. And once you are finished, you can even go along filling in any empty spaces with mini buttons.
With wrong sides together, single crochet panels together from the front, working 3 sc in each corner. Leave one side and stuff pillow till very full. Remember my motto, “Stuff it until you think it’s stuffed enough, and then stuff it more.” Single crochet side up and fluff pillow.
With about 10 inches of ribbon, tie a bow and glue to the front of the pillow, in the upper lefthand corner.
I hope you like my Valentine’s Suzette Pillow as much as I do! Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Have you made anything from my patterns? I would love to see! Mention me when you share it on social media, @GingerPeachyStore on Instagram, @CompulsivWriter on Twitter, Ginger Peachy on Facebook.
This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.