Actually I wanted to publish this pattern before Valentine’s Day. But I’ve been sick several times during the past weeks. But I think a little love is never wrong … So here’s the pattern for you!
I used Red Heart Super Saver and a 4.5mm hook for the yellow head.
Heart Eyes and mouth are made of random worsted weight yarn and a 4.00mm hook.
Head (in yellow, make 2)
ch 4, join to form ring
(start each round with ch 3 which counts as dc)
R 1: 16 dc
R 2 – 10: 16 increases in each round, at the end you should have 160 dc
R 11 and 12: sc around (160 dc)
Before you crochet both head parts together, make the mouth and eyes and sew them onto one of the yellow circles.
Mouth (in brown)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, inc, 4 sc, inc, 16 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, sc (34)
Row 2 – 5: ch1, turn, dec at the beg and at the end of row (sc2tog)
Row 6 – 8: ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, sc across
Row 9: join yarn in 3rd st, sc across, leave last 2 st unworked
Row 10: ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, 3 sl st, 10 sc, 3 sl st
Do not fasten off, *ch 1, sc* along side, FO and repeat on other side
Heart Eyes (in red, make 2)
I used this Red Heart Pattern for the eyes, but I didn’t do the last round with the reverse sc.
As stuffing I took a standard square pillow (40 cm) because I couldn’t find a round one. It loses shape very easily, but it’s OK if you box it from time to time. ;o)
Crochet both yellow parts together. Make sure the right sides are outside. Of course you can also sew it together if you like that better.
Now you’re done with your emoji pillow!! I hope you love it! Now you can take silly pictures holding it in front of your face (or someone else’s!) or you can cuddle with “someone” who is totally in love with you. ;o)