How to Crochet Hearts Pillowcase – Free Pattern

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This free crochet hearts pillowcase pattern is called the Pillowcase with Flying Hearts. It is so cozy and comfortable and you just won’t believe how easy it is to make. In fact, it is crocheted without sewing or slip stitching.

The only part where you will sew and slip stitch is when you create the hearts. But if you do not like the hearts you can leave them off, no sewing involved!

The pillowcase first starts out with a couple rows before going into rounds and then goes back to rows. That allows you to create a pillowcase without sewing or slip stitching.

Hearts Pillow Case for Valentine's Day

What to Use for this Free Hearts Pillowcase Pattern

I used a simple 18 x 18-inch pillow to stuff the pillowcase. I got the pillow on Amazon in a very affordable 4 pack (link in the material list).

The hearts are made from the same yarn type as the pillowcase but in a different color. There are four different heart sizes that are super easy to make.

Now, that you know the basics of how to crochet a pillowcase without sewing or slip stitching, let me tell you that I created a complete step-by-step video tutorial of almost every part of the pattern.

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Crochet Pillow Case with Flying Hearts Pattern

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So, let me get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet the Pillowcase with Flying Hearts, no sewing involved.

How to crochet the Hearts Pillowcase

Material List

Stitches used (US terms)

Click HERE to learn these basic stitches

  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • dtr = double treble crochet
  • ch = chain


7 hdc x 7 rounds = 4 square inches

Final Size

18 x 18 inches

Written Hearts Pillowcase Instructions

I will add pictures showing different yarns and colors to make it easier to see how to do the first several steps. I used the same yarn to explain those steps in the video tutorial.

Start with the pristine yarn color

You will work in continues rounds, so be sure to use a stitch marker! You will not ever slip stitch!

Row 1: Chain 31, 1 hdc in each st starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, place all sts in the back bump of the chain to make the second row easier (30 sts)

 Nicki's Homemade Crafts tutorial step 1

Row 2: You will now work on the opposite side of the chain where the “V’s” are of the initial chain you created. 1 hdc in each st across (30 sts). Now use a stitch marker after the last st as you will now crochet into rounds.

 Nicki's Homemade Crafts tutorial step 2

Round 1 – 28: 1 hdc in each st all around (60 sts)

 Nicki's Homemade Crafts tutorial step 2

You will now work in rows again.

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc in st for the next 30 sts, ch 1, turn (30 sts)

If you want to add buttons to close the pillowcase, stop after row 6 (should be 3 skeins), add buttons as well as some loops so you can use the buttons. If you prefer tucking the overhang to close the end/ button of the pillowcase, then follow the instructions below. You will then need no buttons at all.

Row 2 – 15: 1 hdc in each st, ch 1, turn (30 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Pillowcase by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Crocheting the flying hearts into your pillowcase pattern

Now, use the berry burst yarn color.

You will crochet 4 different sizes of hearts that then you will sew on to the pillowcase (besides weaving in the ends, this is the only sewing part).

different sizes of crochet hearts

Tiny Heart (make 1)

Chain 2, 3 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, all the following go into the same chain: 3 sc, ch 1, 1 hdc, ch 1, 3 sc, 3 hdc, ch 1, sl st

Small Heart (make 6)

Chain 3, 3 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, all the following go into the same chain: 3 hdc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 3 hdc, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st

Medium Heart (make 4)

Chain 4, 3 tr in the 4th ch from the hook, all the following go into the same chain: 3 dc, ch 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st

Large Heart (make 1)

Chain 5, 3 dtr in the 5th ch from the hook, all the following go into the same chain: 3 tr, ch 1, 1 dtr, ch 1, 3 tr, 3 dtr, ch 4, sl st

Sewing the hearts to the pillowcase

Start with laying out the hearts how you would like them to be placed. Be sure that the pillowcase opening is on the bottom.

Flying Hearts made without Sewing or Slip Stitches

I have the large heart on the top right corner and the tiny heart on the button left corner. The other 4 medium and 6 small sized hearts are mixed up between the tiny and large heart.

To make the look like they are flying, I imagined a straight line in the middle of the heart (when you fold a heart in half you have a line). That is the line I used to sew the hearts to the pillowcase.

sewing heart appliqués on pillowcase
Hearts Pillow Case - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Be sure to weave in all the ends. You are now done with the pillowcase pattern and with the flying hearts without using sewing or slip stitching for the pillow case itself.

Pillow Case with Flying Hearts - Free Crochet Pattern

Make sure you check out the video tutorial below for a detailed explanation to how to start and make the pillowcase without sewing and slip stitching.

Full Video Hearts Pillowcase Pattern Tutorial on how to crochet without Sewing or Slip Stitching:

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