The second side of the pillow is made in exactly the same way as the first -- except that a small heart motif is worked in beads. The motif can be placed anywhere -- just choose your spot and work the chart shown above. For small motifs such as this, I prefer to use the "hooking" method of placing beads on individual stitches with a crochet hook, instead of threading them all onto the working yarn at once. I worked it as follows:
- When there are 50 stitches, incorporate Bead Heart Chart into work, starting on the right side.
- Work 37 (maintaining the increases at each end), work Row 1 of chart, work to end.
- Continue to work the chart on RS rows until all the beads have been placed.
- Work the "humps" of the heart as for the first side.
Sew the pieces together using mattress stitch, and leave a small opening at the bottom.
Stuff the pillow with polyester fiberfill, then sew the pillow closed.