Free Pattern For Easy Crocheted Pillow

This is a square, 2-color pillow.
This is a square, 2-color pillow.
This shows the contrasting colors of the piece.
This shows the contrasting colors of the piece.
Another pillow using this pattern. I did not have enough burgundy yarn, so I had to make this one rectangular, instead of square. You can experiment with the size and shape of the pillows you make.
Another pillow using this pattern. I did not have enough burgundy yarn, so I had to make this one rectangular, instead of square. You can experiment with the size and shape of the pillows you make.
Showing the contrast, again.
Showing the contrast, again.

Everyone loves pillows to lean on and make things more comfortable. But, sometimes we can not afford to buy pillows to match our decor. Here is an easy crochet pattern to help you make lots of pillows for your home or as gifts.

Materials needed are:

4 ounces each of two different colors of worsted weight yarn (4)

Size I Crochet Hook

1 bag cotton batting - the desired firmness of the pillow will determine how much of this you will use for your project

Start by deciding which color you would like your trim around the outside of the pillow to be. Make the side of the other color first.

Chain 46. SC in the second chain from your needle, not counting the stitch on your hook. SC in remaining chains until the end. Turn.

CH1, skip the first SC, then SC in each stitch to the end of the row, be sure to stitch in the turning chaining. Turn.

Repeat this until your piece is square. Tie off and then lay this one aside, for the moment.

Using the second color of yarn, make another side for the pillow that is the exact same size, but do not tie off.

Lay the two sides together with the sides out that you want showing. CH1. With the two sides held together, SC going through both sides of the pillow. This will connect the two sides to make the case of your pillow. Continue around, leaving half of the last side open. Do not tie off.

Now, stuff the pillow with the cotton batting until you have the firmness you desire. Be sure the work out any lumps and get the corners full, as well. You should also be sure to get the pillow really full, as in you think you are using about twice or three times too much. This batting will stick together with use and the pillow will be very thin. Even if you have to use the entire bag, it is still smart to over- over- over-stuff. Using the batting is a way to be able to make pillows any size you want. You do not have to make the case to fit a preformed pillow. It is, also, cheaper.

Once the pillow is stuffed continue with the SC to the corner where you started. You will have to hang onto the separate sides quite tightly once the stuffing is in.

CH1 and Reverse SC in each SC around the pillow. Tie off and weave in any ends.

Now you have a pillow to use to decorate! Maybe you should make another!

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Myfanwy 4 years ago from Tennessee, USA Author

Thanks!


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craftdrawer 4 years ago

So true about pillows being expensive. Another source is to take an old pillow you have and crochet a cover for it. Nice ideas!!!

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