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Decorative Pillows :: Free Crochet Pattern

Today I want to talk about crochet patterns for pillows. To round out my assortment of throw pillows on our living room sofa, I wanted to crochet some decorative pillows.

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Tada! And here they are! Aren’t my pillows lovely?

Before you think that my hands are hurting from too much crochet, I have a confession to make !! These crochet pillows are vintage finds, and via via found their way onto a local ‘antique’ market in the next village over. Actually I saw just the square crochet pillow.

However, the tell-tale fine, slightly irregular crochet stitches of the dexterous home-maker who created the pillow gave me the idea of ‘cheating’ for the next crochet pillow: I bought a nice round crochet table doily made with the same weight of yarn, to match my ‘new’ square crochet pillow.

Later at home, using equally diligent little stitches, I added the crochet doily onto an existing tan linen pillow that was already on our sofa. And voila, my set of two crochet pillows was ready, 20 minutes and $5 later.

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If you love my crochet pillow cases, but don’t have an abundance of Italian rustic vintage & antique markets nearby, I have a treat for you.

Here is a classic, easy & free crochet pillow pattern.

While regular blog readers know that I obviously like to have lots of white around me, I love these pillows equally in marine and tan. Those colors would actually work equally well in our humble abode.

Free Crochet Pattern : Decorative Pillowfree crochet pattern


Size: Finished size approximately 14" x 14".

Yarn: Knit-Cro-Sheen Crochet Cotton: White by Coats and Clark  (500 yds)

Or, alternative yarn that’s better for you and the environment: Aunt Lydia’s Bamboo Crochet Thread Size 10

Size F/5 (3-3/4mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain Gauge.



9 sc sts and 10 sc rows = 2"

Tip: save time and check your gauge!!!!

Crochet or Plain Pillow Back

What to do? You have 2 options. Either you use an off-white pillow-cover, in which case you can sew your crochet work onto the front of the pillow case. Since this is easier and faster, this would be what I would do to safe time. The other option is for you to also crochet the back of your pillow. You can use the following simple crochet pattern for the back:

Row 1: Ch 63, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn–62 sc.

Rows 2-31: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.


Crochet Pattern for the Pillow Front

Row 1: (RS) Ch 63, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn–62 sc.
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, *sk next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc in skipped st; rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in each of last 3 sts, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 9: Rep row 7.
Rows 10-22: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 23-25: Rep Rows 7-9.
Rows 26-28: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 29-53: Rep Rows 7-22 twice. Do not fasten off.


Row 54: With WS together, ch 1, working through both thicknesses, sc in each st, working 3 sc in each corner st, 2 sc in end of each dc row and sc in end of each sc row around, inserting pillow form before closing. Join with a sl st in first st. Fasten off.

Or, if you only crocheted the front of the pillow, simply sew it onto a simply cotton pillow case using hand stitching.


Crochet Abbreviations

beg  . . .   begin(ning) ch  . . .   chain
dc  . . .  double crochet rep . . .  repeat(ing)
rnd(s)  . . .  round(s) RS  . . .   right side
sc  . . .  single crochet sk  . . .  skip
sl  . . .  slip sp(s)  . . .  space(s)
st(s)  . . .  stitch(es) WS  . . .  wrong side

Source: crochet pillow pattern by Coats and Clark (Designs For America, Solutia)


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  1. This is such a pretty pattern to crochet!

  2. Very pretty… and thanks for participating in our SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY… oh, how we’d love to see our link listed here too! ;)



  3. Hello…

    What pretty pillows! Ohhh…it’s been so long since I’ve crocheted but these pretty pillows make me want to go dig out my crochet hooks! Thank you for sharing the pillows and pattern with us!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  4. These are so pretty! I wish I wasn’t such an abysmal failure when it comes to learning new crochet patterns… they would be awesome in my living room. :)

  5. Love how you sewed the doilie to the pillow. I have been wanting to learn how to crochet…it is a beautiful art!

  6. Oh so timeless! Love them.

  7. Thanks Annabelle.Yes, You are right.
    This is exactly why I posted them. I know I will like these crochet patterns in ten years also.

    Are you going to make them??

  8. Thank you, Kimberly. Well, these projects are rather good beginning projects: square and easy… Give it a go and tell us all about it here!! We’d love to hear about it.

  9. Well, Holly, now is the time to start learning. This is an easy pattern. Plus there are many other easy and really worthwhile crochet patterns on this website that you’ll just love to make and because they are so lovely, you’ll have to patience to make them….

    Good luck.

  10. You are welcome, Cielo. I love to contribute.

  11. Lara, says:

    This is so cute. It is hard to find a good pillow that goes perfect with the room’s decor. Making your own is the best way. Thanks for the great patter!

  12. I am stuck!!! Could you get back to me with this question on the pillow cover?

    In row 7 I got sk stitch then dc next 3 sts but dc skipped stitch? I don’t understand??? How do I go back it the skipped stitch?

  13. You just simply… find that stitch that you skipped and then crochet into it. See the photo. See that on Row 7 ++ it has a special little pattern going… That’s what you’re doing. I wish I had a close-up photo for you, but I don’t.

  14. Thank you ever so much for the pattern. i have just completed my first ever crochet pillow thanks to you :)

  15. I love those cushions, thanks for the tuto!

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