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.
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.
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 Pillow
Size: Finished size approximately 14" x 14".
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.
|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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tag: bamboo crochet yarn