This is a free crochet pillow pattern that incorporates a beautiful 3D flower petals. Add some pretty flowers to your home decor with this pillow!
I simply love the versatility of crochet projects. You can easily create a classic and modern look to complement your home decor.
On the other hand, if you are looking for an item with a little more flair and whimsy look, crochet is your pal too!
I am so excited to be bringing you this crochet pillow pattern! I would put this colorful version into the fun and whimsy category.
The beautiful 3D flower petals will really make this cushion stand out from the crowd! Add it to your garden seating area to complete the real flowers in your garden.
Secondly, wouldn’t this crochet pillow cover also look fantastic in a single beige or white color? It would make a stunning pillow to add to your living room or bedroom.
The pattern is packed full of stand-out texture that even in a single color, it would look amazing!
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Crochet Pillow Pattern Inspiration
As I mentioned above, the possibilities with this pillow crochet pattern are endless.
I must say I was not intending to make a cushion cover using this square pattern. However, I was taking part in a crochet along involving multiple crochet bloggers.
We all designed a single afghan crochet square for people to make into a blanket. So, I designed one square.
After I wrote the pattern, I wasn’t sure whether the written words would be clear enough for beginner crocheters.
As I wanted everyone to succeed, I thought it would be handy if the pattern came with a video tutorial too. This way, everyone taking part in the CAL would be able to make it.
That has left me with 2 granny squares. Rather than wasting them or leaving them on the WIP (work-in-progress) pile, I put them to a good use and made this crochet pillow cover.
I then made the back of the cushion with the leftover yarn. I kept the back simple and just opted for plain stripes as I wasn’t sure how far the used yarn balls would go!
However, I think the combination of super pretty front panel and simple back panel works perfectly.
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Yarn I Used For Crochet Pillow Pattern
For this beautiful crochet pillow cover I have used King Cole Aran Fashion yarn.
It is a worsted weight yarn that is lovely to work with. However, I will say, it is not the softest acrylic and can be a little scratchy due to the wool content. It is 70% acrylic and 30% wool mix.
The reason I say this, is that uf you wanted to actually use it as a pillow to rest your head on, I would choose a softer yarn.
However, if you are planning to use it as a cushion for show to decorate your space, this yarn will work just fine.
For the whole cushion cover you will need 1 ball in Natural, Pink and Coll colors.
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- King Cole Aran Fashion (worsted weight; 70% acrylic, 30% wool; 219 yards /200 m per 100g ball) x 1 ball in Natural (yarn A), Pink (yarn B) and Coll (yarn C)
- 6 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Blocking board & pins
- 13 x 13 inch /33 x 33 cm cushion insert, like this one on Amazon
the diameter of the square after completing round 2 is 2.56 inches /6.5 cm
for the back panel 13 dc x 7 rows measures 4 x 4 inch/ 10 x 10 cm
finished pillow cover measures 13 inches / 33 cm square
Stitches And Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)
mc – magic circle
ch – chain stitch
ch-sp – chain space
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
beg – beginning
rnd – round
Crochet Pillow Pattern Written Instructions
Crochet Pillow Front Panel Pattern
For the front panel, you will need 4 granny squares – Liana Granny square. You can find the pattern free on my blog.
Visit Free Crochet Granny Square Flower Pattern for the pattern as well as full video tutorial. Make four squares following the pattern.
Block your squares firmly to dimensions. Then join your squares together using your preferred method.
Here is how I join mine:
Line up squares with right sides facing, so you will be working on the wrong side. Insert your hook through the front loop of the square near you and the back loop of the square away from you.
Using single crochet stitch, crochet all 4 squares together forming the front panel of the pillow.
Crochet Pillow Back Panel Pattern
The back panel uses 2 separate pieces that overlap to create an opening for the cushion insert. You can then remove the insert for washing and cleaning of the crochet pillow cover.
For the first piece, using yarn A, chain 44.
Row 1: starting in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch counts as dc here and throughout), 1 dc across, turn. [42 dc]
Row 2: 3 ch, 1 dc across turn. [42 dc]
Continue repeating Row 2 changing colors every 2 rows following sequence yarn C, yarn A, yarn B, yarn A until you have 14 rows in total. Fasten off.
For the second piece, follow the same pattern until you have 10 rows in total, fasten off.
When put together the back panel consists of 22 rows with 2 rows of each piece of fabric overlapping for the opening.
Line up the front panel and the larger piece of the back panel with right sides facing, so that you work on the wrong side.
Using your preferred method, attach the two pieces at the top and down both sides. I used needle and yarn and sewn mine together using whip stitch.
Then place the smaller piece of the back panel in position. Line up the two – front panel and second piece of back panel – at the top edge and create a 2-row overlap with the other back panel piece and sew together. Sew across the top and down both sides leaving an opening in the middle for the cushion insert.
Sew in all ends securely and turn right side out. Place your cushion insert inside and enjoy!
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