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Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern – Explore Crochet Stitches

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You’re going to love this crochet cushion cover pattern. It’s a great pattern to use 9 of the stitches from the Stitch Exploration CAL.

This pillow is a perfect way to integrate some crochet into your home décor while learning new crochet stitches. You can make all squares in two matching colors or make squares in different colors. 

Each square is quick to make & a fun small project. 

 

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Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

 

 

THE YARN


To crochet this pillow cover I used Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in 2 different colors, Succulent & Denim.

I love that they have a good amount of beautiful colors to choose from. 

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

A GREAT HOME DECOR CROCHET PROJECT


This crochet cushion cover pattern is a fun crochet project for your home. 

While learning new stitches and making swatches, you can combine them into a lovely crochet pillow. 

 

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Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

 

Exploring Crochet Stitches Pillow

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CROCHET CUSHION COVER PATTERN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The crochet cushion cover pattern is made up of 18 crochet squares, 9 on each side.

You can make them in any colors you’d like & make a lovely crochet pillow. 

This pillow is the perfect home décor crochet project & a great way to include crochet into your home. 

It’s also a great way to try new crochet stitches & learn in the process of making it.

 

Exploring Crochet Stitches Pillow

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 6 mm / US J-10 / UK 4

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Lion Brand Yarn24/7 Cotton in color Succulent & Denim.

 

Yarn amount used:

  • 320 g / 544 m / 558 yards total

You’ll need 2 skeins of each color.

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 medium yarn
  • 100 % Cotton

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Pillow

 

GAUGE:


Gauge based on 15 x 15 cm / 6” x 6” is specified in each stitch tutorial.

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

Exploring Crochet Stitches Pillow

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Width: 45 cm / 17.7 inches

Height: 45 cm / 17.7 inches

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BL – back loop

CA – color A

CB – color B

ch – chain

ch-space – refers to chain or space previously made

dc – double crochet

dc3tog – crochet together 3 stitches with double crochet stitches

FL – front loop

FLesc – front loop extended single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

prev – previous

sc – single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet

 

Exploring Crochet Stitches Pillow

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


Make 2 of each square following the instructions below, if you want photo tutorials, visit these 9 crochet stitch tutorials:

  1. Triangles and Trees
  2. Half Double Crochet and Chain Even
  3. Waves and Stripes
  4. Fans and Eyes
  5. Crossed Stitches and Ripples
  6. Hexagon Lace 
  7. Spike Half Double Crochet
  8. Singles and Trebles
  9. Half Double Crochet and Chain Uneven

 

SQUARE 1:

Ch 28 st.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc), ch 4 st, sk 5 st, *sc 1 in next st, ch 4 st, sk 5 st, dc 3 in next st, ch 4 st, sk 5 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 7 st left, sc 1 in next st, ch 4 st, sk 5 st, dc 2 in last st, turn. 

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc 3 in next st, ch 2, sk 4 ch, dc in sc from prev row, *ch 2, sk 4 ch, dc 3 in next st, dc 1 in next st, dc 3 in next st, ch 2, sk 4 st, dc in sc from prev row*, repeat from *to* until you have 6 st left, ch 2, sk 4 ch, dc 3 in next st, dc 1 in next st. 

Row 3: ch 3 st (counts 1 dc), dc 1 in the next 2 st, dc 3 in next st, *ch 1, sk 5 st, dc 3 in next st, dc 1 in the next 5 st, dc 3 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 7 st left, ch 1, sk 5 st, dc 3 in next st, dc 1 in the next 3 st, turn. 

Row 4: sc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *ch 4 st, sk 5 st, dc 3 in next st, ch 4 st, sk 5 st, sc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn. 

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *ch 2, sk 4 ch, dc 3 in next st, dc 1 in next st, dc 3 in next st, ch 2, sk 4 ch, dc 1 in sc from prev row* repeat from *to* until end of row, turn. 

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk 2 st, *dc 3 in next st, dc 1 in the next 5 st, dc 3 in next st, ch 1, sk 5 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 10 st left, dc 3 in next st, dc 1 in the next 5 st, dc 3 in next st, sk 2 st, dc 1 in next st, turn. 

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc 1 in last st from prev row, ch 4 st, sk 5 st, *sc 1 in next st, ch 4 st, sk 5 st, dc 3 in next st, ch 4 st, sk 5 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 7 st left, sc 1 in next st, ch 4 st, sk 5 st, dc 2 in last st, turn. 

 

Repeat row 2-7 until you have crocheted 12 rows. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

SQUARE 2:

Ch 27 st.

 

Base row: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row.

You should now have crocheted an even number of single crochet stitches.

 

Row 1: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, hdc 1 in last st, turn. 

Row 2: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc 1 in ch-space*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, hdc 1 in last st, turn. 

Repeat row 2 until you have crocheted 19 rows including base row.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

SQUARE 3:

Ch 24 st.

Row 1 (with CA): Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row, turn.

Row 2 (with CB): Ch 2 st (counts as 1 dc), *dc3tog over the next 3 st*,  repeat from *to* until you have 1 stitch left, dc 1 in last st, turn. 

Row 3 (with CB): Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc 3 in each st until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn.

Row 4 (with CA): Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc 1 in each st from previous row, turn.

 

Repeat row 2-4 until you have crocheted 16 rows.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

SQUARE 4:

Ch 27 st.

Row 1: dc 3 in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc & sk 1 st), sk 1 st, *sl st in next st, sk 1 st, dc 3 in next st, sk 1 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn. 

Row 2: ch 2 (counts as 2 st), sk 1 st, sl st in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 st, sl st in next st* repeat from *to* until you have 2 st left, ch 1, sl st in next st, turn. 

Row 3: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), sk 1 st, dc 3 in sl st from prev row, *sl st in ch-space from prev row, dc 3 in sl st from prev row*, repeat from *to* until you have 2 st left, sk 1 st, dc 1 in last st, turn. 

Repeat row 2-3 until you have crocheted 18 rows. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

SQUARE 5:

FRONT LOOP EXTENDED SINGLE CROCHET (FLesc): draw up a loop from front loop of stitch given, you have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

 

Ch 24 st.

Base row: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row.

 

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sl st), sl st in FL of the next 2 st, *sk 1 st, FLesc 1 in next st, FLesc 1 in prev st, sk the 2 FLesc st just made, sl st in FL of the next 6 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 4 st left, FLesc 1 in next st, FLesc 1 in prev st, sk the 2 FLesc st just made, sl st in FL of the next 2 st, turn. 

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sl st), sl st 1 in BL of each st from prev row, turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sl st), sl st in FL of the next 6 st, *FLesc 1 in next st, FLesc 1 in prev st, sk the 2 FLesc st just made, sl st in FL of the next 6 st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

 

Repeat row 1-4 until you have crocheted 31 rows. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

SQUARE 6:

Ch 27 st.

Base row: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row.

 

*Throughout this stitch: If a stitch on the previous row was a chain, crochet into the chain space instead of the chain. 

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in next st, ch 6, sk 6 st, dc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in the next 2 st, ch 4 st, sk 4 st, dc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn. 

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in the next 3 st, ch 2 st, sk 2 st, dc 1 in the next 3 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

 

Repeat row 1-4 until you have crocheted 14 rows.

 

Row 14: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st from previous row.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

SQUARE 7:

Ch 22. 

 

Base row: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row.

You should now have crocheted an even number of single crochet stitches.

 

Row 1 (with CA): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st across, turn. 

Row 2-3 (with CA): Repeat row 1. 

Row 4 (with CB): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *hdc 1 in st 3 rows below, hdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, hdc 1 in last st, turn. 

 

Repeat row 1-4 until you have crocheted 21 rows

 

Row 22:

Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st from previous row.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

SQUARE 8:

Ch 23 st.

Row 1:  Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch, turn. 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as tr), tr 1 in each st across, turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc 1 in each st across, turn.

 

Repeat row 2-3 until you have crocheted 12 rows. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

SQUARE 9:

Ch 26 st.

 

Base row: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row.

You should now have crocheted an uneven number of single crochet stitches.

 

Row 1: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn. 

Repeat row 1 until you have crocheted 16 rows. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. 

 

Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern - Explore Crochet Stitches

 

FINISHING:


1. Fasten threads & weave in ends on all squares.

2. Block them to shape.

3. When you’re finished crocheting you have 18 squares. If you are making the exact same layout, place them as shown in the picture below. 

Exploring Crochet Stitches Pillow

4. With a needle and yarn, seam them together using the whip stitch. 

5. Finally, crochet together with single crochet stitches along all 4 edges, the 4th with the pillow inside. 

Exploring Crochet Stitches Pillow

6. Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

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