You’re going to love this mosaic crochet pillow pattern.
It’s a fun way to try mosaic crochet, and this throw pillow has an impressive look, without being difficult to make.
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Read about my inspiration & yarn I choose or scroll on down for the free pattern. Or simply grab the printable PDF pattern:
The yarn to crochet this pillow was sent to me by We Crochet as yarn support, but I’m not otherwise compensated.
The Swish Worsted yarn is a 100 % super wash merino wool, which is one of my favorite yarn fibers.
It comes in a lot of beautiful colors.
PILLOWS = A GREAT WAY TO TRY MOSAIC CROCHET
It’s simple, because you only work with one color per row.
A square crochet piece, such as those needed to crochet a throw pillow cover, is a great way to try this technique for the first time.
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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.
MOSAIC CROCHET PILLOW PATTERN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
This mosaic crochet pillow pattern is a great way to introduce some color to your home, with the use of 5 different yarn colors.
It’s a great way to try crochet colorwork with mosaic crochet.
The crocheted pillow cover is an easy pattern, and it’s exciting to see the crochet stitch pattern appear as you crochet.
Size 5.5 mm / US: I – 9 / UK: 5
Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Yarn amount used:
Color A (CA): 6 skeins / 300 g / 600 m / 660 yards
Color B (CB): 2 skeins / 80 g / 160 m / 176 yards
Color C (CC): 2 skeins / 80 g / 160 m / 176 yards
Color D (CD): 2 skeins / 80 g / 160 m / 176 yards
Color E (CE): 2 skeins / 80 g / 160 m / 176 yards
- 4 medium yarn, worsted yarn.
- 100 % Fine Superwash Merino Wool
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
- Pillow 24 x 24 inches // 60 x 60 cm
Measured with on mosaic stitch pattern crocheted in rows:
17 stitches & 17 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- 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!
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
Width: 57 cm / 22.5 inches
Height: 57 cm / 22.5 inches
*Note that the with & length are smaller than the pillow. But it will stretch just fine to fit inside the pillow when assembled.
- This pillow could be made in other sizes, such as a 20 x 20 inch / 50 cm x 50 cm pillow. If so, reduce the amount of stitches you start with & crochet less rows.
BLsc = back loop single crochet
ch = chain (s) (tutorial)
FL = front loop
Ldc = long double crochet
RS = right side
st = stitch (es)
TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED:
CROCHETING IN THE FRONT AND BACK LOOP:
This means that you will not crochet through the whole stitch as usual. A typical stitch contains two loops. One in the front, nearest you, and another stitch in the back, furthest away from you. One is called the front loop (the one nearest you), the other one the back loop, the one furthest away from you.
For this pattern you will crochet double crochet stitches through the front loop & single crochet stitches (BLsc) through the back loop.
To crochet this pattern you will use the mosaic crochet technique, following these 4 simple rules:
- You will use color A every other row, alternating with either CB, CC, CD or CE.
- All single crochet stitches are worked in the back loop.
- All double crochet stitches (long double crochet/ Ldc) are worked 2 rounds below in the front loop & this front loop are always the same color as the one you’re working with.
- You will always work on the right side. That means you’ll cut yarn at the end of each row and reattach at the beginning of the row. I recommend working over yarn tails both at the beginning and end or the row. You can see yarn tails that have been worked over in the photo below.
READ THE MOSAIC COLOR CHART:
To crochet this pattern you can choose to follow the mosaic crochet chart (starting on row 2), following these rules:
- Read from the bottom up, from right to left.
- The first and last column are the regular sc worked at the start and end of each row.
- The colors in the diagram itself shows how it will look, but don’t pay too much attention to it when working each round. Rather…
- Crochet single crochet for each empty box, and long double crochet for each box with an “X”.
MOSAIC COLOR CHARTS:
Below you have 2 mosaic color charts. The first one illustrates just the stitch repeat.
The second shows it including the color changes, not that the width doesn’t reflect the number of stitches needed for the pillow.
With CA ch 98 st.
Row 1 with CA: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch across, cut yarn (=97 st).
Row 2 with CB: Attach yarn on RS with sc in 1st st, BLsc 1 in each st until you have 1 st left, sc 1 in last st, fasten off & cut yarn (=97 st).
Row 3 with CA: Attach yarn on RS with sc in 1st st, *BLsc 1 in the next 2 st, Ldc in FL of st 2 rows below, BLsc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, sc 1 in last st, fasten off & cut yarn (=97 st).
Row 4 with CB: Attach yarn on RS with sc in 1st st, *Ldc 1 in FL of st 2 rows below, BLsc 1 in the next 3 st, Ldc 1 in FL of st 2 rows below* , repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, sc in last st, fasten of & cut yarn (=97 st).
Row 5 with CA: Attach yarn on RS with sc in 1st st, *BLsc 1 in next st, Ldc in FL of st 2 rows below, BLsc 1 in next st, Ldc in FL of st 2 rows below, BLsc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, sc in last st, fasten of & cut yarn (=97 st).
Row 6 with CB: Repeat row 3.
Row 7 with CA: Repeat row 4.
Row 8 with CC: Repeat row 5.
Row 9 with CA: Repeat row 3.
Row 10 with CC: Repeat row 4.
Row 11 with CA: Repeat row 5.
Row 12 with CC: Repeat row 3.
Row 13 with CA: Repeat row 4.
Row 14 with CD: Repeat row 5.
Row 15 with CA: Repeat row 3.
Row 16 with CD: Repeat row 4.
Row 17 with CA: Repeat row 5.
Row 18 with CD: Repeat row 3.
Row 19 with CA: Repeat row 4.
Row 20 with CE: Repeat row 5.
Row 21 with CA: Repeat row 3.
Row 22 with CE: Repeat row 4.
Row 23 with CA: Repeat row 5.
Row 24 with CE: Repeat row 3.
Row 25 with CA: Repeat row 4.
Row 26 with CB: Repeat row 5.
Row 27 with CA: Repeat row 3.
Row 28 with CB: Repeat row 4.
Row 29 with CA: Repeat row 5.
Row 30 with CB: Repeat row 3.
Repeat rows 7 to 30 until you have crocheted 97 rows.
Ending with a repeat of row 25.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
When you’re finished crocheting you have 2 parts.
Fasten threads & weave in ends.
Place the two pieces on top of each other with the right side facing.
Round 1: Sc evenly along the 3 first edges, approximately 97 stitches per side, place pillow inside, sc evenly along the last row.
Cut yarn, fasten threads & weave in ends.
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