You’re going to love this simple crochet pillow cover pattern.
It’s an easy crochet pattern for a throw pillow that works up quickly using thick yarn.
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This crochet pattern uses a 5 bulky yarn called Alpaca Blend from Patons.
However, using similar yarns would also work for this simple crochet pillow cover pattern.
The yarn used is a single ply yarn.
DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH THIS CROCHET PILLOW
Personalize your home with this simple cushion cover crochet pattern by choosing colors that fits your style.
The stripes created by the crochet stitch pattern, makes gives it an interesting look, even with one solid color.
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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.
SIMPLE CROCHET PILLOW COVER PATTERN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
This simple crochet pillow cover pattern is a great addition to your home décor.
The stripes created by the textured crochet stitch patterns, gives it an interesting look, while still being one solid color.
You’re going to love following this crochet pattern, as it lets you try some fun crochet stitches, while making something really easy.
Spruce up your home with this crocheted throw pillow.
Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6
Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Patons – Alpaca Blend in color Birch.
Yarn amount used:
6 skeins / 564 g / 800 m / 874 yards
- 5 bulky yarn.
- 60 % acrylic, 22 % wool, 10 % nylon, 8 % alpaca
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
- Pillow 24 x 24 inches // 60 x 60 cm
Measured on stitch combination on row 1-6 crocheted in rows:
13 stitches & 6 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: 22 inches // 57 cm
Length: 22 inches // 57 cm
*Note that the with & length are smaller than the pillow. But it will stretch just fine to fit inside the pillow when assembled.
Length might appear even slightly shorter, as the fabric has a tendency to curl while crocheting.
- 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.
ch = chain (s) (tutorial)
dc = double crochet
HBdc = herringbone double crochet
prev = previous
st = stitch (es)
yo = yarn over
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
Step 1: Ch 2 st.
Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.
Step 3: Insert hook into previous “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.
Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.
HERRINGBONE DOUBLE CROCHET (HBdc):
Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull through 1st loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 1st loop on hook, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH:
Yo, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.
The stitch combination shown in rows 1-6 is commonly known as the Alpine Stitch.
FSC 74 st.
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in each st across, turn (=74 st).
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st across, turn (=74 st).
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc 1 in dc 2 rows below, dc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=74 st).
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *dc 1 in next st, FPdc 1 in dc 2 rows below*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=74 st).
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Repeat row 3.
Row 8: Repeat row 2.
Row 9: Repeat row 5.
Row 10: Repeat row 2.
Row 11: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), HBdc 1 in each st until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=74 st).
Row 12-14: Repeat row 11.
Row 15 – 56: Repeat rows 1-14, 3 more times.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
When you’re finished crocheting you have 2 parts.
Fasten threads & weave in ends.
Below you can see a photo of how my pillow looked while crocheting. The FPdc stitch has a tendency to curl the fabric, while the herringbone double crochet was a bit wider.
Don’t worry, assembling the two parts will make it stretch & there’s no real need to block it.
Place the two pieces on top of each other with the right side facing.
Round 1: Sc evenly along the 3 first edges, approximately 74 stitches per side, place pillow inside, sc evenly along the last row.
Cut yarn, fasten threads & weave in ends.
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