You’re going to love the Spikes and Stripes Pillow Cover. It’s a great pattern to use the Spike Half Double Crochet stitch pattern I shared a little while back.
This pillow is a perfect way to integrate some crochet into your home decor. Pick your favorite colors, so it perfectly match your home.
Another great thing about this pattern, it works up quickly & would be a great handmade gift.
Read about my inspiration & yarn I choose or scroll on down for the free pattern. Or simply grab the printable PDF pattern:
I love that they have a good amount of beautiful colors to choose from.
THE PERFECT HOME DECOR CROCHET PROJECT
The Spikes and Stripes Pillow Cover is a fun crochet project for your home.
All the spikes in this stitch makes for a modern pillow design. It also gives a very solid fabric, that should withstand wear & tear.
Try layering with different colors, to get the effect you like.
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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.
CROCHET SPIKES & STRIPES PILLOW COVER – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
The crochet Spikes and Stripes Pillow is made with beautiful yarn & by combining colors you can make the perfect pillow for your home.
The crochet pillow cover has a modern look and work well with the Nordic styled home.
All in all pillow is the perfect home decor crochet project & a great way to include crochet into your home.
Size 5.5 mm / US: I-9 / UK: 5
Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Yarn amount used:
CA: 3 skeins
CB: <2 skein
CC: <2 skeins
CD: <1 skein
- 4 medium yarn
- 80 % Acrylic, 20 % wool
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
- Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
Measured over half double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:
13 stitches & 16 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.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
Width: 50 cm / 19.6 inches
Height: 50 cm / 19.6 inches
Adjust to any pillow size by adding/reducing stitches at the beginning, 2 stitches at a time.
Then work until you reach required length.
CA = color A
CB = color B
CC = color C
CD = color D
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st – stitch(es)
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
Ch 68 st.
Row 1 (with CA): Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row, turn (=67 st).
Row 2 (with CA): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st across, turn (= 67 st).
Row 3-4 (with CA): Repeat row 2.
Row 5 (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 (=67 st).
Row 6-77: Repeat row 2-5. Work repeats or fro 2-4 with CA, changing colors on repeats of row 5 as described below.
Note: You will cut color A after repeating 3 rows, then reattach it after the row with CB. For CB, CC and CD you will always cut the yarn after finishing 1 row.
Row 9: Use CC.
Row 13: Use CB.
Row 17: Use CC.
Row 21: Use CB.
Row 25: Use CC.
Row 29: Use CB.
Row 33: Use CD.
Row 37: Use CB.
Row 41: Use CD.
Row 45: Use CB.
Row 49: Use CD.
Row 53: Use CB.
Row 57: Use CC.
Row 61: Use CB.
Row 65: Use CC.
Row 69: Use CB.
Row 73: Use CC.
Row 77: Use CB.
Row 78: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc in in each st from previous row, turn (= 67 st).
Fasten off & cut yarn.
1. Fasten threads & weave in ends on both squares.
2. Block them to shape (optional).
3. Finally, crochet together along all 4 edges, the 4th with the pillow inside.
Fasten threads & weave in ends.
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