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Crochet Pillow Free Pattern

Lets dive into the realm of texture and cozy charm with this newest design. Create a stunning crochet pillow cover crafted using a crochet technique reminiscent of the corner-to-corner method. Instead of working in a traditional C2C way, the Sand & Shells Pillow Cover pattern is worked across in rows. Looks lovely in one color or stripes of colors.

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The Texture

I haven’t really explored the C2C world much in my crochet endeavors. I know, crazy right? Most crocheters have done it at least once. At some point, I may give it a try. One time, I made stitch sampler squares for a blanket and this stitch was one of them. I loved how it looked and found myself returning to it when designing this pattern. If you love C2C, then I’m positive you will love this similar variation.

The Name

When I had the idea for this pillow and while working on it, I did not have a name in mind. I used some yarn from my stash. After I finished, the first thing that popped into my mind was shells scattered on the beach. The middle section resembled shells in rows. Sand and Shells was the logical solution.

Supplies Needed For This Crochet Pillow

#4 worsted weight

Two colored pillow- @200 yds Color A {I used Impeccable- “Toasted Almond”}, 350 yds Color B {I used Caron One Pound “Off-White”}

One colored pillow- @550 yds

Tapestry needle

16 x 16 Pillow Insert

Making a gauge swatch

If you want to make sure your pillow cover will fit the 16″ insert, make a gauge swatch first. Using your chosen yarn, work Rows 1-10 of Front Panel using a chain of 22. Your gauge should be 8 rows equal 4″ and 4 dc clusters equal 4″.

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner +

Sizes: 

Fits a 16” x 16” pillow insert

Abbreviation Used: {US Terms}

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

sk = skip

st(s) = stitch(es)

ch-2 sp = chain 2 space

rep = repeat

hdc = half double crochet

Notes:

  • Slightly like C2C but worked across
  • The two back panels are overlapped and left open in middle for a removable cover.
  • If you do not want a removable cover, work the back panel the same as the front panel. Then sew them together with pillow between them.

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This crochet pillow feature in CAL Central Cozy At Home CAL

CAL Central Crochet is year-round crochet-a-long group moderated by Marie from Underground Crafter, Pia from Stitches ’N’ Scraps, Amy from The Stitchin’ Mommy, Rhondda from Oombawka Design, and Ashley from The Loopy Lamb.

You can join the groups and share your progress on this pillow and the other patterns that were featured in the CAL. You can also enter the giveaway. Deadline for entry is March 17, 2024. Read all about it and see the previous patterns by clicking the button below.

Pattern Instructions for the crochet pillow:

Front Panel:

Row 1: With Color A, ch 62, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each chain across, turn [61]

Row 2: ch 1, (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in 1st st, *sk next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next st; rep from *, sc in last st, turn [15 4dc clusters]

Row 3: ch 3 {counts as sc and ch 2}, 4 dc in same st, (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in each ch-2 sp across, sc in last ch-2 sp, turn

Rows 4-12: Repeat Row 3. At end of Row  12, change to Color B.

Rows 13-22: With Color B, repeat Row 3. At end of Row 22, change to Color A.

Rows 23-33: With Color A, repeat Row 3.

Row 34: {You will be working in the dc’s only, skipping over the ch-2 sp and sc}

ch 3, *dc in 1st dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * across, 3 sc in ch 3 at the end {now working the border} 2 sc in ends of each row down the side, 3 sc in corner, sc in each ch across Row 1, 3 sc in corner, 2 sc in ends of each row up other side, 3 sc in last corner, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Helpful Hint: If you are tight crocheter, when working in ends of rows in all panels, try to do 2 sc next, 1 sc next instead of only 2 sc in each end row.

A brown and cream crochet pillow sits in the corner of a grayish couch with a gray striped blanket nearby. A lamp is lit on an end table next to the couch.

Back Panel 1:

Rows 1-16: With Color A, repeat Rows 1-16 of front panel. Do not change colors.

Row 17: {You will be working in the dc’s only, skipping over the ch-2 sp and sc}

ch 3, *dc in 1st dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc, rep from * across, 3 sc in ch 3 at the end {now working the border} 2 sc in ends of each row down the side, 3 sc in corner, sc in each ch across Row 1, 3 sc in corner, 2 sc in ends of each row up other side, 3 sc in last corner, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Back Panel 2:

Rows 1-21: With Color A, repeat Rows 1-21 of front panel. Do not change colors.

For a straight edge, follow the directions for Row 17 in Back Panel 1.

For a scalloped edge: At end of Row 21, do not turn. Ch 1, 2 sc in end of each row down the side, 3 sc in corner, sc in each ch across Row 1, 3 sc in corner, 2 sc in ends of each row up other side, sl st in beginning st of row 19. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly Instructions for this crochet pillow:

  • Lay Front Panel right side down.
  • With Back Panel 1 right side up, lay it down on the Front Panel, lining up the bottom corners. Refer to photo for sewing instructions.
  • Using your long tail and tapestry needle, work in the back loops of each panel sew the two sides together.
  • Lay Back Panel 2 right side up on top of Front Panel, lining up the top two corners.
  • Back Panel 2 will overlap Back Panel 1.
  • Using your long tail and tapestry needle, work in the back loops of each panel sew the two sides together. Refer to photo for sewing instructions. Where the two Back Panels overlap, work through all thicknesses.
  • Insert pillow.
  • Optional: Sew buttons on Back Panel 1 where they would line up with the ch-2 spaces of Back Panel 2.
Back Panel 1
Back Panel 2

Tester Photo

My tester Juliana used lovely stripes in her pillow.

A striped crochet pillow in colors of gray, pink and green.
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