If you love quick and easy crochet projects, then you’ll love making a crochet pillow! Below, you’ll find a curated collection of cute and cozy crochet pillow patterns that you can make by a variety of designers. All of which are free patterns!
With so many patterns to choose from, you’ll never run out of inspiration or options for your crochet pillow projects. Scroll on down to find some of the best crochet patterns for pillows that come in a variety of sizes such as square, rectangle, and even animal shaped that you can make right now!
Crochet Pillow Patterns
Take your crochet projects to the next level with this captivating collection of crochet pillow patterns. This collection is a mix of full crochet pillow designs as well as pillow covers too.
I love making pillows because they make great home decor projects and can be wonderful for gifts as well.
What to Use Crochet Pillow Patterns For
Crochet pillow patterns have a wide range of uses, including::
- Decorative accents: Use crochet pillows as decorative elements on couches, chairs, or beds to add a cozy and handmade touch to your living space.
- Comfort and support: Place crochet pillows behind your back, neck, or head to provide extra comfort and support while sitting or lounging.
- Relaxation and meditation: Use large crochet floor pillows to create a comfortable and inviting space for relaxation, reading, or practicing meditation.
- Children’s play area: Arrange crochet pillows on the floor to create a soft play area for children, where they can sit, play, or build forts.
- Travel companions: Take portable crochet pillows with you during travels to provide additional comfort and support during long flights or car rides.
- Pet beds: Customize crochet pillows to create cozy beds or mats for your pets, offering them a comfortable spot to rest or sleep.
These are just a few of the many ways you can use crochet pillow patterns and shows why they are a good crochet pattern to make.
Here are some common stitches used in crochet pillows that you may come across from time to time in patterns.
- single crochet (sc): This stitch creates a tight and compact stitch, commonly used for clean edges and small details in pillows.
- double crochet (dc): Taller than a single crochet, this stitch allows for quicker progress.
- slip stitch (slst): Used for joining rounds or pieces together, the slip stitch creates smooth transitions in pillows.
- chain (ch): The basic and foundational stitch in crochet, the chain stitch is often used to start a new row or create spaces between other stitches.
- half-double crochet (hdc): This stitch falls between a single crochet and a double crochet in height.
- treble (triple) crochet (tr): Taller than a double crochet, the treble crochet stitch is used to create longer stitches or openwork designs in pillows if needed (or wanted!)
These are the stitches commonly used in crochet pillows. Different patterns may require additional stitches or variations of a stitch, so be sure to read the pattern you want to make carefully.
When crocheting pillows, you will typically need the following materials and crochet tools:
- Yarn: Choose yarn in your preferred color(s) and weight. The weight of the yarn will depend on the desired size and thickness of your pillow.
- Crochet Hooks: Select the appropriate crochet hook size for your chosen yarn. The hook size will depend on the yarn weight and your personal tension.
- Scissors: Have a pair of sharp scissors handy for cutting yarn and trimming any excess ends.
- Tapestry Needle: A tapestry needle with a large eye is essential for weaving in loose yarn ends.
- Stitch Markers: These can be useful for marking specific stitches or rounds in more complex pillow patterns.
- Measuring Tape or Ruler: Having a measuring tape or ruler nearby allows you to gauge the size of your pillow and ensure you are crocheting it to the correct size it was intended.
- Filling: Some of the pattern may call for some kind of fiber filling or fluff like Polyfill to fill out the inside the pillow.
- Pillow Form: A pillow form (aka pillow insert) or old pillow is a great to have on hand before starting a pillow cover, so you know the width and height of the cover to make.
- Optional: Embellishments such as buttons (what I usually use), beads, or embroidery floss can be used to add extra details on pillows if wanted.
These are the basic materials and tools needed for crocheting pillows. Depending on the specific pattern or design, you may require additional supplies or specialized tools, but the above items should cover most pillow projects.
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