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Crochet pillow patterns are just so fun to make! It’s a great way to add a splash of homemade style to your home.
Crochet pillow patterns are also a great way to learn new techniques and stitches and in many cases, you can make them as removable covers which is so great for changing the look for the seasons.
You might be wondering if crochet pillows are a good beginner project. I really love crochet pillows for this reason. You get enough practice to really master a crochet stitch or technique without the project being so big and overwhelming.
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How Do You Crochet A Pillow?
Crocheting a beautiful crochet cushion is fun and easy. Most crochet pillows use basic crochet stitches. So make sure that you know how to work a single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, treble crochet stitches and the slip stitch (sl st). Since these great patterns won’t take a long time to complete, your cute crochet pillow is just a few steps away!
Supplies for Making Crochet Pillows
You’ll need a few basic materials to make a great crochet pillow:
Pillow Forms: Most crochet pillow patterns feature a pillow form. A pillow form is a basic pillow with a white or neutral cover. The crochet pillow fits over this form for a beautiful crochet cushion. Pillow forms can be purchased at craft stores like Joann or at home design stores. My favorite are down pillows from Calico. If you like a full and firm throw pillow, a designer secret is to put a larger size pillow form into a smaller sized pillow case. For example use a 20″ pillow inside an 18″ cover. Or stick to a same-sized pillow for a squishy feel.
Yarn: Just about any yarn weight or fiber can work for a crochet pillow. Follow the pattern suggestions for best results. Many of these patterns are for worsted or bulky yarn weights.
Crochet Hook: Choose your crochet hook size according to the pattern you select and the yarn you choose.
Crochet Pillow Variations
Many crochet pillow patterns are easily adjustable to other yarn weights or even different stitch patterns. Finished size is super important when crocheting a pillow. Since you are using a pillow form, the pillow case needs to fit appropriately.
If you decide to try a different crochet stitch or different yarn weight, be sure to pay attention to your crochet gauge and take measurements as you go so that the finished size of your crochet pillow is correct. For best results, use the yarn and hook size recommended by the designer and take the time to measure as you go to get the perfect fit.
Crochet Pillow Patterns
You are going to adore all of these stunning crochet pillow patterns!
These gorgeous pillows are absolutely stunning if you love a modern crochet pillow pattern. This is a bundle of cute crochet pillow patterns and I'm loving the heartwarming touch of all that texture! With these chic designs, you'll want to make every pattern!
Grab your chunky yarn because you're going to want to get to work on these beautiful pillows right away! I love the idea of these rose pillows turning your sofa into its own little garden. This flowery design has stolen my heart and those bright colors? I'm swooning!
Are you ready to bust out your yarn stash to add a decorative touch to your living space? This cute crochet pillow cover would be a great way to use some of your leftover yarn from previous projects. Then when you look at it you can be reminded of the other projects you worked on before. Plus, you could make such a cute afghan to match this pillow!
This charming crochet throw pillow uses mostly basic stitches so it would be a great project for beginners. This cozy corn crochet cushion pattern really adds a festive touch to get you into the fall spirit, don't you think?
I think this unique crochet cushion pattern is the perfect pattern for anyone who loves cottage core. Instead of a traditional square pillow this fun crochet project gives your home a little bit of uniqueness. Plus, it's also a great crochet cushion worked in different colors for your decor.
This is the perfect pillow to practice your bobble stitch and perfect your simple stitches, while still embracing your modern style. I also love the orange pumpkin, but you can use different colors of yarn to make these pumpkins a bit more neutral. Definitely a crochet throw pillow pattern on my to-make list for fall!
Add some vibrant colors to your couch pillows with this gorgeous statement piece that has so much rich texture! This is a simple design to add a cozy touch to your home and the variegated yarn gives it the vibe of a colorwork crochet pattern without you having to actually change yarn colors. What a win in my book!
Get your favorite squishable yarn so that you can get to work on this adorable crochet pattern. The bold color is going to look absolutely stunning on your favorite couch, don't you think? I'm also loving the simple to work, beautiful flower design on top of this darling cactus. And best of all this chunky crochet pillow is a fast project because it uses bulky yarn.
Level up your crochet skill with this stunning pattern for your favorite living space! This soft yarn is perfect for cozying up with after a long day of work and it doesn't hurt that it's a beautiful, bright crochet throw pillow.
If you are a big reader, you're going to adore this free-pocket crochet pillow cover pattern. Wouldn't this just be the cutest in a little book nook? Plus, you weren't a fan of the pocket or the crochet sttich pattern, you could easily flip it to the back and feature a different design on the front.
If you're looking for a free pattern or you love circular crochet pillow patterns, these charming puff flowers are absolutely going to make your couch pop. I personally love the neutral colors, but you can also do fun, bold pops of color just depending on your preference. These crochet cushions would add a fun and comforting touch to your living space!
If you want a simple crochet pillow pattern that's absolutely stunning, this pattern is easy and beginner-level. Plus, it's a free pattern, making it a fun project to practice with, and in the end, you'll have a gorgeous, stylish design with a bit of practice in the intarsia crochet technique. You could do both crochet panels in the flower design or make the back a solid color for a quicker crochet project.
I completely love crochet projects that add a bit of whimsy while adding a comforting touch to my cozy spaces and this crochet pillow cover is 100% it. Cute, adorable and combining all your favorite loves into one free crochet pattern, meet this absolutely adorable Camper Pillow. So, so fun!
This captivating home decor piece is perfect for every crafting room! I also really love the textured design of this, plus this square design fits a 14" pillow form, so it will perfectly keep its shape! I love how the C2C technique creates the pixelated crochet squares in this fun crochet pillowcase!
If you have some beachy house vibes going on, this simple pattern is going to be the perfect pairing. I also really love the color combination of dusty blue and light blue since it gives a little more detailing to this crochet pillow cover.
This is such a fun pattern, especially if you love circular crochet pillow patterns! I love the little blush going on, it's just so cute! This would be perfect for a kid's room, especially if you pair it with a cute rainbow pillow. But really these darling little clouds are perfect for any comfortable space in your home!
The beautiful design of this doughnut pillow can be easily changed out to whatever your favorite doughnut flavor is! I really love seeing the little sprinkles on this pillow. This pattern uses worsted weight yarn, but I think it would look cute in a bulky yarn or other yarn weights too! Just know if you switch yarn weights for any of your crochet projects it will affect the finished size and you'll have to buy more materials and use a different sized hook to match the yarn you choose.
There's a little bit of vintage charm with this pillow, don't you think? I really love the bohemian beauty of this yarn, it's so fun! It's amazing how yarn choice affects the vibe of your crochet projects!
Do you know what you totally need in your life? This plaid deer pillow, that's what. Sigh. I love the buffalo plaid pillow design with the bit of wilderness front and center on this farmhouse style crochet pillow. And best of all , this is a free crochet pattern!
Go grab your favorite bulky yarn because you're going to want to get to work right away on this beautiful, modern pillow. I love this pattern because the sizing can be easily adjusted to accommodate any pillow size. It's also a great pattern to experiement with different yarn weights!
While this pillow pattern was originally created with Halloween in mind, this is a simple pillow pattern that you can adjust to any of your four favorite colors. Or, you can make it for any holiday as it was designed to be a removable pillow cover! Another pattern that is great for adapting to diffierent yarn weights as it would look equally wonderful in a bulky yarn or worsted weight yarn.
This free crochet pillow pattern is simply gorgeous. I love the simple easy style that will look good in any colorway. I'm also a big fan of removable pillow covers. It is so much easier to change the whole vibe of your home by changing pillow covers for the season. And this darling pillow makes the buttons a feature of the whole look. I'm in love!
More Crochet Patterns
Do you love crochet as much as I do? I think you’re going to love these other fun crochet patterns:
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