Crochet pillow patterns offer you an easy way to change up the entire decor of a room. While some crochet pillows are designed to be stuffed with a pillow form and then seamed shut, many are designed as removable pillow covers that can be easily washed and switched out from season to season. Depending on your decor style, you may want to crochet pillows that are colorful or neutral, fancy or plain, textured or smooth, square or round (or some other shape entirely). These ten free crochet pillow patterns showcase a range of styles for different homes.
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Granny Square Crochet Pillow
This is a classic crochet granny square pillow. The front of the pillow consists of nine granny squares, each worked in multiple colors, seamed together to create a larger colorful square.
The back of the pillow is actually a sewn piece of fabric. Rows of granny striping adorned with buttons are used to create a strip that runs across the back of the pillow to tie it in with the front design.
This pattern comes with excellent information about how to do each step including the sewing. If you aren't comfortable with sewing, an alternative would be to make two panels of the front design and stitch them together with the pillow in the center.
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Cobble Stitch Heart Pillow
Learn how to crochet aligned cobble stitch worked as a square in the round with this free pillow pattern. The square is worked in two colors. Crochet a heart, pattern included, to attach to the center of the crochet cushion. Worked in bulky yarn, this is a very squishy comfy perfect for squeezing as you fall asleep.
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Tunisian Crochet Basketweave Pillow
Basketweave stitch is a terrific texture for a comfortable crochet pillow. Typically this stitch is created using post stitches. However, it can also be done using Tunisian crochet stitches. This free crochet pillow pattern incorporates two different Tunisian crochet stitches (Tunisian knit stitch, and Tunisian purl stitch) for an almost knit-like basketweave crochet pattern. The back of the pillow is a smooth design made using Tunisian simple stitch.
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Knit-Like Crochet Pillow Cover
Tunisian crochet is only one way to achieve a knit-like look with crochet hooks. Another option is to crochet in the third loop of half double crochet. That is what is done here with this crochet pillow cover worked entirely in the same stitch. The pillow cover is crocheted in a bulky yarn with an N hook to fit a size 14" square pillow form. It crafts up quickly and easily.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Waistcoat Stitch Crochet Pillow
Yet another way to get a knit-like look in with crochet waistcoat stitch. In this crochet pillow pattern, a variegated yarn is used in contrast with a neutral color to create cascades of color. The pattern includes a detailed photo tutorial for learning the stitch.
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Crochet Bobble Pillow
The texture on this pillow creates vertical stripes adorned with bobble stitches. The stripes are made using front post half double crochet and front post double crochet stitches. The rest of the pillow is designed in simple stitches. Worked in a neutral color, this is a pretty pillow that can be used to style any type of room.
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Crochet Animal Pillows
Add crochet ears and simple faces to a basic square or rectangle to create a crochet animal pillow. This free pattern shows you how to adapt the shape to create a long-eared bunny or a round-eared bear. These pillows are perfect for a nursery.
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Tapestry Crochet Pillow with Flowers
Tapestry crochet is used to create graphic images in one or more colors. In this case, white flowers are set against a mustard background for a crochet pillow that works well in rooms with white or grey furniture. These pillows are perfect for spring but will work all year long.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Crochet Mandala Cushion
Any crochet mandala pattern is the perfect choice for a round crochet pillow. The mandala is often a detailed, lacy design that adds a delicate touch to the room. This one, worked in blue and white, can work just as well in a country chic home as one with more contemporary furnishings.
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Crochet X Pillow
Crochet a pillow that makes a statement with this X pattern. It is designed to hold little "O" charms and can be given as an XOXO Valentine's gift. However, the X itself can be worked alone in different colors to make bold, unique pillows for a fun and funky home.