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Monday, April 20, 2015

Easy Crochet Throw Pillow

Today I'm going to show you how to crochet a throw pillow. If you are relatively new to crochet, this is a great project for beginners. If you know how to start with a chain, single crochet, and turn, you are in business!

Easy Crochet Throw Pillow


2 skeins Caron Simply Soft in Persimmon
Size N crochet hook
large-eye blunt needle

This project is crocheted with two pieces of yarn at a time. Just take one yarn end from each skein, stick them together, and crochet as if they were one piece of yarn.

Crocheting with two strands of yarn

Now for the easy part. Are you ready?

Chain 25. Single crochet 50 rows. Tie off.

Crocheted pillow instructions

That's it!

You'll end up with a big rectangle, like in the picture above.

To turn it into a pillow, fold it in half and insert a pillow form. Using a long piece of extra yarn and the blunt large-eye needle, sew a whip stitch to close up the three open sides. Here's a picture of the whip stitch for those of you who are visual, like me:

Whip Stitch

Invisible Closure on a Crocheted Pillow

Pretty easy, right? I LOVE this pillow. The texture is exquisite and the color is scrumptious. Next I'm going to use the same method, but add stripes by switching out colors. Wouldn't that be cute?!

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  1. I finally figured out how to make my own (unique size) pillow forms. When I show you how, you can share with all your "crafter" friends.

  2. What size pillow form did you use? Thanks!

    1. I made my own pillow form. I crocheted the cover first, then made a cotton form the right size and stuffed it with batting. If you already have a pillow form you want to use, just adjust the number of stitches you do to match that form. When you start the chain, hold it up to the form to get an idea of how many stitches to do.

  3. Wow, what a great idea Jennifer. I'm still learning to crochet so this looks like the perfect next project for me to have a go at :)

    1. I'm still learning too! But really, this project is perfect for beginners. Good luck, Emma!

  4. Your pillow is so pretty! I didn't have two of the same colors, so mine is yellow and gray. For new crocheters, don't forget to make a turning chain at the end of each row.

  5. Very pretty pillow! Thank you for tutorial.

  6. Just what I have been looking for. Thank you for sharing :-)


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