I have fallen head over heals for knitting and crochet. It's so relaxing to sit and work on a project and it's portable so I can take it with me in the car or at the park with my kids or to a friend's house.
I loved the first crocheted pillow I made so much that I decided to try another variation. This time I used a fun crochet stitch that is full of texture and has a stairstep pattern. I LOVE how it turned out and because I used extra bulky yarn, the project came together really quickly.
Want to make one too? I'll start with the full written pattern, then I'll walk you through the pattern step-by-step with pictures!
Modern Textured Crochet Pillow
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This pattern fits an 18 inch pillow form.
Row 1: ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook, DC in next 2 spaces
Row 2: ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook, DC in next 2 spaces, flip (see video below), (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row
Row 3: ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook, DC in next 2 ch spaces, *(sl st, ch 3, 3 DC) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * twice; turn
Row 4: ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook, DC in next 2 ch spaces, *(sl st, ch 3, 3 DC) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * three times; turn
Rows 5-9: Continue the pattern of increasing 1 block on each row until there are 9 blocks across, or enough squares to fit the size of your pillow form.
Rows 10-18: slip st across first 3 DC, * (slip st, ch 3, 3 DC) in next ch-3 space of previous row; repeat from * to last ch-3 space; slip st in last ch-3 space; turn. Repeat until you’ve completed the square.
Repeat pattern to make a second square for the back of the pillow.
The last step is to sew the front and back squares together. Using yarn threaded through the blunt tip needle, whip stitch around three sides of the squares. Insert pillow form. Finish stitching across the fourth side. Tie off and tuck in ends.
Crochet Pillow Photo Tutorial:
Ch 6. DC into 4th ch from hook.
DC into next 2 spaces
DC in next 2 stitches. FLIP (see video at the end of post).
Sl st in corner of first square. Ch 3.
DC into 4th ch from hook.
DC in next 2 stitches. FLIP.
Sl st into corner of round 2 square.
Continue increasing pattern until you have nine rows.
To decrease, sl st across top three stitches.
ch 3, 3 DC, sl st
Continue decreasing pattern…
… until you have a completed square.
Create a second square in the same manner as the first.
Sandwich the two squares together and whip stitch three sides together.
Insert pillow form, then whip stitch fourth side closed.
Tie off ends and weave in.
There’s really only one tricky instruction in this crochet pillow pattern, so I’ve included a short video to show you how to do the FLIP required at the beginning of each new row.