Jul
01

Meredith Pillow–July’s Free Pattern!


MEREDITH
CROCHETED PILLOW COVER
When I needed a quick housewarming gift for my boyfriend’s sister, I looked to my yarn stash for inspiration. Choosing from scraps and single balls that I thought would work with her home’s color pallet, I decided to make something open and bohemic looking. I’m a big fan of the throw pillow, so I headed to Target and found this great, bronze, silky number that would look beautiful peeking through the cover I planned on making. The result was a project that was quick, easy, affordable and unique.

Materials
1 ball each of any random worsted (Color B) & ribbon yarn (Color C)
Scraps of 6 other miscellaneous yarns in chosen color pallet (Colors A, D, E, F, G & H)

Size US Q Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

20×20 Throw Pillow

Abbreviations

st= stitch
ch= chain
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
tr= triple crochet
quad= quadruple crochet

Directions

FRONT
With Color A, ch 34. Turn.
Note: For a different sized cover, simply make a chain that’s the width of your pillow and then add two more ch sts.
Row 1: hdc into 2nd ch from hook. Hdc to end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in next hdc. Hdc to end. Turn.
Row 3: Join Color B. Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr), tr in next st. Tr to end. Turn.
Row 4: Repeat last row.
Row 5: Join Color C. Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in next st. Hdc to end. Turn.
Row 6: Join Color D and repeat last row.
Row 7: Switch back to Color C. Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr), tr in next st. Tr to end.
Turn.
Row 8: Join Color E. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next st. DC to end. Turn.
Row 9: Join Color F. Ch 5 (counts as 1st quad), quad in next st. Quad to end.
Turn.
Row 10: Join Color G. Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in next st. Hdc to end. Turn.
Row 11: Join Color H. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), sc in next st. Dc to end. Turn.
Row 12: Join Color A. Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in next st. Hdc to end. Turn.
Row 13: Repeat last row. Tie off.

BACK
With Color B, ch 34. Turn.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc to end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr), tr in next st. Tr to end. Turn.
Row 3: CH 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in next st. Hdc to end. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until piece measures 20″. Tie off.

Finishing

With wrong sides facing, pin 3 sides of the pillow together. Using Color C, sc the two pieces together. Place pillow into case and sc closed. Voila, you’re finished!

If you need a crochet refresher, check out my “How To” section!
xoxo, Vickie

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3 Responses to “Meredith Pillow–July’s Free Pattern!”

  1. Midge

    You may think I’m silly, but, first thank you for the pillow. Second, the picture wouldn’t load. I reloaded it several times. Third, I do not like to file my patterns without a picture. How can I get a picture of the pillow? thanks ๐Ÿ™‚