Textured Throw Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern, Free Pattern

Want a perfect new accessory to light up your patio or living room? Try this vibrant crochet pattern worked in worsted weight yarn. I love the granny square pillowcases but wanted something more contemporary to go with my decor. You can mix and match the colors to suit your home decor. The stitches used add texture to the cover. I never liked the store bought throw pillows where the cover cannot be taken off and washed. So I added a button closure on the back making it removable and washable. Judging from how many times my little girl wanted to cuddle with it, I anticipate this will need to stand up to a lot of washing. I wish I had the time to try some more color combinations, but then, the next design calls!

                                                                 Crochet Throw Pillow Pattern

Materials

1. Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors

2. Hook- 7 (4.5mm)

3. Three 1 ¼ inch wooden buttons

4. Yarn needle for weaving in the yarn tails

 Size

Fits 16 X 16 inches square pillow

Gauge

Front panel :12 dc stitches= 4 inches

Back Panel :13 hdc stitches = 4 inches

Yardage

90 Yards of each color for the front panel. For the back of the pillow, around 350-370 Yards.

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is in standard American terms.

tr- triple crochet

fptr- front post triple crochet

dc- double crochet

sc- single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

sl st- slip stitch

ch- chain

sk- skip

Stitch Explanation

1. Triple crochet (tr): Wrap the yarn around the hook twice, insert hook into next st and pull

up a loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops at a time ) 3 times——- 1 triple crochet stitch made.

2. Front Post Triple Crochet (Fptr): This stitch is worked like the regular triple crochet except for the fact that you insert your hook in a different way before you pull up a loop. You can see a tutorial on Front post double crochet here. For the front post triple crochet, you insert your hook in the same way and work a triple in place of a double crochet.

Front Panel

Notes

  1. Use colors A, B and C in the order: 2 Rows each of color A, B and C.

  2. At the end of every second row, fasten off and start with the new color.

  3. Take care to weave in the tails as you go by crocheting over them. You can find out how from my blog tutorial here: Weaving In the Tails in Crochet.

With Color A, ch 44 +7

Row 1 ( Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Beginning Ch-3 counts as a dc too. Turn. ———-49 dc

Row 2: Ch 1 ( not a sc here and throughout), 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each dc across. Fasten off.—————49 sc.

Row 3: With right side facing, join color B with a sl st in first sc, ch 3 ( counts as first dc), dc in next st, fptr around dc one row below next sc, * (dc in next 3 sc, 1 fptr around dc one row below next sc)*, repeat from * until 2 sc is left, dc in last 2 sc. Turn. ———–49 st

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Row 5: With right side facing, join color C with a sl st in the first sc, ch 3 ( counts as first dc),*(dc in next 3 sc, 1 fptr around dc one row below next sc), repeat from * until 4 sc is left, dc in last 4 sc. Turn. ——–49 st

Row 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Repeat Rows 3-6 till you have 18 stripes. Weave in any tails left.

Back Panels

Note: Two back panels are worked, one with button holes and one with a button band to sew on the buttons.

Back Panel 1 ( With Buttonhole Band)

Ch 53+2

Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd st from hook, 1 hdc in each st across. Beginning ch 2 is not a st. Turn.—————-53 hdc

Row 2: ch 2 ( does not count as a hdc), 1 hdc in each st across. Turn.——————-53 hdc

Repeat Row 2 till your work measures 8 inches.

Buttonhole Band

Rows 1, 2 and 3: Ch 1 (not a sc here and throughout), 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Turn. —-53 sc

Row 4: Ch 1 , 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 10 st, ch 3, skip 3 st, 1sc in next 11 st, ch 3, skip 3 st, 1 sc in next 11 st, ch 3, skip 3 st, 1 sc in next 11 st. Turn. ————-53 sc

Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 10 st, *(3 sc in next ch-3 space, 1 sc in next 11 st), repeat from * till end.Turn.———53 sc

Rows 6, 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Turn. ——–53 sc

Fasten off at the end of Row 7 and weave in the ends.

Back Panel 2 ( With Button Band)

Ch 53+2

Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd st from hook, 1 hdc in each st across. Beginning ch 2 is not a st. Turn.—————-53 hdc

Row 2: ch 2 ( does not count as a hdc), 1 hdc in each st across. Turn.——————-53 hdc

Repeat Row 2 till your work measures 8 inches.

Button Band

Rows 1- 7: Ch 1 (not a sc here and throughout), 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Turn. —-53 sc

Fasten off at the end of Row 7 and weave in the ends.

Finishing the Pillow Cover

Keep the striped front panel, the wrong side up. Take the two back panels, Overlap the buttonhole band over the button band of the second panel and keep it over the front panel. Work a round of sc all around the cover distributing the stitches as uniformly as possible on the row ends. I did 3 sc for each stripe. Sew on the buttons corresponding to the buttonholes.

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12 Comments

  1. June 3, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    What a lovely pillow. I love the larks foot stitch. Do share at my link up in my blog today and tomorrow 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    March 9, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    what name brand yarn did you use to crochet this pillow case? thank you!

  3. Anonymous
    March 9, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    what yarn did you use for the pillow case pattern?

  4. April 3, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    I'm new at posting a comment I don't know if you got my ? I have a bigger pillow can I ch any # +7

  5. October 3, 2016 / 10:51 am

    I love this pillow. Is there a way I can print the pattern?

    • October 3, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Click the blue link in the blog post and it will take you to the downloadable pdf.

  6. Anonymous
    January 8, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I downloaded the .pdf file for the pillow pattern more than once. I get a file with a small amount of text on just one page. Is there another way I can obtain the pattern? It's just lovely

    • January 9, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Use the contact me form on top left of my page and I can email you a copy, but try updating your Adobe Reader first. The pattern is in pdf format and it might fix your problem.

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