I am super excited about the crochet pattern I’m sharing today. Super. Excited. I really hope you all like it too. But first, I am also excited to be partnering with some other talented bloggers as part of Project Crochet.
You can join in the fun by posting your latest crochet adventures on social media with the hashtag #projectcrochet – can’t wait to see what you all have been making!
Anyway – back to this great pillow.
My goal in my crochet projects is almost always to make something modern – something somewhat sophisticated – something that I would want to buy if I saw it in a store. This pillow is checking all of those boxes for me.
When I showed it to my husband, he said it looked expensive, which was pretty much the best thing he could have said. Yay! Totally made my day.
If you like it too and want to make your own, here’s everything you need:
- Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn in two colors – Cotton gives this pillow nice structure and stitch definition. You could try acrylic, but I think it will lose some of the structure. I used Lily’s Sugar and Cream in Ecru (3 balls) and Black (1 1/2 balls).
- Size H (5.00 mm) hook (Susan Bates hooks are my favorites)
- 18″ pillow form (If you use a different size pillow form or if you crochet tighter or more loosely than I do, you may need to adjust your cover to fit your form. See the note in the pattern below for more information on how to do that.)
- Yarn Needle
Crochet X Pillow Pattern
Place the two squares you are sewing together right side together and repeat the process of sewing the pieces together. When you get to a corner in the center of the pillow cover, be sure to sew through all three of the squares so you don’t get a hole in the middle of the pillow.
With the final square, sew three of the sides to the pillow case, leaving one side open. Stuff in your pillow form, and then finish sewing up the final seam.
Here’s what it looks like from the side. There’s no seam on the side like a traditional pillow case, but the corner spaces still give it a line and definition on the side.
Now, for more crochet inspiration, check out these posts from my fellow bloggers!