I’ve been working on this pillow design for the past few weeks, and I’m excited to share it with you all today! This Woven Tassel Pillow uses woven crochet, which is a new to me technique that is super easy and has loads of potential for fun designs. I’m guessing you will see more woven crochet posts around here in the future.
For today’s pattern, I’ve teamed up with Simplicity and Boye Yarn Crafts and some of my favorite crochet bloggers. We will each be sharing a free pillow pattern every day this week. PLUS there is a great giveaway at the end of this post! Score! Keep on scrolling to see the other pillow patterns and to enter the awesome giveaway. You aren’t going to want to miss it!
But first, let’s talk about my new pillows.
I love the look of woven fabric, and this pillow recreates that look using crochet – no loom required! The basic process for making this pillow is to first crochet a large mesh square, weave double strands of yarn through the mesh, and then add on some tassels – that’s it!
- Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Soft Yarn in Charcoal, Light Gray Heather, Deep Sea, and Seafoam)
- Size I (5.50mm) Crochet Hook
- Plastic Yarn Needle
- 18″ Pillow Form
- 1/4 Yard Coordinating Fabric for Pillow Back
- Sewing Machine
Row 1: Ch 74, dc in fifth ch from hook, * ch 1, skip one ch, dc in next ch, repeat from * to end of row (36 dcs, 35 ch 1 spaces).
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * to end of row (36 dcs, 35 ch 1 spaces).
Rows 3-35: Repeat Row 2.
You should end up with a square-ish piece of mesh crochet cloth. The square will shrink a bit vertically as you weave, so don’t worry if it is a bit taller than it is wide at this point.
To weave, take a long piece of yarn, fold it in half and thread the open end of the yarn onto the yarn needle. You want the loop to be on the opposite side of the double strand from the needle. This will help you to join the yarn to the mesh.
Weave the needle up and down through the mesh fabric. When you reach the other end of the fabric, come back down the direction you came. Make sure to go under the fabric where you went over in the previous column. Try not to pull too tightly on the yarn as you weave or else your piece of fabric will shrink pretty drastically.
Make each column one space shorter than the previous space until you get to the center column, and then go back up to the other side. This creates the triangle design.
If desired, you can repeat the process with another color, as I did with the charcoal color on the teal pillow.
Finally, add tassels to the pillow by looping three 12″ strands of yarn around a horizontal bar at the base of one of the mesh spaces.
When the tassels are all trimmed, you are ready to put together your pillow! Yay! I decided to sew a fabric envelope back onto my pillow because they are so easy to make and also make it easy to take the pillow cover off and on. You could also crochet a pillow back if you like.
And that’s it! Stuff in your pillow form, and enjoy!
Be sure to check out the other awesome pillows made by my blogging friends.
Retro Style Crochet Pillow – Flamingo Toes
Crochet Bubble Pillow – Twin Dragonfly Designs
Woven Tassel Pillow – Persia Lou (you’re here!)
Crocheted Yo-Yo Pillow – Sugar Bee Crafts
Crochet Geo Strip Pillow – Whistle & Ivy
Check back later this week for the rest of the patterns!
And now it’s giveaway time! Yay! You could win $229 worth of yarn and crochet tools! Sounds pretty great right?
The prize includes:
- 1 Boye Yarn Crafts Crochet Master
- 1 Boye Electric Ball Winder
- 10 Skeins of Red Heart Soft Yarn
- Soak Wash Gift Set including:
- Phil Basin (in orange)
- SOAK 3oz. travel size in Yuzu
- Handmaid 3oz. travel size in Lacey
- Flatter 8.4 oz full size in Fig
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who participated!