Crochet an Easy Elegant Pillow Cover in a Weekend
Dogs, Cats and dirty little hands can take its toll on decorative pillows.
You can crochet a pillow cover and stitch it onto the front of the old pillow, and nobody will know. All they will see is a beautiful, elegant crochet pillow and they'll be asking where you bought it!
You don't have to use the old cover though, you can always buy a new pillow cover or sew your own.
I saw a similar pillow on Instagram and decided to recreate the idea, and so the crochet pillow cover pattern came about.
The pillow pattern is made up of half double crochets and bobbles, which are not difficult at all.
For the pattern, I used soft raw cotton. It crochets like a dream and on top of that is soft on your hands.
I only used a 250g ball for the front of the pillow, without the tassels.
If you decide to crochet the back too, you can use the same amount of chains to start with and crochet 82-rows all in half double crochet stitch.
The tassels are optional. It will also look gorgeous with pom-poms around the edges or even fringes.
I added some extra bobbles on top and bottom of the cover because my pillowcase was sticking out and the very bright lime was not really what I wanted to catch the eye!
Kartopu Organica, 100% Mercerized Cotton
100 Percent Cotton Yarn
Organic Egyptian Cotton Yarn
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THE ELEGANT CROCHET PILLOW COVER
Here are the requirements for the crochet pillow cover:
Hook size: 3.5mm (UK) or E4 (US)
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Yarn: 4-Ply (Sport/Baby) Cotton (250g will be enough for one side)
Pillow Inner: Size 19.5" x 19.5" or 18" x 18" pillow or according to your size
Needle and thread (to sew onto the pillow cover)
Your favorite craft scissors
BO1 - Bobble Stitch 1
BO2 - Bobble Stitch 2
Ch - Chain
Hdc - Half Double Crochet (in UK = half treble crochet (htc))
Rep - Repeat
St - Stitch
For more US // UK conversions, read this article here.
notes to clarify:
Ch1 at every end of the row, does not count as a stitch;
BO1 - is worked as follows - yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull back through, 3 times, yo pull through all 7 loops on the hook;
BO2 - is worked as follows - yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull back through, 5 times, yo pull through all 11 loops on the hook;
crochet pillow cover PATTERN
Ch 80 + 1, start in the second chain from the end;
Rows 1 to 12 - hdc to end;
Row 13 - hdc x 15, BO1 x 50, hdc x 15;
Row 14 - hdc to end;
Row 15 - hdc x 15, BO2 x 1, hdc x 50, BO2 x 1, hdc x 15;
Row 16 - hdc to end;
Row 17 - hdc x 15, BO2 x 1, hdc x 50, BO2 x 1, hdc x 15;
Row 18 - hdc to end;
Row 19 - hdc x 15, BO2 x 1, hdc x 50, BO2 x 1, hdc x 15;
Row 20 - hdc to end;
Row 21 - hdc x 15, BO2 x 1, hdc x 5, BO1 x 40, hdc x 5, BO2 x 1, hdc x 15;
Row 22 - hdc to end;
Row 23 - hdc x 15, BO2 x 1, hdc x 5, BO2 x 1, hdc x 50, BO2 x 1, hdc x 5, BO2 x 1, hdc x 15;
Rep rows 22 and 23 until you completed 60 rows from the start;
Row 61 - hdc x 15, BO2 x 1, hdc x 5, BO1 x 40, hdc x 5, BO2 x 1, hdc x 15;
Rep Rows 14 and 15 x 3 times ending with a hdc row (row 68);
Row 69 - hdc x 15, BO1 x 50, hdc x 15;
Rows 70 to 82 - hdc
The crochet front in the image was hand stitched to the front of a store-bought pillow cover.
Tassels were made using the same yarn and stitched to the corners.
A FINAL WORD
This pattern is really quick and easy to crochet and to finish.
All you need is a spot on a couch and there you go.
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