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Granny Square Crochet Pillow Pattern
Granny Square Crochet Pillow Pattern

Granny Square Crochet Pillow Pattern

Photo © Lori Jean Karluk

This easy-to-make pillow will add a touch of bright color and charm to any decor in your home. The pastel colors make it the perfect accessory for a baby’s nursery. Feel free to use any colors of your choice.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials Used in This Example:

  • Worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Classic yarn colors: about 5 oz. light seafoam No. 683 (A), about 2 oz. sea coral No. 246 (B), yellow No. 230 (C), bronze No. 286 (D), white No. 001 (E) and dark sage No. 633 (F). You can also use a similar yarn in the colors of your choice.


  • 19 inch by 37 inch piece of fabric in color of your choice for lining. I used a tie-dyed cotton fabric in shades to match the colors of yarn used.


  • 12 inch square pillow insert or polyester stuffing


  • sewing thread to match fabric


  • sewing needle


  • tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends, sewing and embroidery


  • US Size I hook

Finished Size: 18 inches square including trim

Gauge: 8 dc = 2 inches; 3 dc rows = 2 inches

Abbreviations

Special Stitches:

Back Loop Only - Instructions link, with photos

Directions:

Pillow:

Square (Make 2):

To begin: With color A, chain 4, slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.

Round 1 (right side): ch 3, 2 dc in loop, ch 3, * 3 dc in loop, ch 3; repeat from * 2 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 2: sl st in ea of next 2 dc. sl st in next space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in space, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1; repeat from * 2 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 3: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in next space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in space; ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1; repeat from * 2 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 4: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in space; (ch 1, 3 dc in next space) 2 times, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, (3 dc in next space, ch 1) 2 times; repeat from * 2 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 5: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in space; (ch 1, 3 dc in next space) 3 times, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, (3 dc in next space, ch 1) 3 times; repeat from * 2 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 6: ch 3, dc in ea of next 2 dc, * (2dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 space, (dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 space) 4 times, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 3 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 7: (ch 3, 2 dc) in same dc as join, ch 1, sk next 3 dc (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space; *(ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space; repeat from * 3 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 8: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch, (ch 3, 2 dc) in space; ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in space, ch 1, (3 dc in next space, ch 1) 6 times; repeat from * 2 times; (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, (3 dc in next space, ch 1) 5 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 9: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch, ch 3, dc in ea of next 3 dc, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 space, (dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 space) 7 times, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 2 times; (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 space, 3 dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in next space, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 10: (ch 3, 2 dc) in same dc as join, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 space; * (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc) 8 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * 2 times; * (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc) 7 times join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Fabric Liner:

Place one piece on a piece of paper. Trace around it to make a paper pattern as a guideline for cutting out fabric liner shape allowing a little extra around edges for seam. Cut two liner pieces from fabric. With right sides together, sew around three sides leaving top open. At this point, insert the pillow insert or fill the fabric liner pillow with stuffing now and sew closed. Set aside for later.

Assembly:

Holding two crocheted pieces together, matching stitches, join color E to corner stitch. Working sc through both pieces (to join the squares), sc in each st around three sides working 3 sc in each corner stitches leaving one side open. At this point, insert the pillow, sc along last side to close. Do not fasten off.

Trim:

Round 1: *ch 3, sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with sc in center of beg ch-3.

Round 2: change to color B * ch 4, sc in center of next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with sc in center of ch-4 space.

Round 3: change to color A * ch 5, sc in center of next ch-4 space; repeat from * around; join with sc in center of ch-5 space.. Fasten off. Weave ends in.

Aster:

To begin: With color C, ch 2.

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Round 2: * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (9 sc).

Round 3: change to color D, * sc in ea of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (12 sc).

You will now work on the petals of the aster.

Round 4: change to color B, * ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in ea of next 2 chs, dc in ea of next 6 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch; sc in back loop of next sc of round 3, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in ea of next 3 chs, dc in ea of next 4 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sc in back loop of next sc or round 3; repeat from * 5 times.

You were working in the back loops of round 3 for the back petals. Now you will work the front petals in the front loops of round 3.

Round 5: * ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in ea of next 2 chs, sc in next ch, sl st in front loop of Round 3, repeat from * 11 times. Fasten off leaving 12” yarn tail for sewing the aster to the square. Thread tapestry needle with yarn tail. Sew aster in desired position on pillow by stitching through round 5 at base of petals. Fasten off. Weave end in.

Finishing:

See page 2 and page 3 for finishing instructions and close-up photos.

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