Free Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern

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Free Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern

This project has been brewing in my mind for a long time.  I promised my beautiful little girl a few months ago that I would make her some cute throw pillows to match her new bedding.  But life has a way of spiralling out of control sometimes, and  I wasn’t able to dedicate much time to work on them until this past week.

As you can see from the photo below, the bedding is full of colour.  My idea was to make two pillows with a different colour on each side so that she can mix and match them when making her bed for a different look each day!  I’m hoping this will entice her to actually make her bed!

Free Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern

The pattern for these pillow covers is outlined below and I hope you will love it as much as I do.  Its easy, and quick and so pretty.  You need to know how to do front and back post double crochet.  If you are unfamiliar with those stitches, don’t be discouraged. I have created a video tutorial that I hope will help you.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page.  However, you can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading (and to support me to be able to continue to post patterns on this blog).  If you’d like to purchase the PDF file, click the “Purchase PDF File” button below.

Free Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern

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Free Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make these pillow covers:


Each square will measure 14 ” X 14 ”

Special Stitches:

FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet


This pattern is for a 14″ X 14″ pillow form.  If you would like to make the cover larger, you can chain a multiple of 6 plus 5.  The beginning chain should be at least the length of the pillow form width.

You will be making 4 squares by following the pattern below for each colour:

Chain 59.

Row 1 (WS): DC in fourth chain from hook and in each remaining chain.  CH3 (counts as first DC of following row) and turn.

Row 2: FPDC around each of the first 2 dc; * BPDC around each of the next 3 dc, FPDC around each of the next 3 dc; repeat from * to end of row; CH3 and turn.

Repeat row 2 until work measures 14 inches.  Fasten off.

See diagram below for visual.


Video tutorial:



Now that you have four squares (one for each pillow side), choose two colours that you would like on the same pillow. Note that you will not see the two colours of the same pillow together, so you should lay them out and see what combinations look best to you.

Line up the two squares and sew up the seams for three sides of the pillow cover using some extra yarn and a tapestry (yarn) needle.  Insert the pillow form and continue to sew up the last side.  Weave in the loose ends.

Free Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern

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  • Reply Julie June 12, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Gorgeous, thank you for the pattern, I’m pinning as I just never know when I’m going to need a pretty crocheted cushion in my life!

  • Reply Valoria Dauma-Elliot June 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I love this pillow pattern. If you look at the pink in the third photo, it looks like tile shingles. So cool! Thank you for the pattern!!

  • Reply Marietjie Buys June 17, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Looking forward to see all the nice things!!

  • Reply hira June 18, 2016 at 11:20 am

    this is beautiful masha Allah
    love form Pakistan

  • Reply Janiece June 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Thank u so much for the patterns they aren’t to difficult so I appreciate that. I am a great grandmother and I make baby blankets and crib size blankets and give them away. I enjoy making them and they turn out just beautiful. So thank you.

  • Reply Marie June 24, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for the lovely pattern. I think this stitch pattern will make a nice purse or tote, cozy afghan. I will be trying this soon.

  • Reply Amelia July 27, 2016 at 11:04 am

    This is an amazing pattern! I do have one question though. How do you sew up the seams? I have never made anything that required sewing so I’m not sure how to make it look nice. Is it a pattern you use? Thank you for posting such a beautiful pattern!

  • Reply Shelagh West July 30, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Lovely pattern I have used to make a washcloth.

  • Reply Mary August 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Love the pattern. Thanks

  • Reply Manjula October 9, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Hi did u use 4 ply yarn?

    • Reply Leelee October 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Yes, I used Knitpicks “Mighty Stitch Yarn”

  • Reply Ericka December 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Does your pattern run 14″ across or longer to accommodate for pillow fluff. I’m using a 3.75 hook and still getting around 17.5″ after the first round

    • Reply Leelee December 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Yes that sounds right, it should be a bit longer to accommodate for the pillow fluff.

  • Reply Cait January 2, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Is this pattern in U.S. or UK terms?

    • Reply Leelee January 3, 2017 at 9:55 am

      US terms

      • Reply Cait January 7, 2017 at 3:27 am

        Thanks Lee and Happy New Year !

  • Reply Dina July 7, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Can some 1 help do i chain 59 or the multiple of 6 I’m confused and new to crochet 🙂

    • Reply Leelee July 8, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Hi Dina,
      If you want to make a pillow cover for a 14X14″ pillow form, then chain 59. However, if you would like to make it larger, then you can chain a multiple of 6 plus 5 for the size of the pillow form.

  • Reply Anne July 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Hi. Thanks for sharing your pattern! I love textured designs😀 One question though before I start? At the start (chaining part), how do i approximate the size that would fit my pillow. You see, I can only use yarn thats readily available where I live and they dont indicate the weight. I think it’s close to the worsted weight category though diff. Colors have diff. Thicknesses. This phrase is a bit confusing ” the beginning chain should be at least the length of the pillow form width. “. Would you mind clarifying? Thanks so much. Best regards.

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