Festive Christmas Throw Pillows Crochet Pattern

Every year around this time, I make a point of designing some festive crochet home decor. I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas, so to me its extra fun to decorate our home and get in the Christmas spirit. And of course, I love to share my designs with all of you! I know this year is especially tough for many people, and I’m hoping this pattern brings a little bit of joy to my crochet followers.

This easy pattern is fun to follow and includes a link to a video tutorial on tapestry crochet for those of you who are new to crocheting with two colours. Its super easy and you will enjoy seeing the design come to life as you complete each row of these pillow covers.


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Festive Christmas Throw Pillows Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • A size G-6 (4 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Knit Picks Brava Worsted Weight Yarn:
    • 7 Skeins Dove Heather (Color A)
    • 1 Skein Wine (Color B)
  • Scissors
  • Two 14” X 20” Pillow Forms
  • Tapestry/Yarn needle to weave in ends
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Measurements:

Each rectangular panel measures 14” X 20” for a 14” X 20” throw pillow.  You can use a different sized hook and weight of yarn to alter the pattern for a larger or smaller pillow size.  Another option is to add (or remove) stitches at the sides and top of pattern.  It is very important to check the gauge to make sure that your panels end up being the correct size.

Gauge:

4.5 stitches X 3.75 Rows = 1 inch in single crochet.

Abbreviations

SC: Single Crochet.

CH: Chain.


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  • Pattern Notes:

    The front panel of the throw pillow is worked using the tapestry crochet technique.  If you are not familiar with tapestry crochet, it’s a good idea to view my online tutorial below before you start. 

    • When reading the pattern grid, note that the odd numbered rows are the right side, and the even numbered rows are the wrong side.
    • It’s a good idea to print the grid and highlight the rows as they are completed.
    • Right side rows are to be read right to left
    • Wrong side rows are to be read left to right
    • All rows are worked with both strands of yarn to keep the gauge and tension consistent.  It is best to crochet tightly to avoid the second color being seen through the stitches.
    • When working a right side row, hold Color B yarn to the back of your work.
    • When working a wrong side row, hold Color B yarn to the front of your work.
    • Crochet over the second yarn (yarn not in use) when working each SC to avoid floats (this is not necessary for the pillow covers but the end result looks neater and is reversible).

    Pattern:

    Back Panels (make one for each pillow):

    With Color A, CH 91 (90 plus 1 for turning chain).  Work all stitches in single crochet (plus one turning chain at the end of each row) for 54 rows.  Fasten off.

    Front Panels:

    With Color A, CH 91 (90 plus 1 for turning chain).  Work all stitches in single crochet.  Follow the grids below starting at the bottom right for row 1 and changing to Color B for the red cells.  Each cell represents one SC, and each row represents one row of crochet.

    Finishing:

    Weave in any loose ends.

    Line up the front and back panels (make sure the right sides are facing outwards) and seam the sides of the cover together using whichever seaming method you prefer (I used the single crochet seaming method in Color B to avoid sewing and add a pop of color for the border).   After you have seamed 3 of the sides, insert the pillow form and continue to seam up the last side. 

    I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and I am so grateful for your support!  Don’t forget that you can purchase the ad-free PDF file.  Purchasing the PDF file helps support this website and allows me to continue to share my patterns and inspiration with you guys!   

    Should you have any issues with the download, please email: info@leeleeknits.com for assistance. 

    Purchase the PDF file (which will be emailed to you automatically after purchase) for $5 USD by clicking the button below or through Ravelry


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