Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in Canada (we celebrate in October), and I’m feeling especially thankful and blessed this year. I’ve started a habit of listing off at least 10 things that I’m grateful for every morning before I get out of bed to start my day. It reminds me not to stress out over the little things and compare my life to what I see on social media, which we can all be guilty of doing from time to time.
To celebrate the season of giving thanks, I thought I’d share the pattern for these Thanksgiving themed throw pillows with you. I hope you enjoy the pattern! Perhaps you can use the blessed pillow as a reminder to count your own blessings daily.
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The following materials are required to make two throw pillows:
- A size G-6 (4 mm) Crochet Hook
- Knit Picks Comfy Worsted Weight Yarn
- 14 Skeins Ivory (Color A)
- 2 Skeins Black (Color B)
- Two 14” X 20” Pillow Forms
- Tapestry/Yarn needle to weave in ends
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.
5 stitches X 4.25 Rows = 1 inch in single crochet.
SC: Single Crochet
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 the following tutorial that I’ve created on tapestry crochet below.
- 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).
Back Panels (make one for each pillow):
With Color A, CH 101 (100 plus 1 for turning chain). Work all stitches in single crochet (plus one turning chain at the end of each row) for 60 rows. Fasten off.
With Color A, CH 101 (100 plus 1 for turning chain). Work all stitches in single crochet. Follow grids below starting at bottom right for row 1 and changing to Color B for the grey cells. Each cell represents one SC and each row represents one row of crochet.
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 to avoid sewing). After you have seamed 3 of the sides, insert the pillow form and continue to seam up the last side.