This crochet pillow cover pattern is perfect for beginner crocheters. We will simply be crocheting a rectangle and sewing it into a pocket pillow cover, so you can remove the inner pillow and easily wash the cover.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet pillow cover pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. To make this pattern easier for beginners, I have written the pattern with and without abbreviations.
The Beginner-Friendly Crochet Pillow
While working on my “How to Crochet” series, I wanted to provide several beginner friendly patterns to help new crocheters practice. Plus, I wanted to show beginners how many items they could make with just crocheted squares and rectangles.
What I didn’t not expect as how much I, as an advanced crocheter, enjoyed working these simple patterns. They were relaxing and had a beautiful minimalist look. They are also a wonderful way to showcase beautiful yarns.
Make sure to check out the other beginner-friendly patterns.
1. Simple Square Coasters
2. Quick and Easy Coffee Cozy
3. Cozy Striped Cowl
4. Farmhouse Style Washcloth
5. Knotted Headband
6. Beginner Fingerless Mitts
7. Ombre Scarf
8. Simple Ear Warmer
9. Cozy Cocoon Cardigan
10. Snuggle Blanket
11. Minimalist Pot Holder
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Beginner Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern
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3 Skeins of Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Hudson Bay (Size 6 Yarn)
Crochet Hook, Size L/8.0mm
16″ X 16″ Pillow Form
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 6 SC X 8 Rows = 3 inches
Finished Size = 16 inches by 16 inches
Here is a video tutorial for 3 beginner-friendly patterns. The Pillow is the third pattern in the video.
Beginner Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern
-Written in US terms.
-This is the abbreviated version of the pattern.
– You want to pull 6 feet of yarn off your skein and reserve it for sewing. Work as many rows as you can. If you run short, the pillow cover should still stretch to fit.
Row 1: SC into the 2nd CH from hook, SC in next 31 CH. (32SC)
Row 2- 76: CH1, turn, SC in each ST across. (32 SC)
After Row 76, fasten off and weave in your ends.
Non-Abbreviated Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern
Since this is a beginner pattern, I thought I would write a non-abbreviated pattern for anyone who is still learning to read patterns. Make sure to read the pattern notes above.
Make a slipknot and place the yarn on your hook. Chain 33 chains. Turn your work.
Row 1: Work a Single Crochet into the second Chain from the hook. Now, work a single crochet into each of the next 31 chains. You will end the row with 32 single crochet.
Row 2: To start your next row, chain once and flip over your project so you can work into the stitches of the last row worked. Work 1 single crochet into each stitch of the last row. You will end the row with 32 single crochet.
Continue repeating row 2 until you have a total of 76 rows. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Sewing up your Crochet Pillow
Take your rectangle and fold it in half to find the center of the rectangle. Take one short side and fold it up so that it goes 1 inch past the center of the rectangle.
Take your other side and fold it so that it goes one 1 pass the center of the pillow. This piece should overlap the other fold by 2 inches.
With these pieces overlapped, sew the edges of the pillow together. Use a whip stitch to sew the edges together. You will work through three layers of crochet where the pieces are overlapped.
Once both sides are sewn up, weave in your ends. Stuff your pillow form into the pocket cover and you are ready to decorate your home.
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