Velvet Crochet Pillow for a Cozy Home Free Pattern

Make your home comfy and cozy with these velvet crochet pillow covers. This is a simple free crochet pattern made luxurious with a velvet yarn.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this velvet crochet pillow pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.

Add coziness to your home with these easy velvet crochet pillows. Follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to make 3 pillow sizes.

Velvet Crochet Pillows for a Cozy Home

I was reading the Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. I learned some of the Danish secrets to happiness. The book shares tips for creating a cozy home to help improve your happiness. Two tips were to surround yourself with your favorite textures and handmade items. Items with a nice soft texture will be used and enjoyed more, and handmade items have more value to us and therefore are enjoyed more as well. I tried to combine those two elements in this pattern.

Add coziness to your home with these easy velvet crochet pillows. Follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to make 3 pillow sizes.

Tips for Working with Velvet Yarn

This is a very simple pattern but the velvet yarn is not the easiest yarn to work with. So I thought I would share a few tips for working with this yarn.

1. Use a smaller hook than it recommends. We are using a size H 5mm hook, but the yarn recommends a 6.5mm hook. This will tighten up your stitches and help prevent snagging. When velvet yarn snags it can be hard to fix.

2. Feel as much as look for your stitches. The beautiful velvet yarn makes it really hard to see your stitches. Instead of looking for your stitches, feel for them. I show an example of this in the video tutorial.

3. Use a Stitch Marker. This pattern is worked in joined rounds. It can be easy to lose track of your first stitch. Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch.

Hopefully these tips will help you when you work with velvet yarn.

Add coziness to your home with these easy velvet crochet pillows. Follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to make 3 pillow sizes.

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Below you will find the free pattern with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a print out of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted, large font PDF version of the pattern that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.

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Materials Needed

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Bernat Velvet Yarn (Size 5 Yarn) Velveteal, Vapor Gray
18″ Pillow – 14.3 oz/ 429 yds (2 – 10.5 oz skeins)
16″ Pillow – 8.16 oz/ 245 yds (1 – 10.5 oz skein)
12″ x 20″ Bolster Pillow – 10.34 oz/ 311 yds (1 – 10.5 oz skein)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
3 – 1.25″ Buttons
Pillow Form (Size Listed in Notes)
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
HDC – Double Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch
SK ST – Skip a Stitch

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 5 HDC X 5 Rows = 2 inches
Size: There are 3 patterns made to fit an 18″x18″ pillow, 16″x16″ pillow, and a 12″x20″ bolster pillow.

Velvet Crochet Pillow Video Tutorial

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Velvet Crochet Pillow

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.

18″ Velvet Crochet Pillow Cover

Notes: This pillow cover fits a 18″x18″ pillow form.

CH 56

Row 1: HDC, into the 2nd CH from the hook. HDC into the next 54 CH (a total of 55 HDC), turn so you are working down the other side of the CH, HDC into the next 55 CH. SLST to first HDC. (110 HDC)

Row 2-45: CH1, turn, HDC into next 110 STs, SLST to first HDC.

Note: At this point, your pillow cover should fit your pillow with about 1-2 rows of extra room. If you find that the cover is too big, you can remove a few rows to adjust it here.

Row 46: CH1, turn, *HDC into next 13 STs, CH1, Skip a ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. HDC in last 68 STs. SLST to first HDC.

Row 47: CH 1, turn, HDC into first 68 STs, *HDC into CH1 space. HDC in next 13 STs,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. SLST to first HDC.

Row 48: CH1, turn, HDC into next 110 STs, SLST to first HDC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Take a yarn needle and some velvet yarn and sew 3 buttons onto the inside of the pillow facing the half of the pillow that has the buttonholes. Line up your buttons with the buttonholes before sewing them on. Weave in your ends.

Place your pillow form in the crochet pillow cover and button up the buttons. Your 18″ velvet crochet pillow is complete.

16″ Velvet Crochet Pillow Cover

Notes: This pillow cover fits a 16″x16″ pillow form.

CH 44

Row 1: HDC, into the 2nd CH from the hook. HDC into the next 42 CH (a total of 43 HDC), turn so you are working down the other side of the CH, HDC into the next 43 CH. SLST to first HDC. (86 HDC)

Row 2-32: CH1, turn, HDC into next 86 STs, SLST to first HDC.

Note: At this point, your pillow cover should fit your pillow with about 1-2 rows of extra room. If you find that the cover is too big, you can remove a few rows to adjust it here.

Row 33: CH1, turn, *HDC into next 10 STs, CH1, Skip a ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. HDC in last 53 STs. SLST to first HDC.

Row 34: CH 1, turn, HDC into first 53 STs, *HDC into CH1 space. HDC in next 10 STs,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. SLST to first HDC.

Row 35: CH1, turn, HDC into next 86 STs, SLST to first HDC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Take a yarn needle and some velvet yarn and sew 3 buttons onto the inside of the pillow facing the half of the pillow that has the buttonholes. Line up your buttons with the buttonholes before sewing them on. Weave in your ends.

Place your pillow form in the crochet pillow cover and button up the buttons. Your 16″ velvet crochet pillow is complete.

Bolster Velvet Crochet Pillow Cover

Notes: This pillow cover fits a 12″x20″ pillow form.

CH 37

Row 1: HDC, into the 2nd CH from the hook. HDC into the next 35 CH (a total of 36 HDC), turn so you are working down the other side of the CH, HDC into the next 36 CH. SLST to first HDC. (72 HDC)

Row 2-50: CH1, turn, HDC into next 72 STs, SLST to first HDC.

Note: At this point, your pillow cover should fit your pillow with about 1-2 rows of extra room. If you find that the cover is too big, you can remove a few rows to adjust it here.

Row 51: CH1, turn, *HDC into next 8 STs, CH1, Skip a ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. HDC in last 45 STs. SLST to first HDC.

Row 52: CH 1, turn, HDC into first 45 STs, *HDC into CH1 space. HDC in next 8 STs,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. SLST to first HDC.

Row 53: CH1, turn, HDC into next 72 STs, SLST to first HDC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Take a yarn needle and some velvet yarn and sew 3 buttons onto the inside of the pillow facing the half of the pillow that has the buttonholes. Line up your buttons with the buttonholes before sewing them on. Weave in your ends.

Place your pillow form in the crochet pillow cover and button up the buttons. Your bolster velvet crochet pillow is complete.

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Add coziness to your home with these easy velvet crochet pillows. Follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to make 3 pillow sizes.
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