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30 Cozy, Free Crochet Pillow Patterns for Any Decor

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Crochet pillows are a fun, easy, and amazingly satisfying project that will bring a personalized, decorative touch to any space. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a brand-new beginner, you’ll find something to love in this curated list of 30 free crochet pillow patterns!

photo collage of crochet pillows: a bobble stitched blue and gray and white pillow on tax background, a circular shaped peach-colored pillow with tassles around the border; three square black and white and gray pillows on white background, and a woman holding a hexagonal snowflake-shaped pillow against a white wall and gray ground background. Text overlay reads, "30+ Free Crochet Pillow Patterns"

Crochet Pillow Patterns

Who doesn’t love pillows? They add coziness and comfort wherever they are, and it’s honestly hard to have too many! Whether for your living room, bedroom, or even a cozy corner in the hallway, these plush little pillows can instantly transform a space, don’t you think? 

What’s more, they offer a wonderful canvas for expressing your creativity and honing your crochet skills. I’ve spent many cozy evenings, a ball of yarn in my lap, and a crochet hook in my hand, working on a new design.

Fun and quick. Pillow covers are fun to crochet because they’re a relatively small project that doesn’t take much time. Pillows are perfect for those days when you’re not ready for a major commitment like a blanket, but you still want to create something beautiful.

And here’s a tip: Many blanket stitch patterns can be sized down to fit a pillow insert. Pillows are a great way to try out an exciting new stitch pattern without having to make an entire blanket.

Useful and beautiful. Another benefit is that pillows are just so functional. You can make them for your own living room or bedroom or give them away as gifts to pretty much anyone! They’re super easy to customize to suit your home decor. 

Money-saving project. Plus, buying new pillows can be expensive, especially if you need a lot of them! Making your own cover and fitting it over a simple pillow form (or a pillow that you already have) can be a cost-effective way to decorate.

30 Free Crochet Pillow Patterns

Enjoy these free crochet pillow patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

Are crochet pillows a good beginner project?

Yes, crochet pillows are an excellent beginner project! Many crochet pillows use only basic crochet stitches and techniques. The shapes are typically straightforward – think simple squares, rectangles, and circles. If you’re just getting started with crochet, then check out our Complete Guide to How to Crochet for beginners.

Crochet Techniques to Know

Here are some techniques that are common to making crochet pillows:

And if the pattern uses a stitch you haven’t tried before? Don’t worry! Because of their forgiving nature and smaller size, crochet pillows are a great way to practice new textures and stitches.

Supplies for Making Crochet Pillows

To make your crochet pillow, you’ll need to gather a few supplies:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Pillow insert, or Polyfil stuffing
  • Other notions (scissors, yarn needle, stitch markers, buttons, pompoms, etc.)

Be sure to read through your crochet pillow patterns before getting started to find out the exact supplies that you’ll need. To make it even easier, you’ll find the suggested yarn weight and yarn type listed for each pattern below. 

And here’s a little tip from my personal experience: crochet pillows make for excellent stash busters! So, don’t hesitate to substitute the yarns. Just make sure to check your gauge, so that your pillow turns out the correct size.

More Crochet Patterns

Here are a few more crochet pattern collections that you may be interested in reading next.

photo collage of crochet pillows: a bobble stitched blue and gray and white pillow on tax background, a circular shaped peach-colored pillow with tassles around the border; three square black and white and gray pillows on white background, and a woman holding a hexagonal snowflake-shaped pillow against a white wall and gray ground background. Text overlay reads, "30+ Free Crochet Pillow Patterns"

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