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!
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.
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:
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.
30 Free Crochet Pillow Patterns
Enjoy these free crochet pillow patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!
Celebrate the deliciousness and delightfulness of donuts with this crocheted donut pillow! Add sprinkles as pictured, or customize it by changing the color to represent your favorite donut flavor. The finished pillow measures about 16” across by 6” high.
This charming, modern pillow is a clever way to add a stylish touch to your living room. This pattern uses the colorwork technique called intarsia crochet. Check out the intarsia crochet tutorial included within the pattern if you need help.
This vintage, circular crocheted pillow features puff stitches for an elegant, flowery design. You can crochet it all in one color, or you can create the front and back panels with different colors. It’s made to fit a 14” circular pillow insert.
You won’t be able to resist snuggling with this super soft, textured pillow! Made with thick yarns, this pillow is not only cuddly, but it also works up quickly. It would be great for your own couch or bedroom or for giving as a last-minute gift!
Yarn weight: Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket (base) and Bernat Sheepy (outer texture)
Use up your extra yarn with this comfy, crocheted pouf seat. With this pattern, you can clean out your yarn collection, make a unique design, fill that empty corner of your home, and gain a functional seat all at the same time! You can stuff your pouf with polyfil or bean bag filler, or simply use extra throws, sheets, towels, or pillows that you no longer need.
Get comfy cozy with this delightful granny square pillow. Its finished size is approximately 18” x 18”. This pattern is made with 16 granny squares and includes multiple video tutorials throughout the instructions.
Although it may look pretty lifelike, this cactus is anything but pokey and rough! This desert pattern would be perfect for a plant lover or even for decorating a child’s bedroom. A video tutorial is included.
This comfy floor pillow is made with eight large hexagons. It creates a dense, durable fabric that’s ideal for floor sitting or just for snuggling! The finished pattern has a circumference of approximately 32”.
This pattern features C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet and a simple design. It’s easy to size this pillow up or down by changing the size or number of crocheted triangles. Rather than written instructions, this pattern includes a chart, as well as a video tutorial to show you how to join your triangles.
Bursting with bright colors and joy, this pillow is sure to bring a smile to your face every time you see it! To stuff it, you can use a 14” round pillow form or polyfil stuffing. Buy pom poms for the border, or make your own!
This vintage pillow is reversible with its two unique sides. Each side features nine flower squares. Once you get the hang of your first square, it’s a simple, fun project that doesn’t take too much thinking to make.
This farmhouse-style pillow is a creative way to feature the popular bobble stitch and herringbone half double crochet without having to commit to an entire blanket. You can either choose to crochet the same pattern for both the front and back of the pillow, or use a piece of fabric for the back.
This 3D flower pattern looks complicated, but in reality, it’s pretty simple! The layers are created by working in the back loops of your previous rows. Brighten up a bedroom, playroom, or hallway with this colorful, vintage cushion!
Love bobble stitches? This fun, bright, textured pillow has plenty! This design would be perfect for a living room, and the best part of making your own pillow covers is choosing the exact color you need to match your home.
These 60’s-style flowers are a groovy way to show off your vintage style! The super bulky yarn means that they work up quickly, so you can easily make a few to toss on a couch, armchair, or bed. This pattern is crocheted in the round and only uses basic crochet stitches.
Here’s a modern, artsy pillow made with bobbles, double crochets, and of course - fringe! It’s made to fill an 18” x 18” pillow form, and has buttons on the back to close the cover (and add some cute detail!).
This delightful and cozy pillow is made using the basketweave stitch, and you might be surprised to find that it’s easier than it looks! This pattern features easy-to-read written instructions as well as a diagram.
This cozy design features decorative buttons, so you don’t have to worry about creating buttonholes. It’s made by crocheting both the front and back sides, then seaming them together around your pillow form by using single crochets.
There’s so much texture and life to these squishy and soft pillows! This pattern is created with single and treble crochets, and of course, a twisted cord fringe. It’s made with super bulky yarn, which means it not only works up quickly, but is also extra cozy!
This pillow is crocheted in two pieces - front and back. One side is made with 16 granny squares that you’ll then crochet together. The other side is made in one piece. Enjoy this colorful and vintage pillow pattern!
Yarn weight: Aran
Suggested yarn: New Lanark Wool & Textiles Aran 100% Wool
Here’s another granny square design that’s made with nine squares and a granny stitch edging. The back side of this pillow is a piece of fabric that has a crochet closure. There are plenty of pictures within this pattern to guide you through as you go!
This circular fringe pillow features lively tassels all the way around! This cute little pillow would be perfect for tossing on a chair or bed or for accenting the rest of your couch pillows. It’s a simple pattern that features basic crochet techniques, such as the double crochet, chain stitch, and single crochet join.
Bring on that log cabin feel with this snug buffalo plaid pillow design! Whether curling up with a good book and mug of tea or sitting back to watch the fire, this pattern is sure to bring a comforting touch to any room. It features simple stitches with tapestry crochet for the colorwork.
The swirly design of these afghan pillows draws you in to its squishy comfort! Use one of the suggested color combinations or experiment with your own - a light and a dark works best! This design is made to fit an 18” x 18” pillow.
These embroidered pillows are a great way to bring a boho feel to a living room or bedroom. They’re made with bulky yarn, so they’re both quick and easy to create. A few of these pillows would make a lovely set, whether they’re all one color or each made with a different shade.
This free, modern crochet pillow pattern is made C2C. It’s a great starter project if you’re a beginner with the corner-to-corner technique. If you love this pillow, the author also has a free, matching blanket pattern.
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