Not so Square Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

Not so Square Crochet Pillow

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Add some modern twist to your home using an old favorite, the granny square.   By tweaking the easy granny square just slightly, you can achieve this fun design, making this pattern great for beginners, or for a quick project.  A few supplies, and you have yourself a decorative pillow well under store-bought prices.

Supplies:

  • Caron Simply Soft
    • Dark Country Blue (1 skein)
    • Bone (1 skein)
    • Watermelon (small amount)
    • Cool Green (small amount)
    • Blue Mint (small amount)
    • Lavender (small amount)
    • Harvest Red or Super Duper Yellow (small amount)
  • 4.5mm Hook
  • 16in. Pillow Form (I used Soft and Craft brand)


Finished Size:

16in. by 16in.

Stitches:

CH – Chain

SS – Slip Stitch

SC – Single Crochet

DC – Double Crochet

MR – Magic Ring

Notes:
  • The colored squares only require small amounts, great to use up your scraps.
  • Pillow is made out of 50 squares made then sewn together with a whip stitch.
  • When you see a * to * that means the stitch sequence is repeated, the number of times is indicated after the final *.  Have Fun!

Solid Squares:

Make 20 each in Dark Country Blue and 10 each in Bone colors, MR, CH1,

Round 1: *3DC in MR, CH2* 4 times, SS to first DC of round. (12DC, 4 CH2 spaces)

Round 2: CH1, DC in same stitch as SS, DC in next 2 stitches, *in CH2 space (2DC, CH2, 2DC), DC in next 3 stitches,* 3 times, (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in last CH2 space, SS to first DC of round. (28DC, 4 CH2 spaces)

Round 3: CH1, DC in same stitch as SS, DC in next 4 stitches, in *CH2 space (2DC, CH2, 2DC), DC in next 3 stitches,* 3 times, (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in last CH2 space, DC in last 2 stitches, SS to first DC of round, fasten off and weave in ends. (44DC, 4 CH2 spaces)

 

Colored Squares:

Make 2 each in the following color combos:

  • Color A – Dark Country Blue         Color B – Cool Green
  • Color A – Bone                              Color B – Cool Green
  • Color A – Dark Country Blue         Color B – Watermelon
  • Color A – Bone                              Color B – Watermelon
  • Color A – Dark Country Blue         Color B – Blue Mint
  • Color A – Bone                              Color B – Blue Mint
  • Color A – Dark Country Blue         Color B – Lavender
  • Color A – Bone                              Color B – Lavender
  • Color A – Dark Country Blue         Color B – Red or Yellow
  • Color A – Bone                              Color B – Red or Yellow

With Color A, MR, CH1,

Round 1: 2DC in MR, changing to Color B on final yarn over make a 3rd DC in MR, *CH2, 3DC, CH2, 2DC, changing back to Color A on final yarn over make a 3rd DC in MR, 3DC, CH2, SS to first DC of round. (6DC in Color A, 6DC in color B, 2 CH2 spaces in color A, 2 CH2 spaces in Color B)

Round 2: CH1, DC in same stitch as SS, DC in next 2 stitches, in CH2 space (1DC, changing to Color B on final yarn over make a 2nd DC in CH2 space, CH2, 2DC), DC in next 3 stitches, (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in CH2 space, DC in next 3 stitches, in CH2 space (1DC, changing back to Color A on final yarn over make a 2nd DC in CH2 space, CH2, 2DC), DC in next 3 stitches, (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in CH2 space, SS to first DC of round. (14DC in Color A, 14 DC in Color B, 2 CH2 spaces in Color A, 2 CH2 spaces in Color B)

Round 3: CH1, DC in same stitch as SS, DC in next 4 stitches, in CH2 space (1DC, changing to Color B on final yarn over make a 2nd DC in CH2 space, CH2, 2DC), DC in next 7 stitches, (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in CH2 space, DC in next 7 stitches, in CH2 space (1DC, changing back to Color A on final yarn over make a 2nd DC in CH2 space, CH2, 2DC), DC in next 7 stitches, (2DC, CH2, 2DC) in CH2 space, DC in last 2 stitches, SS to first DC of round, fasten off and weave in ends. (22DC in Color A, 22 DC in Color B, 2 CH2 spaces in Color A, 2 CH2 spaces in Color B)

color change
Before completing final yarn over, change to new color.
color change
Color change complete, continue with new color.

Assemble:

  1. Layout completed squares as pictured below

:pillow layout

2. With Right sides facing, whip stitch the squares together:

  • First make rows
  • Next sew rows together
  • Tip: make sure to use coordinating yarn color so your stitches don’t show through.
pillow panel
One Panel complete.
whip stitch
Whip stitch with front sides of fabric facing each other.
whip stitch
Whip stitched down a complete row.

You should have two pieces of square fabric for front and back of pillow.

Finish Up:

  1. Line up panels with wrong sides facing.
  2. Attach yarn in corner CH2 space.
  3. CH1, {*SC through both pieces of fabric in 11 stitches, SC in next 2 CH2 spaces,* 4 times SC through both pieces of fabric in 11 stitches, 3SC in corner CH2 space,} working the other side repeat from { to } 2 more times.
  4. Insert Pillow form.
  5. Continue to SC the final side enclosing pillow. *SC through both pieces of fabric in 11 stitches, SC in next 2 CH2 spaces,* 4 times SC through both pieces of fabric in 11 stitches, 3SC in corner CH2 space, SS to first SC of round, fasten off weave in ends.
pillow insert
Insert Pillow before closing up last side.
close up pillow
Insert hook through stitch on both sides of fabric. Ensure 3SC are in each corner space.

Not So Square Pillow pattern by: funkifybers.com.  OK to share and sell finished items, please do not sell pattern.

Not so square pillow

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