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Free Crochet Pillow Patterns and Crochet Pillow Covers

I have always liked the look of many pillows on beds, sofas, couches, and chairs to soften things up and make a room feel cozy. Using crochet pillows or crochet pillow covers may seem like such a small thing, but they make my house feel homey.

The problem had been that I could never find the “just right” pillows to create the image I had in my mind.

Here is where crochet pillows come in!  When I realized I could make my own pillows using crochet free pillow patterns to add the textures and colors that felt right to me, things began to change in my house!

We have collected a very diverse list of crochet pillow and cover patterns for you here!

As you browse through the links to the crochet free pillow patterns, I’d like to give you some things to think about that really helped me when deciding on what pillows to add to my home decor.

Choosing Your Crochet Pillow Yarn Colors

As with fabrics for my quilts, choosing yarn colors has been difficult for me.  I know it comes easily to many, and a lot of crafters find it one of the most fun and exciting parts of the craft.

If you struggle a bit like I do, I have a hint for you, especially when it comes to adding crochet pillows.

First, take a look at the big picture, including furniture, wall colors, and flooring in the room you are working with. Squint your eyes, and see what color “pops” out at you.  You are going to want to choose your crochet pillow yarn colors to highlight the color that is popping!

Be careful not to choose a color that is the new “pop”!  Definitely go for a different color than the “pop”, but be sure it doesn’t jump out. You want to accent the main color and not overshadow it.

Our crochet pillow patterns show the pillows in solids and multi-colors.  Many of the free patterns are solids with great texture!  Adding texture like fringe, tassels, bubble stitches, etc. will add so much to the room, just by adding a crochet pillow in a solid.

Variety in Crochet Pillow Choices

The particular crochet pillow patterns that you choose will depend on the environment you want to achieve.  

If you are looking for something warm and fun, add a wide variety of pillows. It’s best not to make any of them exact matches if warm and fun is the goal.  

Definitely stick to the color guidelines and make the pillows the accent, but in my living room, I had two matching couches with four matching throw pillows.  Talk about a stuffy look!

Another nice look is to make a crochet pillow for each chair along with the couch pillows.  Make sure every sitting area has a pillow; it doesn’t have to be large, but the pillows keep the look fun and warm.

If you are going to be crocheting pillows for a bedroom, you once again want to decide the look you are going for.  The bedroom should be personal and relaxing.  And that means different things for different people!

For some, bright colors are just over the top and not at all restful.  In this room, you may want to stick to neutrals or even the same color for every pillow, changing it up with texture and shape.

Arranging Your Crochet Pillows

Although I don’t always follow this rule, it is often suggested that you have an odd number of pillows.  At first, I thought this would alter my world of symmetry. 

In my bedroom, I like to go for symmetry.  Well, I pretty much like symmetry everywhere.  But I digress.

I have five pillows in my bedroom now and am still able to keep the symmetry I crave.  I placed the neutral and solid sleeping pillows side by side in twos, and then I added a smaller and colorful crochet pillow in a different shape in the middle of the stack.

I love this look!

If you like a more effortless and asymmetrical look, just go wild and random with size, shape and even color.

If you have more neutral sleeping pillows, keep them at the back by the headboard and toss the colorful and fun pillows on top and to the front.  Don’t be afraid to go with some of our more exciting print crochet pillow patterns!

Start Looking at Our Crochet Pillow Patterns!

OK, now get to it!  You are ready to make your place your own Home Sweet Home with crochet pillows!

If you'd like to add some crochet afghans along with your pillows, we have a great page with wonderful free crochet afghans, blankets and throws, too!

Free Crochet Pillow Patterns and Crochet Pillow Covers

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Alaska Snow Flowers Pillow Crochet Pattern

This Crochet Alaska Snow Flowers Pillow is perfect for bringing some color to the living room or bedroom. Yarnspirations

Blocked Out Crochet Pillow #ad

Created in plush Bernat Blanket O'Go, the pattern features color blocks on the front and stripes on the back. JOANN

Bobble Crochet Pillow #ad

This crochet pillow is perfect for any sofa. JOANN

Bunny Floor Pillow #ad

This easy-to-crochet floor bunny is perfect for a child to cuddle up with while watching TV or have imaginative playtime.

Cactus Pillow

Crochet a cactus pillow with this free tutorial. A Crafty Concept

Chainlink Pillow

This quick crochet pillow is a welcome addition to any home. Mary Maxim

Cozy Cottage Popcorn Pillow

Add a touch of warmth to your favoratie chaie with this crochet popcorn pillow. Craft Yarn Council

Crochet Pillow Cover

This free pattern uses the smock stitch to create a textured effect and had a button closure. Birdz of a Feather

Crochet Pillow DIY with Tassels

This pillow will add a great amount of texture and visual interest to any room. Learn how to crochet it with the free pattern. Pop Shop America

Gingham Crochet Pillow

Using the corner to corner (C2C) crochet to make this pillow achieves the Gingham effect and minimized color changes. Christaco Design

Irish Lace Pillow

A free classic Irish lace pattern. Craftbits.com

Kittens and PuppiesPillows

Completely irresistible, these utterly clever pillow designs will delight cat and dog lovers. Yarnspirations

Lombardy Pillow

This DIY pillow has a texture stitch giving it a moder crochet touch to your home decor. Christaco Design

Mod Striped Pillows Crochet Pattern

These pillows are easier than they look! First crochet the center horizontal stripes, and then add vertical stripes to each side. Yarnspirations

Piazzo Crochet Pillow

Learn how to crochet a textured crochet envelope pillow cover. Christaco Design

Puff Flower Pillow

Gather all your bright colored yarns and threads and make this puff pillow case. Craft Bits

Rainbow Bobble Crochet Pillow

Crochet up a cute colorful pillow to cozy up to. My Poppet Makes

Seaside Pillow

The classic chevron design has modern flair when crocheted in a two-color pattern. Yarnspirations

Stripes Pillow #ad

This simple crochet throw pillow pattern would look lovely with any decor. JOANN

Swirling Textures Crochet Pillow #ad

Add texture to a room decor with this wiggly crochet pillow. JOANN

Tassel And Texture Crochet Pillow #ad

These fun, crocheted pillows make a big impact in any room. JOANN

Trentino Reversible Pillow

This crochet pillow features a textured stitch and subtle color changes. Christaco Design

Triangle Puzzle Pillow

This geometric pillow will add a pop to any room. Yarnspirations





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