I have a fun new crochet pillow pattern for you today – and a super amazing giveaway too!! I’ve partnered up with Simplicity and Boye Yarn Crafts and some amazing bloggers – we are bringing you a different fabulous free pillow pattern every day this week!
Retro Style Round Pillow – Flamingo Toes | Woven Tassel Pillow – Persia Lou
Crochet Bubble Pillow – Twin Dragonfly Designs | Geo Stripe Pillow – Whistle and Ivy
Some of you might know that we’ve just moved so I’ve been having a blast unpacking things (not so much fun) and decorating things (lots more fun). I want to make some new things for the house as well – and the first up is this little Popcorn Circles Crochet Pillow – and I have a Free Pattern for you too!
Don’t you think handmade decorations adds a little something to a house? Whether you’ve made them or you’ve bought them, I think it makes your decor look so much more personal and unique. And of course I want my house to be unique! :)
So I’m really excited with how the new pillow turned out! It’s got a fun retro vibe (of course) and it went together pretty quickly too. I used a vintage sheet for the backing so there’s a sweet floral on the back of the pillow. And all those colors really make it so that I can use it in almost any room!
This pillow is a great stashbuster too. I used 5 different colors, but you could add even more, or make it monochromatic and it would still look awesome. Ooh – or what about an ombre look? I might have to try that next.
Between the flower and the little rows of popcorn stitches the pillow has tons of texture too. The crochet stitches are nice and basic though so it should be pretty easy to work up.
Here is the pattern for you!
I used 5 colors of Red Heart Soft Yarn:
- Light Gray Heather
- Deep Sea
Crochet Hook: I
For the Pillow:
- 2 – 13″ circle pieces of fabric
- thread to match pillow and yarn
3 Double Chain Popcorn (3 dcp) – Crochet 3 double crochets (dc) in the same stitch. Remove the last loop from the hook. (I place it over my finger to hold it in place.) Insert hook in the top look of the first dc, draw the dropped loop through the dc. Ch 1 to secure the popcorn.
4 Double Chain Popcorn (4 dcp) – Crochet 4 double crochets (dc) in the same stitch. Remove the last loop from the hook. (I place it over my finger to hold it in place.) Insert hook in the top look of the first dc, draw the dropped loop through the dc. Ch 1 to secure the popcorn.
- ch – chain
- htc – half triple crochet
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
Ch 4. Join with first ch to form a loop.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Crochet 11 dc in loop. Connect with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
Round 2: Skip sl st. In next stitch crochet 3 dc. Sl st in next stitch. Repeat around to beginning slip stitch. 6 small petals made.
Round 3: Ch 5. Skip first petal. Sl st to back of sl st between first and second petal. Repeat around, forming ch 5 loops behind each petal. Connect to first ch with sl st.
Round 4: Working across first ch 5 loop, crochet 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 htc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Skip to next ch 5 loop and repeat. Continue around loops, creating 6 large petals. Connect to first sl st with sl st.
Round 5: Ch 5. Behind the first large petal, connect to row below between the petals with a sc. Continue forming ch 5 loops and connect between the petals with a sc. Connect to first ch with a sl st.
Round 6: Change colors. Ch 3 (counts as first dc) In first ch 5 loop, crochet 5 dc. Skip to next ch 5 loop, crochet 6 dc. Continue around other loops. Join with a slip stitch in top of ch 3. 36 dc made.
Round 7: Ch 3. Work 2 dc in same st as joining, remove the loop from the hook. Insert hook in top of ch 3 and draw loop through. Ch 1 to secure – beginning 3 dcp made. Sc in next dc. *3 dcp in next dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in top of beginning 3 dcp. 18 popcorns made.
Round 8: Change colors. *Chain 2. Skip first popcorn and sc into sc. Repeat around, connect with sl st to first ch. 18 ch 2 spaces made.
Round 9: In first ch 2 space, sl st, ch 3, dc. Crochet a 4dcp in the next sc. *In next ch 2 space, crochet 2 dc. Crochet a 4dcp in next sc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3. 18 popcorns and 36 dc made.
Round 10: Sl st in next dc. *Sc in top of next popcorn, ch 2, skip 2 dc. Repeat from * around, joining with sl st in first sc. 18 sc and 18 ch 2 spaces.
Round 11: In first ch 2 space, sl st, ch 3, dc. 2 Dc in next sc. * Crochet 2 dc in next ch 2 space, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat around, joining with sl st in top of ch 3. 72 dc made.
Round 12: Change colors. Ch 3. Work 3 dc in same st as joining, remove the loop from the hook. Insert hook in top of ch 3 and draw loop through. Ch 1 to secure – beginning 4 dcp made. Sc in next dc. * Crochet 4 dcp in next dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of popcorn. 36 popcorns, 36 sc made.
Round 13: Ch 3. 2 dc in first sc. *dc in top of next popcorn, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3. 104 dc made.
Round 14: Change colors. Ch 3. Work 3 dc in same st as joining, remove the loop from the hook. Insert hook in top of ch 3 and draw loop through. Ch 1 to secure – beginning 4 dcp made. Sc in next dc. * Crochet 4 dcp in next dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of popcorn. 52 popcorns and 52 sc made.
Round 15: Ch 3. 1 dc in first sc. *dc in top of next popcorn, 1 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3. 104 dc made.
Round 16: Change colors. Ch 3. Work 3 dc in same st as joining, remove the loop from the hook. Insert hook in top of ch 3 and draw loop through. Ch 1 to secure – beginning 4 dcp made. Sc in next dc. * Crochet 4 dcp in next dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of popcorn. 52 popcorns and 52 sc made.
Round 17: Ch 3. 2 dc in first sc. *dc in top of next popcorn, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3. 156 dc made.
Round 18: Change colors. Sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 156 sc made.
Round 19. In next sc, crochet 5 dc. Sl st in next two sc. *Crochet 5 dc, sl st in next two sc. Continue around to make scalloped ruffle edging. Join with sl to first sl st. Finish off.
Now you’ve got your crochet topper, you need a pillow to go under it! You can purchase a 12″ pillow, or you can sew your own. To do that, cut 2 13″ circles of fabric. Place the fabrics right sides together and sew around the edge with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave a 4″ opening for turning and stuffing.
Turn the pillow right side out and stuff to desired fluffiness. Hand sew the opening closed.
Hand sew the crochet cover to the pillow, along the seam of the pillow form by stitching just under the ruffled edging. Use a thread that matches the yarn in rows 16 and 17.
And then you’re all finished!
Now it’s giveaway time!
I’ve partnered up with the amazing other bloggers in the Pillow Hop, along with Simplicity to bring you this fabulous giveaway of yarn and crochet tools – valued at $229!!
The prize includes:
- 1 Boye Yarn Crafts Crochet Master (full of those awesome hooks!!)
- 1 Boye Electric Ball Winder
- 10 Skeins of Red Heart Soft Yarn
- Soak Wash Gift Set including:
- Phil Basin (in orange)
- SOAK 3oz. travel size in Yuzu
- Handmaid 3oz. travel size in Lacey
- Flatter 8.4 oz full size in Fig
Entering is super easy!
would love to try making the Popcorn Circles Crochet Pillow with the yarn! it is so pretty & looks vintage!
What a nifty pattern, Bev! I would probably make a couple of pillows like this were I so fortunate as to win the giveaway!
Diana G. says
I have to make these , but it will be next year as I am doing Christmas now. But those would be great for birthday gifts, anniversary, etc… Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win !!!
Milhorn Corleen says
Thank you for sharing this pattern! Love your work and your generosity.
Nancy Johnson says
I love these pillows, they are similar to some my mom made. I would love to win and make some of my own!
trhis is so beautiful, cant wait to get the rest
I LOVE this pillow!
This pattern has come at the perfect time, just finished decorating my daughters bedroom in a Frozen theme and wanted to add some cushions to the sofa. This design in different blues, white and purple will look awesome. Thanks so much.
I would make this pillow lol
So pretty, Bev! Love it!
Rosanna Judah-Elliott says
Thanks for a GREAT Giveaway!
I followed the pillow hop to Twin Dragonfly Designs, but then hit a dead end! Where can I find the posts for the rest of the pillows? I am particularly interested in the pillow with the circle / yoyo motif.
Sorry about that – I’ve updated the post with everyone’s links, but here is the link to the Yo Yo pillow – http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2015/09/crocheted-pom-pom-pillow-free-pattern.html
I think that one is so great too! :)
What a great crochet pillow. I am currently working on a new design for one. Love the stitch pattern and yarn you used. I have used the Red Heart soft to make a couple of sweaters and it really is a great yarn to work with – I bet it makes a soft pillow.
Joanita Theron says
Gorgeous! I have recently been bitten by the Crochet Pillow Bug…and am always on the hunt for new patterns to try :) This is being pinned and saved!! Thank you so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle!\
Joanita @ Snickerdoodle Sunday
What a great pillow pattern! I love the colors you combined. So cheerful! Thanks for sharing this great post with us at the Best of the Blogosphere!
Hi Bev. The retro look of this pillow is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. We’ve shared it in our latest craft inspiration roundup. https://craftylikegranny.com/crafting-happiness/ Cheers Jodie :)