Free and Easy Crochet Pillow


This pillow fits with my Make Your House A Home Series so well because this pillow cost me $0.  I made this from everything I already had at home.  I made a luxurious pillow for free using things from my yarn stash and my linen closet.

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How it came to be:  One day I decided to use a pillow that has been naked for over three years.  It has sat without a cover for three years because I just couldn’t decide how I wanted to sew one for it, it is oblong and it is fat and it is feathery.  Then Pinterest called to me and I found Sewrella’s Basic Crochet Pillow Cover.  This is a great  and beginner friendly pattern.  Easy to follow and understand, so basic that you can easily adjust it to fit just about any pillow you want and I didn’t have to sew at all.  Her pillow form was 14″ X 14″ which made it easy to break the pattern down with some math and create a pattern of my own oblong pillow.  I had a lot of worsted weight yarn in my stash that needed to be used so this was a perfect stash buster.

Crochet Pillow Cover Image 2Below are the modifications I made to Sewrella’s original Basic Crochet Pillow Pattern.  I will only share what modifications I made to create the cover to fit my pillow size but please refer to her website for the full pattern.

Materials I used:

  • Pillow size 14″ Tall by 20″ Wide or Long
  • 1 skein of Lion Brand’s Fishermen’s Wool YarnColor: Birch Tweed
  • Size N/P Crochet Hook


  • To begin Chain 40
  • Row 1 – SC across with a total number of 39 SC
  • Complete 36 rows
  • My gauge ended up being 2.57 rows/inch.

Crochet Pillow Cover Collage Photo no text on itI hope this was helpful to you and I strongly encourage you to try this pattern.   It is such a beginner friendly project and is such a boost of self esteem to add to your home.  It really is, at least it is for me.


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