Love Your Granny Square Pillow

Crochet this colorful square pillow and change up the decor of your room! You can make the pillow as big as you want by simply repeating the rows. For this project you can use any yarn you like; I used a gradient yarn cake which subtly changes color. This crochet pillow cover is a beginner-friendly pattern and includes a video tutorial.

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Love Your Granny Square Pillow

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About this pattern

This crochet pillow cover pattern is made by simply repeating my Love Your Granny Square pattern. The pattern is made with chains, single crochet, double crochet and post stitches.All you have to do, is repeat 9 rows till you think the pillow is big enough. To save time, yarn and work, the square is sewn on a pillow in a matching color. No need to crochet the back of a pillow.

back of granny square pillow cover - free crochet pattern with katia silk degrade

About the yarn

For this design I used a gradient yarn cake. I was able to make 2 pillows (1 small, 1 big) out of 1 Katia Silk Degrade cake. What I like most about yarn cakes, is how they automatically change color in a beautiful, gradient way. The pillow can be made with any yarn, but I highly suggest using a yarn cake for that wow-factor.

Katia Silk Degrade - gradient yarn cakes

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Materials

– You can use any yarn you like. Make sure to use the recommended hook size matching with the yarn which is stated on the label. I used 1 Katia Silk Degrade cake (weight 3/Light, 656yds/600m, 5.29oz/150g). Click here for yarn cakes that are available in the USA.

– Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook)

– Pillow 50 x 50 cm / 20 x 20″ (I used ULLKAKTUS from Ikea, $2.99 ea) or cushion cover with zipper

– Scissors

– Needle & thread for sewing onto pillow

Finished size

20 x 20″
50 x 50 cm

Gauge

17 dc and 10 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch

– ch: chain

– sc: single crochet

– dc: double crochet

– bpdc: back post double crochet

– 2 dc cluster: 2 double crochet cluster: Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, pull through, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook back into same stitch, pull through, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all four loops on hook.

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– This project is worked in rounds with the right side facing you

– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within the same corner

– Slip stitches do not count as a stitch

– Stitch count does not include the ch 2 in corners

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of this pattern.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.

Round 1:
Ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout), [3 dc, ch 2] 3 times, 2 dc, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 dc)

Texture

Round 2:
ch 5, 1 dc in same ch-2 space, *1 bpdc in each st across, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in ch-2 space, corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, 1 bpdc in each st across, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 5 st)

Round 3:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, *1 dc in each st across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, 1 dc in each st across, 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 9 dc)

Round 4:
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 11 st)

Round 5:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, *skip 1st st, 1 dc in each st across, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, skip 1st st, 1 dc in each st across, 2 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 15 dc)

Chain spaces

Round 6:
ch 5, 2 dc cluster into corner, *ch 1, skip 1 st, [2 dc cluster in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] repeat across, (2 dc cluster, ch 2, 2 dc cluster) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, repeat from * one more time but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 9 dc clusters)

Round 7:
ch 4, 2 hdc into corner, *ch 2, [1 sc in next ch-sp, ch 3] repeat across, 1 sc in last ch-sp, ch 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, repeat from * one more time but replace last corner with 1 hdc into corner before beginning ch-4, sl st in 2nd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 9 ch-sp, 8 sc)

Round 8:
Repeat round 7 (4 sets of 10 ch-sp, 9 sc)

Round 9:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, *ch 1, skip 1 st, [2 dc cluster in next ch-sp, ch 1, skip 1 st] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, repeat from * one more time but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets 10 dc clusters & 4 dc)

Double crochet

Round 10:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, *1 dc in next 2 st, [1 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next cluster] repeat across, 1 dc in last 2 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, repeat from * one more time but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 29 dc)

Round 11 – 28:
Repeat round 2 – 10 two more times

Stitch count

The table below shows the rows you should repeat and the amount of stitches you should have at the end of each row.

Love my Granny Square pillow stitch count

Sewing

With needle and thread, sew your work onto the pillow. You can also sew your work onto a cushion cover, this will make it easier to remove in case you want to wash it.

Share a picture!

If you make this crochet pillow cover, please tag or mention me on Instagram @wilmawestenberg and add this pattern to your Ravelry queue. I would love to see what colors you used and feature some of your pictures!

Questions?

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