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Gorgeous Free Round Crochet Pillow Pattern

Everyone says that changing up your throw pillows is a great way to update your living room look. I must admit, I don’t often do this so when we received a rich deep teal wool from Topsy Farms I was determined to make a crochet pillow cover to showcase the gorgeous colour and texture. We’re happy to share the free crochet pillow patterns and tutorial with you!

A teal, round crochet throw pillow on a chair covered with knitted white throw in the corner of bright white bedroom.

Free Crochet Pillow Patterns

As we’ve written in recent weeks, wool has a number of unique benefits as compared to other fibers including excellent moisture absorbancy and temperature regulation properties. You can read more about the 100% Canadian, non-chemically processed, pure wool yarn available at Topsy Farms here.

Teal wool round crochet throw pillow made from free crochet pillow patterns on a white knitted throw blanket

In addition to our recent Sand Pebbles Diamond Crochet Afghan Square and our Simple Sunrise Shrug Knitting patterns, we’re happy to share this new Sand Dollar Crochet Pillow Cover pattern with you.

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To Make your Round Crochet Pillow Cover:

This pattern makes one round crochet pillow cover, approximately 16” in diameter when completed.

Supplies Needed to Make the Round Crochet Pillow Cover:

Free Crochet Pillow Pattern:

You will need to crochet two of these rounds, one for each side of the crochet pillow cover.

dc, double crochet; bp, back post; fp, front post; sl st, slip stitch; sts, stitches

Round 1: dc magic ring 12 (leave long tail for attaching button and pulling in to pucker later) 10-12 inches tail. Sl st to top of starting chain 2. (12 sts)

Round 1 of the free crochet pillow pattern

Round 2: chain 2, dc fp same dc from round 1,

(2dc bp next dc, 2dc fp next dc) 5 times,

2dc bp next dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (24 sts)

Round 3: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 2 dc, dc fp next 2 dc) 5 times,

dc bp next 2dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (24 sts)
Completed Round 3 of the free crochet pillow pattern

Round 4: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(2dc bp next 2 dc, dc fp next 2 dc) 5 times,

2dc bp next 2dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (36 sts)

Round 5: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 4 dc, dc fp next 2 dc) 5 times,

dc bp next 4 dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (36 sts)

Round 6: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(2dc bp next 4 dc, dc fp next 2 dc) 5 times,

2dc bp next 4 dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (60 sts)

Round 7: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 3 dc, 2dc fp next 2 dc together, dc bp next 3dc, dc fp next 2 dc) 5 times,

dc bp next 3 dc, 2dc fp next 2 dc together, dc bp next 3dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (60 sts)

Round 8: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 3 dc, dc fp next 2 dc, dc bp next 3dc, dc fp next 2dc) 5 times,

dc bp next 3 dc, dc fp next 2 dc, dc bp next 3dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (60 sts)

Round 9: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next dc, 2dc bp next dc, dc bp next dc, dc fp next 2 dc, dc bp next dc, 2dc bp next dc, dc bp next dc, dc fp next 2dc) 5 times,

dc bp next dc, 2dc bp next dc, dc bp next dc, dc fp next 2 dc, dc bp next dc, 2dc bp next dc, dc bp next dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (72 sts)

Round 10: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 4dc, dc fp next 2 dc) 11 times,

dc bp next 4dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (72 sts)

Round 11: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(2dc bp next 4dc, dc fp next 2 dc) 11 times,

2dc bp next 4dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (120 sts)

Rounds 12: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 3 dc, 2dc fp next 2 dc together, dc bp next 3 dc, dc fp next 2 dc) 11 times,

dc bp next 3 dc, 2dc fp next 2 dc together, dc bp next 3 dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (120 sts)

Close up image of the radial pattern on the round crochet throw pillow pattern

Round 13: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 3dc, dc fp next 2dc) 23 times,

dc bp next 3dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (120 sts)

Round 14: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 3dc, dc fp next 2dc) 23 times,

dc bp next 3dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (120 sts)

Round 15: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next dc, 2dc bp next dc, dc bp next dc, dc fp next 2dc) 23 times,

dc bp next dc, 2dc bp next dc, dc bp next dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (144 sts)

Round 16-20: chain 2, dc fp next dc,

(dc bp next 4dc, dc fp next 2dc) 23 times,

dc bp next 4dc, sl st (back to front) to starting chain 2. (144 sts)

Each of the completed crochet pillow round panels will have a distinctive front and back side. You can choose whether to finish the throw pillow with two of the same patterns on the outside or one of each finish on either side. Then just flip the pillow over for a different look each day 🙂 .

Assembling the crochet pillow cover:

I chose to finish the crochet pillow with a pucker in the center, which is optional. To make the pucker:

1. Measure the pillow form and mark the center with a pencil or pen.

2. Thread the long starting tail that you had left when making the crochet pillow round onto the darning needle, and poke through the center of the pillow form.

3. Line the starting yarn tail of the second crocheted pillow round with the yarn tail you had just pulled through the pillow form. Tie the ends by pulling them together. The tighter you pull them, the deeper the pucker will be.

4. Line up the “lines” or rays of each of the crochet rounds and slip stitch them together from the outside all the way around. Fasten off and weave in the leftover yarn tail.

There you have it: a beautiful round DIY crochet pillow cover reminiscent of a sea urchin or sand dollar! If you are looking for more DIY throw pillow inspiration, check out this customizable “quote pillow” by Brooklyn Berry designs, this lovely felted sweater woven throw pillow by Life is a Party, or this upcycled vintage wool blanket throw pillow by Vin’yet Etc.

If you don’t have time to do-it-yourself, we have a collection of some of our favourite coastal throw pillows you can buy.

Completed sand dollar crochet pillow cover on a chair covered with a white knitted blanket

Even the baby likes our new crochet pillow!

Baby laying with her head down on the pillow made with the free crochet pillow pattern made in the post

Do you have any favourite crochet pillow patterns?

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Collage of images showing the completed free crochet pillow pattern with a sand dollar design

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Saturday 24th of July 2021

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Mallory

Sunday 25th of April 2021

I'm at the end of my first half of the pillow and am wondering how to finish it off. Do I need to leave a long tail string when I finish it off so I can sew the two pieces together when I'm done? or do I not bother with that and instead use string from my yarn skein to dew the two sides together? thanks!

Jane and Sonja

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Hi Mallory. It's been a while since I made the pillow. I believe I just used a separate piece of thread from the screen (it's difficult to guess how much you'd need). But I'm sure the other way would work as well. Warm regards, Jane

Michelle

Friday 4th of December 2020

Beginner crochet-er here, I find it easier to watch videos have you made one for this throw pillow? BTW its gorgeous!!

Abby

Thursday 16th of April 2020

Hello! Thank you for this wonderful pattern! It’s working up beautifully and I can’t wait to finish it. My question is in regards to washing the pillow. I’ll be using the pillow for decorative purposes but it’s bound to get dirty at some point.... Do you have any recommendations on how to wash the pillow since the cover will be sewn on and closed?

Angie K

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

What weight is the yarn you used? I tried clicking on the link provided but it’s no longer active. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Jane and Sonja

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Hi Angie. Thank you so much for letting us know about the link. I've gone in and corrected it. We used a 2-ply worsted weight yarn. I hope that helps! Jane

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