Holiday Striped Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

I’m so excited to share my contribution for this year’s #12WeeksChristmasCAL! If you are not familiar with this CAL, you can find more information about it here. I have created this gorgeous Holiday Striped Pillow for the 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL. It is made with Red Heart With Love, which is a soft and comfy yarn. You can easily mix and match the colors to create this project for a different occasion as well! I hope you enjoy the pattern! Happy Crocheting!

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Holiday Striped Pillow

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

BL – back loop
ch(s) 
– chain(s)
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

12.4 stitches & 11.2 rows = 4″ (in hdc)

Finished Size:

Approximately 18″ x 18″

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This project is worked in 3 pieces and then seamed together to form the pillow case.

Instructions:

Pillow Front

With Color A, Ch 57
Row 1 (RS): 1 hdc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into each remaining st across, turn. (56)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (56)
Row 3-6: Repeat Row 2

Change to Color B

Row 7: Ch 1, 1 sc into the BL of each st across, turn. (56)
Row 8: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, sl st into the next st, *1 hdc into the next st, sl st into the next st; Repeat from * across, turn. (56)
Row 9-13: Repeat Row 8
Row 14: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (56)

Change to Color A

Row 15: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the BL of each st across, turn. (56)
Row 16: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (56)
Row 17-18: Repeat Row 16

Change to Color B

Row 19-26: Repeat Rows 7-14

Change to Color A

Row 27-30: Repeat Rows 15-18

Change to Color B

Row 31-38: Repeat Rows 7-14

Change to Color A

Row 39-42: Repeat Rows 15-18

Change to Color B

Row 43-50: Repeat Rows 7-14

Fasten off, weave all ends.

Back (Top Portion):

With Color A, Ch 57
Row 1: 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into each remaining st across, turn. (56)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (56)
Row 3-20: Repeat Row 2
Row 21: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 11 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 28 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 12 sts, turn. (56)
Row 22: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st and ch sp across, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (56)

Back (Bottom Portion):

With Color A, Ch 57
Row 1: 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into each remaining st across, turn. (56)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (56)
Row 3-23: Repeat Row 2
Row 24: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (56)

Finish:

  • Now it is time to seam the pillow parts together. Place the front of the pillow right side facing up.
  • Place the top portion of the back piece down on top of the front piece. Make sure to align the top of the back piece with the top of the front piece.
  • Place the bottom portion of the back piece on top of the front piece, overlapping the top portion. Make sure to align the bottom of the back piece with the bottom of the front piece.
  • To keep the pieces in place, I suggest pinning them together with sewing pins.
  • Using the yarn tails and yarn needle, whip stitch around the entire pillow case to sew it closed.
  • Fasten off and weave all ends.
  • Turn the pillow case inside out so that the right side is now on the outside.
  • Align the buttons with the button holes on the back and sew them on using yarn and a yarn needle (or a needle and thread.)
  • Place pillow insert inside of the case and button to close.

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