Holly Jolly Christmas Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

I am so excited to participate in this year’s 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL! My contribution is this lovely Holly Jolly Christmas Pillow. It is the perfect accent pillow for your bed or sofa. I added two holly berry bunches to my pillow but there is definitely room to add more! I hope you enjoy the pattern. Happy Crocheting!

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Holly Jolly Christmas Pillow

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
[] – indicates instructions to be repeated inside of the brackets
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

12.8 stitches & 10.8 rows = 4″ (in pattern stitch)

Finished Size:

Approximately 19″ x 19″

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.

Instructions:

Pillow (Make 2)

With Color A,
Ch 61
Row 1: 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into each remaining st across, turn. (60 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (60 sts)
Row 3-51: Repeat Row 2
Row 52: Repeat Row 2, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Holly Berries (Make 6)

With Color B,
Magic circle, ch 1
Round 1: 8 hdc into the magic circle, join in beginning hdc. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc into each st around, join in beginning hdc, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (16 sts)

Holly Leaf (Make 4)

With Color C,
Ch 11
Row 1: 1 sc into the first st, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 tr into the next st, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into the next st, 3 sc into the last st. (11 sts)
Working into the bottom of loops of the ch, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 tr into the next st, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Round 2: *Ch 3, sl st into the 3rd ch (this is the picot st), sl st into each of the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around until the last st, ch 3, sl st into the 3rd ch, sl st into the same st, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 picot sts)

Finish:

  • Attach the holly berries and leaves to the pillow using the yarn ends and yarn needle.
  • Bring the two sections of the pillow together.
  • Using yarn needle, whip stitch the edges together on three sides.
  • Insert the pillow form into the cover.
  • Close the remaining edge with a whip stitch.
  • Weave all ends.

 

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