DAHLIA PILLOW – free crochet pattern

Hi guys!

I`m super excited to introduce you my very first free crochet pattern.

The perfect crochet pillow to personalize your home. In an easy and quick way add a bit decor and style to your living room or bedroom. It is perfect also for a gift. So many options for this pillow.

This cushion pattern usesthe Intarsia Crochet technique. If you are unfamiliar with this method I would recommend you some practice before start this project. You can find my beginner friendly tutorial on my blog How to do INTARSIA CROCHET

This crochet pillow pattern is simple, elegant and modern. It looks stylish in mustard and ecru colors but you can choose your favourite colors as well. Enjoy the Dahlia Pillow!

Read on down for the full, free crochet pattern !

Happy Crocheting!

PATTERN

Pillow cover is worked in 3 separate pieces: FRONT, BACK TOP AND BACK BOTTOM. They are seamed together.  The pillow cover does have a buttoned opening on the back to take the pillow pad in or out.

Difficulty: Intermediate – maker should be comfortable with intarsia crochet Basic. Check out my tutorial.

Finished size 40 x 40 cm

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn Drops Paris 100% Cotton (50g/75m). Yarn A 6 skeins in Mustard (41) and Yarn B 2 skeins in Off White (17)
  2. Hook size 5 mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  3. Pillow pad
  4. 4 buttons (Approx. 2,8 cm)
  5. Tapestry Needle (to weave and hide yarn ends)
  6. Scissor

Gauge 15 sts and 16 rows = 10 cmx 10 cm using sc

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms)

ch – chain stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc – single crochet

yo – yarn over

FRONT

Using yarn A make ch60 + 1 for turning. Work sc in each st(s) across to work rows from 1 to 60 according to below chart.  Every row starts with a chain which does not count as a stitch.

The most important thing: 1 square is 1 sc!

Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

The back of the pillow should look something like this:

BACK BOTTOM

Using Yarn A make ch61.

Row1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.

Row 2 – Row 60: ch1 (does not count as sc here and  throughout), sc in each st(s) across, turn.

Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

BACK TOP

Using Yarn A make ch61.

Row1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.

Row 2 – Row 8: ch1 (does not count as sc here and  throughout), sc in each st(s) across, turn.

Row 9: ch1, sc in next 6 st(s), [ch3, skip 3 st(s), sc in next 12 st(s)] 3 times – 3 buttonholes created, ch3, skip 3 st(s), sc in next 6 st(s), turn.

Row 10 – Row 13: ch1, sc in each st(s) across, turn.

Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

FINISHING
  1. Block all the parts of your pillow to give them shape.
  2. Sew all parts together. First, place FRONT and BACK TOP together with right sides facing. With a tapestry needle and yarn A join wider sides of them together using a running stitch. Then place FRONT and BACK BOTTOM together with right sides facing and join 3 sides around with a running stitch.
  3. Sew 1 button beneath each button hole on BACK BOTTOM part.
  4. Insert pillow pad.

I’m sure you will really enjoy making this modern cushion and let me know what you think.

Don’t forget to share your finished projects with me!  If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

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