Crochet Flower Pillow

Crochet Flower Pillow on a black park bench - pillow made in light green (background) and covered with 24 small flowers crocheted in pink and red and yellow and blue - all flowers have a dark blue center

Crochet Flower Pillow

The Crochet Flower Pillow is a lovely crochet pattern that uses basic stitches and beautiful cotton yarn! I add this crochet pillow to my home decor each spring and summer and love how it looks. The unique combination of vibrant colors makes for an eye-catching accent that is easy to make!

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Stitches Used in the Crochet Flower Pillow

Flowers are one of the best projects to crochet especially if you are a beginner. They are quick and easy to make using the most basic stitches. For this crochet flower pillow you will need to know these stitches: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. In addition to these basic stitches you will also need to know how to make an adjustable ring – this technique helps to make the center of each flower so they don’t have any gaps or holes in them. Below I include a link to a step-by-step video tutorial of this technique. But if this technique is confusing or tricky for you, then you can alter Round 1 of each flower as written below.

Thin Cotton Yarn

I love the yarn that I crocheted this flower pillow with – it is by Cascade and is called, “Noble Cotton”. It has a beautiful sheen to it and comes in such pretty colors! It is a rather thin yarn (about Size 3 cotton crochet thread size) but I think it’s perfect for the details of the flowers and leaves. You could substitute this yarn with any yarn you would like just know that your flowers and pillow will come out a different size. I think the navy blue centers make all the other colors really pop. I could see this pillow used on a porch, patio or outdoor deck right next to real flowers and gardens.

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Measurements:

Completed pillow = 12 ½” wide x 22” long

Each flower = Approximately 3″ diameter

Leaf = 2 3/4″ long x 1 1/2″ wide

Yarn used in the crochet flower pillow - thin cotton yarn sitting in a bowl in colors light green, dark green, pink, red and blue

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Cascade Yarn Noble Cotton 100% mercerized long staple cotton (3.5 oz/220 yds/100 g per skein):

1 skein each: #52 Bright Rose (red), #49 Baby Pink (light pink), # 55 Cornflower Blue (light blue), #30 Yellow, #58 Navy (very dark blue), #25 Watercress (Darker Green)

4 skeins #24 Celadon (Very Light Green)

Sizes F/ 5/3.75mm and H/8 /5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

Pillow form (12” x 22”)

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

WT (Wattle Stitch): (sc, ch 1, dc) all in st indicated

Adjustable Ring: Wrap yarn around hand to create a loop; pull working end of yarn through lp with hk;

*Watch a short video tutorial of this technique here*

Back Loop Only = Insert hk only into the back lp at the top of the stitch

Click here to watch a short video tutorial of this technique

Join with sc (join with single crochet) = With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Tr (treble crochet)= YO twice, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 3 times

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Topstitch: With slip knot on hook insert hook into crocheted fabric at edge; YO on back side of fabric and draw through fabric and through loop on hook; (insert hook into fabric slightly up from previous stitch completed, YO on back side of fabric and draw through fabric and through loop on hook) across area indicated

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)

Notes:

Weave in loose ends as you go

Join with slip stich as indicated unless otherwise stated

Gauge:

8 rows of WT = 2”; 4 WT = 2”

Close-up view of the flowers and leaves in the crochet pillow

Instructions for the Crochet Flower Pillow:

Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Pillow Base- Front:

With 3.75mm hook and Celadon (very light green) ch 66

Row 1: 

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch and in each ch across. Turn. (65 sc)

Row 2: 

Ch 1, sc in 1st st; (WT in next st, sk next 2 sts) across ending with sc in last st. Turn. (21 WT)

Row 3: 

Ch 1, sc in 1st st; WT in each ch-1 sp across; sc in last st. Turn.

Repeat Row 3 until piece measures 21” long. Fasten off.

Pillow Base – Back:

With 5 mm hook and a double strand of the Celadon ch 38

(I used a double-strand here so that the back side of the pillow would work up quicker – you could use a single-strand and make it the same as the front if you would like but since it doesn’t show and just needs to be an extra layer to make the pillow ‘work’, I used an easy technique for making the yarn thicker and stitches larger)

Row 1:

Working in the back bar of the ch, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (36 dc)

Row 2: 

Ch 2, dc in each dc across. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures same length as front. Fasten off.

Showing the flowers for the crochet flower pillow being worked on - you can see the dark centers and then some of the centers with petals on the outside; red and pink yarn balls are in a blue yarn bowl with a crochet hook nearby

As you can see in this photo, I found it quicker to make all of the flower centers first. Then I worked on Rounds 2 and 3 for all pieces -the larger outer petals. Lastly, I crocheted the center 3D petals on each flower.

I used the yarn tails from the outer petals to sew each flower onto the pillow so you could weave in all other yarn tails, too and you’ll find your project works up super fast and efficiently! 🙂

Flower – Make 24 total:

15 – Bright Rose and Baby Pink

9 – Cornflower Blue and Yellow

Round 1: 

With 3.75mm hook and Navy work (ch 3, 11 dc) in an adjustable ring. Fasten off. (Ch-3 counts as first dc)(12 dc)

[Alternative Round 1 without the “adjustable ring” = With 3.75mm hook and Navy, ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hk. Fasten off. (Use yarn tail to sew closed the small hole in center) (Ch-3 counts as first dc) (12 dc)]

Round 2: 

Working in the back loops only (for first st and every st of this round) work a join with sc with Bright Rose in any st; sc in same st; 2 sc in each st around. (24 sc)

Round 3: 

[Ch 3, (2 tr in next st) twice; ch 3, sl st in each of next 2 sts] around. Fasten off. (6 petals)

Round 4: 

With Baby Pink join with a sl st in any unused front loop of Round 1 (that is in center of any petal); (ch 2, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st) 3 times; sl st in next st; Repeat ( ) 2 more times. Fasten off.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 for each Cornflower Blue and Yellow flower

Leaf – Make 5:

With 3.75mm hook and Watercress (darker green) ch 16

Work in back loop only along back side of chain; Sl st in each of first 2 chs, sc in each of next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 tr in next ch, tr in each of next 4 chs, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch; ch 1; Now rotate leaf so working along other side of ch and continuing to work in the back loop only; sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in each of next 4 chs, 2 tr in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in each of next 2 chs, sl st in each of last 2 chs. Fasten off.

Laying out all of the colorful flowers in the crochet flower pillow on a work surface

I purposely did not sew the center petals down to the pillow base – I like how they stick up in an unpredictable way like real flowers do. I did the same with the leaves – only sewed along the center line and left the leaf sides unattached to give more texture and dimension.

Finishing and Assembly:

Using photo as a guide pin all flowers on Front Pillow Base

Then using matching yarn sew flowers to base working through Round 2 and the tips of each large petal

With Watercress (darker green) Topstitch each stem working from the bottom edge and up (using photo as a guide)

Sew on leaves using placement in photo and stitching down center of each leaf

With Wrong Sides facing and Celadon (very light green), sc Front and Back Bases together with 3.75mm hook with Front on top (flower-side facing you) – Before joining last side, insert pillow form

With Watercress (darker green) dc in each st around edge of pillow (with 3.75mm hook) working (dc, ch 1, dc) in each corner

Crochet Flower Pillow on a black park bench next to a white flowering bush

Your Crochet Flower Pillow is Complete!

Your Crochet Flower Pillow is complete! I hope you enjoyed making this project and having it on display in your home. I love how this pillow brightens up the room and reminds me of the peace of being in a garden and among real flowers. Since the flower motifs are quick to make, they could also be cute little gifts on their own that you add to a birthday card or gift package or could even leave out in the community for someone to find!

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Happy spring and happy crocheting!

Jennifer

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    1. You remember it! Yay! I’ve been wanting to share the pattern on my blog since then 🙂 Thank you for commenting!

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