You’ll love this modern crochet pillow that’s made using the corner to corner (c2c) crochet technique. A modern crochet cushion cover that’s magazine ready, made just by you. Keep reading for all the details for this free crochet pillow pattern.
For some unknown reason, I have a bunch of pillow forms hanging around my house and I am not really sure where they all came from. Pillow forms are a really strange thing to have and not know how you got them!
All the good intentions of sewing covers for them have not happened which is actually great because crocheting covers for them is so fun and easy.
I’ve been on a mission to get those pillow forms covered in crochet cuteness and it has been so fun!
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How to Crochet A Cushion Cover
Crochet pillow covers have amazing depth and texture and the possibilities of colors and styles are endless!
You can easily match the colors to your home decor and give your current pillows a facelift with just a little work.
Since they are generally squares or rectangles, cushion covers are simple and easy to crochet. For this crochet cushion cover, I made 2 squares using the corner to corner stitch and then joined them together around my pillow form.
The back panel of my pillow is one solid color and the front panel is where you see the beautifully modern design. You can do both panels the same if you’d like to have a reversible cushion.
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Corner to Corner Pillow Cover
This pillow cover is created with two corner to corner (c2c) panels. I love how quickly small c2c projects work up and how they allow for the creation of so many different geometric designs.
If you haven’t tried c2c yet, this is a good beginner corner to corner project. You’ll need to know how to chain, slip stitch, and double crochet before getting started learning how to corner to corner crochet.
The backside is just one solid color and would be a great starting place for a beginner c2cer. You’ll get a feel for working a c2c pattern before jumping into the color changes.
ChiWei at OneDog Woof has an extensive tutorial on all things c2c, plus she has ridiculously cute crochet patterns!
By flipping over the front panel of my pillow cover, you can see that it is a hot mess! I found it much easier to just pull the yarn across the back as I worked on the color changes instead of cutting the yarn and leaving more ends to weave in.
As you’ll notice below, there are not line by line instructions included for the crochet pattern. Instead, you’ll work from the graph in diagonal lines.
It doesn’t really matter which corner of the graph you start at since this crochet pattern builds the same from all corners.
In the instructions, I specify to use black to single crochet around the front panel of the pillow.
You may notice if you look closely at the pictures that I used linen around the front panels, which stands out more than the black would.
Of course you can do what you think will look best but if I did it again, I would definitely use black.
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Yarn Used for the Modern Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern
I like using soft acrylic yarns for crochet pillow covers since they are easy to work with and are generally affordable.
For these pillows, I used Vanna’s Choice yarn from Lion Brand, which is a lovely acrylic worsted weight yarn. Their Linen color is one of my favorite neutral colors. Vanna’s Choice comes in over 30 different shades so you are sure to find something that will match your living room decor.
Other great yarn options would be Red Heart Super Saver or I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby.
Geo Modern Crochet Pillow Cover Free Pattern
US-Size J/10 6.0 mm Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Category 4 yarn
Sample used Vanna’s Choice (3.5 oz; 171 yds)
- 4 skeins in Linen (Color A)
- 2 skeins in Black (Color B)
Large Eye Tapestry Needle (I have a favorite set of needles for weaving in ends too – also available on Amazon)
20 x 20 Pillow Form (If you order this set, you can also have a bunch of pillow forms around your house!)
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The c2c was worked using the 5 and 2 method instead of the 6 and 3. Chain 5 to start a new row and chain 2 to start each new block. This gives a tighter fabric that is a bit less holey than the 6 and 3 c2c.
Modern Crochet Pillow Pattern Instructions:
Starting with the back panel in Color A (Linen), make a panel that is 25 by 25 squares.
Using Color A, single crochet around the entire border of the back panel. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make the front panel following the graph below using both Color A and Color B.
Single crochet around the entire front panel using Color B.
Hold the front and back panels together, and single crochet around the edge of the panels to join them together. Before single crocheting, on the 4th side, insert the pillow form. Finish single crocheting the 4th side, fasten off and weave in ends.
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