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Cute Noel crochet pillow cover. Get in the holiday spirit with this free crochet pattern. #RHSS #CrochetChristmas #ChristmasdecorWhat does Noel mean to you?  I must be honest, I love the word but when I planned this Noel crochet pillow cover, I couldn’t remember what exactly Noel means.  The word brings to mind other words like peace, calm and night but the exact meaning escaped my memory. So I did the only logical thing there was to do: I asked professor Google. (If you are thinking I grabbed a dictionary, you are sadly mistaken. Now that I think about it, I don’t even know if we own a dictionary anymore!  My how times have changed.)

Cute Noel crochet pillow cover. Get in the holiday spirit with this free crochet pattern. #RHSS #CrochetChristmas #ChristmasdecorGoogle led me to a site that went into about 8 different etymological explanations for the word Noel, which normally I love learning, but I was looking for the simple answer. Turns out that this peaceful, calming, sweet sounding word is just another way to say Christmas.  So, without further ado, Merry Noel and Happy New year!

Cute Noel crochet pillow cover. Get in the holiday spirit with this free crochet pattern. #RHSS #CrochetChristmas #Christmasdecor(The short etymology, if you are wondering: Noel comes from a French word which came from a Latin word that meant “season of birth”.  How appropriate.)

Noel Crochet Pillow Cover

Materials:

2 skein Red Heart Super Saver in Aran

1 skein Red Heart Super Saver in Grey Heather

Red Heart Super Saver 7 oz (198g), 364 yds (333 m) – See color options on Amazon

I/5.5 mm crochet hook

J/6.0 mm crochet hook (You can see my favorite hooks right on Amazon)

20″ x 20 ” Pillow

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

fsc – Foundation single crochet

dc – double crochet

fdc – foundation double crochet

Notes:

Each square represents one sc. It is easiest to start with the bottom row as a foundation sc row but you can also start with a chain. Row 1 will be your first row of sc.

As you start working the different colors, pick a side to be the wrong side and you don’t have to worry about weaving in any ends!

Cute Noel crochet pillow cover. Get in the holiday spirit with this free crochet pattern. #RHSS #CrochetChristmas #ChristmasdecorGauge:

Front – 4” x 4”:  14 sc by 17 rows (size I hook)

Back – 4” x 4”:  12 dc by 8 rows (size J hook)

Front Panel:

Using size I/5.5mm hook, follow graph to create the front of the pillow – each square is one sc

Cute Noel crochet pillow cover. Get in the holiday spirit with this free crochet pattern. #RHSS #CrochetChristmas #ChristmasdecorPillow back (using size J/6.0mm hook):

Panel 1 (shorter panel)

Row 1: with Aran fdc 60

Row 2- 21: dc in each dc (60)

Panel 2 (longer panel)

Row 1: with Aran fdc 60

Rows 2-24: dc in each dc (60)

Joining:

Place panel 1 on top of the wrong side of the front panel lining it up with the top of the front panel.  Place panel 2 on top of panel 1 and the front panel lining it up with the bottom of the front panel. Sc around the entire edge of pillow cover, attaching the back panels to the front panel. Bind off.

Insert pillow, fluff, and relax!

Cute Noel crochet pillow cover. Get in the holiday spirit with this free crochet pattern. #RHSS #CrochetChristmas #Christmasdecor

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