Have you ever crocheted anything with the Griddle Stitch? It’s really simple – just alternating single and double crochet – but it gives a great texture. It was perfect for the pillow cover I wanted to make.
I crocheted my pillow cover using Red Heart Soft Essentials yarn in White and Seafoam and a J/6mm hook. My pillow insert is 18-inches square.
The pillow cover is super easy to make!
Griddle Stitch Pillow Cover
Fits an 18-inch square pillow insert
Stitches in US terms:
Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Yarn used – Red Heart Soft Essentials in White and Seafoam
Ch 49 with Seafoam
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook. Dc in next stitch. Repeat alternating sc and dc across – ending with a dc in last ch.
Row 2: ch 1. Sc in first dc. Dc in next sc. Repeat alternating sc and dc across row.
Repeat row 2 until you have 104 rows, changing color every 4 rows.
I carried my yarn up the side rather than cutting it at each color change because I hate weaving in all those ends!
Fold your pillow cover up so that the carried yarn is on the inside, leaving 12 rows at the top to fold over.
Attach the white yarn to the bottom right corner and sc through both layers, around the top (being sure to crochet over the carried yarn), and through both layers on the other side down to the bottom left corner.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Sew on 5 (3/4-inch) buttons about 6 rows down from the opening of the pillow cover. Put in your pillow insert, fold over the top, and button it closed.
This is a really easy pattern to adjust. Just be sure that your beginning chain is an odd number of stitches.
I love how this turned out! It’s really like having 2 different pillows – one without buttons and one with. 😊
I hope you enjoy this easy pattern!