Are you wanting to spruce up your bedroom or living room for the New Year? This Chunky Crochet Farmhouse Pillow Cover is so easy to stitch up and you can make it in any size!
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This is a super easy pattern using the Granite Stitch which is just alternating single crochet and chain stitches. As you can see in the photo below, the cover is just one long rectangle – so easy! My pillow insert is 20 inches square, so larger than a throw pillow, but this pattern is so simple to change to fit your pillow insert.
To begin, chain an even number of chain stitches. To know how many to chain, put your chain over your pillow insert. It should fit from the middle of one side to the middle of the opposite side of the insert without stretching it. I forgot to take a photo of this step, but you can see what I mean by looking at the right photo below.
Chunky Crochet Farmhouse Pillow Cover Pattern
Bernat Blanket Yarn – I used Whipped Crream
N/10mm crochet hook
1-inch buttons – I used 6
For my 20 inch pillow insert, I chained 44 stitches. You can chain any number to fit your pillow insert – just make sure to chain an even number of stitches.
Row 1: Single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook. *chain 1, skip 1 chain, single crochet in the next chain* Repeat from * to * to the end of the chain. You should end with a single crochet in your last chain. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: Single crochet in the 1st single crochet, single crochet in the next chain 1 space. *chain 1, single crochet in next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * last single crochet, single crochet in the last single crochet. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: Single crochet in the 1st single crochet. *chain 1, single crochet in next chain 1 space* Repeat from * to * to the last 2 single crochet. Chain 1, skip 1 single crochet, and single crochet in the last single crochet. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until your rectangle wraps around your pillow insert with an extra few inches to make the flap that you will fold over. For my pillow, my flap measures about 9 inches. If your pillow insert is smaller, you will probably want your flap to be smaller. My rectangle measures approximately 50 inches long by 20 inches wide.
Once you have the length you want, fold your piece around your pillow insert like in the photo above so you’ll know how far to stitch up the sides, leaving the flap at the top. Remove the insert and whip stitch both sides of the pillow cover using the same yarn. Turn the pillow cover so your seams are on the inside.
Fold your flap over and decide where to sew on several 1-inch buttons. I used 6 buttons for my cover, you made need less for a smaller pillow insert. I also wanted to have a few rows below my buttons when the cover was fastened. It’s really a personal preference on where to place them. The 1-inch buttons will easily fit through the stitches without creating any buttonholes. The photos below give you a better idea on how placed my buttons
Here’s a link to a free PDF in you’d like to print the pattern…
The Granite Stitch creates such a wonderful texture and this pillow cover is so soft and cushy made with Bernat Blanket yarn!
If this Whipped Cream color is not for you, Bernat Blanket yarn comes in lots of other colors that are sure to match your decor. Treat yourself to some new pillows – they can add so much to your decor!