20+ Crochet Pillow Patterns of All Kinds

Are you looking for the perfect crochet pillow pattern? Crocheted pillows can make such an awesome decor piece in the home. Today I want to show you some of my all time favorite patterns!

With Spring just around the corner, it’s a great time to think about changing up your home décor a bit. Pillows are a great way to do just that (for any season!) They’re cute, simple to make, and practical. And, they’re super easy to customize with different colors and designs!

How do you crochet a pillow?

Pillows can be made a variety of different ways depending on style of pillow you’re making. However, it is pretty standard to make two identical shapes and sew them together after inserting a pillow form. You can do this with a square, rectangle, or circular pillow!

One quick tip for making pillows – if you want to be able to wash the cover, make sure to include a button or zipper closure! Even if a pattern doesn’t include this, you can customize it yourself and add a zipper on afterward if you want to.

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Types of Crochet Pillows

There are tons of different crochet pillow patterns out there! Throw pillows, granny square pillows, circular crochet pillows and so much more. In this post, I wanted to break up the pillows into 4 different categories. You can skip to the categories you’re most interested in by using the table of contents below!

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Crochet Throw Pillows

We’ll start off with throw pillows. These are pillows you can easily use as couch decoration. They are on the smaller side, perfect for stand-out decor!

Happy Chic Pillow

First of all, take a look at this super cute Happy Chic Pillow! Isn’t this one so fun? I just love the fun pom-poms! Although this pattern is particularly fun with bright colors, you can most definitely use any color combination you’d like. This pillow is sure to brighten anyone’s day!

Designer: Snappy Tots

Yarn Used: Red Heart Chic Sheep Yarn

Pure Joy Crochet Throw Pillow

Next, meet the Pure Joy Throw Pillow. One thing I like about this pattern is that it works up quickly and uses a unique stitch that gives it a knit-like appearance. This pillow in particular would make an amazing piece of home décor!

Designer: Stardust Gold Crochet

Note: This pattern is premium only, not free

Knit-Look Pillow

Next up is one I designed: The Knit-Look Pillow! I don’t know about you, but I just love the knit-look. This pillow is great because it gives the illusion that it’s knitted (by using the woven stitch) without you having to pick any knitting needles! Plus, the added bobble stitches give it a super fun and unique texture. You should definitely try this one out!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta’ Yarn

Flower Power Circular Pillow

Lastly for this category, meet the Flower Power Circular Pillow. Isn’t this one so pretty? I just love the unique texture and flower detailing! This pillow is extra fun because you can make it reversible (one color on one side, another on the other)! This pillow would make a perfect gift or a great piece of home décor!

Designer: This Pixie Creates

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Color Made Easy

Easy, Simple Crochet Pillow Patterns

Are you looking for something a little easier and quicker to crochet? If so, then I think you’ll really enjoy these next few patterns! These are easy crochet pillows perfect for people who are newer to crocheting.

Beginner’s Crochet Pillow

Starting off simple, meet the Beginner’s Crochet Pillow. If you’ve never crocheted a pillow before, this is a great pattern to start with! Something I love about this pattern is that it has a beautiful, modern-look while still being super easy to work up. You should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Jo to the World Creations

Yarn Used: Impeccable by Loops and Threads in Pale Grey

Piazza Pillow Cover

Next, check out the Piazza Pillow Cover. This pillow has a beautiful texture and can be customized even more using buttons, tassels, etc. And, the overlapping envelope design allows this pillow cover to be easily removable and washable!

Designer: Christa Co Designs

Yarn Used: Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn

Haylee Throw Pillow

Another one of my favorite, simpler crochet pillow patterns is the Haylee Throw Pillow. This one is especially easy as it’s built up primarily by half double crochets. This one is also super customizable as it comes in eight different sizes!

Designer: Eye Love Knots

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

Simple Crochet Pillow Cover

Finally, meet the Simple Crochet Pillow Cover. This pillow has a gorgeous, elegant texture and works up super quickly, especially if you use a thick yarn. You can customize this pillow to your house by using different colors or even by adding tassels, pom-poms, etc.!

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet

Yarn Used: Patons Alpaca Blend

Cute, Unique Crochet Pillow Covers

If you’re wanting to make a more unique pillow, then these next few patterns are perfect for you! When I saw these designs I instantly fell in love.

Music Note Pillow Cover

I don’t know about you, but I just love the look of music notes. If you’re anything like me, then I bet you’ll love this Music Note Pillow Cover! If you’re wanting to jazz up your home décor (pun intended), then you should definitely give this one a try. With the right yarn, this pillow cover works up super quickly and would make the perfect last-minute gift for any music lovers you know. 😉

Designer: Jo to the World Creations

Yarn Used: Red Heart Soft Essentials Yarn

Crochet Cactus Pillow

Next, meet the Crochet Cactus Pillow. Isn’t this one so cute? The thing I like about this pattern is that it looks deceivingly intricate, when it’s actually super simple to make (just single crochets with cross stitching detailing over it)! This would make a really fun piece of home décor or a gift for friends and family.

Designer: Stitching Together

Yarn Used: Vanna’s Choice Yarn

Easy Granny Square Pillow

Another one of my favorites is the Easy Granny Square Pillow. I just love the adorable flower and ladybug detailing! The nice thing about granny square patterns is that you can easily alter them to fit any size or shaped pillow you like! This pillow is bound to add the perfect touch of color to your home.

Designer: Raffamusa Designs

Yarn Used: Paintbox Yarn

Mabel Pillow With Scrap Yarn

Do you have piles of scrap yarn you’d like to get rid of? If so, then this Mabel Pillow may just be the perfect pattern for you! Not only is this pillow gorgeous, but it’s the perfect project to use up any pesky leftover bits of yarn. This design also has a beautiful texture that will highlight each color you decide to incorporate.

Designer: This Pixie Creates

Yarn Used: Aran Yarn (but really any worsted weight yarn will do).

Pond Creek Pillow

Lastly for this category, check out the Pond Creek Pillow. I just love the delicate-look of this one! This pattern features a beautiful, lacey mandala design that is sure to add a hint of elegance to your home.

Designer: Banana Moon Studios

Yarn Used: Valley Yarns Valley Superwash

Cozy Crochet Pillows

There’s just something about a pillow that is super cozy. You can squish up against them, use them for extra padding, or just feel their softness. I figured a section on cozy crocheted pillows was a must!

C2C Cozy Throw Pillow

First up, meet the C2C Cozy Crochet Pillow Cover! This pattern literally screams “cozy” (get it). I just love the look of this one! This pattern is also designed in an envelope style, meaning it’s super simple to wash and adjust to different sizes. You should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Eye Love Knots

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

cozy crochet pillow

Oak Apples Pillow

The next pattern I’d like to introduce you to is the Oak Apples Pillow. This design has a fun, unique texture that I absolutely love. It is made with velvet yarn, which makes it unbelievably soft and cozy. What makes it even more unique is that it is a tunisian crochet pillow!

Designer: Yarn Andy

Yarn Used: Himalaya Dolphin Baby

Tunisian Farmhouse Crochet Pillow

Do you like Tunisian Crochet and the farmhouse style? If so, then you’ll definitely enjoy this Hayfields Pillow Cover! This pattern uses a specific stitch called the Straw stitch which gives it a fun, hay-like texture. If you’d like to add a rustic, farmhouse touch to your house, then this is the perfect pillow for you!

Designer: One Little Hook

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Loop Stitch Pillow

Finally, meet the Loop Stitch Pillow. Isn’t this one so fun? If you like unique textures, then this is the pattern for you. It definitely gives the pillow a cozy feel. This project is also beginner friendly as it only uses loop stitches and single crochets!

Designer: You Should Craft

Yarn Used: Caron One Pound

Animal Crochet Pillows

If you’re a fellow animal-lover, then I think you’ll enjoy these last few patterns! These pillows are also super unique, but themed toward animals specifically.

Paw Print Pillow Cover

First, meet the Paw Print Pillow Cover. Not only is this pattern adorable, but it’s also super easy to make. It’s a great pattern to learn/practice colorwork! Whether you’re wanting to make a gift for a dog-loving friend or family member, or maybe you want to add a canine-touch to your own home, this pillow is perfect!

Designer: Jo to the World Creations

Yarn Used: Red Heart Soft Essentials

Buffalo Plaid Pillow Cover

Are you looking for a more rustic/farmhouse pattern? If so, then I bet you’ll love this Buffalo Plaid Pillow Cover! This design has been trending like crazy lately, and I can see why. It’s so cute! Depending on your skill level, this one can be a trickier pattern, but don’t let that scare you! It’s completely up to you whether you’d like to make it as a tapestry crochet project or not. Either way, I’m sure you’ll be satisfied with the results!

Designer: Stitching Together

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

Velveteen Rabbit Pillow

Here’s another pattern I designed: the Velveteen Rabbit Pillow! This pillow serves many purposes as it can be used as an Easter decoration, home décor, a last-minute gift, or it can be a great snuggle companion for your kids! Plus, if you use velvet yarn, it’s extra soft and cuddly.

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Bernat Velvet Yarn

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Halloween Pillow

This last pattern isn’t necessarily “animal print/themed”, but it is just as cute! Meet the Mad About Boo Pillow. This design is a trickier one to recreate, but the end result is so worth it. Plus, you’ll get some good practice colorworking! This pillow would make a great Halloween decoration or gift!

Designer: The Loopy Lamb

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

Common Questions about Crochet Pillows

How much yarn do I need to crochet a pillow cover?

This depends entirely upon the pattern you choose and the size of the pillow! You could need as few as 1 skeins or as many as 3 or 4. It also depends on the yarn you’re using and how many yards it has. Always make sure to check your chosen yarn against the pattern’s recommended yarn.

How do you join crochet cushion covers?

Crochet pillow covers can be joined in a variety of ways. You can use a crocheted seam like slip stitch or single crochet if you want something that stands out. Or, if you want a hidden seam, you can use a yarn needle and do a whipstitch or mattress stitch.

How do you crochet a granny square pillow cover?

Granny square pillows can be made either by 1) making 2 very large granny squares and sewing them together, or 2) making lots of small granny squares and sewing them together to form two larger squares.

How do you crochet a small pillow?

In the same way you crochet a larger pillow! You’ll still need to make 2 rectangles or squares and sew them together. The overall size will just be much smaller! You can adapt a pattern, or come up with your own by choosing a stitch you like and making shapes. It is up to you!


Crochet pillows are a lovely thing to have around the house. They can be unique style elements while also adding a handmade, rustic vibe to your home. Personally, I can’t wait to try some of these pillow patterns and have them all over my house. I hope you enjoyed this post and found the perfect project to start on soon!

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