Knit-Look Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

Do you love the look and feel of knitting as much as I do? I know sometimes, as a crocheter, I envy the finished result of knitting. Sure, crochet is beautiful too, but even the simplest knit and purl stitches are gorgeous (unlike our single crochet and double crochet). 

Anyway, I’ve always loved the woven stitch, because it lets crocheting come close to looking like knitting! Feel free to check out my tutorial for this stitch here.  

Today I want to share with you a pattern that incorporates this stitch—the Knit-Look Pillow! 🙂

For this pattern, I incorporated the knit-like woven stitch and a nice bobble stitch for some texture. I love the way it turned out!!

Funny story, though…believe it or not, this pillow started out as a sweater. I know. Crazy. I was going to have 2 rectangular panels sewn together, with sleeves added on, etc.

Well, I got to the end of one panel, and realized that the yarn I was using was NOT stretchy enough—so the panel was way too small. Not to mention the fact that the fabric was very thick and wouldn’t look right as a sweater.

Design problems…sigh.

Needless to say, I was quite discouraged. However, eventually I decided I needed to find a new use for my large rectangle. After much thought, I finally realized it would make a perfect pillow!

And I must say, I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out. 🙂 Plus, it was a perfect gift for my Grandma (that’s her furniture in the picture below!)

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Knit-Look Pillow

By Desert Blossom Crafts

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Notes:

    1. Pillow is worked in one long rectangle, which is then sewn on the top and sides.
    1. When turning, ch 3 counts as a dc
  1. When turning, ch 1 does NOT count as a sc

Materials:

    • H/8 crochet hook (or size to obtain gauge)
    • Yarn needle
  • 15” by 9.5” Pillow form—I made my own since this is not a standard pillow size. If you’d like a tutorial on how to make your own, watch this YouTube video

Gauge:

16 sc and 24 rows in woven stitch = 4”

Finished Measurements:

Panel: 19” long by 15” wide

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc

Cluster – CL

Yarn Over – YO

Repeat – rep

Each – ea

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Special Stitches:

Woven Stitch: Insert hook into the MIDDLE of next sc—not in the top two loops, but in the middle of the “v”. Then complete a regular single crochet. (The only unique thing about this stitch is where you originally insert the hook). For a tutorial on this stitch, visit this blog post.

Cluster (CL): Yo, insert hook in indicated st. (YO, pull up loop in same stitch) 3 times. YO, pull through 6 loops on hook, YO, pull through last 2 loops on hook.

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Instructions:

Ch 62.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn. (61 sc)

Rows 2-9: Ch 1 (does NOT count as sc, here and throughout) sc in first sc. Work woven stitch across till one sc left. Sc in last sc. Turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next st. *Ch 1, sk next st, CL in next st. Rep from * till 3 sts left. Ch 1, sk next st, dc in last 2 sts. Turn. (28 CL)

Row 11: Sc in first 2 dc.Sc in next ch-1 sp. *Sc in next CL, sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * till 2 dc left; sc in last 2 dc.

Rows 12-13: Ch 1 (does NOT count as sc, here and throughout) sc in first sc. Work woven stitch across till one sc left. Sc in last sc. Turn. (61 sc)

Row 14: Rep row 10.

Row 15: rep row 11.

Row 16-23: Ch 1 (does NOT count as sc, here and throughout) sc in first sc. Work woven stitch across till one sc left. Sc in last sc. Turn. (61 sc)

Rep rows 10-23 4 times more. Then rep rows 10-14 once more. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Finishing

    1. With Right sides together, fold the rectangle in half and whipstitch the top of pillow shut (the long sides.)
    1. Turn pillow cover so that the right sides are now facing out. You should now have a tube.
    1. Insert the pillow form.
  1. Sew up the sides, making sure to match up the rows of bobbles and the rows of woven stitch.

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Happy crocheting!

— Rachel 🙂

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