Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

Today I am SO excited to share my first post from a guest designer! Meet the Terni Pillow, a free crochet pillow pattern by guest designer Rebekah Haas!

The Terni pillow is a gorgeous farmhouse-style pillow. It features an envelope button closure, and surface slip stitching for a beautiful striped effect. I think my favorite part of all, though, is that dark blue edging! It’s unique, but also so beautiful.

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Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

As I mentioned, this pillow was designed by Rebekah Haas, the designer behind Rebekah’s Haas and Home. Find Rebekah’s Blog HERE, or check out all her beautiful crochet patterns HERE!

One of her recent patterns is called the Barcis Kimono, which is a beautiful summer garment!

Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

You can also buy the ad-free, PDF version of this pattern in Rebekah’s Ravelry shop when you click HERE.

The yarn used for this pillow is Caron One-Pound—but you can use any worsted weight!

Terni Pillow Cover

By Rebekah Haas

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Materials:

  • Worsted/4 weight yarn (I used Caron One Pound)
  • Color A: 230 yards
  • Color B: 100 yards
  • Hook I/5.5 m
  • Five Buttons of choice
  • Thread to sew on buttons
  • Yarn needle to weave end
  • Sewing needle for buttons
  • Stitch Marker/Progress Save
  • 20” x 20” Pillow insert

Abbreviations/Stitches used:

St—Stitch

Ea—Each

Ch—Chain

Sl St—Slip Stitch

Sc—Single Crochet

Puff St—Puff Stitch

Notes:

  1. The pattern is made to be an 18” x 18” pillow cover. I used a 20” x 20” down insert in mine, because I like fluffy pillows.

2. The pattern shrinks a little as you work it, but it should measure 18” wide with a little stretching.

3. Work the surface stitching loosely. It does not have as much stretch as the moss stitch, so it will scrunch up the pillow cover if stitched too tightly.

4. I stitched the buttons on AFTER adding the pillow insert, to accurately gauge how far down the button need to go. I recommend doing the same, but I will also provide exactly where I put mine as part of the pattern.

5. Remember—it is designed to stretch! Don’t be afraid to take advantage of it!

6. The Terni Pillow is one piece that is folded to form an envelope closure at the top.

Instructions

With Color A, Ch 64.

Row 1: Sc in fourth ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch* repeat across. (31 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as sc + ch1), sc in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp* repeat across. (31 sc, 1 ch 3 sp)

Row 3-140: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Stripes

I have thirty ch 1 spaces, so I spaced five stripes every five spaces. You can, of course, add more or fewer stripes to suit your personal taste!

1. With color B, Pull up a loop in the space desired in row 1. Pull the loop up tall, so it is roughly the height of a sc. Too tight will wrinkle the pillow cover.

2. Skip the sc in Row 2, insert the hook into the ch sp of Row 3 directly above where you pulled up a loop.  Pull up a loop in this space to make a sl st.

Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

3. Continue up the pillow cover, skipping the sc and creating a sl st in ea ch sp. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Side Seams:

Fold the pillow cover with right sides facing each other and pin Row 1 to Row 115. I used a stitch marker through the ends of both rows.  Insert your hook through the first stitch from Row 1 and Row 115 and pull up a loop. Slip stitch down the side, one stitch in each row. Repeat on the other side. Fasten off, weave in ends.

If you prefer, you can use the mattress stitch or whip stitch to seam up the pillow. A slip stitch is my preferred method.

Your seam will have roughly 1/8” – 1/4” seam allowance (a little ridge). Turn the pillow right side out again, so the seam is on the inside.

Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

Edging

Join Color B to the corner of row 140, right side facing you. I used this as an opportunity to work my ends under, instead of weaving them all in with a needle. Feel free to take the shortcut!

Also, I wanted the buttons to line up with the stripes. If you do more or few stripes, you may want to add your buttons to line up with the stripes.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ea sc and ch 1 sp across. (60 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sc, ch 2, sk 2,* sc in next 8, ch 2, sk 2 * repeat three more times, sc in last 9 sc. (50 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in ea st, 2 sc in ea ch 2 sp (60 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 5, puff st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sk 2 sc on main edging, sc in next sc* Repeat across. (20 puff st) Do not fasten off! You will carry this yarn over to the side edging.

Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

Side Edging

With Color B, continue the edging by turning the pillow so you are working on the side of the top flap. Sc in the side of each row along the top flap until you reach the top of the seam. Sl st in the first three stitches of the seam (this creates a more visually pleasing transition for the side edging). Fasten off, weave in ends.

Pull up a loop in Color B at the end of Row 4 of the edging. Sc in the side of each st along the top flap until you reach the seam. Sl st in the first three stitches of the seam. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern
Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

Finishing

Stuff the pillow with your insert and sew the buttons on where desired. I stitched mine on the stripes at Row 15.

Terni Pillow—Free Crochet Pattern

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!

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