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From Drab To Fab! Recovering An Old Throw Pillow With A Crochet Pillow Cover

Updated: Jun 5

Revitalize your old pillows with this free crochet pillow cover pattern! Perfect for upcycling, this project uses super bulky yarn, making it quick and easy to complete. The simple, modern design ensures this crochet pillow cover will complement any décor. Simply follow the free crochet tutorial to make a cute upcycled pillow cover. Transform your space effortlessly with this stylish and practical crochet pillow cover pattern.



About the crochet pillow cover


Recovering an old pillow with simple crocheted panels is easier than you might think. All you need is some super bulky yarn, a large hook, and a little time. This free pillow cover crochet pattern is easy to make, and will suit any modern home.


About the yarn


For this pillow cover crochet pattern I used Yarn Bee Watercolor Hues in Luna Lines. While this colorway has been discontinued, they do offer other beautiful options.


 

Pillow cover crochet pattern


Crochet pattern information

Project Materials:

10 mm size N crochet hook

375 yards super bulky (6) weight yarn

Needle for weaving in ends

Scissors

Pillow form

Crochet Terms:

CH: Chain

HDC: Half Double Crochet

FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet

SL ST: Slip Stitch

F/O: Finish Off


Crochet Pattern - Upcycle an old pillow


You will begin by making 2 identical panels. These panels are easy to make because you are simply repeating 2 rows until you reach the desired size. My pillow was approximately 17" x 17". You will want to make your starting chain just slightly longer than the pillow.


Panels: Make 2

Row 1: Chain 31, HDC in 2nd chain and across, ch1, turn. (30) For smaller (or larger) pillow forms adjust the starting chain length. Make sure your starting chain is an uneven number of stitches.

Row 2: FPHDC 29, HDC in last stitch, ch1, turn. (30)

Row 3: HDC across, ch1, turn. (30)

Rows 4 – 25, repeat Rows 2 & 3. F/O.

Do not cut yarn on second panel.



A finished panel of the free crochet pillow cover pattern for old cushions
Finished panel

Joining the panels:

Place panels with wrong sides facing each other and SC across the bottom working 3 SC stitches into corner. Turn to work up side of panels. You will be working a SC into the space before each raised rib row and after each raised rib row. (See photos below for stitch placement.) Work 3 SC stitches into corner, SC across top of panels. Insert pillow form and SC across the final side. SL ST into the first stitch of the edging and F/O. Weave in all ends and enjoy!


Photo tutorial - Crochet pillow cover


Recovering An Old Throw Pillow With A Crochet Pillow Cover photo tutorial
Insert hook into the space before the raised rib row.


Recovering An Old Throw Pillow With A Crochet Pillow Cover photo tutorial
Make sure you insert the hook into the same space on the back panel so your rows line up.


Recovering An Old Throw Pillow With A Crochet Pillow Cover photo tutorial
Insert hook into space after the Ribbed Row.







 

















































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