Granny Square Pillow (Free Crochet Pattern)

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Granny squares often make-up blankets, a project that can take weeks, if not months, to complete. However, turning the squares into a small throw pillow adds just as much charm as a blanket but demanding only an afternoon or two to finish. A fabric backing adds bright contrast while also saving time. Use any granny square pattern or use the one below.
- 2 or 3 skeins of colored yarn
- Crochet hook (check yarn weight)
- Pillow form
- Fabric to cover one side of pillow
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
Also See:
Free Beginners How-to Crochet Videos
The Best Videos to Learn How to Make a Granny Square
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Step 1

Crochet the Squares
To start: Ch 4 and join with sl st to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 2, dc 7 in hole that ring created and sl st to form ring.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. Ch 1 (skipping st), 2 dc in next st, ch 1 (skipping st). This creates one side.
To create an edge, *
2 dec in next stitch, 2 ch, 2 dc in same stitch as original dc.
Create your second side by repeating the . Create your 2nd edge using *, your third side using , your 3rd edge using * and your fourth side . To create your fourth edge, 2 dc in last stitch and sl st to join round.
Row 3: Ch 2. 2 dc in 1st gap. Firs Side: *ch 1 (skipping ch), 3 dc in next gap, 1 ch. First Edge: 3 dc in next gap, ch 2, 3 dc in same gap as previous 3 dc. Continue this * and *
to complete the square. Sl st to join round.
Repeat for 4 to 5 more rows, or until the square is as large as you want. Create 9 squares, or as many as you need to cover the pillow form without pulling the squares too tightly.

Step 2

Lay out the colored granny squares to decide the order. Once decided, turn squares to the wrong side. Using an embroidery needle threaded with yarn, whip stitch squares together, working first in vertical rows and then horizontal.

Step 3

Cut fabric to size of pillow form, plus a 1/2" seam allowance on each side for a snug-fitting pillow. Pin edges 1/2" down, and then pin pieced granny square front to it, both sides wrong side out. Sew together the pillow front and back with a sewing machine. Leave one side unstitched to insert pillow form.

Step 4

Turn the cover right side out and insert pillow. Whipstitch the last side closed.

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