“Stuck On You” Tunisian Crochet Pillow

A fun spring or summer project.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 16″ x 12″

Bring a little life to your spring or summer decor with the “stuck on you” Tunisian crochet pillow with a little cross stitched cactus on it.

Project sponsored by Yarnspirations

If you’re looking for a fun spring or summer project, you’re in the right place. Our “stuck on you” Tunisian crochet pillow combines the basic simple stitch and cross stitching to create the design.

With this project you’ll get lots of practice with the Tunisian simple stitch, a must-know stitch for anyone who loves Tunisian crochet. This stitch creates a grid-like appearance that creates the perfect framework for cross stitching a design on your crochet. With a little creativity, you can use this combination for all sorts of projects.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through our stuck on you Tunisian crochet pillow from start to finish.

  • Approx 350 yds; Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn
  • Color A – Clay; approx 300 yds
  • Color B – Green Pea; approx 20 yds
  • Color C – Steel Blue; approx 30 yds
  • 8 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
  • 12″ x 16″ pillow form
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

  • Ch Chain
  • Fwd Forward
  • Hk Hook
  • Prev Previous
  • Rtn Return
  • Rep Repeat
  • Rem Remaining
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • St(s) Stitches
  • Tss Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • YO Yarn Over
Finished Size

16″ x 12″
finished pillow


10 sts x 10 rows = 4″
(Tunisian Simple Stitch)

Need to Print this Pattern?

You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

Front & Back Panel (make 2)

Foundation Row: With color A, ch 31.
Fwd: *Insert hk in 2nd ch from hk. YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to last ch
Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hook.

Rows 1-26: Fwd: *Tss. Rep from * to end of row. Insert hk in last st. YO and pull up a loop. 
Rtn:YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hook.

Bind off: *Tss and pull new loop through prev loop. Rep from * to last st. Insert hk in last st, YO and pull up a loop. Pull new loop through prev loop. Fasten off.

Panel Border

With color A, make one sc in every stitch (top and bottom) and in the side of every row (sides). For each of the four corners, make 3 sc. Fasten off and rep for rem panel.

Cross Stitch Diagram

Download the Color Diagram Here

Refer to the color diagram to guide you through the cross stitch pattern. Use color B for the cactus and color C for the lettering. For assistance with the cross stitching technique, refer to minute mark 13:25 in the tutorial.


Step 1: Lay back panel on flat surface with wrong side facing up. Lay front panel on top of back panel with right side facing up.

Step 2: With color A, fasten on in the middle st of any corner. Slst in each st along first three sides. Insert pillow form and cont to slst in each st along final side of pillow. Join with a slst to first st. Fasten off.

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