Red, White & Blue Crochet Pillow

A fun Fourth of July project you can finish in a weekend.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 10″ x 10″

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a quick project to make this Fourth of July or Memorial Day weekend, you’re in the right place. Our Red, White and Blue Crochet Pillow works up fast with just about any medium weight yarn you already have.

With this project you’ll get to practice the corner to corner crochet technique, a must know for any crocheter. Crochet two identical squares, add a border, assemble and this project is done!

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 complete the Red, White and Blue Crochet Pillow from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 400 yds; Lion Brand Feels Like Butta Yarn
  • Color A – Royal Blue; 150 yds
  • Color B – White; 125 yds
  • Color C – Red; 125 yds
  • 10″ x 10″ Pillow Form
  • 4 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size

10″ x 10″

Gauge

6 tiles = 3.5″

You may carry the yarn between color transitions to reduce the number of ends to weave in. Alternatively, you can fasten off at the end of each color transition and attach the new color when indicated.

The border is worked last and is made up of two rounds. For assistance with the border, have a look at our tutorial here.

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the pattern

Written Instructions


Front and Back Panel (make two)

Download the color diagram here

Row 1: With A, Ch 6. Dc in 4th ch from the hook and in next 2 ch. Turn. (one tile)

Row 2: Ch 6. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch. (slst, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 space of previous row. (two tiles)

Row 3: Ch 6. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch. [(slst, ch 3, 3 Dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row] twice. Turn. (three tiles)

Row 4: Ch 6. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch. [(slst, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 space of previous row] three times. Turn. (four tiles)

Continue in this manner, increasing one tile every row until there are 18 tiles across. Change to color B in last Dc of row. Turn.

Now work in decreasing rows as follows:

Row 19: With color B, slst across first 3 Dc. *(slst, ch 3, 3 Dc) in next ch-3 space of previous row. Rep from * to last ch-3 space. Slst in last ch-3 space. Turn. (17 tiles)

Row 20: Slst across first 3 Dc. *(slst, ch 3, 3 Dc) in next ch-3 space of previous row. Rep from * to last ch-3 space. Slst in last ch-3 space. Turn. (16 tiles)

Row 21: Slst across first 3 Dc. *(slst, ch 3, 3 Dc) in next ch-3 space of previous row. Rep from * to last ch-3 space. Slst in last ch-3 space. Turn. Change to color C in last Dc of row. Turn. (15 tiles)

Continue in this manner, decreasing one tile every row until one tile remains. Work stripe pattern as follows:

  • [3 rows C, 3 rows B] twice
  • [2 rows C] once

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Border

Round 1: With color A, fasten on in any corner stitch and Sc in same space (first st of round). *[Ch 3. Sc in space between blocks] 16 times to corner. Ch 3 and Sc in next corner st. Rep from * 3 times. Ch 3 and join with a slst to first Sc.

Round 2: Slst in fist ch-3 space from round 1. Ch 3 (counts as Dc). Make 2 Dc in same ch-3 space. *[3 Dc next ch-3 space] 16 times. 3 Dc in corner Sc st. Rep from * 3 times. 3 Dc last ch-3 space. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly

With color A and a darning needle, sew three edges of the two pillow panels together using the second round border stitches.

Insert the pillow form and sew the fourth side.


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