A fun Fourth of July project you can finish in a weekend.
Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 10″ x 10″
Brighten up your couch or accent chair with a red, white and blue crochet pillow this Fourth of July or Memorial Day using the beautiful corner to corner crochet technique.
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.
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- 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
FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Yes, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t effect the sizing. Recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.
Additional Resources: Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight
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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)
10″ x 10″
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.
Front and Back Panel (make two)
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.
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.
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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