Monogram Crochet Pillow
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2019.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
This pattern was written and tested for Lion Brand Go For Faux yarn which really makes it come to life. This yarn is so incredibly soft, everyone will want to sleep on this pillow!
I don’t recommend substituting yarn for this project. However, if you choose to do so, use a bulky weight yarn.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Color A | 2 skein Lion Brand Go For Faux (Pink Poodle shown)
- Color B | 1 skein Lion Brand Go For Faux (Baked Alaska shown)
- 9 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
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4 sts x 4.25 rows = 4″ worked in single crochet
Gauge is difficult to read with fuzzy yarn like Go For Faux. If you are having trouble with this try working the first couple rows of the pattern and measuring the total width. It should measure 12″ wide.
Your finished crochet pillow will measure approximately 12″ wide by 10″ tall.
- Ch – Chain
- Rem – Remaining
- Sc – Single Crochet
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
For a list of all crochet abbreviations, check out my quick guide here:
The front and back panels of this pattern are basic rectangles worked in single crochet; a pattern that’s suitable for beginners. However, because this yarn is fuzzy, it makes seeing your stitches rather difficult and therefore, I don’t recommend it for a beginner.
My tips for working with this fuzzy yarn:
- Always count your stitches as you work
- use your fingers to feel where the stitch should be worked
- Use the band that runs through the yarn to help identify the “V” to help you with your stitch placement.
When working with fuzzy yarns, their worst quality (not being able to see the stitches) is also their best quality – they conceal mistakes very well!
As long as your edges are straight, this yarn will conceal many of the mistakes you may make throughout this project. Stick with it! The results are worth it!
Chain one at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
How to make a monogram crochet pillow for your accent chair
This tutorial is available in a right-hand version only? Need a left-handed tutorial? Please let me know in the comment section below!
Monogram Crochet Pillow Instructions
Front & Back Panel
Row 1: With A, ch 28. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch. Ch 1 and turn. (27 sts)
Row 2: Sc in each st to end of row. Ch 1 and turn.
Rep row 2 until your panel measures 9.5″ from starting edge. Fasten off. (On one of the two panels, leave yourself a really long tail so you can seam the two sides together later.)
Rep steps for a second panel.
You will free-hand the letter on your pillow using the surface crochet technique. If you need inspiration for the style of your letter, find your favorite font and use that for guidance.
This approach works best for fuzzy yarn with low stitch definition (not being able to see the stitches) and it gives you complete creative freedom to turn this pillow into anything you want!
Follow along with the tutorial for even more help. The minute marks are provided for each step!
Step 1: Poke your hook through the panel from front to back at the place where you want to start the letter. Make a slip knot with color B and place that loop on your hook. (Minute Mark 5:30)
Step 2: Pull the slip knot loop and hook through the panel. Move your hook about 1/2 inch to the place where you want to continue the letter and poke it through the panel. With the working yarn (at back side of panel) wrap the hook and pull it through the panel and through the loop on your hook. (Minute Mark 5:36)
Step 3: Move your hook about 1/2 inch again to the place you want to continue the letter and poke it through the panel. Wrap the working yarn around the hook and pull it through the panel and through the loop on your hook. (Minute Mark 6:34)
Repeat Step 3 to finish the letter. For some letters you will need to fasten off and fasten on at a different point to continue the letter.
To fasten off: Trim the yarn and pull that tail straight up and with a yarn needle, run that tail through to the wrong side. (Minute Mark 8:05)
Repeat Steps 1-3 as needed to complete the letter.
With the monogram side facing up, place the second panel on top. With the long tail from before, seam along the long side. Continue seaming the short side and the second long side. Leave the last side open for stuffing. (Minute Mark 8:49)
Turn your pillow right side out and insert your pillow form or stuff with Poly-fil. Seam the remaining side.
You may need to use your darning needle to fluff the yarn around the seams. The fur tends to get stuck in the seam! (Minute Mark 9:33)