Crochet Decorative Pillow Cover Pattern

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Some years ago, I designed this beautiful crochet decorative pillowcase pattern to complement the other pillow cover I designed a few months earlier. Check out the Zahra Pillowcase pattern here. The most intriguing part of this design is the added 3 D Roses! I have always wanted a pillowcase with the statement and here I got what I wanted.

This pattern includes stepwise instructions on how to make your own version of this decorative pillow cover.

I have also added some instructions and tips on how to make your own beautiful version of this pillowcase cover pattern. There are step-wise Photos throughout the pattern plus 2 videos showing how to assemble the roses, you have access to the stepwise photos and videos when you upgrade to the Ad-free PDF version.

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Free Decorative frame Pattern

Another interesting thing about this design is that you can make a decorative frame with the roses and the leaves. Get the pattern here

Yarn selection for this free crochet decorative pillow case pattern

Because of the peculiarity and uniqueness of this decorative pillow pattern, I have used different colors, weights and even types of yarn for this project. The yarn ranges from DK (#4) to Chunky yarn and even eyelash yarn. There’s a detailed instruction as to how to work effortlessly with eyelash yarn.

Section 1: Front Panel – King Cole Yummy, Chunky, #5 (100% Polyester, 120 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball)

Section 2: Back Panel – King Cole Moments DK, #3 (100% Polyester, 90 m per 1.75 oz/50g Ball) Sample made in Ginger and White

Section 3: Rose – Stylecraft Special DK, #3 light weight (100% Acrylic, 295 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball) Sample made in: Bottle (1009), Matador (1010).

ESTIMATED YARDAGE

Section 1:

350 m

Section 2:

White = 120 m

Ginger = 120 m

Section 3 – Rose:

Bottle = 80 m

Matador = 150 m

Hook

– Front Panel (Section 1) = 5.5 mm

– Back Panel (section 2) = 5.5mm

– Rose (section 3) = 3.5mm

Other Materials

– Glue gun or any other adhesive gums

– Wires (Florist wire or any size 22G or 24G). Thin wire for the size of the edge 28G or 30G (optional)

– Wirecutter

– Polyfiber – or an old pillow

– Yarn needle

– Buttons (5) – 25mm

Difficulty – Intermediate

Gauge – Using #5 chunky yarn = 13 sts over 6 Rows = 4” made in dc

Note – in other for the petals in the rose to retain shape, it is advised that you

  1. Add wire preferably at the last row of each petal (refer to the video)
  2. Crochet with a smaller hook size (already taken into consideration in the instruction about hook size)
  3. Use hdc at the last row of each petals (already added to the pattern)
  4. For extra hold, a Fishing line (size 6 or 8) can be added when crocheting all rows of the petals

My tips on using eyelash yarn –

  1. Add a contrasting color of yarn (this would help you identify your stitch)
  2. Crochet with a bigger hook size, my trick!!!! It is a life saver
  3. Feel for next stitch with your fingers, with time you get use to this trick
  4. Count as you crochet, as it might be tricky to unravel latter

If you however find it challenging to crochet with eyelash yarn, you can substitute this pattern with a DK yarn

A link to 2 videos expanding how to add wire and joining of the roses is added, kindly follow the link

Stitches

ch – Chain

sl st = Slip stitch

dc – Double Crochet

hdc – Half Double Crochet

st – Stitch

sp – Space(s)

tr – treble crochet

fsc = Foundation single crochet

cr – crab stitch

Special stitches

FSC – Foundation single crochet – ch 2, insert your hook into 2nd ch, draw up a loop, with 2 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull hook through first loop only so that you have two loops on your hook, just like if you were working a single crochet stitch. Then, yarn over again and pull hook through both loops. That finishes up the single crochet part of the foundation stitch crochet is complete! Repeat the whole steps over till you have the number of stitches you want

Cr – Crab Stitch – (reverse single crochet) – working towards the stitches on the right of your hook, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on the hook.

Finished Measurement – 17” by 17”

Pattern Instructions

SECTION 1: Front Panel

  • This part of the pattern is worked in rows.
  • The Chains at the beginning of each round does not count as a st throughout this pattern
  • With chunky yarn (#5) and 5. Mm Hook

Row 1: Chain 45, sc into the 2nd chain from hook, and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (44 sc)

Row 2: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (44 sc)

Rows 3 – 45: Repeat row 2 (44 sc)

Or till you have a panel measuring 17” by 15”

Fasten off.

BAND

Row 1: Chain 45, sc into the 2nd ch from hook, and in each st across, ch 1, turn. (44 sc)

Row 2: Sc in each st across ch 1, turn. (44 sc)

Rows 3 – 10: Repeat row 2 (44 sc)

Row 11: Sc in first 2 st, *(ch 4, skip next 4 sts) repeat from *4 more times, sc in last 2 sts. (24 sc, 5 ch-4 spaces)

Measurement of the band should be 15” by 3”

Fasten off.

Section 2: Back panel

Free Cushion/Pillow case Cover pattern
  • Using eyelash yarn (white – A) (copper B) kindly refer to the note at the beginning on tips to working with this type of yarn!!!
  • 5 small balls of A and 4 balls of B were used while crocheting for ease and neatness. Carrying the yarn along as I crochet with this type of yarn was not neat. You could decide to roll up about 10g of each colors to economis yarn.
  • Chains should be Multiples of 5 plus 3

Row 1: Chain 58, dc into 4th ch from hook, and in each of st across, ch 3,  turn. (55 dc)

Row 2: Dc in first st, dc in each st across, ch 3, turn. (55 dc)

Row 3 – 4: Dc in each st across, turn. (55 dc)

Row 5: With A, dc in first 5 sts, with B, dc in next 45 sts, with A, dc in last 5 sts, ch 3, turn. (5 A, 45 B, 5 A)

Rows 6 – 7: Repeat row 5

Row 8: With A, dc in first 5 sts, with B, dc in next 5 sts, with A, dc in next 35 sts, with B,  dc in next 5sts, with A, dc in last 5 sts, ch 3, turn. (5 A,5 B,35 A,5 B,5 A)

Rows 9 – 11: Repeat row 8

Row 12: With A, dc in first 5 sts, with B,dc in next 5 sts, with A, dc in next 5 sts, with B, dc in next 25 sts, with A, dc in next 5 sts, with B, dc in next 5 sts, with A, dc in last 5 sts,  ch 3, turn. (5 A, 5 B, 5 A, 25 B, 5 A, 5 B, 5 A)

Row 13-14: Repeat row 12

Row 15: With A, dc in first 5 sts, with B, dc in next 5 sts, with A, dc in next 5 sts, with B, –dc in next 5 sts, with A, dc in next 15 sts, with B, dc in next 5 sts, with A, dc in last 5 sts, with B, dc in next 5 sts, with A, dc in last 5 sts, ch 3, turn. (35 A, 20 B) (5 A, 5 B, 5 A, 5 B, 15 A, 5 B, 5 A, 5 B, 5 A)

Rows 16 – 25: Repeat Row 15

Rows 26 – 28: Repeat row 12

Rows 29 – 31: Repeat row 8

Rows 32 – 34: Repeat row 5

Rows 35 – 38: Dc in first st, dc in each st across ch3, turn. (55 dc)

Fasten off.

To Assemble –

  1. Place both panels on each other (with right side facing each other), using yarn needle, sew 3 sides together leaving the 4th side open, turn the pillow outwards
  • Place the band made on the back panel i.e the part made with eyelash yarn, sew from the part labelled A – B
  • Flip the band over and sew the sides (the parts marked with red marker) to the front panel  

Fasten off

  • Sew in the buttons on the front panel, making sure the buttons are placed appropriately as where the CHs were made. (I decided not to add buttons to mine)

SECTION 3: ROSES – PETALS

Note:

  • In order for the roses to retain their shapes with repeated use/wash, wire is added when crocheting the last row, you can also crochet all rows with fishing line along with your yarn
  • This part of the pattern is worked in spiral without joining, stitch marker should be moved up with each round.

SMALL PETALS –

  • Make 9 pieces.
  • With red thread, using 2.0mm hook.
  • Move stitch marker after each round.

Round 1: In a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in magic ring, place stitch marker (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st around, move stitch marker. (12 sc)

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, sc into next st, repeat from * to stitch marker (18 sc)

Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker (24 sc)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker (30 sc)

Round 6: *2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker (36 sc)

Round 7: Working over wire, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, hdc in the next 5 sts repeat from * to stitch marker, join with a sl st to beginning st. (42 hdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Do not forget to add wire when working Row 7

Fasten off.

MEDIUM

  • Make 6 pieces.
  • With red thread, using 2.0mm hook.

Round 1: In a magic ring, Ch 1, 6 sc in magic ring, place stitch marker (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st around, place stitch marker and move with every round. (12 sc)

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, sc into next repeat from * to stitch marker. (18 sc)

Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (24 sc)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (30 sc)

Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts repeat from * to stitch marker. (36 sc)

Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (42 sc)

Round 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *to stitch marker. (48 sc)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts repeat from * to stitch marker. (54 sc)

Round 10: Working over wire, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 8 sts repeat, from * to stitch marker. (52 hdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Note – do not forget to add wire when working Row 10

LARGE – MAKE 3 PCS

With red thread, using 2.0mm hook.

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in magic ring, place stitch marker (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st around, move stitch marker after every round. (12 sc)

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, sc into next st, repeat from * to stitch marker. (18 sc)

Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (24 sc)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (30 sc)

Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (36 sc)

Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, repeat from *to stitch marker. (42 sc)

Round 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *to stitch marker. (48 sc)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (54 sc)

Round 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (60 sc)

Round 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (66 sc)

Round 12: Working over wire, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 10 sts repeat, from * to stitch marker. (62 hdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Note – do not forget to add wire when working Row 12

Fasten off

SET ASIDE

ROSEBUD

  1. Cut 8” of 22” wire, fold in to 2, add a little glue/gum on to the rip of the wire and wrap a small petal around the wire
  2. Add a little glue/gum to the middle of the second small petal, and wrap it round the petal on the wire making sure at each point to cover the opening of the previous petal and both positioned at the same height
  1. Repeat step 2 for the 3rd petal.

Set aside.

Medium size rose – using a total of 6 small and 6 medium-sized petals (12 petals makes 2 medium roses)

Using 3 small petals, repeat steps 1 – 3 as for the small petal

Repeat steps 1 – 3

  • Attach the 3 medium petals one after the other

Large size rose – using a total of 9 petals- 3 small, 3 medium and 3 large petals make 1 large rose using 9 petals in all

Start with the 3 small petals, 3 medium petals and then proceed to add the 3 large petals.

Set aside

Sepal (Green part around the base of the petals)

  • Make 4
  • With green DK yarn and 3.0mm hook.

Chain 8, join to the 1st chain form a circle.

Note – this part is worked in a combination of rounds with rows into the last round to make leaves. Continue to work in a spiral without joining using a stitch marker to keep track of the rows

Round 1: *2 sc in first ch, sc in next ch, rep from * to end of round. (12 sc)

Round 2: Sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: Repeat Round 2

Now, we start by creating chains and work few stitches into the chains to make the leaves then we return to work few more chains on the round.

Round 4: Ch 8, sl st into 2nd chain from hook (stitch indicated with red arrow below), sc into next 2 sts, hdc, dc in next 2 sts, hdc.

Skip the next st on the bud, Sc into the next st on round 3 (stitch indicated with red arrow below)

*Continuing around round 3, repeat instructions above for round 4 to create another calyxe (leave)

 Repeat * 3 more times

Fasten off.

Stalk and leaves – continue with same hook and yarn

Row 1: Attach yarn with a slip stitch to the base of the sepal, where you chained 8 – make 20 FSC do not FO

Note that the length of your FSC would be dependent on how long you want the stalk to be!!

Chain 1, turn 90° to the right, slip stitch into the first stitch of the FSC

Creating first leaf =

Row 2: Ch 12, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc into next 2 chs, dc into next 3 chs, hdc into next 2 chs, sc, sl st into last ch, ch 1,

Rotate your work, working on the opposite side to the chs, so that your next st placement would be at the base of ch 12, sl st into 2nd ch, sc, hdc into next 2 chs, dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, slip stitch into last 2 sts.

**OPTIONAL

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each of the edges around the leaf – see the explanation of crab st above.

Creating the 2nd leaf

Join yarn with a sl st on the opposite side of the 1st leaf.

Rows 4 – 5: Repeat Rows 2 – 3

Creating the 3rd leaf.

Join yarn to 3 chain spaces away from the 2nd leaf, with a slip stitch

Rows 6 – 7: Repeat Row 2 – 3

Leave a long yarn, Fasten off.

Assembling the parts together

  • Wrap the exposed wire firmly around the lower part of the petal
  • Add generous amount of glue/gum around the lower part of the rose (to secure the rose inside its bud and prevent the wire from sticking out)
  • Place this part with glue inside the bud and apply pressure to stick the two together

LEAFS FOR ADDED DECORATION – MAKE 9

Round 1: Ch 12, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc into next 2 chs, dc into next 3 chs, hdc into next 2 chs, sc in next ch, sl st into last ch, ch 1, rotate work, working across the opposite side, sl st into 2nd ch, sc, hdc into next 2 chs, dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sl st into last 2 chs.

**OPTIONAL

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each of the edges around the leaf – see the explanation of st above, sl st to beginning ch.

Leave a long yarn Fasten off

Place the leaves on the band, and the roses on the front panel as shown in the pictures.

This pattern is part of many other beautiful patterns in the Christmas in July Make – Along hosted on Underground crafter’s blog. Check out all the other patterns here or click the image below.

When you are satisfied with your arrangement, sew in securely

Fasten off.

Place a pre-shaped pillow or Polyfiber in the pillow cover and enjoy!!!

Thank you for making this pillow.

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