Crochet pattern: Picking Flowers Pillow

Free crochet pattern: Picking Flowers Pillow by Underground Crafter | This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily. I used Red Heart With Love yarn, a Fairfield Poly-Fil Home Elegance Pillow 14” x 14”, and 4 Buttons Galore Sparkle Buttons in Aquamist.This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily. This project is part of the Summer Activities Crochet-a-Long with CAL Central, and continues my 30-day celebration of crochet motifs (also known as Granny Square Month).

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About the Summer Activities CAL works

2017 Summer Activities Crochet-a-Long with CAL Central - Get ready for summer with 8 free crochet patterns by 8 designers! Get more information on Underground Crafter or in the CAL Central groups on Facebook and RavelryI’ve teamed up with 7 other designers to share 8 free crochet patterns inspired by summer activities. Every week during the CAL, we’ll highlight a different activity with a new crochet pattern.

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About the Picking Flowers Pillow

I was inspired to design this pillow to go along with the summer activity of picking flowers. I love to crochet pillow covers because they are relatively small projects and can really change a room. I prefer to use button closures because then you can easily remove the cover to wash or to change up your decor seasonally.

I used two of my crochet motif patterns, the Coming Up Roses Square and the Forget-me-not Square, but you could replace the squares with your favorite 6″ (15 cm) square patterns. (Of course, if you do, your yardage may be different and you also will have to make adjustments to the borders. If you are an adventurous type, though, it will be fun!)

Free crochet pattern: Picking Flowers Pillow by Underground Crafter | This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily. I used Red Heart With Love yarn, a Fairfield Poly-Fil Home Elegance Pillow 14” x 14”, and 4 Buttons Galore Sparkle Buttons in Aquamist.

If you make your own Picking Flowers Pillow, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Picking Flowers Pillow

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Picking Flowers Pillow by Underground Crafter | This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily. I used Red Heart With Love yarn, a Fairfield Poly-Fil Home Elegance Pillow 14” x 14”, and 4 Buttons Galore Sparkle Buttons in Aquamist.This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily.

Finished Size

  • Snugly fits a 14” (35.5 cm) pillow form.

Materials

Free crochet pattern: Picking Flowers Pillow by Underground Crafter | This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily. I used Red Heart With Love yarn, a Fairfield Poly-Fil Home Elegance Pillow 14” x 14”, and 4 Buttons Galore Sparkle Buttons in Aquamist.

  • Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/370 yd/338 m) – 1 skein each in 1101 Eggshell (MC), 1201 Daffodil (CA), 1502 Iced Aqua (CB), and 1704 Bubble Gum (CC), or approximately 303 yd (277 m) in MC, 40 yd (36.5 m) in CA, 40 yd (36.5 m) in CB, and 64 yd (58.5 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.


  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle with an eye that will fit through button.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Home Elegance Pillow 14” x 14”, or any 14” (35.5 cm) square pillow form.
  • 4 – Buttons Galore Sparkle Buttons in Aquamist, or any 1-1/8” (3 cm) sew-through buttons.

Gauge

  • 1 square in pattern = 6” (15 cm) square. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • MC – Main Color
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * + Repeat the instructions following the asterisk or plus sign as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Pillow is crocheted in 2 panels. 4 floral granny squares (crocheted in the round) form the center of each panel. After first square on each panel is crocheted, each additional square is joined to panel in final round using the “join-as-you-go” seaming method. Border is then crocheted in the round on each panel. Panels are seamed together with slip stitch join. A button hole flap is crocheted on the back panel in rows. Buttons are sewn onto the front panel to finish.
  • If you prefer to join squares using another method, make 4 Coming Up Roses Squares and 4 Forget-me-not Squares. Join using your preferred method following placement chart. Continue to Panel Border instructions.
  • A join-as-you-go tutorial is available here: How To Connect Granny Squares with Join-As-You-Go.

Pattern Instructions

Pillow – Front Panel

Free crochet pattern: Picking Flowers Pillow by Underground Crafter | This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily. I used Red Heart With Love yarn, a Fairfield Poly-Fil Home Elegance Pillow 14” x 14”, and 4 Buttons Galore Sparkle Buttons in Aquamist.

Joining Second Square to Front Panel

  • Follow instructions for Forget-me-not Square through Rnd 8, using CA through Rnd 1, CB for Rnds 2-4, and MC for Rnds 5-8. Do not fasten off MC.
  • Next Rnd: Following placement chart and working on Forget-me-knot Square, with wrong side of Coming Up Roses Square facing, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 2 sts,** (3 dc, ch 1, join with sc to corner ch-2 sp on finished square, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, join with sc to next ch-1 sp on finished square, sk 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, join with sc to next ch-1 sp on finished square, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, join with sc to next ch-1 sp on finished square, sk 2 sts, (3 dc, join with sc to corner ch-2 sp on finished square, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to **, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, rep from * to **, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of first ch 3. Fasten off MC. (64 sts + 4 ch-2 sp + 12 ch-1 sp)

Joining Third Square to Front Panel

  • Follow instructions for Coming Up Roses Square through Rnd 9, using CC for Rnds 1-5 and MC for Rnds 6-9. Do not fasten off MC.
  • Following placement chart and working on Coming Up Roses Square, with wrong side of Forget-me-not Square facing, rep Next Rnd instructions for joining second square to front panel.

Joining Fourth Square to Front Panel

  • Follow instructions for Forget-me-not Square through Rnd 8, using CA through Rnd 1, CB for Rnds 2-4, and MC for Rnds 5-8. Do not fasten off MC.
  • Next Rnd: Following placement chart and working on Forget-me-not Square, with wrong side of other squares facing, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 2 sts,** (3 dc, [join with sc to corner ch-2 sp of next adjacent square] twice, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, +join with sc to next ch-1 sp on finished square, sk 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, join with sc to next ch-1 sp on finished square, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, join with sc to next ch-1 sp on finished square, sk 2 sts,++ (3 dc, join with sc to corner ch-2 sp on finished square, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from + to ++, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, rep from * to **, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of first ch 3. Do not fasten off MC. (64 sts + 4 ch-2 sp + 12 ch-1 sp)

Panel Border

  • Border Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in same st, [*dc in next 40 sts and ch-sp across to corner of panel,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp] 3 times, rep from * to **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of first ch 3. (176 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Border Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [*ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next 40 sts, ch 1, sk 2 sts,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp] 3 times, rep from * to **, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of ch 3. Fasten off MC. (184 sts + 8 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)

Pillow – Back Panel

Free crochet pattern: Picking Flowers Pillow by Underground Crafter | This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily. I used Red Heart With Love yarn, a Fairfield Poly-Fil Home Elegance Pillow 14” x 14”, and 4 Buttons Galore Sparkle Buttons in Aquamist.
The buttonholes on the back panel will fold over to close the buttons sewn to the front panel.

 

  • Rep as for Pillow Front Panel through Border Rnd 2. Do not fasten off MC.
  • Turn Pillow Panels so right sides are facing. Join panels with slip stitch seam in the back loop on 3 sides. Find a tutorial for the slip stitch seam here: How To Join Granny Squares with the Slip Stitch.
  • With wrong sides still facing, sl st to corner ch-2 sp of unjoined side of back panel.

Button Hole Flap

  • Row 1: Begin working in rows. Ch 3, dc in next 49 sts and ch-sp across. (50 sts)
  • Row 2: (Right Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and next 6 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, [sc in next 8 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts] 3 times, sc in next 7 sts. (38 sts + 4 ch-3 buttonholes)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and next 6 sts, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, [sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in ch-3 sp] 3 times, sc in next 7 sts. (50 sts)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st,** sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 7 sts, rep from * to **, sk 3 sts, sc in last. Fasten off MC. (49 sts)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of pillow cover.
  • Turn pillow cover right side out.
  • With yarn needle and MC, sew buttons to Border Rnds of Front Panel, using Button Holes as guide for positioning.
  • With yarn needle, secure ends of yarn used to sew on buttons on inside of pillow.
  • Insert pillow form. Button to close.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/06/12/crochet-pattern-picking-flowers-pillow. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Picking Flowers Pillow, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Free crochet pattern: Picking Flowers Pillow by Underground Crafter | This floral pillow cover features crocheted roses and forget-me-nots. A button closure with a shell edging lets you replace the pillow cover easily. Made with Red Heart With Love yarn, a Fairfield Poly-Fil Home Elegance Pillow 14” x 14”, and four Buttons Galore Sparkle Buttons in Aquamist.

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