The Twin Textures Pillow is the first pattern in the Hygge Home Crochet Along with CAL Central. This reversible, textured pillow works up quickly in a super bulky weight yarn. It uses the basketweave stitch pattern and the pebble stitch pattern for different looks on each side. This pattern is listed as intermediate, but I’ve include a link to a video tutorial to help with the post stitches. Even crochet beginners should be able to make this project.
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Let me tell you about the Twin Textures Pillow! First, I should mention that while whites, creams, and neutrals are often associated with hygge, when I think of comfy and cozy, I must have color. That’s just how I roll! I’m a very tactile person, so textures also make me feel at ease. Naturally, basketweave comes to mind when I think about textures and that’s how I started the pillow.
I wanted to use both a solid and a multicolor yarn (as I said, I LOVE color), but basketweave can be a little bit over the top in multiple colors. Instead, I choose a simple texture, the pebble stitch, for the variegated yarn side of the pillow.
I used Red Heart Sweet Home. (Bernat Blanket is a good substitute if you can’t find Sweet Home.) It’s a chenille-type yarn, so it’s very plush and soft. It’s super bulky weight, so this pillow works up quickly. And, unlike some chenille yarns it doesn’t shed while you’re crocheting.
Sweet Home comes in HUGE skeins with almost 200 yards, so there’s plenty to play with. I think Sweet Home would make a great coordinating blanket, too.
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Twin Textures Pillow
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
This reversible, textured pillow works up quickly in a super bulky weight yarn. It’s the first pattern in the Hygge Home Crochet Along with CAL Central.
- Approximately 18.5” (47 cm) square to loosely fit an 18” (46 cm) square pillow form.
- Red Heart Sweet Home yarn (100% polyester, 10.5 oz/300 g, 193 yd/177 m) – 1 skein each in 1514 Spruce (CA) and 9680 Rain Forest, or approximately 193 yd (177 m) in each of 2 colors in any super bulky weight yarn. (Bernat Blanket is a good substitute if you can’t find Sweet Home.)
- US N/P-15/10 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- Fairfield Soft Touch Pillow 18” x 18”.
- 7 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in basketweave stitch. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- BL – back loop – Marly Bird has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
- BPdc – back post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
- CA – Color A
- CB – Color B
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
- A photo tutorial for the whipstitch join is available here.
- With CA, ch 32 (or a multiple of 8 sts, + 8).
- Row 1: Turn, skip 3 ch (counts as dc), dc in next ch and each ch across. (30 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), *FPdc around each of next 4 sts,** BPdc around each of next 4 sts; repeat from * across, ending last repeat after ** with 1 st remaining, dc in last st.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 3, *BPdc around each of next 4 sts,** FPdc around each of next 4 sts; repeat from * across, ending last repeat after ** with 1 st remaining, dc in last st.
- Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
- Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
- Row 6: Repeat Row 3.
- Row 7: Repeat Row 2.
- Rows 8-9: Repeat Rows 6-7.
- Rows 10-25: Repeat Rows 2-9, changing to CB in last yo of last dc of final Row, continue on to Panel A Border.
Panel A Border
- Round 1: (Right Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across, turn to work along side, ch 2, sc in side of each row (or, work 25 sc evenly across), turn to work along foundation chain, ch 2, sc in unworked side of each ch, turn to work along side, ch 2, sc in side of each row (or, work 25 sc evenly across), ch 1, sc to first sc to join (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp). (110 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
- Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in each st across to next ch-2 sp,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, ending last repeat after ** at first ch-2 sp, sc, ch 1, sc to first sc to join (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp). (118 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
- Repeat Round 2 until Panel A measures approximately 18” (46 cm) square. Fasten off.
- With CB, ch 31 (or a multiple of 2 sts, + 1).
- Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, *sc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across. (30 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st,*sc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across.
- Repeat Row 2 until Panel B measures the same length as Panel A before the Border, changing to CA in last yo of last dc of final Row. Repeat Border as for Panel A.
Assembly and Finishing
- Position Panel A and Panel B with Right Sides together. Working on the Wrong Sides and using a long strand of yarn (approximately 6 yds/5.5 m long) and yarn needle, whipstitch Panel A and Panel B together on 3 sides, leaving the bottom (foundation chain) unjoined (see Pattern Notej).
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.
- Insert pillow form inside of pillowcase.