31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter

I love the look of quilting and I know that many crocheters and knitters do, too. If you’d like to mimic your favorite patchwork and quilted looks in your next crochet or knitting project, then you’ll find something to love in this roundup of 31 free quilt-inspired crochet and knitting patterns, including 23 free crochet patterns and 8 free knitting patterns.

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31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns

Roundup by Underground Crafter

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter

23 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include blankets (of course!), wall hangings, and pillows.

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter - crochet pattern collage

Left column, from top to bottom:

Second column, from top to bottom:

Center column, from top to bottom:

Fourth column, from top to bottom:

You can find several patterns on AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns that are designed to look like classic quilt blocks, including:

Right column, from top to bottom:

And…

8 Free Knitting Patterns

I didn’t forget the knitters! These patterns are shown clockwise from top left.C

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter - knitting pattern collage

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Crochet Pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

I’m sharing a beautiful, knit-look crochet shawlette pattern by guest designer Lindsey Dale from Winding Road Crochet. This pattern is a simple-t0-make project that you can wear year round. It includes both right- and left-handed video tutorials, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Winding Road Crochet and are used with permission. Yarn for this project was generously provided by Red Heart.

About Lindsey Dale

Lindsey Dale from Winding Road Crochet

Lindsey Dale is the crochet designer behind the blog Winding Road Crochet. As a desert dweller she is inspired by a brighter version of the traditional southwest colors and patterns. She loves to create modern style crochet patterns that look complex but are easy to crochet. She has a 5 year old dinosaur enthusiast and a curly haired baby girl that inspire many of her patterns as well. Beyond crochet, she loves taking road trips and hiking with her family. You will rarely find her traveling without her yarn.

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Rosabelle Shawlette

Crochet Pattern by Winding Road Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

Hi, I am Lindsey Dale from the blog Winding Road Crochet. I am so happy to be sharing my Rosabelle Shawlette with you today.

Like many of my patterns, the Rosabelle Shawlette was inspire by a knitted piece I spotted on Pinterest a few years ago and the image of that shawl has been stuck in my head since. I really wanted to create something with a light and airy feel for the warmer months. Living in the desert, I experience a lot of warmer months.

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

I love the look of knitted items, but I am afraid I am a beginner knitter at best. So I turned to my crochet hooks and for a few months I have been looking for the perfect way to get that light and airy look with crochet.

I decided on an asymmetrical triangle shape to cut down on bulkiness. I wanted to work the shawl from side to side and using the asymmetrical style I could make a triangle by increasing and omit all decreasing in the pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

To keep the Rosabelle Shawlette light and airy I used a large hook with Red Heart’s Hygge Charm yarn. This yarn is beautiful and feminine with just a touch of sparkle. The Hygge Charm comes in many muted colors, but for this project I choose the Meteor color for its light dusty rose hue.

My goal with this pattern was to get a ribbed look similar to the garter knit stitch and to keep the pattern very beginner friendly. This pattern uses only single crochet, increasing with single crochet and working the the back loops only to create a ribbed texture.

This pattern works up very fast and has a simple two row repeat that is easy to memorize. I really hope you love your Rosabelle Shawl.

Notes from Underground Crafter

  • This pattern uses U.S. abbreviations.
  • Right and left handed video tutorials are available at the end of the pattern.
Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

Materials

  • 186 yards or 3 oz of Red Heart Hygge Charm in Meteor
  • Crochet Hook Size 12mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • R – Row
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge

  • I made a gauge swatch using regular single crochet.
    • 4 Sc = 2 inches
    • 6 Rows = 2 inches

Finished Size

  • Longest side of the shawlette measures 51 inches (129.5 cm).
  • Triangle point from top to point measures 17 inches (43 cm).

Pattern

  • Ch3
  • R1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from the hook, Sc in the next Ch. (2)
  • R2: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 2 Sts. (2)
  • R3: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of the next St. (3)
  • R4: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 3 Sts. (3)
  • R5: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of the next 2 Sts. (3)
  • R6: Ch 1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 4 Sts.
  • R7: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of each St until the end of the row.
  • R8: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of each St until the end of the row.
  • Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until you have a total of 90 Rows. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
  • For those of you that like to have a stitch count for every row I have created a chart just for you.
Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter - row count chart
© 2019 by Lindsey Dale (Winding Road Crochet) and published with permission by 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 Lindsey’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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/08/crochet-pattern-rosabelle-shawlette-by-winding-road-crochet/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Watch the right handed tutorial…

…or the left handed tutorial.

Crafty Love Link Party 44 (April, 2019)

Crafty Love Link Party 44 (April, 2019)

April’s here and that means it’s time for another Crafty Love Link Party. Our highlights from last month includes five free crochet patterns, so read on for details

Welcome to the Crafty Love Link Party!

Welcome to our 44th Crafty Love Link Party! Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafty projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPs, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too!

Crafty Love Link Party 44

These are the five most clicked posts from last month’s party. All five are free crochet patterns!

  • Horse and Donkey Crochet Along by Grace and Yarn: Stephanie’s crochet along is over but you can still get both free crochet patterns.
  • Cascading Icicles Beanie by Caitlin’s Contagious Creations: Caitlin’s free crochet pattern is available in two sizes and includes detailed progress photos.
  • Tunic Tee by Winding Road Crochet: Lindsey’s free crochet pattern is available in six sizes.
  • Butterfly C2C Square Easter Blanket Crochet Along by Nana’s Crafty Home: This crochet along includes 9 free patterns for pixel squares made using corner-to-corner crochet.
  • Peek-a-Boo Blanket by Cute As A Button Crochet: Esther’s free crochet pattern works up quickly in a super bulky yarn.

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Crochet Pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket by Crochetpreneur

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

A crochet baby blanket is one of my favorite projects to make and gift. I’m so excited to share this surprisingly simple Tunisian crochet pattern as a guest post by Crochetpreneur. Stripes and neutral colors combine to make a bold yet cuddly blanket.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur and are used with permission. Yarn for this project was generously provided by Paintbox Yarns.

About Pam Grice

Pam Grice Made with a Twist Crochetprenreur

Pam Grice is the part psychotherapist, part crochet designer, and full-on-cheerleader behind the Crochetpreneur blog where she combines her wisdom as a counselor and experience as a six-figure Etsy artisan to help other makers find the personal and financial freedom that comes from having a successful crochet business. When she’s not coaching, counseling, or crocheting (she loves alliteration), Pam spends her days caring for her newly-toddling grandson. She is an introvert who loves people, an encourager, a solution-finder, and a creative-thinker who spent more time reading encyclopedias and playing with yarn as a child than was probably normal. And, while she never did marry Donny Osmond, she’s thankful to have crafted a life she loves with her husband, Kev, and their two neurotic rescue pups.

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Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Materials:

  • 1375 yards Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, size (5) bulky (3.5 oz./100g, 149 yds/136 m, 100% acrylic)
    • Color A: 700 yds/ 640 m (5 skeins) I used Champagne White.
    • Color B: 225 yds / 206 m (2 skeins) I used Stormy Grey
    • Color C: 225 yds / 206 m (2 skeins) I used Slate Grey
    • Color D: 225 yds / 206 m (2 skeins) I used Granite Grey
    • Tunisian crochet hook US size M (9.00 mm) with a 24” cord
    • Crochet hook US size L (8.00 mm)
    • Tapestry needle
    • Tape measure
    • Scissors
    • Blocking supplies

Abbreviations:

  • BPDC – back-post double crochet – A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • CH – chain
  • DC – double crochet
  • F(FP) – forward pass – See Special Stitches below.
  • FPDC – front-post double crochet – A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • HDC – half-double crochet
  • Rep – repeat
  • R(RP) – return pass – See Special Stitches below.
  • SC – single crochet
  • SLST – slip stitch                
  • SP – space                           
  • ST(S) – stitch(es)
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch – See Special Stitches below. A video tutorial is available at the end of this post.
  • YO – yarn over
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Notes:

  • No matter your skill level, read through pattern before beginning your work.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • US Terminology
  • To adjust width: Increase or decrease starting chain by multiples of 4 + 1.
  • To adjust length: Increase or decrease completed rows by multiples of 4.
  • As you begin to work the rows, they will roll. This will be neutralized once we add the border. So, don’t worry about it too much.
  • It’s your choice whether you’d like to cut the yarn when switching colors or carry it along the edge. If you carry it up the piece, be sure to catch all strands as the rows go up and hide them when working the first round of the border.
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Gauge:  11 stitches x 9 rows = 4” (10.15 cm) sq.

Finished Measurements:

  • After blocking:
    • Approx. 33” x 43” (83.8 cm x 109.2 cm), before border.
    • Approx. 38” x 48” (96.5 cm x 121.9 cm), finished.
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Special Stitches:

Tunisian Simple Stitch

  • Chain the required number of stitches.
  • TSS Foundation Row: With last chain still on the hook, insert hook in the back bump of the second CH from hook, pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in the back bump, picking up STS, in each CH across.
  • TSS Return Pass (TSS RP): CH1, *YO, pull through 2 loops on hook*; rep from * to * until 1 loop remains on hook.
  • TSS Forward Pass (TSS FP): Insert hook in 2nd vertical bar from hook, YO, pull up loop, *insert hook in next vertical bar, YO, pull up loop*, rep from * to * to last st, put hook through both vertical bars on edge, YO, pull up loop.
  • Complete row with a TSS RP.
  • A video tutorial is available at the end of this post.
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Pattern:

  • With Color A and Tunisian crochet hook, CH 93.
  • Row 1F: Skipping the first CH, pull up a loop in the back bump of each CH. (93 loops on hook)
  • 1R: CH1, *YO, pull through 2 loops,* rep * to * until 1 loop remains.
  • Row 2F: With A, work TSS FP.
  • 2R: With B, work TSS RP.
  • Row 3F: With B, work TSS FP.
  • 3R: With B, work TSS RP.
  • Row 4F: With B, work TSS FP.
  • 4R: With C, work TSS RP.
  • Row 5F: With C, work TSS FP.
  • 5R: With C, work TSS RP.
  • Row 6F: With C, work TSS FP.
  • 6R: With D, work TSS RP.
  • Row 7F: With D, work TSS FP.
  • 7R: With D, work TSS RP.
  • Row 8F: With D, work TSS FP.
  • 8R: With A, work TSS RP.
  • Row 9F: With A, work TSS FP.
  • 9R: With A, work TSS RP.
  • Row 10F: With A, work TSS FP.
  • 10R: With B, work TSS RP.
  • Row 11F: With B, work TSS FP.
  • 11R: With B, work TSS RP.
  • Row 12F: With B, work TSS FP.
  • 12R: With C, work TSS RP.
  • Row 13F: With C, work TSS FP.
  • 13R: With C, work TSS RP.
  • Row 14F: With C, work TSS FP.
  • 14R: With D, work TSS RP.
  • Row 15F: With D, work TSS FP.
  • 15R: With D, work TSS RP.
  • Row 16F: With D, work TSS FP.
  • 16R: With A, work TSS RP.
  • Rows 17 – 96: Rep rows 9 – 16 ten more times.
  • Bind Off: With A, SLST loosely in each bar across.
  • Finish off.
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Border

  • With A and 8.00 mm hook, join with a SLST to the first ST to the left (or, if working left-handed, to the right) of any corner.
  • Round 1: CH1. HDC in same ST. *HDC in each ST along the row. CH3 to create a corner ST. Turn work 90 degrees and work along next edge,* Rep from * to * 3 more times. SLST to beginning HDC to join. You will have 92 STS along short edges, 96 STS along long edges, and a CH-3 at each corner
  • Round 2: CH2 (does not count as a ST, here and throughout), [FPDC in first HDC, *BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC,* rep from * to * until 3 stitches remain to corner, BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, (HDC, CH1, HDC) in the corner space], rep from [ to ] three more times. Join with SLST to top of beginning FPDC.
  • Round 3: CH2, [FPDC in first st, *BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC,* rep from * to * to corner, (HDC, CH1, HDC) in corner space], FPDC], rep from [ to ] three more times. Join with a SLST to top of beginning FPDC.
  • Round 4: CH2, [FPDC in first st, *BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC,* rep from * to * until one ST remains, BPDC, (HDC, CH1, HDC) in corner space], BPDC, FPDC], rep from [ to ] three more times. Join with a SLST to top of beginning FPDC.
  • Round 5: CH2,  [FPDC in first st, *BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC,* rep from * to * until two STS remain BPDC, BPDC, (HDC, CH1, HDC) in corner space], BPDC, BPDC, FPDC], rep from [ to ] three more times. Join with a SLST to top of beginning FPDC.
  • Finish off and tuck ends.
  • Wet block and allow to dry.
  • Enjoy!
© 2019 by Pam Grice (Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur) and published with permission by 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 Pam’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:
https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/03/crochet-pattern-sweet-stratus-tunisian-baby-blanket-by-crochetpreneur/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Zebra Pocket Pillow

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter

I’m kicking off the second annual Softie Crochet Along with CAL Central with the Zebra Pocket Pillow! This crocheted amigurumi pillow has a pocket panel that you can use as gift wrap, to tote a favorite book, or to store your tablet.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for the sample were generously provided by Clover USA, Fairfield World, and Red Heart.

Last year, I made the Lion Pocket Pillow for the first Softie CAL and I kind of felt like he needed a buddy.

Free crochet pattern: Lion Pocket Pillow in Red Heart Super Saver yarn and stuffed with Fairfield Original Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter. This pattern is one of 10 free crochet patterns by 10 designers in the 2018 Softie Crochet Along with CAL Central

Since the basics of the panel shapes would be the same, I decided to add some interest with stripes, and that’s where the idea for the Zebra Pocket Pillow was born.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - back pocket

Just like its Lion Pocket Pillow pal, the Zebra Pocket Pillow has a generous pocket panel. This is great for encouraging your littles to read, for including a small gift, or for putting a tablet out of reach.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - back pocket

For this year’s Softie CAL, Fairfield World generously provided all of the participating designers with Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill. This happens to be one of my favorite fiber fillings to use for making crocheted softies.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - Marie with fiber fill bag

It’s coarser and denser than the standard Poly-Fil. That means it doesn’t “fluff out” as much when you are stuffing your project. It helps because then you aren’t accidentally crocheting your Poly-Fil onto the right side of your projects.

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - comparing fiber fillings

If you’re just hearing about the Softie Crochet Along, you can get all the details here.

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentral on all social media. If you use Fairfield World Poly-Fil for your project, tag @fairfieldworld and use #fairfieldworld, too.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 10 awesome projects. Make adorable softies while having fun with us! Enter here to win one of the great end-of-CAL giveaway prizes!
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
2019 Softie Crochet Along with CAL Central Crochet via Underground Crafter

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Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter

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Zebra Pocket Pillow

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter

Stripes, facial features, and a mane add character to a simple, stuffed pillow. The pocket on the back can be used to hide a gift or to keep a book safe during travels.

Finished Size

  • Pillow: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 12” (30.5 cm) tall before stuffing.

Materials

Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - supplies

Gauge

  • 18 sc x 20 rows = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • Rnd(s) – Rounds
  • sc  – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo  – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Front Panel, Back Panel, Pocket Panel, and Ears are crocheted flat in rows.
  • Eyes and Muzzle are crocheted in unjoined spirals in the round. Move stitch markers up each round to mark position of last stitch.
  • Mane is crocheted in the round when joining layers with single crochet seam. A helpful photo tutorial for seaming with single crochet is available here.
  • When choosing colors, note that CA and CB are used for Panel stripes. CA is used for Eyes. CB is used for the Muzzle and Ears.
  • Change colors in the last yarn over of the final single crochet of designated rows. Moogly has a helpful video tutorial here.
  • Oombawka Design has a helpful magic adjustable ring tutorial here.
  • If you are crocheting in low light conditions, you may find black yarn difficult to work with. Choose two high contrast colors instead of black and white to make it easier to see your stitches.

Pattern Instructions

Front and Back Panels (Make 2)

  • With CA, ch 46.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. (45 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across, changing to CB in last yo of final sc (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across, changing to CA in last yo of final sc.
  • Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
  • Rows 6-57: Repeat Rows 2-5  – 13 times, or until Panel measures approximately 12” (30.5 cm) tall, ending after Row 5. Fasten off.

Pocket Panel

  • Repeat instructions for Front Panel until Pocket Panel measures approximately 7” (18 cm), ending after Row 3 or Row 5. Fasten off.

Muzzle

  • With CB, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tightly to close ring, pm in last st to mark position. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; repeat from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 10:  Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 10. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 1 yd/1 m) for joining.
  • Position the craft nose at the top of the Muzzle and secure with washer.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends of starting yarn from magic circle on back of Muzzle.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter

Ears (Make 2)

  • With CB, ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch. (2 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (Increases by 1 st)
  • Rows 4-16: Repeat Row 3 – 13 times, ending with 17 sts. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 1 yd/1 m) for joining.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends of starting yarn on back of Ears.

Eyes (Make 2)

  • With CA, ch 4.
  • Rnd 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch, 4 sc in next ch, turn to work along underside of foundation chain, sc in next ch, 2 sc in first ch, pm in last st to mark position. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sl st to first st to join.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 1 yd/1 m) for joining.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends of starting yarn on back of Eye.

Decorate Face

  • Using locking stitch markers, pin Eyes, Muzzle, and Ears on Front Panel using pictures as a guide.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - positioning face
  • Once satisfied with positioning, place safety eyes in crocheted eyes. Attach by firmly securing washers on back.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - decorating face
  • With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew Eyes to Front Panel. With yarn needle, weave in ends from Eyes on back of Front Panel.
  • With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew Muzzle to Front Panel, leaving about 2” (5 cm) unseamed. Stuff Muzzle firmly and continue to sew Muzzle to Front Panel. With yarn needle, weave in ends from Muzzle on back of Front Panel.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - stuffing muzzle
  • With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew the lower edge (final row) of each Ear to Front Panel, shaping each Ear so that it is curved. With yarn needle, weave in ends from Ears on back of Front Panel.

Assemble Pillow and Add Mane

  • With locking stitch markers, pin the Panels together as follows. Position right side of Front Panel with face up on top, with Back Panel underneath, and the Pocket Panel at the bottom.
Zebra Pocket Pillow, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver stuffed with • Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Fiber Fill by Underground Crafter - assembling panels
  • With right side of Front Panel (face) facing you, join CB with sl st at bottom of Front Panel. Lining up stitches and working through all layers, begin working a single crochet seam (see Pattern Notes). Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 44 sts, turn to work along long edge and begin to crochet Mane, [sc in side of next row, ch 6] across to final row of Front Panel, turn to work along top of Front Panel, [sc in next st, ch 6] across top of Front Panel, turn to work along long edge, [sc in side of next row, ch 6] across to Front Panel until approximately 4” (10 cm) remain. Stuff pillow firmly with Poly-Fil. Continue to seam side of long edge by working [sc in side of next row, ch 6] across, sl st to join to first sc.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave any remaining ends into inside of pillow.
© 2019 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/01/crochet-pattern-zebra-pocket-pillow. Thanks for supporting indie designers!