Hello Summer Tapestry Crochet Pillow Pattern by E’Claire Makery

Hello Summer Pillow, free tapestry crochet pattern by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter - handmade pillow with sun and words "hello summer" in tapestry crochet held in arms in front of greenery

Have you been loving all the modern tapestry crochet patterns? Then you’ll want to bust out your hook to get started on the Hello Summer Pillow! I’m so excited to share another beautiful pattern by guest contributor, Claire from E’Claire Makery. Bring a touch of summer inside with this modern, tapestry crochet pillow! (And, if you’re a tapestry crochet newbie, don’t worry. Claire’s got you covered with her Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet!)

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 © Claire Goodale/E’Claire Makery and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

About E’Claire Makery

Claire Goodale is the owner, designer, and maker behind E’Claire Makery. When she’s not obsessing over yarn and coming up with patterns, you can find her out exploring, baking, watching superhero shows, and enjoying her newly married life with her husband Stephen. As a maker, her goal is to create patterns and tutorials, and share design and business tips to help give crocheters the confidence to create.

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Hello Summer Pillow

Tapestry Crochet Pattern by E’Claire Makery

Hello Summer Pillow, free tapestry crochet pattern by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter

Finished Dimensions

  • 15” x 15” (38 cm x 38 cm) square

Gauge

  • For front panel – 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) square using half double crochets: 14 sts x 9 rows
  • For back panel – 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) square using double crochets: 11 sts x 7 rows

Supplies

Hello Summer Pillow, free tapestry crochet pattern by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter - handmade pillow with sun and words "hello summer" in tapestry crochet held in arms in front of greenery

Stitches Used/Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it! If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, I’ve created a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet that shows you how to do it. See the written and photo tutorial at The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happen are indicated by the color appearing in parentheses. See color graph in paid pdf for full picture of the color changes.
  • Turn and ch 1 at the beginning of Rows 2-40 on front panel. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Hello Summer Pillow, free tapestry crochet pattern by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter - handmade pillow with sun and words "hello summer" in tapestry crochet held in arms in front of greenery

Front Panel

  • Ch 57, turn, skip 1 ch.
  • Row 1 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 56
  • Row 2 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 37, (Cream) hdc 19
  • Row 3 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 20, (Yellow) hdc 36
  • Row 4 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 24, (Cream) hdc 32
  • Row 5 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 29, (Yellow) hdc 27
  • Row 6 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 30, (Cream) hdc 26
  • Row 7 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 9
  • Row 8 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 6
  • Row 9 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 7
  • Row 10 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 7
  • Row 11 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 7
  • Row 12 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 7
  • Row 13 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 7, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 7, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 8
  • Row 14 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 6
  • Row 15 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 7
  • Row 16 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 7
  • Row 17 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 24, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 7
  • Row 18 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 22
  • Row 19 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 21, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 9
  • Row 20 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 14, (Cream) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 21
  • Row 21 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 29, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 8
  • Row 22 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 7, (Cream) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 7, (Cream) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 28
  • Row 23 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 25, (Yellow) hdc 7, (Cream) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 7
  • Row 24 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 11
  • Row 25 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 10, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 5, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3
  • Row 26 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 9
  • Row 27 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 2
  • Row 28 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 9
  • Row 29 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 4, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 7, (Cream) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 2
  • Row 30 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 9
  • Row 31 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 3
  • Row 32 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 10
  • Row 33 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 11, (Pink) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 7, (Yellow) hdc 3
  • Row 34 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 35
  • Row 35 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 40, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 8, (Yellow) hdc 3
  • Row 36 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 3, (Cream) hdc 9, (Yellow) hdc 5, (Cream) hdc 39
  • Row 37 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 37, (Yellow) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 10, (Yellow) hdc 3
  • Row 38 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 52
  • Row 39 [RS]: (Cream) hdc 52, (Yellow) hdc 4
  • Row 40 [WS]: (Yellow) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 52
Hello Summer Pillow, free tapestry crochet pattern by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter - handmade pillow with sun and words "hello summer" in tapestry crochet held in arms in front of greenery

Back Panel

  • Using the Red Heart Soft Essentials and Red Heart Unforgettable yarns held together (you can also hold two worsted weight yarns together if you aren’t using these two), begin Row 1.
  • Row 1: ch 46, starting in 3rd ch from hook dc 44
  • Row 2-27: ch 2, turn, dc 44
  • Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hello Summer Pillow, free tapestry crochet pattern by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter - multicolored crochet pillow held in hand in front of greenery

Assembly

  • Put two panels together right sides together, and sew them to each other. When you’re almost done, stuff pillow with stuffing and then finish closing up. If you are using a pillow form instead of stuffing, you can sew up the sides and the bottom, place the pillow form inside the pillowcase, and finishing by sewing up the top.
© 2019 by Claire Goodale (E’Claire Makery) 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 Claire’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/2019/07/22/hello-summer-tapestry-crochet-pillow-pattern-by-eclaire-makery/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Stop and Smell the Flowers Granny Square

Stop and Smell the Flowers Square free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - floral granny square on faux white brick background

Stop and Smell the Flowers is a floral crochet granny square that combines different textures and stitches for a beautiful look. It was originally designed for the Mini-Mystery Crochet Along (MMCAL) #14 with A Crocheted Simplicity but is now available after the big reveal! These crochet alongs are short, mysterious, and free. And, they end with giveaways (yay!). Read on for more details.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Supplies for this project were generously provided by Red Heart and Laurel Hill. Camera and vinyl backdrop was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

If you’re new to A Crocheted Simplicity’s Mini-Mystery Crochet Alongs (MMCALs), please read the Information Guide in this blog post HERE. You’ll find all important MMCAL information and FAQs!

Mini Mystery Crochet Along 14 with Underground Crafter

This MMCAL was posted in three segments, but all three are now available.

I crocheted my sample with Red Heart With Love because it comes in great colors, it’s soft, and it’s an easy-care yarn. If you don’t have any available, choose another medium weight (worsted/#4/aran) yarn that is easy to wash. If you don’t like to use acrylic, cotton would be a nice (but weightier) alternative. You can see the colors I used in the image below, arranged from left to right as Color A, Color B, and Color C.

MMCAL with A Crocheted Simplicity 14 via Underground Crafter - yarn used

Scroll down for the pattern and a complete materials list!

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Stop and Smell the Flowers

Crochet Granny Square Pattern by Underground Crafter

Stop and Smell the Flowers Square free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - floral granny square on faux white brick background

This floral granny square combines different textures and stitches for a beautiful look. It was designed for Mini-Mystery Crochet Along #14 with A Crocheted Simplicity and is now available as a complete pattern. Learn more about the Mini-Mystery Crochet Alongs here.

Finished Size

  • Motif = 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/370 yd/338 m) – 1 skein in 1939 Papaya (CA), 1 skein in 1441 Light Grey (CB), and 1 skein in 1502 Iced Aqua (CC), or approximately 80 yd (73 m) in CA, 35 yd (32 m) in CB, and 50 yd (45.5 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. (I used my Laurel Hill Trai wooden hook.)
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set, or locking stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 7 = 5” (13 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. Each cdc counts as 2 sts. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • 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.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • 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 brackets as indicated.
  • () Instructions between parentheses are worked into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • Most of this project is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing up. One section is crocheted flat in rows.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds and Rows does NOT count as a stitch.
  • In Rnd 12, you will work into skipped stitches from previous rounds. Work over the ch-sp and make sure to draw up loops to the same height as current round.

Pattern Instructions – Center Floral Square

  • With CA, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring. Begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, 16 hdc in ring, sl st to first hdc to join. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st, [FPdc around next st, 3 dc in next st] 8 times, sl st to first FPdc to join. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st, [FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 8 times, sl st to first FPdc to join. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, starting in same st, [3 dc in next 2 sts, skip 1 st, sl st in next FPdc, skip 1 st] 8 times, sl st to first st to join. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Working behind petals of Rnd 4, [*ch 4, skip 6 dc,** sl st in next sl st] 7 times, rep from * to **, sl st in first ch-4 sp to join. Fasten off CA. (8 ch-4 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to any ch-4 sp.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, 6 sc in same ch-4 sp and in next 7 ch-4 sp, sl st to first sc to join. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st, *dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * around twice more, rep from * to **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc to join. Fasten off CB. (60 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Pattern Instructions – Corner Triangles

  • ✪With Right Side facing, join CC with sl st to any ch-2 sp. Begin working flat in rows.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, [3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 3 sts] 3 times across row, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in ch-2 sp. (14 sts + 5 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] 3 times across row, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (11 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 3: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] twice across row, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (8 sts + 3 ch-1 sp)  
  • Row 4: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (5 sts + 2 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 5: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, place stitch marker in ch-1 sp just made, skip 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. Fasten off CC. (2 sts + 1 ch-1 sp)
  • Rep from ✪ on next 3 sides of square.
  • With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to any marked ch-1 sp at tip of Row 5. Begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, 3 dc in same st, *skip side of this stitch, 2 dc in side of next row, 3 dc in side of next 2 rows, 2 dc in side of next 2 rows (on current triangle and on next triangle), 3 dc in side of next 2 rows, 2 dc in side of next row,** skip side of next row, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next marked st; rep from * around twice more, rep from * to **, 3 dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc to join. Do not fasten off CB. (104 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Pattern Instructions – Border Rounds

  • Continue crocheting in the round.
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in each st across to corner ch-2 sp,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off CB. (112 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CC with sl st to any ch-2. Continue working in the round.
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in next st, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts] across to st before corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to first sc to join. (64 sts + 32 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, dc in same st and in next st, *[ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts] across row to corner ch-2 sp, ch 4, skip ch-2 sp,** dc in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sl st to first dc to join. Fasten off CC. (64 sts + 28 ch-2 sp + 4 ch-4 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CA with sl st to next dc after any ch-4 sp. Continue working in the round.
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st and next st, (see Pattern Notes)*[(working in front of ch-2 sp, cdc in next 2 skipped sts on Rnd 9), sc in next 2 sts] across to ch-4 sp, in ch-4 sp, work [2 sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in skipped ch-2 sp on Rnd 9, 2 sc],** sc in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sl st to first sc to join. (144 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, dc in same st and next st, *cdc, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across to 3 sts before ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip ch-1 sp,** dc in next 5 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, dc in next 3 sts, sl st to first dc to join. Fasten off CA. (144 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2019/07/12/crochet-pattern-stop-smell-flowers-granny-square/ . Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Amigurumi Pattern: Spot Dog Pillow Pal

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet dog on couch

Spot Dog is the final of three animal pillow pals I’m sharing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along! This adorable crochet amigurumi dog is easy to crochet, and the round pillow form makes stuffing easy peasy, too. Customize your version by adding more spots, or choosing different colors for the ears and spots.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and NELSONWOOD. Camera was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - Theodore Bear, Spot Dog, and Wilbur Pig Pillow Pals on bed

Theodore Bear was the first pattern in this series and Wilbur Pig was the second. Today, I’m finishing the collection with the Spot Dog Pillow Pal!

My version of Spot Dog is relatively simple, but you can make as many spots as you’d like for your version.

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet dog on faux fur background

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • Get all the details, including the full schedule and the link to each project as it goes live here. You can also enter the giveaway at the same link through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019 to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • Get regular emails with links to the Make Along patterns by signing up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • 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.
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If you make your own Spot Dog Pillow Pal, 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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Spot Dog Pillow Pal

Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Underground Crafter

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet dog on couch

Spot Dog is the third of three amigurumi animal pillow pals made using Fairfield Poly-Fil Premier 16” Round Accent Pillow Inserts for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter!

Finished Size

  • Fits a 16” (40.5 cm) round pillow form.

Materials

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - supplies

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be tight so that pillow doesn’t show through.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bl – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch by Fiber Flux is available here.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • 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

  • Project is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Unless otherwise directed, move stitch marker up each Round to mark position.
  • When choosing colors, note CA is the main color of the Face and Back; CB is the color of the Eye Spot and Nose; and CC is the color of the Smile.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with the whipstitch is available here.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with a single crochet seam is available here.
  • Crochet Spot has a helpful surface crochet tutorial here.

Pattern Instructions

Nose

  • With CB, ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, pm in last st to mark position, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming.

Eye Spot

  • With CB, rep instructions for Nose.

Ears (Make 2)

  • Starting with a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming, with CB, ch 18.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 17 ch. (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 16 sts.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc2tog, dc in next st and in each st across. (Decreases by 1 st)
  • Rows 4-9: Rep Row 3, 6 times until 10 sts remain.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc2tog twice, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog twice. (6 sts)
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc2tog 3 times. Fasten off CB. (3 sts)

Back and Front

Assembly

  • Tip: Use locking stitch markers to “pin” pieces into position before sewing in place.
  • Position Eye Spot and Nose on Front.
  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Nose and sew Nose to Front.
  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Eye Spot and sew Eye Spot to Front.
  • Position safety eyes. Attach firmly by securing washers on back.
  • Position first Ear on right side of Front. Join with whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • Position second Ear in relation to first Ear on Front. Join with whipstitch seam to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • Use CC to create a mouth. I used a crochet hook to surface crochet on the unworked front loops (see Pattern Notes) for my version but you can also embroider on a mouth with yarn needle.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on inside of Front.
  • Position Front and Back so the wrong sides are touching with the right side of the Front facing you. Join Front and Back with sc seam (see Pattern Notes) working through both layers, stopping once pillow is about half joined to insert pillow form. Continue to join with sc seam. Sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2019/07/07/crochet-amigurumi-pattern-spot-dog-pillow-pal/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on faux fur background

Wilbur Pig is the second of three animal pillow pals I’m sharing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along! This adorable crochet amigurumi pig is a simple, beginner-friendly crochet project, and the round pillow form makes stuffing easy peasy, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and NELSONWOOD. Camera was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Theodore Bear (at left) was the first pillow pal in this series, and today I’m sharing Wilbur Pig. The third pattern in this series for the Spot Dog Pillow Pal is available here.

Theodore Bear and Wilbur Pig Pillow Pals, free crochet patterns by Underground Crafter - crochet bear and crochet pig on couch

Confession: Don’t tell the other Pillow Pals, but Wilbur is my favorite. I really love his face and ears and how the colors combined. I hope you’ll love him, too.

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on couch

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • Get all the details, including the full schedule and the link to each project as it goes live here. You can also enter the giveaway at the same link through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019 to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • Get regular emails with links to the Make Along patterns by signing up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • 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 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

If you make your own Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, 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!

Add the Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal to your favorites or queue, or buy the ad-free PDF on Ravelry.

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Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal

Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Underground Crafter

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on faux fur background

Wilbur Pig is the second of three amigurumi animal pillow pals made using Fairfield Poly-Fil Premier 16” Round Accent Pillow Inserts for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter!

Finished Size

  • Fits a 16” (40.5 cm) round pillow form.

Materials

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - supplies

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be tight so that pillow doesn’t show through.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern      

  • bl – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Project is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Unless otherwise directed, move stitch marker up each Round to mark position.
  • When choosing colors, note CA is the main color of the Face and Back; CB is the color of the Muzzle; and CC is the color of the Nostrils.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with the whipstitch is available here.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with a single crochet seam is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Muzzle

  • With CB, ch 12.
  • Round 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 9 ch, 4 sc in next ch, pm in second of 4 sc, turn to crochet along undworked side of foundation chain, sc in next 9 ch, 2 sc in next ch, pm in last st, do not join, begin to work in unjoined spirals.
  • Round 2: 2 dc in first st, dc in each st across to marked st, 2 dc in marked st, pm in second of 2 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across to marked st, 2 dc in marked st, pm in second of 2 dc.
  • Rounds 3-4: Rep Round 2 twice.
  • Final Round: Hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

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 last 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 4-14: Rep Row 3, 11 times until 15 sts remain. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Back and Front

Assembly

  • Tip: Use locking stitch markers to “pin” pieces into position before sewing in place.
  • Thread yarn needle with CC and sew 2 Nostrils on Muzzle.
  • Position Muzzle on Front. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Muzzle and join Muzzle with whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) to Front, stopping to stuff Muzzle with fiber filling before closing seam.
  • Position safety eyes. Attach firmly by securing washers on back.
  • Position first Ear on right side of Front. Join with whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • Position second Ear in relation to first Ear on Front. Join with whipstitch seam to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on inside of Front.
  • Position Front and Back so the wrong sides are touching with the right side of the Front facing you. Join Front and Back with sc seam (see Pattern Notes) working through both layers, stopping once pillow is about half joined to insert pillow form. Continue to join with sc seam. Sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2019/07/04/crochet-amigurumi-pattern-wilbur-pig-pillow-pal/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Theodore Bear Pillow Pal

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear pillow pal on faux fur background

Theodore Bear is the first of three animal pillow pals I’m sharing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along! This cuddly bear is easy to make and a round pillow form makes stuffing simple, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and NELSONWOOD. Camera was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Pillow pals are fun to make, and since they are stuffed with pillows, they are easier to make than other types of amigurumi. Your stitches don’t need to be as tight (since the pillow won’t fall out of your stitches like stuffing might) and you can just insert a pillow and the stuffing part of the project is finished!

Theodore Bear (at left) is the first of three animal-themed pillow pals I’m releasing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along. You can also get the patterns for Wilbur Pig and Spot Dog Pillow Pals.

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear, pig, and dog pillow pals on couch

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • Get all the details, including the full schedule and the link to each project as it goes live here. You can also enter the giveaway at the same link through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019 to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • 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 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear pillow pal on faux fur background

Theodore Bear is the first of three animal pillow pals made using Fairfield Poly-Fil Premier 16” Round Accent Pillow Inserts for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter!

Finished Size

  • Fits a 16” (40.5 cm) round pillow form

Materials

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be tight so that pillow doesn’t show through.

Get the free crochet pattern here on the Fairfield website.

If you make your own Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, 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!

Add the Theodore Bear Pillow Pal to your favorites or queue, or buy the ad-free PDF on Ravelry.

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