Create a classic granny square pillow for your home with this free crochet pattern. A simple and stylish pillow to add to your handmade home.
Create a cozy handmade look to your home with the classic granny square pillow pattern. This simple crochet pillow pattern can be found by scrolling down or keep on reading to find out about all the juicy pattern details!
Inspiration behind the Classic Granny Square Pillow
The classic granny square pillow is probably one of my favorite makes this year. Just as the name says, its a classic and timeless design that would look cute in any room of the house. Pair it with you favorite crochet throw and a good book and your ready to go!
Lately, I’ve been loving classic crochet designs with easy stitch repeats. I love taking a classic design and making it modern. In this case, all I did was pick a simple yarn with a blue twist. But you get my point 🙂
The inspiration behind the classic granny square pillow came from me needing some new pillows for my couch. I love sprucing up my living room with handmade pieces. Plus, I’m on a budget and so you have to get creative!
I’m a sucker for classic, handmade, cozy, timeless pieces that I can pull out year after year. I think this pillow definitely fits the bill. In fact, it only cost me $8.50 to make…with yarn left over to make some washcloths.
Plus, did I mention that its totally machine washable and has a zipper insert in the back! So you can change it too.
The design of the Classic Granny Square Pillow is really simple and easy. I purposely made it this way because I wanted the design to be timeless. Plus, also something you could change easily and wash if needed.
All your doing is creating one granny square and then sewing it on to the pillow cover. I normally make my own pillow covers, but I found some great simple cotton/linen pillow covers at Hobby Lobby.
Even though this classic granny square pillow pattern only contains 1 piece, you could totally make two granny squares and then sew it up as well.
You could take it even further and can create 3 crochet pieces that overlap. I did this method in my Modern Crochet Pillow. So its totally up to you 🙂 Either way it makes a stylish and simple touch to your handmade home.
The yarn I chose for this project is called Yarn Bee Wrapology Hues by Hobby Lobby. Its a brand new yarn that just came out this year! I absolutely love this yarn and works up so nicely.
Its made from 90% cotton and 10% polyester. Its a beautiful natural color with light and dark blue strands of yarn wrapped around it.
Plus, one ball contains a total of 524 yards. So you can make a lot of projects with just one ball of yarn. I have enough yarn left over from this project to make some cute crochet washcloths. I might even make another pillow with this yarn.
It also comes in quite a few different colors. So definitely check it out! I think this yarn fits perfectly with the granny square pillow because it looks really modern yet timeless to me. The color is even called Eternal Indigo.
Alright so let’s get into this free crochet pillow pattern.
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Create a cozy handmade look to your home with the classic granny square pillow pattern
3.5 mm hook (U.S./ size E)
1 ball of Yarn Bee Wrapology Hues in the color Eternal Indigo. A total of 524 yards or any other number 2(fine) yarn.
18in x 18 in (45.72cm x 45.72 cm) pillow cover. I purchased a basic one (Merchant 41) from Hobby Lobby.
needle and thread
One completed square of 22 rounds should be approximately 18.5″ x 18.5″
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
sp – space
Pillow size is 18 inches
- Granny square is sewed on pillow cover with needle and thread.
- Tassels are optional for this pillow pattern. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a tassels + how to add it to your crochet piece.
Classic Double Crochet Granny Square
ch 4 and slip stitch to first ch (forms a ring)
R1: ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch sp), [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, 2 dc, join with a ss to 3rd of 5th ch at beginning of round.
R2: 1 ss in first sp, ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and 4 ch space), 2 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each dc to next sp, work [2dc, ch 4, 2 dc] all in next sp; rep from * twice more, 1 dc in each dc to next sp, 1 dc in same space as 7 ch, join with ss to 4rd of 7th ch at beginning of round
R3: Repeat round 2, 11 dc on side
R4: repeat round 2, 15 dc on side
R5: repeat round 2, 19 dc on side
Continue repeating round 2 till round 22, round 22 will have a total of 87 dc on side
Finish off and weave in ends
How to Sew Granny Square to Pillow Cover
Step 1: Lay your granny square flat on to the pillow cover.
Step 2: Grab your needle and thread. Start sewing at the corner of the pillow cover. Making sure that the pillow cover and granny square are perfectly aligned.
Step 3: Continue to sew along all edges. Once this is done, secure a tight knot.
Step 4: Insert your pillow in to your brand new granny square pillow cover.
And you’re finished with the Classic Granny Square Pillow!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Let me know in the comments below if you plan on making this one and if you would like to see more crochet designs for your handmade home.
I really enjoy making these type of tutorials, plus its so much fun sprucing up your home with handmade pieces. It adds a unique touch to any space.
Have a beautiful day!