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Crochet Chunky Pillow with Pom Poms- Free Pattern

Looking for a cozy chunky crochet pillow with pom-poms for your home? Look no further, this free pillow pattern is the perfect accessory to add to your home decor.

It also works up quickly as it made using a bulky weight yarn and a large crochet hook.

You can find the free crochet pattern + guided video tutorial by scrolling down or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF pattern here.

a crochet chunky pillow with 4 pom poms in the color fisherman

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Chunky Crochet Pillow with Pom Poms

My latest design and free pattern on the blog is a cottage-inspired crochet pillow pattern. It’s cozy, soft, and has the fluffiest pom-poms.

It works up relatively quickly and is the perfect pillow pattern for crochet beginners.

You can add this pillow to your couch for some cozy goodness or plop it down on your favorite chair. You could even make a set of two and use them as accent pillows on your bed.

I’m planning on making another one and adding them to the couch during the holidays! Where do you plan on adding these pillows?

full view of the crochet chunky pillow on a bed
side angle of a bulky crochet pillow made with pom poms in the color natural

Crochet Pillow with Fabric Backing

One of my favorite ways to make a crochet pillow is by making one panel and sewing it onto a pillow cover. It’s a really easy way of making a crochet pillow and also makes it machine washable.

All you have to do is pull out your pillow from your crochet pillow cover, flip it inside out. Toss it in the wash and let it air dry.

It’s one of my favorite methods and it’s also how I made my Granny Square Pillow and my Simple Farmhouse Style Crochet Pillow.

Alternatively though (if you don’t have a pillow cover on hand), you could make two crochet panels and whip stitch the sides together. You get the same results, the only difference is that you have two crochet side panels instead of one.

a chunky crochet pillow on a bed with a white cover

Yarn Choice for Chunky Crochet Pillow

For this project, I chose to work with Lion Brand Thick & Quick Yarn in the color Fisherman. It’s a super bulky number 6 yarn that works up beautifully for this pillow pattern.

When I was deciding on my yarn for this project, I knew that I wanted something bulky. One thought came to mind, Lion Brand Thick & Quick. It’s thick yarn and works up quickly.

Plus, it comes in a variety of different colors (79 options total). Some of my favorite colors in this yarn line are Terracotta, Peanut, and Grey Marble.

I chose to do one color for my pillow, but you could easily choose two different colors. You could do one color for the crochet panel and then choose a different color for the pom-poms.

Other Free Crochet Pillow Patterns

2 free crochet pillow patterns.

1.Granny Square Cushion Cover. / 2. Farmhouse Style Crochet Pillow

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Add some cozy charm to your home decor by making your own cottage inspired crochet pillow. This free pattern is made with basic crochet stitches, and uses bulky weight yarn.

Customize this pillow pattern by either sewing the crochet cover on a pillow cover or make 2 of the crochet panels and whipstitch them together.

  • Purchase an ad-free, printable, PDF pattern HERE.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.


Pillow Size:

Size is approximately 20″ inches x 20″ inches.


8 stitches x 8 rows = 4″inch square in Suzette Stitch.

Skill Level:



ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

dc – double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook. 

sts – stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern written in U.S. terms.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • You will crochet one square that measures 20″ inches x 20″ inches, and sew that onto the front of your pillow cover with needle and thread.
  • If you like to practice the stitch used for the pattern, you can find a step-by-step video tutorial here.
  • A tutorial on how to use a pom-pom maker can be found here.
  • This pillow pattern is very customizable, for example, instead of sewing your crochet panel on a pillow cover, you can also make 2 crochet panels and sew them together using the whipstitch method. 
  • Total stitches for row are indicated between ( ).

Crochet Pillow Pattern

ch 34

Row 1: In second ch from hook, (1sc, 1dc) in same chain. Skip next ch, *(1sc, 1dc) in next ch, skip 1 ch. Repeat from * till last two ch. skip next ch, sc in last ch. Turn. (33)

Row 2: ch 1, (1sc, 1dc) in first stitch, skip next st. *(1sc, 1dc) in next st, skip 1 st. Repeat from * till last two st. skip next st, sc in last st. (33)

Row 3Row 30: Continue to repeat row 2 for the remainder of the rows.

Finish off and weave in ends.

crochet pillow cover panel

How to Attach Crochet Panel to Pillow Cover

Now you will be sewing your crochet panel onto your pillow cover. You will need your scissors, needle, and thread for this part.

Step 1: Lay your pillow cover down first and put your crochet panel on top.

the front and back cover panels of a crochet pillow

Step 2: Grab your needle + thread and starting from the corner of your pillow, insert your needle through both fabrics. Work your way around the pillow, making sure to stay on the edge of the pillow cover.

Step 3: Tie a knot when finished, and weave in the remaining thread.

Now that the crochet panel is sewn onto the pillow cover, you will now attach your pom-poms to each corner of the pillow. 

How to Attach Your Pom-Poms to Your Pillow Cover

Using your pom-pom maker, make 4 pom-poms using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in the color Fisherman.

When making your pom-poms, do not cut the tail end of the pom-poms. The tail end is used to tie the pom-pom to the pillow cover. 

Step 1: Using your darning needle, poke two holes at the corner of your pillow. Then grab one of your pom-poms’ tail end and insert it through the darning needle.

how to attach your pom pom to your crochet pillow cover

Step 2: Then push your darning needle through one hole of the corner edge, and pull through. Grab your other tail end of your pom-pom and pull it through the hole as well. 

Note: Both yarn strands should be on the inside of the pillow cover.

Step 3: Tie a secure knot with the tail ends on the inside of your pillow cover, and repeat steps 1-2 for the remaining corners. 

You’re finished! All that’s left to do is grab your pillow and insert it into your new pillow cover. 

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Sunday 23rd of July 2023

What is the name of the Ikea pillow cover. I'm not finding it in there app. Thanks, Ann 7/28/2023


Monday 24th of July 2023

Hi Ann, the pillow cover name is VIGDIS. It's a basic 20 x 20"inch pillow cover. If they don't have it in stock, any pillow cover with a zipper will do. I would recommend sticking to the same size though as the pattern is made for a 20" x 20" inch. 😊