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Crochet Chunky Pillow with Pom Poms- Free Pattern

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

Made with bulky yarn and a large crochet hook, you’ll have this cozy cottage-inspired pillow made in just a few hours!

Continue to read through for the inspiration behind this design or scroll down for the free pattern + step-by-step video tutorial.

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 Patterns

4 different free crochet patterns that include 2 crochet blankets and 2 crochet pillows
  1. Shell Stitch Baby Blanket – Crochet an easy shell stitch baby blanket with this free crochet pattern! This beginner crochet baby blanket is perfect for all genders.
  2. Farmhouse Style Crochet Pillow – Learn how to crochet an easy one-stitch repeat pillow that can be made in just a few hours. Step-by-step video tutorial is provided for this free crochet pattern. 
  3. Eta Baby Blanket – Combine simple stitches to create a timeless baby blanket that is perfect for a little girl or boy. The Eta baby blanket is a beginner friendly crochet pattern. It features cozy cotton, thick stripes, and tassels.
  4. Classic Granny Square Pillow – Create a classic granny square pillow using this easy free crochet pillow pattern!

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Add some charm to your home with this cottage inspired crochet chunky pillow. Perfect for beginners and includes a step-by-step video tutorial.


  • 3 balls of Lion Brand Thick & Quick in the color Fisherman (Weight 6/Super Bulky), a total of 318 yards or another super bulky #6 yarn.
  • Size 10.0 mm crochet hook
  • 20″ inch x 20″ inch (50 x 50 cm) zipper pillow cover ( I purchased a basic one from Ikea).
  • 4 pom-poms
  • Stitch Markers
  • Darning Needle
  • Needle + Thread
  • Scissors

Pillow Size:

20″ x 20″ inches


8 rows x 8 stitches = 4 inches

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 does not count as a stitch.
  • Crochet panel is sewed onto front cover of pillow.
  • Pom poms are added onto each corner of the pillow.

Crochet Chunky Pillow Pattern

ch 34

Row 1: R1: 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.

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.

Row 3- Row 30: Repeat row 2

Finish off and weave in ends.

crochet pillow cover panel

How to attach pillow cover to crochet panel

Now you will be sewing your crochet panel onto your pillow cover.

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: When finished, tie a knot and weave in the thread.

Now you have a crochet pillow cover. Now it’s time to add the pom poms onto the pillow cover.

How to add pom poms to pillow cover

You will need 4 pom-poms for your pillow. Make sure you do not cut the tail end that is used to tie the pom-pom together.

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

Step 2: Push your darning needle through one hole of the corner edge, then repeat the process for the other hole. Both yarn strands should be on the inside of the pillow cover at this point.

how to attach your pom pom to your crochet pillow cover

Step 3: Finally, tie a knot and cut ends.

Step 4: Insert your pillow into your cozy chunky crochet pillow cover!

I hope you enjoyed making this easy crochet pillow and don’t forget to share it with me on Facebook or Instagram. I would love to see it!

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