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Easy Patio Pillows

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Crochet some patio pillows with this free crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns. Throw them on your wicker chairs and relax in the sun. This easy crochet pattern gives you instructions for a round and square pillow.  This is also a great pattern for creating colorful throw pillows that you can have on display in your living room or bedroom.  Perfect for beginners and advanced crocheters alike, these crochet pillows make for a quick and easy weekend project.

Easy Patio Pillows

Materials:

Square Pillow

  • 3 balls Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in White (MC)
  • 2 balls Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in Green (A)
  • 2 balls Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in Orange (B)
  • 2 balls Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in Pink (C)
  • 2 balls Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in Blue (D)
  • 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Pillow form 14 ins [35.5 cm] square

Round Pillow

  • 1 ball Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in White (MC)
  • 3 balls Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in Green (A)
  • 1 ball Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in Orange (B)
  • 1 ball Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in Pink (C)
  • 1 ball Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) yarn in Blue (D)
  • 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Pillow form 12 ins [30.5 cm] round

 

Gauge:  14 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

 

Instructions:
Round pillow:  Approx 12 ins [30.5 cm] diameter.
When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st, then draw new color through rem 2 loops and proceed.

Square Pillow
Approx 14 ins [35.5 cm] square.

Front and Back (Make Alike)
With MC, ch 51.

  1. 1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch across. 49 sts. Join A. Turn.
     
  2. 2nd row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc across. Join MC. Turn.
     
  3. 3rd row: With MC, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each sc across. Join A. Turn.
     
  4. 4th row: As 2nd row. Join B. Turn.
     
  5. 5th row: With B, as 3rd row. Join C. Turn.
     
  6. 6th row: With C, as 2nd row. Join D. Turn.
     
  7. 7th row:With D, as 3rd row. Join C. Turn.
     
  8. 8th row: With C, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.
     
  9. 9th row:With A, as 3rd row. Join MC. Turn.
     
  10. 10th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.
     
  11. 11th row: As 9th row.
     
  12. 12th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join C. Turn.
     
  13. 13th row: With C, as 3rd row. Join B. Turn.
     
  14. 14th row: With B, as 2nd row. Join D. Turn.
     
  15. 15th row: With D, as 3rd row. Join B. Turn.
     
  16. 16th row:With B, as 2nd row. Join MC. Turn.
     
  17. 17th row: With MC, as 3rd row. Join A. Turn.
     
  18. Rep 2nd to 17th rows for Stripe Pat until work from beg measures approx 14 ins [35.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Fasten off.

Edging

  1. With RS facing, join MC with sl st to any corner of Front or Back and work 1 row of sc evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Joining Front and Back

  1. With WS facing each other, pin 3 sides of Front and Back tog. Join MC with sl st at any corner of Front. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each sc along 3 sides of Pillow having 3 sc in corners. Insert pillow form.
     
  2. Complete rnd of sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Round Pillow (Front)
With MC, ch 2.

  1. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  2. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join B with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
     
  3. 3rd rnd: With B, ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join MC with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
     
  4. 4th rnd: With MC, ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc. Fasten off.

Flower

  1. First Petal: 1st row: Join D with sl st to front loop only of any sc.
     
  2. **Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as sl st. 2 sc in front loops only each of next 3 sc. 8 sc for petal. Turn.
     
  3. Next 7 rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc of petal. Turn.
     
  4. Next row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops – sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn.
     
  5. Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
     
  6. Next row: Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next 2 sts) twice. Turn.
     
  7. Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. Fasten off.**
     
  8. Second Petal: ***Rejoin D with sl st to front loop of next unworked sc of 4th rnd. Rep from ** to ** once.***
     
  9. Third to Sixth Petals: Rep from *** to *** 4 times more. 6 petals.
     
  10. 5th rnd: Join A with sl st to rem back loop of any sc of 4th rnd. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in next sc. 2 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 dc in last sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
     
  11. 6th rnd: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
     
  12. 7th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to last sc. 2 dc in last sc. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 48 dc.
     
  13. 8th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
     
  14. 9th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 dc in next sc. 2 dc in last sc. Join C with sl st to top of ch 3. 60 dc.
     
  15. 10th rnd: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
     
  16. 11th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to last sc. 2 dc in last sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 80 dc.
     
  17. 12th rnd:With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
     
  18. 13th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * to last 3 sc. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of last 2 sc. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 96 dc.
     
  19. 14th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
     
  20. 15th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * to last 4 sc. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of last 3 sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 112 dc.
     
  21. 16th rnd: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Fasten off.
     
  22. Using yarn ends from each petal, sew around outer edges of petals.

Back

  1. With A, work 15 rnds as given for Front, omitting all references to color changes and Flower.
     
  2. Next rnd:With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Fasten off.
     
  3. Place Front and Back with WS facing each other. Join MC with sl st to any sc. Working through both thicknesses, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work in sc around, leaving opening for pillow form.
     
  4. Insert pillow form. Complete rnd of sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  5. Next rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
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