Easter Welcome Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Happy first day of Spring!

What better way to celebrate than with a new Easter crochet pattern?

DESCRIPTION

The Spring Easter Welcome Pillow uses a combination of intarsia and tapestry crochet techniques. The 2 panels are made individually and then seamed together, leaving one side of the rectangle open. A pillow form is inserted, and the last side is stitched up.

THE YARN

For this pillow, I used #4 worsted weight yarn. I chose I Love this Yarn from Hobby Lobby in the colors “linen”, “black”, “jelly bean”, “purple”, “blue”, and “rosy cheeks”.

I have found that “I Love this Yarn” is a bit thicker than most weight 4 yarns, so make sure you check the gauge if you use a substitute yarn.

DIFFICULTY

This pillow is considered an intermediate pattern because of the multiple colors.

I did intarsia crochet for the bunny and tulip portions, but I did carry the black throughout the two wording sections. It was easier for me to do that and meant less ends to weave in.

If you would like a tip showing how to hide the colors when carrying them behind the yarn in use, check out this video tutorial I did! It hides the show-through very well!

 

And if you are unsure why I “yarn under” when doing tapestry or intarsia crochet, check out this blog post here!

To make the Spring Easter Welcome Pillow, you will need-

MATERIALS

  • US G/4.00 mm crochet hook
  • 360 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn in “Ivory Tweed”
  • 45 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn in “Black”
  • 5 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn “Jelly Bean”
  • 15 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn “Purple”
  • 15 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn “Blue”
  • 5 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn “Rosy Cheeks”
  • 20″x12″ pillow insert
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

GAUGE

15 sc sts = 4″

18 rows = 4″

FINISHED SIZE

19.5 x 11.5 inches

TERMINOLOGY

US Crochet Terms Used

  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • CC1 – contrasting color 1
  • CC2 – contrasting color 2
  • CC3 – contrasting color 3
  • CC4 – contrasting color 4
  • CC5 – contrasting color 5
  • MC – main color
  • rem – remaining
  • RS – right side
  • sc – single crochet
  • st/sts – stitch/Stitches
  • WS – wrong side

FRONT

For the back of this pillow, visit this post HERE for the free pattern.

BACK

Using MC, ch 69

Row 1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (68 sts)
Rows 2-14: ch 1, MC sc 68, turn

Row 15: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 4, CC4 sc 5, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 4, turn
Row 16: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 3, CC4 sc 7, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 3, turn
Row 17: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 9, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 3, turn
Row 18: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 19: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, turn
Row 20: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 21: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 11, MC sc 6, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 3, turn
Row 22: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 6, CC4 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 23: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 11, MC sc 6, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 24: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 6, CC4 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 4, turn
Row 25: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 11, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 9, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 26: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC4 sc 9, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 27: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 3, CC4 sc 7, MC sc 8, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 28: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC4 sc 2, CC5 sc 1, CC4 sc 3, CC5 sc 1, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 29: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 1, CC5 sc 2, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 1, CC5 sc 2, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 30: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 2, CC5 sc 2, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 1, CC5 sc 2, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 31: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 1, CC5 sc 2, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 2, CC5 sc 2, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 32: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 1, CC5 sc 2, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC4 sc 1, CC5 sc 2, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 33: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC4 sc 4, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 34: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 3, turn
Rows 35-45: ch 1, MC sc 68, turn

Row 46: ch 1, sc across

Fasten off, weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY

Step 1: Hold Front and Back with RS together. You may want to pin Front and Back together to match panels up.

Step 2: Using the MC, *Sc around first edge, ch 1 at corner*, rep for 3 sides leaving bottom of the pillow open

Step 3: Flip pillow RS out.

Step 4: Insert pillow.

Step 5: Whip st rem side closed. You may want to pin Front and Back together.

Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends.

If you are interested in getting the easy-to-read chart for both sides of the pillow plus the written instructions, you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF in my shop, Etsy, or Ravelry.

I can’t wait to see what your Welcome Pillows!

Make sure that when you post to social media or another platform, please refer back to me as the designer. If you are on Instagram, tag @CozyNooksDesigns and use #WelcomePillow for a chance to be featured!

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