FREE PATTERN: Learn How to Make An Adorable Original Easter Pillow!

This cute, bunny pillow is a great way to make your own Easter decorations! Perfect for a gift, home decor piece, nursery item, or for yourself!

Full instructions are detailed below, but if you prefer a downloadable PDF version that also has an easy-to-read chart, you can check out my shop, Etsy, or Ravelry.

This free crochet pillow pattern is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.

To make this pillow, you will need:

MATERIALS (WITH CLICKABLE LINKS)

STITCH KEY

US Crochet Terms Used

  • ch – Chain

  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

  • sl st – Slip Stitch

  • sc – Single Crochet

  • MC – Main Color (Succulent)

  • CC – Contrast Color (Antique White)

  • RS – Right Side

  • WS – Wrong Side



BEFORE YOU START

  • You need to be familiar with how to change colors using the “yarn under technique”. To do so, here is a great blog post that describes how to do this.

  • You also need to make sure you carry the non-dominant yarn along when switching colors and crochet over the color not used. Gently tug the non-dominant color to minimize show-through and make sure to carry your non-dominant color on the wrong side of your work.

K, let’s do this!

FRONT PANEL

Using MC, ch 79

← Row 1: ch 1, sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch across, turn (78 sts) 

→ Rows 2-4: ch 1, sc across, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 5: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 3, MC sc 2, CC sc 8, MC sc 3, CC sc 3, MC sc 5, CC sc 4, MC sc 3, CC sc 7, MC sc 3, CC sc 4, MC sc 4, CC sc 4, MC sc 3, CC sc 7, MC sc 3, CC sc 4, MC sc 3, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 6: ch 1, MC sc 2, CC sc 23, MC sc 2, CC sc 23, MC sc 3, CC sc 22, MC sc 3, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 7: ch 1, MC sc 2, CC sc 24, MC sc 2, CC sc 23, MC sc 2, CC sc 23, MC sc 2, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 8: ch 1, MC sc 2, CC sc 23, MC sc 2, CC sc 23, MC sc 2, CC sc 24, MC sc 2, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 9: ch 1, MC sc 2, CC sc 24, MC sc 2, CC sc 23, MC sc 3, CC sc 21, MC sc 3, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 10: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC sc 21, MC sc 3, CC sc 23, MC sc 3, CC sc 22, MC sc 3, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 11: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 20, MC sc 6, CC sc 19, MC sc 5, CC sc 21, MC sc 3, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 12: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 19, MC sc 6, CC sc 19, MC sc 7, CC sc 18, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 13: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 16, MC sc 9, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 14: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 9, CC sc 16, MC sc 6, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 15: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 16, MC sc 9, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 16: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 9, CC sc 16, MC sc 6, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 17: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 16, MC sc 9, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 18: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 9, CC sc 16, MC sc 6, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 19: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 16, MC sc 10, CC sc 15, MC sc 10, CC sc 15, MC sc 6, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 20: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 15, MC sc 10, CC sc 15, MC sc 10, CC sc 15, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 21: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC sc 14, MC sc 11, CC sc 15, MC sc 10, CC sc 15, MC sc 6, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 22: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC sc 13, MC sc 12, CC sc 13, MC sc 12, CC sc 14, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts)

← Row 23: ch 1, MC sc 8, CC sc 12, MC sc 13, CC sc 13, MC sc 12, CC sc 13, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 24: ch 1, MC sc 8, CC sc 11, MC sc 14, CC sc 11, MC sc 14, CC sc 11, MC sc 9, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 25: ch 1, MC sc 8, CC sc 13, MC sc 12, CC sc 13, MC sc 12, CC sc 13, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 26: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 15, MC sc 10, CC sc 15, MC sc 11, CC sc 14, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 27: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 16, MC sc 10, CC sc 15, MC sc 9, CC sc 17, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 28: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 9, CC sc 16, MC sc 6, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 29: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 16, MC sc 9, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 30: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 9, CC sc 16, MC sc 6, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 31: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 16, MC sc 9, CC sc 17, MC sc 8, CC sc 17, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 32: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 15, MC sc 10, CC sc 15, MC sc 11, CC sc 14, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 33: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC sc 14, MC sc 11, CC sc 15, MC sc 11, CC sc 13, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 34: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC sc 13, MC sc 12, CC sc 13, MC sc 13, CC sc 12, MC sc 8, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 35: ch 1, MC sc 8, CC sc 12, MC sc 13, CC sc 13, MC sc 12, CC sc 13, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 36: ch 1, MC sc 8, CC sc 11, MC sc 13, CC sc 13, MC sc 13, CC sc 12, MC sc 8, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 37: ch 1, MC sc 9, CC sc 11, MC sc 13, CC sc 13, MC sc 13, CC sc 11, MC sc 8, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 38: ch 1, MC sc 8, CC sc 11, MC sc 14, CC sc 11, MC sc 15, CC sc 10, MC sc 9, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 39: ch 1, MC sc 9, CC sc 10, MC sc 15, CC sc 11, MC sc 14, CC sc 11, MC sc 8, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 40: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 1, MC sc 3, CC sc 9, MC sc 3, CC sc 1, MC sc 12, CC sc 9, MC sc 16, CC sc 9, MC sc 4, CC sc 1, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 41: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 2, MC sc 3, CC sc 9, MC sc 15, CC sc 11, MC sc 10, CC sc 3, MC sc 2, CC sc 9, MC sc 2, CC sc 3, MC sc 4, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 42: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 3, MC sc 1, CC sc 11, MC sc 1, CC sc 3, MC sc 9, CC sc 13, MC sc 13, CC sc 11, MC sc 2, CC sc 3, MC sc 4, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 43: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 3, MC sc 1, CC sc 12, MC sc 13, CC sc 13, MC sc 9, CC sc 19, MC sc 4, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 44: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 9, MC sc 1, CC sc 9, MC sc 9, CC sc 6, MC sc 1, CC sc 6, MC sc 12, CC sc 6, MC sc 1, CC sc 10, MC sc 4, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 45: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 9, MC sc 2, CC sc 6, MC sc 11, CC sc 7, MC sc 1, CC sc 7, MC sc 8, CC sc 9, MC sc 1, CC sc 9, MC sc 4, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 46: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 8, MC sc 3, CC sc 8, MC sc 8, CC sc 7, MC sc 1, CC sc 7, MC sc 11, CC sc 6, MC sc 2, CC sc 9, MC sc 4, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 47: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 9, MC sc 2, CC sc 6, MC sc 11, CC sc 7, MC sc 1, CC sc 7, MC sc 8, CC sc 8, MC sc 3, CC sc 8, MC sc 4, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 48: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC sc 8, MC sc 3, CC sc 8, MC sc 8, CC sc 6, MC sc 3, CC sc 6, MC sc 11, CC sc 6, MC sc 3, CC sc 7, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 49: ch 1, MC sc 5, CC sc 7, MC sc 3, CC sc 6, MC sc 11, CC sc 6, MC sc 3, CC sc 6, MC sc 9, CC sc 6, MC sc 5, CC sc 6, MC sc 5, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 50: ch 1, MC sc 6, CC sc 5, MC sc 5, CC sc 5, MC sc 11, CC sc 5, MC sc 3, CC sc 5, MC sc 12, CC sc 6, MC sc 4, CC sc 5, MC sc 6, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 51: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC sc 4, MC sc 5, CC sc 5, MC sc 12, CC sc 4, MC sc 5, CC sc 4, MC sc 12, CC sc 3, MC sc 7, CC sc 3, MC sc 7, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 52: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC sc 3, MC sc 7, CC sc 3, MC sc 12, CC sc 4, MC sc 5, CC sc 4, MC sc 12, CC sc 5, MC sc 6, CC sc 2, MC sc 8, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 53: ch 1, MC sc 16, CC sc 5, MC sc 12, CC sc 4, MC sc 5, CC sc 4, MC sc 32, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 54: ch 1, MC sc 32, CC sc 4, MC sc 5, CC sc 4, MC sc 13, CC sc 3, MC sc 17, turn (78 sts) 

← Row 55: ch 1, MC sc 17, CC sc 3, MC sc 13, CC sc 3, MC sc 7, CC sc 3, MC sc 32, turn (78 sts) 

→ Row 56: ch 1, MC sc 32, CC sc 3, MC sc 7, CC sc 3, MC sc 13, CC sc 3, MC sc 17, turn (78 sts)

← Row 57: ch 1, MC sc 18, CC sc 2, MC sc 13, CC sc 2, MC sc 9, CC sc 2, MC sc 32, turn (78 sts)

→ Row 58: ch 1, MC sc 32, CC sc 2, MC sc 9, CC sc 2, MC sc 13, CC sc 2, MC sc 18, turn (78 sts)

← Rows 59-61: ch 1, MC sc 78, turn (78 sts)

→ Row 62: ch 1, MC sc 78 (78 sts)

BACK PANEL

Using MC, ch 79

Row 1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (78 sts)

Rows 2-61: ch 1, sc across, turn (78 sts)

Row 62: ch 1, sc across (78 sts)

Do not fasten off.

POM POMS

With CC, using Clover Pom Pom Maker.

Step 1: Follow the instructions on the package to make 3 poms

Step 2: Attach one pom pom to the center lower portion of a bunny.

Step 3: Attach the second pom on the second bunny

Step 4: Attach the third pom on the third bunny

 

ASSEMBLING PILLOW

Step 1: Place RS of front and back panel together. You may want to pin panels together to ensure that panels match up

Step 2: Sl st around edges leaving bottom of the pillow open.

Step 3: Fasten off, weave in ends.

Step 4: Flip pillow RS out.

Step 5: Cut 2’ of MC

Step 6: Insert pillow insert into the opening of the panels.

Step 7: Whip st remaining open side. You may want to pin panels together to ensure that panels match up

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Finished! Make sure you use @cozynooksdesigns and #EasterTailsPillow on Instagram for a chance to be featured! 😊

9 thoughts on “FREE PATTERN: Learn How to Make An Adorable Original Easter Pillow!”

  1. Kathy Zukowski

    Have you been using the "yarn under technique" throughout the entire project, or just for changing colors?

    1. Good question! I only do yarn unders for when I am changing colors in tapestry or intarsia crochet. 🙂

  2. You say to carry the main color but then a picture has individual balls. Do you carry the opposite color throughout or use bobbins?

  3. Hello, I love your pattern for this pillow, so easy to follow. I used #4 yarn and a #5 hook. My pillow was much bigger then yours, almost the size of a standard bed pillow. Do you know what I did wrong. My bunnies seem long and thin, while yours are much cuter.

    1. Sometimes that happens with different yarns used that vary slightly in thickness. Also are you carrying the other color behind the bunnies? That increases the height of a pillow. I did not carry the color I wasn’t using for this pattern. I made individual bobbins for each color section. Hope that helps!

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