Winter Welcome Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

I am so excited to share this Winter Welcome Pillow with you today! I truly loved making this pillow. 

Best part of this design? Not only does the FRONT say “WELCOME” but the BACK of the pillow says “WELCOME” with the ‘o’ as a PUMPKIN! 

Double design!

 

If you are interested in making the Fall Welcome Pillow side, check out this post here for the free pattern.

DESCRIPTION

As I was thinking about ways to incorporate more crochet decorations into my home decor, I came across the idea of making a pillow that was double-sided. It would be a perfect way to incorporate more crochet pieces, but also cut down on the amount of seasonal decorations.

THE YARN

For this blanket, I used #4 worsted weight yarn. I chose I Love this Yarn from Hobby Lobby in the colors “white”, “black”, and “soft blue”. The pillow does not use much of the contrasting colors, so it is a great way to use up some of your scraps laying around!

DIFFICULTY

This pillow is made by using intarsia and tapestry crochet techniques, so it is an intermediate pattern.

I have a YouTube video that explains how to carry yarn along for the sections that you do not use it. It is very helpful for tapestry crochet.

You can view it how to hide yarn in tapestry crochet video HERE.

And if you are unsure how to change colors using the ‘yarn under’ technique in intarsia crochet, you may want to view this blog post here!

Alright, let’s make the Winter Welcome Pillow! 

You will need-

MATERIALS

GAUGE

14 sc sts = 4″

17 rows = 4″

FINISHED SIZE

19.5 x 11.5 inches

TERMINOLOGY

US Crochet Terms Used

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

PATTERN

Using MC, ch 69

Rows 1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch across, turn (68 sts)

Rows 2-16: ch 1, MC sc 68, turn
Row 17: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 6, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 6, 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 18: 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 4, CC4 sc 4, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 3, turn
Row 19: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 6, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 5, 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 20: 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 5, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 6, 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 21: 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 3, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 2, 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 22: 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 3, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 3, MC sc 2, 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 23: 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 3, CC4 sc 8, MC sc 7, 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 24: 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 8, CC4 sc 6, MC sc 4, 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 25: 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 5, CC4 sc 4, MC sc 9, 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 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 5, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 4, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 4, turn
Row 27: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 12, MC sc 5, 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 28: 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 5, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 4, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 11, 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 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 5, CC4 sc 4, MC sc 9, 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 30: 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 8, CC4 sc 6, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, 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 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC4 sc 8, 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 32: 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 3, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC4 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 33: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 3, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC4 sc 1, MC sc 2, 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 34: 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 5, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 6, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 35: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 6, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 5, 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 36: 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 5, CC4 sc 4, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 3, turn
Row 37: ch 1, MC sc 27, CC4 sc 2, MC sc 39, turn
Rows 38-47: ch 1, MC sc 68, turn

Row 48: ch 1, sc across

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Some find it easier to follow the chart rather the written text.

Some important notes about the chart:

 

  • The chart does not include the beginning ch 69.
  • You will be making this from bottom up.
  • Each row of the chart alternates between right to left/left to right.
  • The right-hand side of the chart has odd numbers (RS) and the left side has even numbers (WS).

For the other side of the pillow, make sure to check out this post!

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 pillow open.

Step 3: Flip pillow RS out.

Step 4: Insert pillow form.

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

Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends.

I can’t wait to see what you Winter Welcome Pillows! If you would like the accompanying FREE Fall Welcome Pillow, click here!

If you are interested you can purchase the ad-free printable PDF pattern in my shopEtsy, or Ravelry.

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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