This ruffle pillow crochet pattern is a beautiful cushion that will make any space cute and complete. The ruffles give this pillow a feminine look, while also adding unique texture. When made in a neutral color, the Isla Ruffle Pillow is a wonderful addition to a modern space, but when made in a pretty pastel color, this pillow will be wonderful for a baby nursery.
Making a crocheted ruffle pillow has been an idea I’ve had for several years. When I first thought of the idea for this pillow, I attempted to make it. But after many attempts (of which known of them worked), I finally gave up and decided to put the idea aside for a while.
Fast forward to last summer I wanted to design several pillow patterns for the warmer months and I knew it was the right time to revive the ruffle pillow vision! It took many attempts to get the ruffles just right. There were many nights that I was very frustrated because it was not turning out how I envisioned. But this time I was not going to give up! And I am so glad I didn’t!
I am beyond pleased with how this ruffle pillow crochet pattern (eventually) turned out! The ruffles are exactly how I wanted them to be. I mean, who doesn’t love ruffles?? They are so cute and feminine and they really make this pillow stand out!
I had every intention of releasing this pattern last summer but then life happened (as it always does 😉 ), so I never got around to releasing the pattern… until today!
The yarn I used for this pillow was WeCrochet Cotlin in Silver. This yarn is a DK (3) weight yarn that a cotton and linen blend (hence the name!). This cotton feels like a lighter weight kitchen cotton, yet it is so soft to touch. This is both durable and soft, the perfect versatile cotton yarn. I really hope to make a summer garment with this yarn because it would create the most breezy and lightweight fabric for garments!
Enjoy the free pattern below!
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- 480 yards of DK weight (3) yarn
- I used 4 skeins of WeCrochet/Knit Picks Cotlin in Silver
- US G/4.00mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch markers
- 12 x 16 inch pillow
- The pattern is worked in US crochet terms.
- The ruffles are very forgiving and it is ok if the stitch count is a little off for the ruffle rows. But it is important to always have 48 sts for the dc rows. To help keep track of the stitched, I recommend using stitch markers to keep track of the first and last stitch of every row.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Fits a 12 x 16 inch pillow form
Sl st: Slip Stitch
Sc: Single Crochet
Hdc: Half Double Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
Gauge: Approximately 7 rows of 8 hdcs = 2 inches
Row 1: In second ch from hook, work 1 dc. Work 1 dc in every ch across (48). Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: In the BACK LOOP only of every st (picture 1), work 1 dc in first st, work 3 dc in next 4 sts. *Work 2 dcs in 3 sts, 3 dcs in next st (picture 2)* repeat until 5 sts are left. Work 3 dc in 4 sts, 1 dc in last st. Turn, do not ch 2 (this will reduce the gaping).
For the next row, work into the back loop of the dcs from row 1 (picture 4).
NOTE: I recommend putting a stitch marker in the first and last stitch of every odd numbered row. This will ensure that you have the correct number of stitches.
Row 3: 1 dc in every st (start in the first stitch indicated by the arrow and stitch marker) (48).
Repeat rows 2-3 for a total of 45 rows.
Row 1: 1 hdc in second ch from hook, 1 hdc in every ch across (52). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2-38: 1 hdc in every st (52). Ch 1, turn.
Lay the front panel on top of the back panel (with the back sides together). Sc the panels together on all sides. Before working the sc on the last side, slip the pillow form in.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
I hope you enjoyed making the Isla Ruffle pillow! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@stitchberryblog) with your crochet pillow, I would love to see it!
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