Free Crochet Throw Pillow Pattern

Crochet cable stitch pillow in a flat lay with text underneath that says free rochet throw pillow pattern Ahead of the Curve Throw Pillow.
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Today I’m sharing my free crochet throw pillow pattern for my Ahead of the Curve cabled throw pillow. This pattern creates a modern farmhouse style crochet throw pillow that doesn’t have any holes for your pillow form or stuffing to peek through.

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What Yarn Should I Use for a Crochet Throw Pillow?

This is a chunky crochet throw pillow pattern uses a size 5 (bulky) weight yarn called Simply Wool Bulky from WeCrochet. This is a natural yarn that gives great definition to the cables and is an absolute pleasure to use.

If you would prefer to utilize an alternate yarn, choose a smoothe yarn with which you can match the pattern gauge given. If you don’t care about the size of your throw pillow, you can use any smoothe yarn you’d like and use polyfill stuffing to stuff your pillow rather than using a pillow form like I did.

I also recommend using a solid coloured yarn over a variegated yarn since the cables can get lost when there is a ton of colour happening.

hand reaching for a furls crochet hook next to some Simply Wool Bulky from WeCrochet

Can I Use a Fuzzy Yarn To Crochet a Cable Stitch Pillow?

You could, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Why? Because any sort of fuzz or halo on your yarn could make the cables harder to see. If you want to use a fuzzier yarn, do a gauge swatch to see if you like the look before proceeding.

How to Crochet a Cable Stitch Pillow

This crochet throw pillow is made in two cable stitch panels and then sewn together. I designed this pillow so that all cable stitch rows are done on the right side of the fabric (the one facing you) so you only have to worry about doing front post double crochet stitches. This makes doing cables much easier since you aren’t having to switch between front post and back post double crochets which can be confusing.

Every other row is done in single crochet stitch so get a break from doing the cabling every other row. This is my absolute favourite way to do cable stitches now and I hope you will love it as much as I do.

Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of this Pattern?

  • You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes a stitch chart for the cable repeat for in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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Skill Level:

  • Intermediate


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • CH = Chain

  • FO = Finish Off

  • FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

  • FPDC-L = Front Post Double Crochet Left Leaning

  • FPDC-R = Front Post Double Crochet Right Leaning

  • FPDC-B = Front Post DC Bobble

  • FPDC-V = Front Post Double Crochet V-Stitch

  • FPDC-DEC = Front Post DC Decrease

  • RS = Right Side

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • SL ST = Slip Stitch

  • ST = Stitch

  • WS = Wrong Side


Finished Size:
 

  • Approx. 16” wide x 16” tall

Gauge: 

  • Approx 15 sts x 18 rows = 4” in pattern stitch


Notes:

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed and the size of the pillow insert needed.

  • CH 1 at the beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.

  • Skip stitches behind post stitches.

  • All front post stitches are worked around the post of the indicated stitch two rows below.

  • Stitch chart shows only the cable repeat and right-side rows (since wrong side rows are just single crochet)

Special Stitches:

  • FPDC-L = Front Post Double Crochet Left Leaning – FPDC around the previous SC, 2 rows below.

  • FPDC-R = Front Post Double Crochet Right Leaning – Skip the first St and FPDC around the next ST, 2 rows below.

  • FPDC-B = Front Post DC Bobble – *YO, insert hook around post of SC 2 rows below as with FPDC, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * 2 times (4 loops on hook), YO and pull through all loops on hook.

  • FPDC-V = Front Post Double Crochet V-Stitch(worked over 3 STs, counts as 3 sts) FPDC around next ST, 2 rows below, SC in the next ST, FPDC around previous ST, 2 rows below (the same stitch as the first post of the V).

  • FPDC-DEC = Front Post DC Decrease(worked over 3 STs, two rows below, counts as 1 st on current row) YO, insert hook around post of previous ST 2 rows below as with FPDC, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, skip next ST, insert hook around post of the next ST 2 rows below, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through all three loops.

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops which includes a crochet stitch chart for the cables.

close up image of the texture of this crochet throw pillow pattern

Ahead of the Curve Free Crochet Throw Pillow Pattern:

Pillow Panels (Make Two)

CH 62. 

Row 1 (RS): SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and in each CH across. (61)


Row 2 (WS): CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. 

Row 3: CH 1 and turn.  SC in first 8 STs, *FPDC-L, SC, FPDC-R, SC 3, FPDC-V, SC 3, repeat from * 3 times, SC in last 5 STs.   


Row 4: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first ST and each ST across.

sample of the pillow made with this crochet throw pillow pattern from theloopylamb


Row 5: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first 9 STs, *FPDC-DEC, SC 3, FPDC-R, SC 3, FPDC-L, SC 3, repeat from * 3 times, SC in last 4 STs.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.


Row 7: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first 8 STs, *FPDC-V, SC 2, FPDC, SC, FPDC-B, SC, FPDC, SC 2, repeat from * 3 times, SC in last 5 STs.


Row 8: Repeat Row 4.


Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first 7 STs, *FPDC-R, SC 3, FPDC-L, SC 2, FPDC-L, SC, FPDC-R, SC 2 repeat from * 3 times, SC in last 6 STs.

close up image of the crochet cable stitch used on this project


Row 10: Repeat Row 4.


Row 11: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first 7 STs, *FPDC, SC, FPDC-B, SC, FPDC, SC 3, FPDC-DEC, SC 3, repeat from * 3 times, SC in last 6 STs.


Row 12: Repeat Row 4.

Rows 13 – 72: Repeat Row 3 – 12, 6 times.


Rows 73: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first ST and each ST across.


FO.  Weave in ends.


Assembling the Pillowcase

Place panels on top of each other with WS together.  Use a length of yarn and a tapestry needle to sew the panels together using mattress stitch, leaving one side open.

Insert your pillow into your pillowcase and continue sewing the pillowcase closed.  FO and weave in ends. 

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Disclaimer:

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