Tunisian crochet pillow patterns Cozy Zen Pillow

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Tunisian crochet pillow pattern Inspiration:

A couple of months ago, I was invited to participate in a fun challenge by Hobbii Yarn, the Cozy Challenge and I had to hop on! The challenge was based on quilt and log-cabin inspired designs – and we were invited to explore and interpret this theme through our pattern designing skills.

I chose to create a Tunisian crochet pillow using Hobbii Amigo Chunky (the perfect cozy yarn with nice stitch definition) to represent the Cozy theme. I decided on these beautiful blue-green colors that worked so well together. I chose Patina Green and Petroleum Green. Initially, I did a poll to ask whether I should create separate patches to attach or do surface slip stitch and you all liked the think slip stitch idea. This pillow has a rustic look! This was my first time attempting surface slip stitch on the Tunisian full stitch.

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A huge thank you to Hobbii Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!

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About the Pattern:

Skill Level: Beginner 


Yarn:

Color A: Hobbii Amigo Chunky in Patina Green (Size 5, Bulky; 100% acrylic; 100m/109 yds;  100g/3.5 oz) – 660 yards

Color B: Hobbii Amigo Chunky in Petroleum Green (Size 5, Bulky; 100% acrylic; 100m/109 yds;  100g/3.5 oz) – 109 yards

Yarn substitutes: 

Premier Yarns Rustic, GRÜNDL Living, King Cole Comfort Chunky, Lion Brand Hue & Me

Size of the pillow may vary if the yarn weight is different.

Hooks:

Notions: 

Gauge:

  • Gauge is 12 sts over 8 rows in Tunisian Simple Stitch for a 4 x 4 in. square

Finished Size:

  • The finished pillow is 20 x 20 in.

Tunisian crochet pillow Pattern Notes:

This pattern is for a beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet pillow pattern. The Tunisian full stitch uses the Tunisian knit stitch technique and will reveal a beautiful texture. Some basic surface slip stitches will add basic colorwork to finish off this rustic design. This project can be completed in a few hours to elevate the chic and cozy factor to any living space!

Tunisian crochet pillow pattern HELPFUL VIDEOS

  • This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:

Cozy Zen Pillow Helpful Tutorial

Tunisian Crochet Foundation Row and Simple Stitch

Tunisian crochet full stitch

Bind off in Tunisian Crochet

  • Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
  • The following instructions are implied:
    • The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st. 
    • Always TSS in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
  • Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color.
    • Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.

Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain

Sl st: Slip stitch

Tss: Tunisian simple stitch

Tks: Tunisian knit stitch

RetP: Return Pass -Explained above.


Tunisian crochet pillow Pattern Instructions:


Panel 1:

With Col A Ch 50 

Row 1 (Foundation Row): With Col A pick up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete normal RetP. (50 sts)

Row 2: Tks into the space between 2nd and 3rd vertical bar and into each space between vertical bars across. Work last st as normal. Complete normal RetP. 

Row 3: Tks into the space between 1st and 2nd vertical bar and into each space between vertical bars until there are 2 sts remaining. Skip the space between the last two vertical bars and work last st as normal. Complete normal RetP. 

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until the piece measures 17 in.

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Bind off. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn, weave in the ends on the wrong side.

Repeat Panel 1 instructions to create a second panel.


Bind off. Leave a 6 in tail and cut yarn, weave in the ends on the wrong side.
Surface slip stitch as seen in the pictures and video tutorial on one panel. Written instructions are below.


Note:
If you find it difficult to see which stitch to work into as you work the surface slip stitch lines, weave a scrap piece of yarn in a contrasting color through the stitches before you begin the surface slip stitches as seen below:

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With the 10 mm crochet hook, and the right side of the panel facing out, count to the 13th st in the foundation row and join Col B into the front loop of the stitch, make a slip knot and go into the front loop of the stitch directly above the previous stitch and sl st. Continue across making sure to go into the aligned stitches. 

When you reach the last st, surface sl st, then work a surface sl st into the front loop of the horizontal bar directly above the previous stitch. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn. Join Col B into the front loop of the 16th st in the foundation row and repeat steps to create a second vertical line.

Turn the panel sideways and count to the 16th row from the foundation row, go under both loops and join Col B, go into the front loop of the next st and surface sl st. Continue working into sts across making sure they are aligned in a straight line. When you reach the vertical surface sl st lines, work under both colors and continue surface sl st across.  Count to the 19th row from the foundation row and repeat steps as above to create a second horizontal line.

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Assembly:
With the right side of Panel 1 facing out and the right side of Panel 2 facing out (see below for picture of right side of panels), sew panels together on 3 sides, insert the pillow and extra polyfill if needed and then sew the remaining side. Cut yarn leaving a 6 in. tail and weave in the ends into the pillow.

Need Tunisian crochet pillow patterns? Practice the Tunisian full stitch with the Cozy Zen Pillow an easy crochet pillow pattern.
Need Tunisian crochet pillow patterns? Practice the Tunisian full stitch with the Cozy Zen Pillow an easy crochet pillow pattern.

You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]

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