Can you crochet a shag throw pillow? The answer is yes – and the best part?! It’s so easy and I have a free pattern for you to follow!
I worked with Lion Brand’s Fun Fur years ago to make Grand Poobah hats that I sold on Etsy, so I knew the ins and outs on how to use this yarn to really make it ‘work’. Crocheting with the Fun Fur alone is rather difficult, so the trick is to pair it with Vanna’s Choice yarn in a similar color.
Pairing the Fun Fur and worsted weighted yarn makes it very easy to work with and still keeps it a pliable fabric. The Fun Fur takes over the worsted weight in a sense, so you are left with a fuzzy, shaggy, and fun fabric!
I have been seeing a lot of faux fur and shag throw pillows out there that are just gorgeous. I thought it would be fun to make my own version using Lion Brand’s Fun Fur. It’s such an easy project and I even made it so the pillow cover is easy to take on and off.
How easy is this project? You only need to know how to double crochet and single crochet. It’s THAT easy and you’re left with a pretty pillow that is sure to spruce up your home decor!
I made my shag pillow in a gray color to go with my Mint to Be Afghan that I put on my sofa. I think this shag pillow would look very pretty in a cream color or even in a light shade of pink!
The pillow cover will be made in three pieces and then crocheted together.
The pillow cover pieces will be made by holding the Fun Fur and Vanna’s Choice together while crocheting.
Crochet holding the Fun Fur and Vanna’s Choice yarn together for all 3 pieces
Row 1: Ch 42, dc into 3rd ch from hook and across, turn
Row 2-21: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn
Half piece (MAKE 2)
Row 1: Ch 42, dc into 3rd ch from hook, turn
Row 2-12: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn
Place you pillow inside. I had to stretch my fabric a bit since my pillow was so plump and fluffy. Once I stretched it, it fit nicely. If it continues to sneak up and don’t cover the pillow on the back side, sew a few buttons on to keep it closed.