This crochet flower pillow is made with Bernat Blanket yarn which makes it extra squishy and soft. View the free crochet pattern along with the video tutorial below right here on my blog.
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Bernat Blanket Yarn
I used the Bernat Baby Blanket yarn to get the pastel colors. Otherwise, it is the same as the Bernat Blanket yarn. The Blanket yarn also comes in other varieties such as a Bernat Blanket Sparkle and variegated colors. Those would be fun to use for this crochet flower pillow as well!
One thing about the blanket yarn is that it is not easy to frog or take apart. The soft squishy part of the yarn is held together by a very very thin strand. If you’ve made a mistake, it seems to get stuck into itself sometimes which makes it nearly impossible to pull out.
I don’t want to shy you away from using this yarn! But just be mindful that if you need to pull out more than just a few stitches, you might be fighting with it for a bit. Use stitch markers as guides to help you avoid mistakes in your work.
Tips on Stuffing
I use Poly-fil for all my stuffing needs when it comes to crochet projects. If you want to buy in bulk, Amazon usually has a good deal.
When you pull the Poly-fil out of its packaging, start to rip off small pieces at a time to ensure you don’t end up with any dense clumps. This will fluff up the Poly-fil and help you stuff your crochet piece evenly.
Overstuffing is better than under stuffing. Over time the stuffing will settle a bit inside the project. Once you think you’ve stuffed your project enough, add just a little more.
Crochet Flower Pillow Pattern
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3 skeins Bernat Baby Blanket in Baby Lilac
1 skein Bernat Baby Blanket in Buttercup
Tapestry needle and scissors
Pillow will be made by crocheting two flowers, crocheting them together then stuffing with poly-fil/stuffing.
Number in (parentheses) is the number of stitches for the round/row.
Beginning chains do not count as a stitch.
Dimensions: 24” across
Gauge: 4” ~ 10 hdc across
Abbreviations: (US terms)
Ch = chain, hdc = half double crochet, dc = double crochet, st = stitch
Start with yellow yarn.
Round 1: Magic ring, 10hdc into ring, join to first st (10)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2hdc in each st around, join to first st (20)
Round 3: Ch 1, *hdc, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * across, join to first st (30)
Round 4: Ch 1, *hdc in next 2 st, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * across, join to first st (40)
Round 5: Ch 1, *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * across, join to first st (50)
Attach purple yarn to the last stitch made on the yellow center.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in same st you attached the yarn and in the next 9 st, turn (10)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2hdc in first st, hdc across until last st, 2hdc in last st (12)
Row 3-10: Repeat Row 2 (each row will increase by 2 st)
Row 11-12: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn (28)
Row 13-16: Ch 1, hdc2tog over first 2 st, hdc across until last 2 st, hdc2tog over last 2 st (each row will decrease by 2 st)
Row 17: Ch 1, hdc2tog over first 2 st, dc across until last 2 st, hdc2tog over last 2 st (18)
Fasten off. You’ve made on petal.
Repeat to make a total of 5 petals on the center of the flower.
Make two flowers.
Using purple yarn, hold finished flowers together – wrong side facing each other. Start to crochet the pieces together with single crochets around the petals. Stuff each petal after crocheting together.
Join to first single crochet made. Fasten off and weave in ends.