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PERSIAN BUTTERCUP PILLOW COVER

This is another great stash busting pattern that you can use to make any square crochet pillow case and use it to decorate your home and your creative corner.

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Persian Buttercup crochet pillow cover can be made with any yarn and hook and you can use your favorite color combination for it, add your creative touch or simply use the yarn you already have.

This is especially useful if you have a bunch of old and worn out pillows (like I do :)) that you’ve kept for when you have time to restore them. And, no, I’m not a pillow collector, I just can’t throw them away :)))) …

These square crochet pillows are fabulous additions to chairs, sofas, beds… and they can make a difference in creating, for you only, perfectly tailored space.

Crochet Squar e Pillow Cover Worked in Rounds

What I like with these square pillow designs is that they are worked in round, in one piece and unless you want to seam them closed (as I did), without any seaming whatsoever.

Crochet Square Pillow Cover General and Size Adjustment Instructions

Start with a foundation chain that is the same length as a diagonal of your square pillow.

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Sc (dc or any stitch you want to use actually, but I suggest that regardless the stitch pattern, you start and finish with single crochet as it gives the neat look) in the 2nd (if you’re working a single crochet) ch from hook and in each ch across.

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Rotate your work clockwise and work sc across the opposite side of the foundation chain without any increasing or decreasing.

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You should have the same number of sts on both sides of the foundation chain (e.g. Ch 49, you should have 48 sc on one side and 48 on the other side).

At the end of the rnd, sl st to join. Ch1 (or make more chains depending on the height of a stitch you’re using) and continue working in rounds, on right side all the time. The piece will soon bend into the shape of the rectangle.

Continue working in rounds without increasing or decreasing until you reach the desired size.

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To close the cover, you can simply slip stitch to join after inserting the pillow. Or, you can use buttons or a zipper to close.

The length of the foundation chain is the length of the diagonal of your square pillow. Fold the edges together along the diagonal to create a square shape and prepare for seaming.

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Insert the pillow.

Inspiration for my square pillow

I’ve been thinking of making one of these square crochet pillow covers for a while, as I really wanted to use make my old pillows look beautiful again and my living room shine :), but… you know… there was always something else to finish first… Then I saw a perfect opportunity after designing my Warm My Heart Blanket and having more than enough yarn left to create a gorgeous blanket-pillow set. And even though the stitches pattern is different, they go perfectly together.

I used chunky yarn and 7 mm crochet hook, so the Persian Buttercup Pillow Cover was done in a day. If you chose some light weight yarn, you will need more time and more stitches to start with for the pillow size I used.

About the Spruce Up Your Space Blog Hop

The Persian Buttercup square crochet pillow cover pattern is featured in the Spruce Up Your Space Blog Hop, running from Jan 6 to Jan 27, hosted by MadameStitch. You can get the crochet pillowcase pattern as a FREE PDF on my featured day, January 27th, or as a part of the SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE PATTERN BUNDLE. Keep on reading to find out how.

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ABOUT THE PERSIAN BUTTERCUP PILLOW COVER CROCHET PATTERN

SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
YARN

Yarn Weight: #5 Chunky / Bulky. I used gorgeous Hayfield Bonus Chunky Tweed (96% Acrylic

4% Viscose; 127 m / 150 yds; 100g / 3.5 oz) per skein, three different colors.

Colors:

C1: 790 Dark Grey Mix, 100 m (109 yds), 1 skein

C2: 814 Light Grey Mix, 100 m (109 yds), 1 skein

C3: 568 Grape, 100 m (109 yds), 1 skein

HOOK

7 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

OTHER

yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape, a 35 cm (13.8”) X 35 cm (13.8′)’ pillow

GAUGE

10 sts x 5 rows of dc = 10 cm (4”) square

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

For 35 cm (13.8”) X 35 cm (13.8′)’ pillow

Pillow cover approximately: 48 cm / 18.9” long X 29 cm / 11.4” high when laid flat

CONSTRUCTION

The pillow cover is worked in rnds joined with a slip st without turning and in one piece without increasing or decreasing, The shape of the pillow cover is a rectangle. The length of the longer side equals the length of the diagonal of the square pillow.

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ABBREVIATIONS AND STITCHES USED

The pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

BPsc – back post single crochet

sc BLO – single crochet back loop only

dc – double crochet

dc BLO – double crochet back loop

only

FPdc – front post double crochet

BPdc – back post double crochet

puff – puff stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

yo – yarn over

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

( ) – additional explanation

[ ] – work as many times as directed

NOTES

  • Read carefully through the entire pattern, especially Special Stitches & Notes sections,

before making your pillow cover.

  • Pillow cover is worked in rnds, joined with sl st without turning.
  • Ch1 at the beginning of rnd does not count as a stitch.
  • Ch2 at the beginning of rnd counts as dc.
  • St counts are given in Italics at the end of each row.
  • Repeat counts are given in Bold to make following the Instructions easier.
  • Foundation chain is a multiple of 4 + 1 for the turning chain so the size is easy to adjust.
  • The shape of the pillow cover is a rectangle, open on one side.
  • The top is seamed to close the cover on the diagonal.
  • But, if you like to make your cover easily removable, you can choose to use the buttons or a zipper closing instead of the seaming.
SPECIAL STITCHES

sc BLO – insert hook under the back loop only of the indicated stitch (the loop furthest

from you, not under both loops), and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook.

BPsc – insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yo and pull up

a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.

dc BLO – yo and insert hook under the back loop only of the indicated stitch (the loop

furthest from you, not under both loops), and pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops on

hook] twice.

FPdc – yo, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, yo and

pull up loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

BPdc – yo, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yo and

pull up a loop [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

puff – [yo and insert hook into the indicated stitch, yo, pull up a long loop] 5 times – 11

loops on hook. Yo, pull through 10 loops on hook, yo and pull through last 2 loops

Persian Buttercup Pillow Cover

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PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

WITH C1

Ch 49.

Rnd 1: ch1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each chacross (48 sts at this point; rotate clockwise to

work along bottom of foundation ch), sc in each st across the bottom of foundation chain, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnd 2: ch2, dc BLO in each st around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C1

Rnd 3: ch2, BPdc around next st, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] around, sl st to join

the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnd 4: ch2, dc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C3

Rnd 5: ch1, BPsc around same st, BPsc around next 2 sts, puff in next st, [BPsc around next 3 sts,

puff in next st] around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnd 6: ch2, dc BLO in next 2 sts, sc in next st (top of puff), [dc BLO in next 3 sts, sc in next st] around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C3

Rnd 7: ch1, sc in same st, sc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnds 8-9: ch2, dc around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C1

Rnd 10: ch2, BPdc around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

Rnd 11: ch2, dc around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnd 12: ch1, sc in same st, sc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C3

Rnd 13: ch1, sc in same st, sc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnd 14: ch2, dc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C1

Rnd 15: ch2, BPdc around next st, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] around, sl st to join

the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnd 16: ch2, dc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C1

Rnd 17: ch2, BPdc around next st, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] around, sl st to join

the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnd 18: ch2, dc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C3

Rnd 19: ch1, BPsc around same st, BPsc around next 2 sts, puff in next st, [BPsc around next 3 sts,

puff in next st] around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C2

Rnd 20: ch2, dc BLO in next 2 sts, sc in next st (top of puff), [dc BLO in next 3 sts, sc in next st]

around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C1

Rnd 21: ch1, sc in same st, sc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

WITH C3

Rnds 22-23: ch1, sc in same st, sc BLO around, sl st to join the rnd – 96 sts

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Insert the pillow and seam the top to close the cover.

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WITH C1

Align the stitches and close the cover using sl st. Work through inner loops (through the back loops of the stitches of the side closer to you, and the front loops of the stitches of the side further away from you).

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