When we finally got the Lionbrand Go For Faux yarn available up here in Canada, I knew I wanted to make something cozy for my home. So I bought as much as I could when it was on sale and made myself the softest crochet pillow ever for my favourite crochet chair.
This crochet pillow is two sided so you can switch it around depending on your mood! If I’m being honest, mine is usually on the furry side because it is just sooo soft!
To make this crochet pillow I used two and a half skeins of Lionbrand Go For Faux yarn in the colorway Silver Tipped Navy, and approximately 250g Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. I used an old skein I had leftover from another project so I’m not sure what colorway I used.
I found the Go For Faux yarn to be a little bit complicated to work with because you can’t see your stitches. You have to feel for your stitches, so make sure you count as you go.
Choose Your Mood Crochet Pillow Pattern
- 450g Lionbrand Go For Faux yarn – approximately 4.5 skeins (I used the colorway Silver Tipped Navy)
- Approximately 300g Bernat Softee Chunky yarn
- 10mm crochet hook
- 20×20 inch pillow insert, or
8sc x 8 rows = 4 inches (10cm)
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
Choose Your Mood Pillow Pattern
Using Bernat Softee Chunky yarn, Ch 41
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in each st to end. (40STS)
Row 2: Ch1, Turn, HDC in each ST to the end.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 40 rows. Tie off and weave in ends.
Using Go For Faux Yarn, Ch 41
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in each st to end. (40STS)
Row 2: Ch1, Turn, SC in each ST to end.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 40 rows.
Do not tie off Go for Faux yarn, you will use this to stitch the pillow closed.
Lay your two pieces of fabric on top of each other so that all sides line up.
Using the Go for Faux yarn, SC in each ST around 3 sides of the pillow case, making sure to insert hook through both pieces of fabric to stitch it closed. SC 3 into each corner.
Stuff pillow case with pillow insert or polyester fiberfill and then continue to SC down last side of pillow to stitch it closed.
Tie off and weave in ends.