Crochet Basket Weave Pillow
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Basket Weave Crochet Pillow Pattern
Basket Weave Crochet Pillow

Basket Weave Crochet Pillow

Create your own pillow using this design. This is simply a basket weave pillow. They are not hard to crochet and I thoroughly enjoyed making. In fact, I made a set of 4 of them.

This was originally filmed back in 2012 for our very first Stitch Along with AllFreeCrochet.com.

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Free Pattern: Crochet Basket Weave Pillow

Pillow 1

There are two major difference between the two projects. Pillow 1 is about 4 – 5 hour project. Pillow 2 is about 5 – 6 hour project. Attaching method between the two varies from Pillow 1 having a Single Crochet Joining of the two panels. This caused the pillow to be a tight form fitting look.

Pillow 2 has a Double Crochet joining finish with granny square corners of 3 DC, 2 CH and 3 DC. This allows the material to have an over fringing border.

Distribution of this pattern is appreciated but please copy and post the link. Do not duplicate or charge for the usage of this pattern. You may create your own flowers and sell what you make but this pattern is to remain free.  

Basket Weave Crochet Pillow PatternNeeded Materials For Pillow 1

  • Size 9 mm or 10 mm or M or N Size Crochet Hook
  • 3 Balls of Red Heart Light & Lofty, 127 g or 4.5 oz size.
  • 1 Pillow Form measuring 16″ x 16″
  • Estimated costs for this project are roughly $20.00
When using light and lofty yarn, you will use 1 string at one time on the hook. You use the same material to join the panels together.

Needed Materials For Pillow 2

  • Size 9 mm or M size Crochet Hook
  • 3 Balls Bernat Mosaic – 100 g or 3.5 oz Psychedelic Color, get an extra ball just in case. See paragraphs below.
  • 3 Balls black eye lash yarn – 50 g
  • 1 Red Heart Super Saver – Black 197 g or 7.5 oz
  • 1 Pillow Form measuring 16″ x 16″
  • Estimated Costs fort his project is $36.00

When doing the colour side, you will use 3 balls of Bernat Mosaic at the same time. The yarn is thin and needs to be thickened up for the size of hook. I made sure then when I used each ball. The colour of each ball’s string was similar to each other. One ball is in the blue… the second ball is just starting to turn blue… the third ball is near the end of the green. This makes the colours transition slowly and makes the colouring very effective.

My method of doing the colour transition will cause wasted yarn as you need to start each other at a specific point. This means you have to get to the point in the ball that matches the rest of the balls to be consistent with the colouring. You might want to buy a 4th ball just in case.

When doing the black side of the pillow. You will use Eyelash and Black Worsted yarn at the same time.

Working with extra yarn balls at the same time causes you to slow doing when making this project.

Definitions

BEG = Beginning, CH = Chain, HDC = Half Double Crochet, ST – Stitch, SL ST = Slip Stitch, SC = Single Crochet, DC = Double Crochet, TR = Triple Crochet, FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet, BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet,

Crochet Diagram: Basket Weave Crochet Pillow Pattern

Crochet Chart for this pattern… I wanted to show you the repeat pattern. The red lines going up and down are showing you that each basketweave are in sets of 4. The red solid line on the left side is where we reverse the pattern to create the basket weave look.

Instructions

For Pillow 1 Front  & Back – You will only use strand of Red Heart Light & Lofty.

For Pillow 2 – You will use three strands of Bernat Mosaic Yarn at the same time for the front. For the back, you will use 1 strand of Red Heart Super Saver Black and 1 Strand Eye Lash at the same time.

  1. Chain 37
  2. DC 5th from the hook, then DC all the way across. Turn
  3. CH 2, *FPDC the next 4 stitches, BPDC the next 4 stitches. Repeat from * and finish with 1 HDC into the top of the stitch below. Turn.
  4. Repeat Step 3 – 2 Times
  5. CH 2, *BPDC the next 4 stitches, FPDC the next 4 stitches. Repeat from * and finish with 1 HDC into the top of the stitch below. Turn.
  6. Repeat Step 5 – 2 times.
  7. Repeat Step 3 – 3 Times
  8. Repeat Step 5 – 3 Times.
  9. Repeat Step 3 – 3 Times
  10. Repeat Step 5 – 3 Times.
  11. Repeat Step 3 – 4 Times.
  12. Fasten off.

Do a second panel by repeating the above instructions.

Let’s Assemble Project – Visual Instructions

The Basket Weave thickens up the yarn so you cannot see the pillow form under it. Here’s a close up of the pattern. You may thick the Light & Lofty Yarn is a waste to do the basketweave but this gives the pillow a slight textured look.
How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd
Two Panels should be constructed. You can mix them up so the pillow has different colours on either side.
How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd
Attach the two panels together. Place the panels over top of each other.
How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd
FOR PILLOW 1 – Create a slip knot and slide onto hook. Slip Hook through both panels. I have chosen to slip it between to posts to be consistent. Single Crochet the two panels together all the way around.
FOR PILLOW 2 – Create a slip knot and slide onto the hook. Slip the hook through both panels. CH 3, 2 DC into the same corner peice. DC all the way around. I double crocheted between each post on both panels to ensure I was attaching them at the same spot on both panels.
How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd
Continue to SC the two together for 3 sides.
How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd
Once 3 sides are SC together… Slip In Pillow Form.
How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd How To Assemble at Crochet Pillow: The Crochet Crowd
Continue to SC the two panels together. Pillow Form will be trapped inside.
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Fasten off and weave in ends. Finished Product
Michael Sellick, Mikey of The Crochet Crowd: Basket Weave Pillow Finished Crochet Pillow by The Crochet Crowd

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by Michael Sellick, The Crochet Crowd

©2012 The Crochet Crowd

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