Ruffles are in. They are trending for not only clothing, but home decor as well. Cant say I was the most excited about them in the beginning but they have grown on me. I am leading the ruffle train fan club right now! I posted this youtube tutorial a few months (omg I know so long ago!) and finally had time to finish the write up of it. I hope you guys love this cute little pillow cover as much as I do!
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Materials You Will Need
Yarn: Approx: Approx 314 yards (2.25 skeins) Lion Brand Woolspun but most weight five bulky yarns will work.
Crochet Hook: I used a 6.5mm crochet hook. If you use a lighter weighted yarn you’ll want to use the hook size suggested for that yarn.
Tapestry Needle: This is a yarn needle to weave in your ends.
Scissors: to cut your yarn. The scissors below are the ones I use and keep in my crafting bag. They are super sharp and compact enough to carry with me and my projects!
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Stitches Used in This Pattern
I will be using abbreviations (beginners check out my printable abbreviation cheat sheet) in this written pattern so here is a list of the names/abbreviations and brief directions for each:
Stitch (ST) – Next chain or stitch you are going to work into
Yarn Over (YO) – wrapping yarn around hook
Chain (CH) – After having an slip knot on your hook, YO and pull through your slip knot. That is a chain 1. YO again and pull through loop on hook. That is your chain 2, and so forth.
Slip Stitch (SS) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and yarn over. Pull through chain/stitch and continue to pull through the loop on your hook.
Single Crochet (SC) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and YO then pull through the chain/stitch. YO and pull through both loops on hook.
Half Double Crochet (HDC) – YO and insert hook into next chain/stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Double Crochet (DC) – YO and insert hook into next chain/stitch and YO and pull back through the Chain/Stitch. YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through last two loops on hook.
If you get a minute, go check out my super simple Comfy Cozy Sweater pattern. It is made up of all basic HDC and SC stitches making it the perfect beginner sweater. If you can make a square I promise you can make this sweater!
- This pattern as written will work for almost any pillow from 10X10” to 13X13”
- To alter to fit your own pillow simply make a chain the same width as your pillow (plus 4 more chains) and make as many rows as needed to reach the desired height.
- CH 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as a HDC.
Ruffle Pillow Pattern
Row 1: HDC in 3rd CH from hook and in each chain across.
Row 2: CH 2. HDC in each CH acoss.
Rows 3-25(ish): Continue until you have 25 rows, or until you’ve reached the height of whichever pillow size you chose. Tie off.
** REPEAT SAME STEPS FOR SECOND PANEL**
Count 4 rows down and find the line the bumps out where we will be putting our ruffles. Reference the photo below for clarification, or head to minute marker 7:30 in the video for further clarification.
CH 2. DC 2 in the same stitch as CH 2. *DC 3 in next loop. DC 2 in next loop.* Repeat across. Tie off once you reach the end.
Skip the next row and find the next set of front loops and repeat ruffle row instructions.
For the third ruffle feel free to skip down another row and repeat the previous steps for the ruffle row, or you can make your third ruffle row in between your two current ruffles.
Refer to the 13 minute mark in the video to see how to add the third ruffle between. It is hard to describe in writing, but as I mentioned feel free to skip to the next bump out row and make the third ruffle there.
Put your back panel on top of your front panel (ruffles on the inside) and do a SC or SS join around 3 of the 4 edges.
Flip inside right, and insert pillow. Close top by using a yarn needle and making a basic whip stitch. You’re done!
Anyone else love The Goonies? This ruffle pillow makes me want to do the Truffle Shuffle. It looks so good literally anywhere in my house. It looks good on the couch, on my bed, on the front entry bench…. I could love to make this in a cream color for my room. What colors did you guys choose?
Also, if you would be willing, I would love for you to share your finished projects on my blog’s Facebook Page! Or if you post on Instagram tag me (@TaylorLynnCrochet) so I can see how awesome they turned out! Thank you so much! If you have any suggestions for future projects or tutorials please comment below!