Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover

This embrace Autumn crochet pillow cover is sure to add style and flair to your space with this fall-themed accent. Bring handmade joy of the season to into your home.

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Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover with the Top Flap Turned Down
Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover with the Top Flap Turned Down

Granny Spike Stitch Paired with Autumn Color Yarn a Winning Combination

In hues of amber, chocolate brown, and yellow, this crochet pillow cover adds an intriguing touch of warmth wherever you display it. Use the granny spike stitch to create this zig-zag style.

Carry the Yarn up the Side

The close up of the granny spike stitch pillow cover in the photo shows the detail of the pattern. Each color is used for two rows. Rather than trim the yarn after each color change, the yarn was carried up the side. This pillow has a round of the off-white yarn on the outside which covers up any yarn that was carried up the side.

Close up of Granny Spike Stitch Pillow Cover
Close up of Granny Spike Stitch Pillow Cover

Makeover and refresh your rooms with just a single touch! 

Pair this lovely handmade pillow cover with the Fireside Crochet Throw.

Embrace Autumn Pillow Cover Paired with Fireside Crochet Throw
Embrace Autumn Pillow Cover Paired with Fireside Crochet Throw

Soft and Comfortable Removable Pillow Covering

Throw pillow covers like this large 18-inch cover are so soft to touch and comfortable to lay on. They protect your pillows and freshen up your living space.

This cover is removable. There is a flap that is buttoned, which provides a great way to insert and remove the pillow as needed. Things will happen and it is nice to be able to wash things to keep them clean.

Handmade Removable Pillow Cover
Handmade Removable Pillow Cover

Granny Spike Stitch Holiday Shawl

Once you learn how to crochet this beautiful stitch, the possibilities are just endless. I made this shawl below for my daughter and I to go caroling. Might as well dress up and bring the festive cheer in what we wear too. You can get the shawl pattern too.

Close up of Granny Spike Stitch
Close up of Granny Spike Stitch

Directions: Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover

Gauge

15 Stitches per 4 inches. To adjust the width, increase or decrease the beginning chain. This crochet pattern is worked in multiples of 4 + 1. That means that the beginning chain needs to be divisible by 4 plus 1. In other words, this pattern has a beginning chain of 65, which is 4 X 16 + 1 = 65.

Size

Large enough to fit an 18 X 18 inch pillow. However, to accommodate the pillow insert, the actual pillow cover is 19 inches wide. Additionally, because I have a flap that can be buttoned and unbuttoned to remove the pillow, it is 43 inches long. This will accommodate the 18 inch pillow and he flap.

Materials

Off White Caron Simply Soft yarn 2 Skeins, approximately 600 yards. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.

Sunset Autumn Caron Simply Soft yarn 2 Skeins, approximately 600 yards. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.

Size J Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SK = Skip

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

Special Stitches

Spike Stitch: the spike stitch is worked in the previous row.

Row 2 – work a long Dc into the middle CH from the foundation Ch below.

Row 3 and all rows – work a Long DC into the middle ST from 2 rows below

Photo Tutorial of the First Three Rows for the Granny Spike Stitch

Work 3 DC in the 5th CH from the hook, CH 1 [SK 3 CH STs, 3 Dc in next CH] Repeat between [ ]across until the last 4 CH. SK 3 CH, 2 DC in last CH. Turn

Row 1 Granny Spike Stitch
Row 1 Granny Spike Stitch

CH 2, [(1 DC, 1 Spike ST, 1 DC) worked into the CH 1 SP, CH 1] Repeat between the [ ] across. End with 2 DC in the last CH SP, turn. (the Spike Stitch is detailed above in the Special Stitches area)

Row 2 Granny Spike Stitch
Row 2 Granny Spike Stitch

Change yarn color

CH 2,[(1 DC, 1 Spike ST, 1 DC) worked into the Ch 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat between the [ ] across. End with 2 DC in the top ST of the beginning Ch 2 SP. Turn.

Row 3 Granny Spike Stitch
Row 3 Granny Spike Stitch

Granny Spike Stitch Video Tutorial Below the Written Crochet Pattern

If you prefer a video tutorial, I have that for you too. For both left and right hand crocheters. Just scroll down below the pattern for those links.

Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover Printable Pattern
Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover Printable Pattern

Directions:

Begin

CH 65 Starting with the Off White yarn

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Row 1

Work 3 DC in the 5th CH from the hook, CH 1 [SK 3 CH STs, 3 Dc in next CH] Repeat between [ ] across until the last 4 CH. SK 3 CH, 2 DC in last CH. Turn

Row 2

CH 2, [(1 DC, 1 Spike ST, 1 DC) worked into the CH 1 SP, CH 1] Repeat between the [ ] across. End with 2 DC in the last CH SP, turn. (the Spike Stitch is detailed above in the Special Stitches area)

Row 3

Change yarn color

CH 2,[(1 DC, 1 Spike ST, 1 DC) worked into the Ch 1 SP, CH 1]. Repeat between the [ ] across. End with 2 DC in the top ST of the beginning Ch 2 SP. Turn.

Rows 4 – 114

Repeat Row 3 for Pattern

Remember, the length is 43 inches to accommodate the 18-inch pillow form and the flap.

The photo below shows the covering folded up to the 18 inch mark.

Measuring the Length for the Pillow Cover
Measuring the Length for the Pillow Cover

Row colors:

The chain stitch and first 2 rows are Off White.

The next two rows are Sunset Autumn

Colors are changed every two rows.

I ended with the last row using the Off White Color.

Carry the Yarn up the Side

The yarn is carried up the side. Since there will be a crochet border added, it will cover any yarn that was carried along.

Crocheting White Border Through Front and Back of Pillow Cover
Crocheting White Border Through Front and Back of Pillow Cover

Crochet the Pillow Border using the Off White Yarn

When you complete your final row, do not cut off the yarn yet.

Crochet 3 DC in the corner and continue to crochet down the first side of the pillow cover making sure to crochet through both the front and back of the covering. I worked 2 DC in each CH 3 SP.

Crocheting Side Border of Pillow Cover
Crocheting Side Border of Pillow Cover

To help the corners lay flat, I worked 3 DC in each corner ST.

Three Double Crochet in Each Corner
Three Double Crochet in Each Corner

Crochet the bottom border on the fold of the covering.

This creates a White Frame all the way around the pillow.

Crochet Border on the Bottom Fold
Crochet Border on the Bottom Fold

Crochet The Top Border on the Fold

Now that the bottom fold has the crochet border complete, and both sides, it is time to crochet the border on the top fold of the pillow.

Pillow Covering with the Crochet Border Completed all the Way Around
Pillow Covering with the Crochet Border Completed all the Way Around

The off white border should be all the way around the pillow now – with the bottom of the pillow folded up to the 18-inch mark. The photo below is showing the back side. the other side as the flap that will be buttoned.

Join with a Slip Stitch to the top of the beginning double crochet.

Join With a Slip Stitch to the Top of the Beginning Double Crochet
Join With a Slip Stitch to the Top of the Beginning Double Crochet

You might find it easier to crochet the top fold border after the bottom and sides are complete. That way, you can lay it flat and find the correct row.

Crocheting the Border on the Top Fold of the Pillow Covering
Crocheting the Border on the Top Fold of the Pillow Covering

Add the Buttons

Lastly, add four 1-inch buttons. I sewed them on with a needle and thread.

Slip in your pillow insert and enjoy your Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover.

Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover with the Top Flap Turned Down
Embrace Autumn Crochet Pillow Cover with the Top Flap Turned Down

If you are not familiar with adding buttons, I have this detailed in this pillow cover pattern.

Choosing the Buttons for the Crochet Pillow
Choosing the Buttons for the Crochet Pillow

Granny Spike Stitch Video Tutorial

Right hand crochet tutorial

Left hand crochet tutorial


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