Quick Crochet Pillow Pattern with Jumbo Yarn

This quick crochet pillow pattern uses jumbo yarn and one simple stitch to create a project that can be completed in one afternoon! So easy, and with this jumbo yarn it’s nice and squishy too!

Maroon colored crochet pillow with striped texture, on white blanket backdrop.

How to Make A Quick Crochet Pillow

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How do you make a crochet pillow super quickly? By using a super chunky yarn! No matter what the stitch pattern is, if you use a larger size yarn, the project will move along more swiftly.

For this pattern I used Lion Brand I Like Big Yarn. It is a 100% acrylic yarn in size 7 or “jumbo”. This is even bigger than the more common size 6 or “super bulky”. Size 7 is the largest weight listed in the Craft Yarn Council’s weight system.

Besides choosing a large yarn, the other factor in making a project a quick one is to keep the stitches simple. This pattern uses one of the most basic stitches, the single crochet, with a little twist. Almost the entire pattern is done in the front loop only single crochet stitch (flo sc). This keeps the project super simple, but adds enough of a change to give the piece a little more texture.

Close up of stitching on crochet pillow. Pillow is maroon. Backdrop is white blanket.

The Front Loop Only Single Crochet Stitch

The front loop only single crochet is executed exactly like the single crochet stitch except for one small change. Instead of inserting your hook into both of the top loops from the next stitch of the previous row, you only insert your hook through the front loop. This is the loop closer to you as you crochet.

This one small change gives the front loop only single crochet a whole new look! Because it only works in one of the top loops, it pushes the other (back) loop slightly “out” and creates a raised ridge along the top (or back) of each row. This gives the fabric a subtle raised stripe on every other row when worked in the back and forth method. It’s a quick way to create a slightly different look from the traditional single crochet stitch.


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See pattern notes.

Finished Size:

14” x 14”

Stitches & Abbreviations Used:

(ch) chain
(st) stitch                                        
(sk) skip

(sl st) slip stitch 
(sc) single crochet
(sc flo) single crochet front loop only

Pattern Notes:

Beginning chain of each row does not count as a stitch.

I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.

You will crochet two panels and then sew them together to create a pillow cover.

The cover is designed to fit a 14” x 14” pillow insert. After row 1, the project should be approximately 14” across. If you find your piece is overlarge or too small, choose a smaller/larger hook or alter the starting chain to achieve the correct measurement.

Pattern can be resized to fit a larger or smaller pillow form. Simply add or remove stitches in row 1 to achieve the desired width of the pillow. Add or remove rows in order to achieve the desired height of the pillow.


Chain 17.

Row 1: Sc in back bump of each ch across. (16)

Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc flo in each st across. (16)

Row 3 – 15: Repeat row 2. Finish off and weave in ends.
Panel should be approximately 14” x 14”

Repeat instructions from first step to create a second panel, but on the second panel do not finish off.

Place one panel on top of the other. Sl st the two panels together around 3 sides, placing one sl st in each stitch or in the end of each row. Place the pillow inside the two panels. Sl st the final side together.

Join with a sl st to the first sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products. Do not use this pattern to create video tutorials.

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