Waffle Stitch Throw Pillow - Free Crochet Pattern

Do you ever see that yarn at the store that you absolutely fall in love with but have no idea what you are going to make with it?  But then somehow, it just ends up in your shopping cart anyway?  That was this Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick 'Spice Market' for me!  By now you all know that I am a lover of color, and the bright, variegated colors on neutral just called to me.   Finally after some long and hard thought, I decided to make a classic crocheted throw pillow with this lovely yarn.  I am so glad that I did!  I think these colors can be worked into spring, summer AND fall decor, and the texture of the waffle stitch makes it so visually appealing.  The tassel accents are obviously optional, but I think they give this pillow an awesome, modern touch.  Keep reading for the free crochet pattern and video tutorial.

 This free crochet pattern uses the Waffle Stitch and tassels to make a modern, Anthropologie-inspired throw pillow with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.  This simple crochet pattern includes a right and left handed video tutorial to teach you how to crochet the Waffle Stitch.

Have you ever tried the crochet waffle stitch before?  It was a new one for me, and I'm so glad I gave it a shot!  It makes a lovely, sturdy fabric that I think works particularly well for something like this throw pillow.  It also has a fun way of "blending" color changes in variegated or self striping yarn.  I think it would also be a great stitch to use with the popular cake style yarns like Caron Cakes or Lion Brand Mandala for this reason.

 This free crochet pattern uses the Waffle Stitch and tassels to make a modern, Anthropologie-inspired throw pillow with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.  This simple crochet pattern includes a right and left handed video tutorial to teach you how to crochet the Waffle Stitch.

If these 'Spice Market' colors don't call to you like they did to me (really??? they are so lovely!!) have no fear!  Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick comes in TONS of different colors, neutrals and other variegated varieties.  So if you are loving this pillow, you can certainly find something to match your decor.  They sell this yarn in both regular sized skeins along with 'Bonus Bundle' sizes.  The 'Spice Market' colorway is only available in the Bonus Bundle skein


Supplies:

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • DC: double crochet
  • FPDC: front post double crochet

Special Stitch

Front Post Double Crochet: Yarn over, insert your hook front to back at the post of your next stitch (so that the post is sticking out toward you and your hook is behind the post).  Yarn over, pull through the post, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops.

Gauge

9 sts x 5 rows = 4" square in DC

Finished Size:  

  • Length = 18"
  • Width = 18"

Video Tutorials to Help You Out

Pattern Notes

  • ch sts at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch
  • The panels end up smaller than the recommended size of pillow form. This is intentional.
 This free crochet pattern uses the Waffle Stitch and tassels to make a modern, Anthropologie-inspired throw pillow with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.  This simple crochet pattern includes a right and left handed video tutorial to teach you how to crochet the Waffle Stitch.

Instructions

Waffle Stitch Panel

ch 48

Row 1:  DC into the third ch st from the hook and DC across (46).  Turn

Row 2: ch 2, DC into the first 3 sts, *FPDC, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across.  DC in the last st of the row. Turn (46

Row 3: ch 2, DC in the first st, FPDC in  the next two sts, *DC in next st, FPDC in the next 3 sts, repeat from * across, end with a DC in the last st of the row. Turn (46)

Row 4-24: repeat Row 2 (on even rows) and Row 3 (on odd rows)

At the end of Row 24, ch 1 and work a SC border evenly around the outside edge of this panel.  ch 2 at each corner to turn the corner.

 

Double Crochet Panel

ch 48

Row 1:  DC into the third ch st from the hook and DC across (46).  Turn

Row 2-24: ch 2, DC in each stitch across.  Turn. (46)  Do not cut yarn

**I did not add a SC border to this panel because it was slightly larger than my Waffle Stitch Panel.  You may choose to add one or not**

Connecting the panels

Continuing from where you ended the Double Crochet Panel, lay panels so that the right sides are facing out.  ch 1 and SC through 3 edges of BOTH panels (SC, ch 2, SC in each corner to turn).  Before continuing to crochet along the fourth edge, insert your pillow form.  Add extra polyfil to corners if needed.  Continue to SC along the fourth edge until you reach the beginning.  Sl st into the first st of the round.  Tie off and weave in ends.

(optional) Make four tassels.  Tie one tassel to each corner of the pillow.


Love crocheting home decor projects?  Try these Beach Glass Placemats with Caron Cotton Cakes (returning to Michaels Stores soon).

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