J hook
Worsted Weight Yarn such as Vanna’s Choice or Similar Yarn.
One 16” Round Pillow
Yarn Needle
Gauge: 6dc’s and 3 rows = 2” square
Pattern Notes: do not counting your beginning ch 2 as a stitch and always join into the first st of your rnd. So you will work your first st of each Rnd into the same st you joined in.

Pillow Case



Ch 2

Rnd 1 – work 12dc’s into 2nd ch from hk, join. (12)
Rnd 2 – work 2dc’s into each st, join. (24)
Rnd 3 – (dc in next, 2dc in next) around, join. (36)
Rnd 4 – (dc in next 2, 2dc in next) around, join. (48)
Rnd 5 – (dc in next 3, 2dc in next) around, join. (60)
Rnd 6 – (dc in next 4, 2dc in next) around, join. (72)
Rnd 7 – (dc in next 5, 2dc in next) around, join. (84)
Rnd 8 – (dc in next 6, 2dc in next) around, join. (96)
Rnd 9 – (dc in next 7, 2dc in next) around, join. (108)
Rnd 10 – (dc in next 8, 2dc in next) around, join. (120)
Rnd 11 – (dc in next 9, 2dc in next) around, join. (132)
Rnd 12 through Rnd 13 – dc in each st around, join. (132)
Rnd 14 – (dc in next 9, dc2tog) around, join. (120)
Rnd 15 – (dc in next 8, dc2tog) around, join. (108)
Rnd 16 – (dc in next 7, dc2tog) around, join. (96)
Rnd 17 – (dc in next 6, dc2tog) around, join. (84)
Rnd 18 – (dc in next 5, dc2tog) around, join. (72)
Rnd 19 – (dc in next 4, dc2tog) around, join. (60)
Fasten off and Weave in ends.
I stopped here, weaved in my ends and inserted my pillow, then took a long piece of yarn, weaved it around the opening and tied a tight knot. You could insert your pillow and keep decreasing by 12 to close the pillow more….me? Lazy? Maybe

Embellish the center if you like with a button…or put a pretty flower in the center? There is always so much you can do. FUN!

This article has 11 comments

  1. Malvi Reply

    Hi, there. I’m from Argentina and I would like to ask you what is a J hook. Thanks a lot!
    Have a nice day.

  2. KR Reply

    The letter J refers to the size of the hook. A J hook is equal to 6mm.

  3. Tereza Hartikainen Reply

    Hi from Finland.
    I finally manage to find a round pillow (very ugly color 😀 ), so am ready to make a nice one. thank you for sharing this pattern


  4. Foteini Reply

    Thanks for the pattern!!

    I am on round 10 and my crocheted piece is not a flat cicle. It is really wavy..sorry if my question sounds silly, it is my first crochet project. Shall i continue crocheting or i have made something wrong?

    Thank you!

  5. Lisa Scheepers Reply

    When you first start crocheting, usually not all crochets are evenly tight (because you still have to develop some routine/experience). Any crochet piece you then make will most likely be a little wavy. Best thing is to accept that your first crochet project will probably not be perfect and not to choose one to difficult. Just enjoy crocheting and be proud of any project you finish! You’ll see at the end of it your technique will already have improved greatly!!

  6. Saige T. Reply

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I love all of the patterns you have on this site. I am making a ton of the little leaves you made for Christmas so my sister and I can decorate our tree outside hopefully. I am thirteen and have been crocheting for half a year now. These patterns are described so well so thank you very much for posting them! I can’t wait to see more projects you post. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!

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