Granny Throw Pillows Pattern
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl – slip
rnd – round
clr – color
sp – space
1 skein each Patons Classic Wool Roving yarn in Plum, Frosted Plum & Aran (3 total skeins)
two 15″ square pillow forms with shams
size J crochet hook
coordinating sewing thread
Begin by forming a magic ring.
Rnd 1. Clr A: ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, (dc 3, ch 3), rep from ( to ) twice more, sl st into original ch 3 to join.
Rnd 2. Clr B: ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, dc 3, ch 3, (dc 3, ch 3, dc 3, ch 2), rep from ( to ) twice more, sl st into original ch 3 to join.
Rnd 3. Clr C: ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, dc 3, ch 2, dc 3, ch 2, (dc 3, ch 3, dc 3, ch 2, dc 3, ch 2), rep from ( to ) twice more, sl st into original ch 3 to join.
Rnds 4 – 10* – (alternating colors in the following pattern: ABCB)
first corner: ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, dc 3, ch 2, dc 3, ch 2
subsequent corners: dc 3, ch3, dc 3, ch2
non-corner gaps: dc 3, ch 2 in each gap along the sides
At the end of each round, sl to join.
*You may include more or fewer repeats if you’re working with a different size pillow and/or yarn than what’s listed in the supplies.
When your square reaches 15 by 15 inches, or the size of the front of your throw pillow, break the yarn, draw tail through, and weave in all ends to finish.
Attaching the square to the pillow
Using a sewing needle and coordinating thread, sew your square to your throw pillow/pillow sham using a running stitch. As you work, try your best to conceal your stitches as you work for a clean finished pillow.
Nice throw pillows Heidi! When my kids were teens I made them each a 12 inch granny square pillow. They took them on car rides, camping, and sleepovers. I used variegated yarn (no need to switch colors!) in worsted weight. The pattern I made had hdc 3, ch 1. That was 20+ years ago. They still use them today. Granny squares are indeed timeless classics!
I have always loved these pillows and would like to know if you have a knit pattern for those of us that don’t crochet. I would love to make a set for my son’s new home and my own. Look forward to your response.
I don’t yet have one, but I’d love to do a knit throw pillow soon on the blog. :) I’ll add it to my to-do list!