Hickory Ridge Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

The perfect way to add a little cozy to your couch, my Hickory Ridge Pillow is my newest free crochet pattern in partnership with JOANN.

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Read through my inspiration, design process, and more below!

The Insipration

I’m constantly inspired by modern rustic decor. It’s just so simple and chic. This month, I wanted to create something that could easily fit into any decor without overwhelmingly looking too ‘crocheted’

I love crochet, don’t get me wrong, but often the pieces don’t feel like they fit into a modern rustic home, this pillow changes that!

I decided to create a circular crochet pillow in a simple stitch and a shell border. It would be chic enough to fit into my home but not so much that it screams handmade.

I wanted to go with a yarn that was soft. Not just soft after you wash it but soft right from the skein. I chose Red Heart Yarns Hygge.

It comes in large enough skeins to need just a couple for a single pillow and the colors are beautiful. You can see the full line on the JOANN website here.

The Design

The pillow is quick to stitch and uses just three basic stitches.

Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet

That’s it. The perfect pillow for beginners and well seasoned crocheters alike! You just need to know how to work in the round! How cool is that?

The Pattern

Finished Pillow Side:

14″ in Diameter

Here are all the supplies you need, each available from your local JOANN:

Sample Pillow uses Red Heart Yarns Hygge in color Pearl

Pillow Cover (Make 2)

Ch 4

Rnd 1: Work 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, do not join. Place marker in last st worked to mark beg of rnd. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around. (20 dc)

Rnd 3: 2dc in each st around. (40 dc)

Rnd 4: (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 3 dc) around. (50 dc)

Rnd 5: (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 4 dc) around. (60 dc)

Rnd 6: (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 5 dc) around. (70 dc)

Rnd 7: (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 6 dc) around. (80 dc)

Rnd 8: (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 7 dc) around. (90 dc)

Rnd 9: (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 8 dc) around. (100 dc)

Rnd 10: (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 9 dc) around. (110 dc)

Rnd 11: (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 10 dc) around. (120 dc)

Finish off.


Holding the WS of pillow covers together, single crochet through both thicknesses of fabric around to last 10 sts. Place a stitch marker in the last loop to keep join from unraveling. Stuff pillow using fiberfill, massaging it into a circular shape. Finish crocheting remaining stitches to close pillow.

Shell Stitch Trim: *Sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 5dc in next st, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around, join to first sc. Finish off.

Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block.


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