July 6

Ho Ho Ho Pillow Cover ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

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Merry Christmas in July! I love showing my love for crochet with decor, but for some reason, I love crocheted holiday decor more. This crochet holiday pillow cover pattern is not only quick to work up, but it's such a fun design! 

Ho Ho Ho Holiday Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern

I love decorating for Christmas. I have quite the extensive Santa figurine and plush snowman collections, but now I've now added a several "Ho Ho Ho" holiday decorations. 

The crochet holiday pillow case is the first of seven "Ho Ho Ho" patterns. Check out the other patterns in this series:

Ho Ho Ho Holiday Pillow Cover Free Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern


Materials: 


Sizing:

One Size: 16" x 16"


Gauge:

10 sc, 10 rows = 4”

The  Furls L 7.00mm Odyssey Crochet Hook was used to create this pattern. When using this hook, my gauge differed from when using a different L hook. Please always check gauge to ensure the best project!


Pattern Key:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet
  • BLO: Back Loop Only
  • Slst: Slip Stitch
  • St(s): Stitch(es)

Difficulty:

Easy

Ho Ho Ho Pillow Cover Free Crochet Pattern

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Special Pattern Notes: 

Photo tutorial at end of pattern is for visual purposes only. Do not use stitch count as reference. Find a video tutorial here.

Cut three 270” (or 7.5 Yards) lengths using Color B. Make three 3 3/8” pom poms using Color B.

Learn how to create a pom pom without a pom pom maker here.


Pattern Instructions

Pillow is worked continuously around. Use stitch marker to mark first or last stitch of each round.

Ch 39

R1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 36 chs, 4 sc in last ch, turn chain so working down opposite side, sc in next 36 chs – 80 sts

For remaining part of pillow cover, use BLO.

R2-3: Sc in each st around - 80 sts

R4-7: Sc in next 12 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc in next 3 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 80 sts

R8-9: Sc in next 12 switching to Color B, sc in next 9 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 80 sts

R10-13: Sc in next 12 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc in next 3 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 80 sts

R14-15: Sc in each st around - 80 sts

R16-19: Sc in next 21 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc in next 3 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 80 sts

R20-21: Sc in next 21 switching to Color B, sc in next 9 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 88 sts

R22-25: Sc in next 21 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc in next 3 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 80 sts

Rounds 26-27: Sc in each st around – 80 sts

R28-31: Sc in next 30 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc in next 3 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 80 sts

R32-33: Sc in next 30 switching to Color B, sc in next 9 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 80 sts

R34-37: Sc in next 30 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc in next 3 switching to Color B, sc in next 3 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 80 sts

R38: Sc in each st around – 80 sts

Sc in next, slst in next 2. The back flap of the Holiday Pillow Cover will now be created. Piece will be worked back and forth in rows.

R39: Ch 1, hdc in next 40 sts

The remaining rows work in both loops.

R40-45: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across – 40 sts

R46: Ch 1, turn, hdc in same and next 3, ch 1, skip 1, hdc in next 9, ch 1, skip 1, hdc in next 10, ch 1, skip 1, hdc in next 9, ch 1, skip 1, hdc in remaining sts – 36 sts

R47: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch across – 40 sts

Finish off and weave in ends. Add a pom pom to the right of each H.

And that, my friend, is how to make the Holiday Pillow Cover!

Color Change Tutorial

Color Change Pull Through

Before finishing a stitch prior to a new color, pull through new color on last pull through.

Color Change Crochet

 This picture shows completed color change.

Working Over Yarn Around H

Crochet Color Behind 1

First Row: Work over Color A.

Crochet Color Behind 2

 Switch to Color A on last pull through.

Crochet Color Behind 3

Switch to Color B on last pull through. 

Crochet Color Behind 4

Work over non-working yarn across H.

Crochet Color Behind 5

Second Row: When joining Color B, take yarn from left and loosely cross stitches. 

Crochet Color Behind 6

Work over both stretched Color B and non-working yarn.

Crochet Color Behind 7

Even when working Color A, work over both stretched Color B and non-working yarn.


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  1. Your designs ate adorable!
    In reference to the pillow cover, we are to chain 39, but thete are different numbers in parenthesis, yet the row’s stitch count is 80 sts? I fon’t understand. Can you please explain Row 1 to me?
    Thank you so very much!!

    1. Hello,

      It’s been requested that I have more sizes. I must have copied/pasted the copy with the additional sizes. It’s now corrected for to 36. So sorry for the inconvience.

      Best regards,
      Crystal

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