Match your Diamond Stitch Crochet Blanket with this diamond stitch crochet pillow pattern! Makes a wonderful addition to the living room or bedroom of any modern home.
Design Story and Inspiration for the Diamond Stitch Crochet Pillow
A few years ago I designed the Diamond Stitch Crochet Blanket, which has been super popular. I always wanted to make a pillow pattern to match but just had so many other projects in the way.
I fell in love with this beautiful stitch. I love the way the treble crochet stitches make a diamond shape and have also made a beanie pattern for it! Plus I love using all the colors of Lion Brand Scarfie.
Finally, I decided it was time! I created this pattern as an exact compliment to the blanket pattern and I really love how it turned out!
Yarn Options for Our Diamond Crochet Pattern
I used Lion Brand Scarfie for this pattern because a adore the color changes in this yarn, and it was the yarn I used for the matching blanket pattern. It’s often on sale at JoAnn or you can buy it from Lion Brand.
If you have bulky yarn in your stash feel free to use it, or use two strands of worsted yarn held together (which will give you a larger gauge, but you can adjust your pillow form accordingly or just use fiberfill). Most of us have a lot of worsted weight yarn in our stash, and a blanket and pillow combo is a great way to use it up!
Feel free to use whatever yarn gets gauge for you, of if you aren’t concerned about it fitting a 12″ pillow insert, then the sky is the limit and you can go with whatever size you like! (I’ve provided the multiple below so you can adjust it if needed).
How to Customize This Diamond Stitch Cushion
Using the multiples below, you can customize this free crochet pattern to any size you like. If you have rectangular pillows you’d like to cover, just make it the length you need.
One popular customization for pillows is to make the textured front panel and then change it up and make the back panel different. I did both of my sides as mirror images, but a plain back made with basic crochet stitches like single crochet or double crochet would also work really well!
Diamond Stitch Crochet Pillow
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie, 1 skein in Cream/Taupe. This is a bulky weight yarn (category #5) with 312 yards per skein. (See all the gorgeous colors of Scarfie here!)
Crochet Hook: US Size L (8.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle (tapestry needle), scissors, 12″ pillow form
Finished Size: Approximatey 12.5″ square (fits 12″ pillow form)
Gauge: 13 sts and 10 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stitch pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr) – yo twice, insert hook in stitch indicated, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops) three times
Front Post Treble 2 Together (fptr2tog) – *yo twice, insert hook in stitch indicated, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, (two loops left on hook); repeat from * with three loops on hook, draw through three loops.
Ch 3 counts as double crochet.
If you would like your stitches tighter, go down a hook size or two. Be sure to add chains, though, or you won’t fit your pillow form!
Diamond Stitch Crochet Pillow Pattern
Chain 33 (or make your foundation chain any multiple of 4 + 1 if you would like to change the size).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 32 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc 3, Fptr2tog, inserting hook into second sc two rows below and sixth sc two rows below (skipping 3 sc in between), *sc 3, Fptr2tog, inserting hook into same sc two rows below as second leg of last Fptr2tog, skip 3 sc two rows below, complete Fptr2tog in next sc two rows below; repeat from * to last st, sc to end; turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, fptr, inserting hook around post of fptr2tog two rows below, *sc 3, fptr2tog, inserting hook around same fptr2tog two rows below and next fptr2tog two rows below; repeat from * to last 2 sts, fptr, inserting hook around last post of fptr2tog two rows below, sc3, fptr in last fptr2tog two rows below, sc to end; turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, *sc 3, Fptr2tog, inserting hook around fptr2tog two rows below and next fptr2tog two rows below; repeat from * to last st, sc to end; turn.
Repeat rows 4-7 until 24 total rows complete (or desired height). This should be a perfect square.
Fasten off and repeat pattern instructions for second side (or work in all dc if you prefer a non-textured back panel). Do not fasten off second side.
Crochet Pillow Cover Border
Place wrong sides of pillow squares together, matching up the last rows at the top. The right side should be facing out where you can see it. Ch 1, sc evenly around three sides of pillow, coering the raw edges and working 3 sc in each corner.
Place pillow form inside. Continue working in sc around final edge, join with slip stitch and fasten off. You could also sew a zipper in the final side if you like so that it becomes a pillow cover and comes off for washing! (Check the care label on the yarn if you want to wash it).
You can also use the same ribbed border pattern as the blanket, just work through both layers of the pillow as described above.
Weave in ends.
This is the same pattern as the Diamond Stitch Crochet Blanket. The video tutorial is the same, but you will need to add an additional sc to the end of the sc rows. The stitch pattern was symmetrical, but when readers started making the pattern it appeared the diamonds were closer to one edge than the other, so I added a stitch to that side for the pillow (and you can do the same for the blanket if you like). (Find the free pattern for the Diamond Stitch Blanket here and make a matching set!)
Final Thoughts on the Diamond Stitch Crochet Pillow
I hope you love this beautiful texture as much as I do! The blanket pattern has been such a hit and has stood the test of time, so I figured it was time to add a pillow to the mix! This pattern is a great way to personalize your home decor.