A C2C throw pillow crochet pattern
Purcell Pillow is a C2C, or corner to corner, throw pillow crochet pattern. It uses two contrasting colors to make a bright geometric design. This will look beautiful in your living room, family room, or bedroom when you use colors to match your decor!
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What supplies will I need to make this pillow?
To make this throw pillow crochet pattern you will need two contrasting colors of We Crochet Brava Worsted. I used 3 skeins of Canary and 1 skein of White.
You will also need a size I, or 5.5 mm, crochet hook, an 18″ pillow insert, and a yarn needle. I used this pillow insert that I bought on Amazon.
I’ve never done a C2C crochet pattern…
If you’ve never tried a C2C crochet pattern, don’t worry! I have a video tutorial to walk you through the C2C pattern stitch, the color changes, how to decrease/turn the corners, and how to finish it.
Where can I get this throw pillow crochet pattern?
You can get this pattern for free right here in this blog post! Just scroll down past all the introductory info.
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Purcell Pillow, a Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
As with all my patterns, please do not make digital or paper copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Finished Measurements: 20 inches across x 19 ¼ inches tall.
Yarn: We Crochet Brava Worsted [100% Premium Acrylic; 218 yds; 100 g; weight category: 4/worsted/medium): 3 skeins #28416 Canary, and 1 skein #28455 White.
Crochet Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: 18 inch square pillow insert, yarn needle
Gauge: 6 tiles x 6 tiles = about 4 ½ inches in C2C stitch pattern.
This pattern is written in standard US terms.
When yarn is carried across the wrong side of your colorwork projects, those strands are called floats. It is fine to have floats that go behind a few squares, but if the floats are long, it can be difficult to get the tension of the float correct. I suggest that if a float is going to be more than 4 squares across, that you use a new bobbin of yarn instead. You can easily make mini center-pull skeins to use as bobbins for your colorwork. See a tutorial for that here.
Rows are worked diagonally across the diagram. Odd rows are RS rows. Odd rows 1-23 begin at the right-hand side of the diagram, then end on the bottom edge of the diagram. After Row 23, odd-numbered, RS rows begin at the top of the diagram and end on the left side of the diagram. Even rows are WS rows. Even rows 2-24 begin at the bottom of the diagram, then end on the right side. After row 24, even-numbered, WS rows begin on the left side of the diagram and end at the top. The rows are numbered on the diagram with their numbers being placed next to the first tile of the row.
You will use the included diagram to determine color placement for the front panel. To change colors, you begin at the end of the tile before the color change. Work the tile before the change up to the last yarn over (yo) of the last dc, leave the yarn to the WS of the piece. Yo with the new color, pull that through the last 2 loops of the dc leaving the tail on the WS of the piece, then work the slip stitch with the new color and continue in pattern.
Until you turn the first corner, and begin decreasing, each row has as many tiles as its row number. Row 1 has one tile, row 2 has two tiles, row 3 has three tiles, row 10 has ten tiles, etc. Rows 24 and 25 both have 24 tiles. After that, each row decreases by 1 tile.
Each tile is made of a ch-3 and 3 dc. Each square on the included diagram, represents one tile.
Abbreviations used in order of appearance
RS right side
WS wrong side
Yo yarn over
Dc double crochet
Sl st slip stitch
Sc single crochet
Pillow Panels (make 1 using colorwork chart and 1 in solid Canary)
With Canary, ch 6.
Row 1(RS): Dc in bottom ridge loop of 4th ch from hook and remaining 2 chs, turn – 1 tile.
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in remaining 2 chs, *sl st in space between ch-3 and first dc of next tile from previous row, ch 3, 3 dc around ch-3 of tile from previous row, repeat from * across until you have the same number of tiles as the row number, turn – 2 tiles.
Rows 3-23: Repeat Row 2 – 23 tiles.
Row 24: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in remaining 2 chs, *sl st between ch-3 and first dc of next tile from previous row, ch 3, 3 dc around ch-3 of tile from previous row, repeat from * across until you have worked 24 tiles, ch 1, turn, sl st in 3 dc just made, sl st in sp between dc and ch-3 of same tile, rotate piece 90o to begin next row. – 24 tiles.
Note: You have now turned the corner at the top-right of the diagram. You are no longer increasing.
Row 25: Ch 3, 3 dc around ch-3 of tile from previous row, *sl st between ch-3 and first dc of next tile from previous row, ch 3, 3 dc around ch-3 of tile from previous row, repeat from * across until you have worked 24 tiles, ch 1, turn, sl st in 3 dc just made, sl st in sp between dc and ch-3 of same tile, rotate piece 90o to begin next row. – 24 tiles.
Note: You have now turned the corner at the bottom-left of the diagram. With the next row you will begin decreasing by 1 tile each row.
Now that you are decreasing, where a color change occurs between two edge tiles work the last sl st up the side of the previous tile in the new color before chaining 3 for the next tile.
Rows 26-46: Ch 3, 3 dc around ch-3 of tile from previous row, *sl st between ch-3 and first dc of next tile from previous row, ch 3, 3 dc around ch-3 of tile from previous row, repeat from * across until you have worked 1 less tile than previous row, ch 1, turn, sl st in 3 dc just made, sl st in sp between dc and ch-3 of same tile, rotate piece 90o to begin next row – 3 tiles.
Row 47: Ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 of tile from previous row, sl st between ch-3 and first dc of next tile from previous row, ch 3, 3 dc around ch-3 of tile from previous row, ch 1, turn, sl st in 3 dc just made, sl st in sp between dc and ch-3 of same tile, rotate piece 90o to begin next row – 2 tiles.
Row 48: Ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 of tile from previous row, ch 1, turn, sl st in 3 dc just made, sl st in sp between dc and ch-3 of same tile – 1 tile. Fasten off.
Note: Seam 3 sides, insert pillow, then finish seaming the last side.
Place 2 Pillow Panels with WS together, colorwork panel facing you, making sure to match long sides and short sides (each panel is 24 tiles x 25 tiles). Working through edges of both front and back panels, with Canary, join with sc at one corner, *sc evenly along side, 5 sc in corner, repeat from * around, finishing a total of 5 sts in last corner counting your first st, join to first sc with sl st. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
And that is the end of this throw pillow crochet pattern! Did you enjoy it? What colors did you use? If you share pictures of your progress or finished pillow on social media, be sure to tag me! You can find me on social media under the name bananamoonstudio.
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