How to Crochet a Round Pillow

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You can crochet a variety of home decor items to enhance the look of your home without spending a lot of money. Crocheted pillows can be a quick and easy way to update your decor scheme, and you can make them in any shape you like. If you want to crochet a round pillow, just follow a few easy steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiberfill or pillow form
  • Sewing embellishments
  • Crochet a circle in any size you want. Begin by making a magic ring (see references section), and crochet six stitches into the ring (for this example, we will use single crochet stitches). Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet stitch and chain one. For the next round, you will crochet two single crochet stitches into each stitch from round one, then join with a slip stitch and chain one. For round three, you will follow this pattern around: two single crochet stitches in the first stitch, one in the next. Every round after this, you will increase the number of single stitches between the doubled stitch (so you will do two single crochet stitches in one stitch followed by one single crochet in each of the next two stitches for the next round). Continue making your circle until it reaches the size you want for your pillow.

  • Make a second circle just like the first, and stitch them together. Place the circles with their wrong sides facing, and use your yarn and a yarn needle to whip stitch around the sides, leaving approximately one-third of the circumference open. (You will use this opening to stuff your pillow.) Do not bind off your stitching; just let the yarn hang down to the side for now.

  • Stuff your pillow. If you use fiberfill stuffing, you can make your pillow as firm or as soft as you like, just by altering the amount of stuffing. If you choose to use a pillow form to stuff your pillow, simply push it in through the opening and then use your hand to straighten it out once it is inside your pillow cover.

  • Continue whip stitching around the circumference of your circles to seal the pillow closed. Finish off your pillow and weave in your working yarn end, leaving it underneath the pillow cover when you finish so it won't show through.

  • Embellish your pillow if you like; you can sew on buttons or rhinestones, or use beads or lace to trim around the edges.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want your pillow to be thicker, simply crochet a long strip that you can sew around the circumference of your circle to add depth to the pillow.

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