Ho Ho Ho Crochet Pillow Free Pattern

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It's that time of year to be jolly and create all the festive decor! I knew this year I wanted a classic Santa themed pillow, and the Ho Ho Ho Crochet Pillow Cover is perfect for a pop of color and a seasonal decoration for the couch. I hope you enjoy this free pattern on the blog. And it can also be purchased as an ad-free download from the links above.

Ho Ho Ho Crochet Pillow Cover

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I've created so many crochet pillows after the last two years. I'm so grateful I always did them as pillow covers with buttons on the back, so they can easily store and switch out with each season.

Ho Ho Ho Crochet Pillow Cover

Everyone can celebrate the holiday season. No matter your belief or background, everyone can join in on some of the fun. I love sharing the classical tradition of Santa Clause and giving with my children. So wishing a Happy Ho Ho Ho To You.

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Crochet Hook:

Size H (5mm) Crochet Hook

Notions:

Size H (5mm) Furls Crochet Hook
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
20x 12 Pillow Insert
3 Buttons - 1-inch in diameter
¾ yard burlap if desired

Yarn:

WeCrochet Brava Worsted
100% Premium Acrylic (218yds/100g)
In colorways:
Black - 1 skein
White - 2 skeins
Wine (red) - 1 skein (2 skeins if crocheting
the back)
Grey - 1 skein

Yardage:

Approx. 625 Yards [572 meters] if crocheting
back as well.

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch- Chain
RS- Right Side
sc- Single Crochet
sl st- Slip Stitch
sts- Stitches
WS- Wrong Side

Gauge:

15.5 sc sts and 15 rows =
4” [10 cm] with H-hook

Measurements/Sizes:

20 inches (51 cm) Tall
12 inches (31 cm) Wide

Skill Level:

Skilled Beginner

Ho Ho Ho Crochet Pillow Cover

Notes

  • Please note, matching gauge both horizontal and vertical can be difficult. Extra rows can be added at
    the top if needed so it is more important to match the stitch gauge versus the row gauge. This pattern
    also has some ease to fit over a pillow.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up in rows and in two pieces. The front panel will also work a buttonhole flap to secure the top of the crochet pillow. The front and the back panels will be slip stitched
    together once completed.
  • After the end of each row turn and ch 1. The ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Since there are a wrong side and a right side to the pillow panels, I used a combination of intarsia and
    carrying yarn across the back for the colorwork. Experiment and see what works best for you.
  • A burlap back can be used as a substitute for a crochet pillow back.
  • Please visit Ways to Do Colorwork Crochet for a full tutorial on colorwork
    as well as a FREE Sheep Yarn Bobbin Printable to assist you with this project. No one loves tangles.
Ho Ho Ho Crochet Pillow Cover

Ho Ho Ho Crochet Pillow Instructions:

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Ho Ho Ho Crochet Pillow Charts:

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Ho HO HO Front Pillow Panel

To Begin: With White, chain 45 and start the first row in the second chain from hook.

After the end of each row turn and ch 1. The ch 1 does not count as a stitch. (44 sts)

→ Row 1 [WS]: (sc white) x 44 

← Row 2 [RS]: (sc white) x 44 

→ Row 3 [WS]: (sc white) x 44 

← Row 4 [RS]: (sc white) x 19, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 22 

→ Row 5 [WS]: (sc white) x 12, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 7, (sc red) x 5, (sc white) x 18 

← Row 6 [RS]: (sc white) x 17, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 5, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 7 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 16 

← Row 8 [RS]: (sc white) x 12, (sc red) x 6, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11

→ Row 9 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 11 

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← Row 10 [RS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 11 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 6, (sc white) x 7 

← Row 12 [RS]: (sc white) x 6, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 13 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 10 

← Row 14 [RS]: (sc white) x 10, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 5, (sc red) x 12, (sc white) x

11 

→ Row 15 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 12, (sc white) x 6, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

← Row 16 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 17 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21 

← Row 18 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 19 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21 

← Row 20 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11  → Row 21 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21 

← Row 22 [RS]: (sc white) x 22, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 6, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 12 

→ Row 23 [WS]: (sc white) x 44 

← Row 24 [RS]: (sc white) x 44 

→ Row 25 [WS]: (sc white) x 12, (sc grey) x 18, (sc white) x 14 

← Row 26 [RS]: (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 18, (sc black) x 12 

→ Row 27 [WS]: (sc black) x 12, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14 

← Row 28 [RS]: (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 12 

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→ Row 29 [WS]: (sc black) x 12, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14 

← Row 30 [RS]: (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 12  → Row 31 [WS]: (sc black) x 12, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14 

← Row 32 [RS]: (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 12 

→ Row 33 [WS]: (sc black) x 12, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14 

← Row 34 [RS]: (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 14, (sc grey) x 2, (sc black) x 12 

→ Row 35 [WS]: (sc black) x 12, (sc grey) x 18, (sc black) x 14  ← Row 36 [RS]: (sc white) x 14, (sc grey) x 18, (sc white) x 12 

→ Row 37 [WS]: (sc white) x 44 

← Row 38 [RS]: (sc white) x 44 

→ Row 39 [WS]: (sc white) x 22, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 19 

← Row 40 [RS]: (sc white) x 18, (sc red) x 5, (sc white) x 7, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 12 

→ Row 41 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 5, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 17 

← Row 42 [RS]: (sc white) x 16, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x

11 

→ Row 43 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 6, (sc white) x 12 

← Row 44 [RS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 45 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x

3, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 11 

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← Row 46 [RS]: (sc white) x 7, (sc red) x 6, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 47 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 6 

← Row 48 [RS]: (sc white) x 10, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 49 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 12, (sc white) x 5, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 10 

← Row 50 [RS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 6, (sc red) x 12, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 51 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21 

← Row 52 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 53 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21 

← Row 54 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 55 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21 

← Row 56 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 57 [WS]: (sc white) x 12, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 6, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 22 

← Row 58 [RS]: (sc white) x 44 

→ Row 59 [WS]: (sc white) x 44 

← Row 60 [RS]: (sc white) x 19, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 22 

→ Row 61 [WS]: (sc white) x 12, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 7, (sc red) x 5, (sc white) x 18 

← Row 62 [RS]: (sc white) x 17, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 5, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x

11 

→ Row 63 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 16 

← Row 64 [RS]: (sc white) x 12, (sc red) x 6, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x

11 

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→ Row 65 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 11 

← Row 66 [RS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 67 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 6, (sc white) x 7 

← Row 68 [RS]: (sc white) x 6, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 2, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 3, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 69 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 1, (sc white) x 10 

← Row 70 [RS]: (sc white) x 10, (sc red) x 3, (sc white) x 1, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 5, (sc red) x 12, (sc white) x

11 

→ Row 71 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 12, (sc white) x 6, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

← Row 72 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 73 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21 

← Row 74 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 75 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21  ← Row 76 [RS]: (sc white) x 21, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 11 

→ Row 77 [WS]: (sc white) x 11, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 4, (sc red) x 4, (sc white) x 21 

← Row 78 [RS]: (sc white) x 22, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 6, (sc red) x 2, (sc white) x 12  → Row 79-87: (sc white) x 44 

← Row 88 Button Hole Row: (sc white) x 3, [Ch 3, skip 3 sts, (sc white) x 15] twice, Ch 3, skip 3 sts, (sc white) x 2

→ Row 89-91: (sc white) x 44 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Back Panel: OR Continue to below for burlap back.

With Red Yarn or color of choice, chain 45 and start the first row in the second chain from hook. (44 sts)

Single crochet a total of 82 rows to create the back panel. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attaching Panels Together:

Place the front and back panels together with the wrong sides facing. If using burlap, cut two pieces approximately one in longer on each side of the pillow. Your crochet hook will be able to work through the holes in the burlap. Using white yarn, slip stitch from the top of one side of the pillow (where the panels meet, not over the flap), around the bottom, and up the other side. I found by slip stitching with a tight tension really makes some crisp edges, but you do not want to pucker. Fasten off and weave in ends. Flip pillow so the right side is facing out, and the seams are on the inside.

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