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As I look at the never ending to-do list at times I feel overwhelmed. I’ve had so many people request the Joy Crochet Pillow Cover pattern as a knit pattern I just couldn’t say no. Since I already had the gauge and sizing worked out with the same yarn brand it really was a no brainer to not wait any longer and get the pattern out there for you.

Here is how the idea behind the recent pillow patterns started, my sister and I were shopping in a craft store the other day she mentioned that there are two types of shoppers around the holidays. One fills their cart with fall clearance and the other with the upcoming Christmas season decor. As I glanced in her cart I stated she must be the former.

And then this made me think about what kind of shopper I am. I love a good deal, I love sales, and I love feeling like I saved a dollar. BUT, not hold on, I am totally all about the upcoming holiday. If I could grab a cart and stuff it to the brim with full price items I totally would! Feel the same?

As I was glancing at the fall decor with incredible sale pricing and then at the upcoming decor I was totally excited about, I thought to myself, why not have both? And no, I’m not talking about going out and spending tons of money. I didn’t win the lottery and I’m guessing you didn’t either. I mean, if we ever do watch out craft stores!

To have both I knew I was going to pick a few select fall items I will take home and pack up in the attic right away. I do this because when I unpack it the next year I get super excited to see the new items still with tags. It’s like an extra birthday.

And for the upcoming season decor? Well, we are makers. We have zero fear about diving in and creating our own amazing decor usually at a fraction of the price and double the quality.

On that note, this is why I wanted to put the Joy Crochet Free Pillow Cover Pattern on the blog! My hope is you enjoy crocheting it as much as I did and it brings you joy not only to see it in your home, but to relax through the crafting process.

I hope you really enjoy not only working up this pattern but adding beautiful hand made decor to your home. I love being able to bring you awesome crochet content, will you please help keep this possible? Pinning this post, sharing with friends, and favoriting on Ravelry is a great way to say thanks.

Are you ready to jump right in? Before you get started take a moment to jump on over to this post to not only learn about the different ways to do crochet colorwork, but also for a freebie! The printable Sheep Yarn Bobbins are super helpful and also cute. You can even cut them out on a cutting machine!

 

Gather your supplies:

Knitting Needles, 4.5 mm (US 7)

Sheep Yarn Bobbins– Check out my post to the FREE printable!

Yarn-
Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn
Off White (white) 3 skeins
Forest (green) 1 skein
Charcoal (Grey) small amount 1 skein

Yardage: 420 yards total (384 meters)

1 inch (2.5 cm) Buttons (5 needed)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
18x18 inch pillow (link below)

Notes:

Gauge: 13 sts x 16 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) *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.*

Finished measurements: 18 inches (46 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall

This pattern is worked in rows and in two pieces. The front panel will also work a button hole flap to secure the top of the crochet pillow. The front and the back panels will be slip stitched together once completed. 

Since there is 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 color work. Experiment and see what works best for you.

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:

Written Instructions:

To begin: long tail cast on 60 with white yarn.

← Row 1 [RS]: (with white knit) x 60
→ Row 2 [WS]: (with white purl) x 60
← Row 3 [RS]: (with white knit) x 60
→ Row 4 [WS]: (with white purl) x 60
← Row 5 [RS]: (with white knit) x 60
→ Row 6 [WS]: (with white purl) x 60
← Row 7 [RS]: (with white knit) x 25, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 5, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 26
→ Row 8 [WS]: (with white purl) x 20, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 4, with green purl, (with white purl) x 19
← Row 9 [RS]: (with white knit) x 18, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 4, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 20
→ Row 10 [WS]: (with white purl) x 14, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 17
← Row 11 [RS]: (with white knit) x 11, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 4, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 15, (with white knit) x 5, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 14
→ Row 12 [WS]: (with white purl) x 15, (with green purl) x 3, with white purl, (with green purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 5, (with green purl) x 5, with white purl, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 10
← Row 13 [RS]: (with white knit) x 10, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 3, with white knit, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 5, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 8
→ Row 14 [WS]: (with white purl) x 8, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 6, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 10
← Row 15 [RS]: (with white knit) x 9, (with green knit) x 3, with white knit, (with green knit) x 3, with white knit, (with green knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 4, with green knit, (with white knit) x 10, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 2, with white knit, (with green knit) x 6, (with white knit) x 9
→ Row 16 [WS]: (with white purl) x 11, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 16, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 9
← Row 17 [RS]: (with white knit) x 9, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 30, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 9
→ Row 18 [WS]: (with white purl) x 8, (with green purl) x 2, with white purl, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 2, with green purl, (with white purl) x 29, (with green purl) x 6, (with white purl) x 3, with green purl, (with white purl) x 4
← Row 19 [RS]: (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 2, with white knit, (with green knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 32, (with green knit) x 2, with white knit, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 7
→ Row 20 [WS]: (with white purl) x 6, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 33, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 2, with white purl, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 3
← Row 21 [RS]: (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 42, with green knit, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 5
→ Row 22 [WS]: (with white purl) x 5, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 47, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 3
← Row 23 [RS]: (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 45, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 5
→ Row 24 [WS]: (with white purl) x 5, with green purl, (with white purl) x 28, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 15, (with green purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 2
← Row 25 [RS]: with white knit, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 18, (with grey knit) x 6, (with white knit) x 17, (with grey knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 11
→ Row 26 [WS]: (with white purl) x 10, (with grey purl) x 7, (with white purl) x 16, (with grey purl) x 7, (with white purl) x 18, (with green purl) x 2
← Row 27 [RS]: with green knit, (with white knit) x 18, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 2, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 15, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 10
→ Row 28 [WS]: (with white purl) x 10, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 15, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 18
← Row 29 [RS]: (with white knit) x 18, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 4, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 14, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 4, with grey knit, (with white knit) x 10
→ Row 30 [WS]: (with white purl) x 10, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 14, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 17
← Row 31 [RS]: (with white knit) x 17, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 5, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 13, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 5, with grey knit, (with white knit) x 10
→ Row 32 [WS]: (with white purl) x 10, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 13, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 6, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 16
← Row 33 [RS]: (with white knit) x 16, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 6, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 13, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 5, with grey knit, (with white knit) x 10
→ Row 34 [WS]: (with white purl) x 10, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 13, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 6, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 16
← Row 35 [RS]: (with white knit) x 15, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 6, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 14, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 4, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 10
→ Row 36 [WS]: (with white purl) x 11, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 4, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 14, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 6, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 15
← Row 37 [RS]: (with white knit) x 15, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 5, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 15, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 4, with grey knit, (with white knit) x 11
→ Row 38 [WS]: (with white purl) x 11, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 16, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 14
← Row 39 [RS]: (with white knit) x 14, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 18, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 3, with grey knit, (with white knit) x 12
→ Row 40 [WS]: (with white purl) x 12, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 2, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 19, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 2, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 14
← Row 41 [RS]: (with white knit) x 14, (with grey knit) x 6, (with white knit) x 20, (with grey knit) x 7, (with white knit) x 13
→ Row 42 [WS]: (with white purl) x 14, (with grey purl) x 6, (with white purl) x 22, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 14
← Row 43 [RS]: (with white knit) x 13, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 23, (with grey knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 16
→ Row 44 [WS]: (with white purl) x 16, (with grey purl) x 7, (with white purl) x 2, (with grey purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 14, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 13
← Row 45 [RS]: (with white knit) x 12, (with grey knit) x 8, (with white knit) x 9, (with grey knit) x 10, with white knit, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 16
→ Row 46 [WS]: (with white purl) x 16, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 2, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 8, (with grey purl) x 10, (with white purl) x 11
← Row 47 [RS]: (with white knit) x 10, (with grey knit) x 2, with white knit, (with grey knit) x 4, with white knit, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 7, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 4, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 16
→ Row 48 [WS]: (with white purl) x 16, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 4, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 4, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 6, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 2, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 9
← Row 49 [RS]: (with white knit) x 8, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 2, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 5, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 5, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 4, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 16
→ Row 50 [WS]: (with white purl) x 16, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 4, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 7
← Row 51 [RS]: (with white knit) x 6, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 5, with grey knit, (with white knit) x 6, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 4, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 16
→ Row 52 [WS]: (with white purl) x 16, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 4, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 5, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 4, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 6
← Row 53 [RS]: (with white knit) x 10, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 4, (with grey knit) x 10, (with white knit) x 4, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 5, (with grey knit) x 7, (with white knit) x 13
→ Row 54 [WS]: (with white purl) x 15, (with grey purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 2, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 2, (with grey purl) x 6, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 2, with white purl, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 10
← Row 55 [RS]: (with white knit) x 10, with grey knit, with white knit, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 5, with grey knit, (with white knit) x 2, (with grey knit) x 2, with white knit, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 5, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 16
→ Row 56 [WS]: (with white purl) x 17, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 6, (with grey purl) x 3, with white purl, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 3, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 5, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, (with grey purl) x 2, with white purl, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 10
← Row 57 [RS]: (with white knit) x 10, with grey knit, with white knit, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 6, with grey knit, (with white knit) x 3, (with grey knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 7, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 17
→ Row 58 [WS]: (with white purl) x 17, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 8, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, with grey purl, (with white purl) x 12, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 10
← Row 59 [RS]: (with white knit) x 25, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 2, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 9, (with grey knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 17
→ Row 60 [WS]: (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 13, (with grey purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 10, (with grey purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 26
← Row 61 [RS]: (with white knit) x 27, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 11, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 13, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 2
→ Row 62 [WS]: with green purl, with white purl, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 13, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 40
← Row 63 [RS]: (with white knit) x 54, (with green knit) x 6
→ Row 64 [WS]: (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 57
← Row 65 [RS]: (with white knit) x 57, with green knit, with white knit, with green knit
→ Row 66 [WS]: (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 14, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 40
← Row 67 [RS]: (with white knit) x 40, (with grey knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 13, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 3
→ Row 68 [WS]: (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 10, (with grey purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 34, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4
← Row 69 [RS]: (with white knit) x 4, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 44, (with green knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 4
→ Row 70 [WS]: (with white purl) x 5, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 39, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 4
← Row 71 [RS]: (with white knit) x 5, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 41, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 5
→ Row 72 [WS]: (with white purl) x 5, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 40, (with green purl) x 2, with white purl, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 6
← Row 73 [RS]: (with white knit) x 8, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 30, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 2, with green knit, with white knit, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 5
→ Row 74 [WS]: (with white purl) x 5, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 6, (with white purl) x 29, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 9
← Row 75 [RS]: (with white knit) x 8, (with green knit) x 5, with white knit, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 30, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 10
→ Row 76 [WS]: (with white purl) x 10, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 25, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 10, (with white purl) x 7
← Row 77 [RS]: (with white knit) x 7, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 4, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 15, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 6, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 10
→ Row 78 [WS]: (with white purl) x 10, (with green purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 15, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 4, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 15
← Row 79 [RS]: (with white knit) x 12, (with green knit) x 7, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 3, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 4, (with green knit) x 8, with white knit, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 10
→ Row 80 [WS]: (with white purl) x 11, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 5, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 12
← Row 81 [RS]: (with white knit) x 20, (with green knit) x 5, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 2, (with green knit) x 4, with white knit, (with green knit) x 6, (with white knit) x 3, with green knit, (with white knit) x 12
→ Row 82 [WS]: (with white purl) x 16, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 2, (with green purl) x 15, with white purl, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 19
← Row 83 [RS]: (with white knit) x 18, (with green knit) x 4, (with white knit) x 6, (with green knit) x 9, (with white knit) x 4, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 17
→ Row 84 [WS]: (with white purl) x 17, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 5, (with green purl) x 3, (with white purl) x 3, (with green purl) x 4, (with white purl) x 6, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 18
← Row 85 [RS]: (with white knit) x 26, (with green knit) x 3, (with white knit) x 4, (with green knit) x 2, (with white knit) x 25
→ Row 86 [WS]: (with white purl) x 26, with green purl, (with white purl) x 5, (with green purl) x 2, (with white purl) x 26
← Row 87 [RS]: (with white knit) x 60
→ Row 88 [WS]: (with white purl) x 60
← Row 89 [RS]: (with white knit) x 60
→ Row 90 [WS]: (with white purl) x 60
→ Row 91 – 106: (with white yarn knit on right side rows and purl on wrong side rows) x 60

Button Hole Row 107:

Knit 3
Step 1:
Bring yarn to the front of work, slip stitch one stitch purlwise, take yarn to the back.

Step 2:
Slip one stitch purlwise and pass the first slip stitch over.
Repeat this step two more times.

Step 3:
Slip one stitch from right needle back onto the left needle, turn your work (srong side facing). Take yarn to the back.

Step 4:
Now we will work what is known as a cable cast on.
Insert Needle between two stitches on the left needle, yan over and pull up a loop. Place the loop onto the left hand needle. Repeat this step three more times (4total cable cast on stitches).

Step 5:
Turn your work (right side facing), take the yarn to the back. Slip one stitch from the left needle to the right needle, pass the slipped stitch over. Button hole is now complete.
Knit in next 9 stitches.

Repeat Steps 1-5 of button hole four more times. Knit in last 3 stitches at end of row.

Row 108 – 112: Knit these 5 rows in garter stitch (knit each row).
Bind off knit-wise. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Back Panel:
With white yarn, long tail cast on 60 with white yarn.
Rows 1-90: knit on right sides and purl on wrong side (stockinette stitch)
Bind off and weave in ends.

Attaching Panels Together:

Place the front and back panels together with right sides facing out. Using either red or white yarn, sew an invisible seam around all edges except the top opening. 

Attaching Buttons:

With the back panel facing, fold front panel down over the top of the back panel and with stitch markers mark the row where each button will be placed. Using a yarn needle and green yarn, sew each button in place. 

Place a 18x18 inch pillow inside the cover and enjoy!

Example of Joy below in crochet below and back of Farmhouse Knit Truck Pillow

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