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FREE PATTERN: Tunisian Crochet Pillow Cover

This is a beginner-friendly Tunisian Crochet pillowcase pattern that includes video stitch tutorials! This pattern is made to fit an 18” x 18” pillow. You’ll need a size 6mm Tunisian crochet hook and 3 1.5” buttons.



Materials:

Good Yarn Alternatives:

  • Big Twist Yarns - Heather

  • Bernat - Super Value

  • Caron - Baby Cakes

Gauge:

16 tss x 13 rows (4" x 4")

Abbreviations:

  • ch - chain

  • yo - yarn over

  • st(s) - stitch(es)

  • f/o - fasten off

  • cc - change colors

  • f/o - fasten off

  • lts - Last Tunisian stitch

  • RetP - Return Pass (see special stitches)

  • tss - Tunisian Simple Stitch (see special stitches)

Size:

This pattern is for an 18" x 18" pillow.


Special Stitches:

  • Return Pass (RetP): yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through two loops*, repeat between * until 1 loop remains on the hook.

  • Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss) - Going from right to left, *place hook under next vertical bar, yo, pull up a loop* repeat between * to end of row.

Video Tutorials:


Pattern:


Front Panel:

Row 1: Using color A, ch 68, starting at the 2nd chain from the hook, tss in the third bump across, RetP. (see tutorial video for detailed how-to) (68)


Row 2 - 39: tss across, RetP. (68)


Row 40: cc to B, tss across, RetP. (68)


Row 41 - 45: tss across, RetP. (68)

You should have 6 rows of B.

Row 46: cc to C (see tutorial video for detailed how-to), tss across, RetP. (68)


Row 47 - 58: tss across, RetP. (68)


You should have 13 rows of C.


Row 59: slst across loosely, f/o. (67)

Top Back Panel:

Row 1: Using color C, ch 68, starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, tss in the third bump across, RetP. (68)


Row 2 - 31: tss across, RetP. (68)


Row 32: slst across loosely. DO NOT fasten off! (67)

Sew on Top Back Panel:

With the right side of the front panel and the wrong side of the top back panel facing you (right sides facing each other), with your yarn still attached to the top back panel, insert your hook into the left side of the front panel 31 rows down, slst up the side, attaching the top back panel to the front panel. Once you’ve slip-stitched the left side, continue slip stitching to the top, and then down the right side. F/o once completed.

Bottom Back Panel:

Row 1: Using color B, ch 68, starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, tss in the third bump across, RetP. (68)


Row 2 - 39: tss across, RetP. (68)


Row 40: slst across loosely. DO NOT fasten off! (67)

Sew on Bottom Back Panel:

With the entire pillow turned inside out, the right side of the front panel and the wrong side of the bottom back panel facing you (right sides facing each other), with your yarn still attached to the bottom back panel, insert your hook into the right side of the front panel 39 rows up (count slip stitches once you reach the join), slst down the side, attaching the bottom back panel to the front panel. Once you’ve slip-stitched the right side, continue slip stitching to the bottom, and then up the left side. F/o once completed.


Attaching the Buttons:

On the top back panel, place stitch markers in every 17th slst (17, 34, 51). This is where you’ll be creating a chain that’ll go around your buttons.


On the bottom back panel, place stitch markers in every 17th vertical bar 7 rows down. This is where you’ll sew your buttons onto.

First, sew your three buttons onto the bottom panel using color B.


Next, insert your hook into the top back panel where each stitch marker is, attach C, and ch 10. Then slst back into the same slst that you joined into. f/o.


Hide all your ends and then you’re done!!


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