Christmas Gift Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
It’s the season of giving, and what better way to decorate your home than with a Christmas Gift Pillow.
I love giving gifts!
It’s my favorite part of Christmas (that and decorations). That’s where I got the idea for this design. I drive down the street and see people decorating their porches with empty boxes they’ve wrapped and use to make their house look festive. That’s when I decided I could crochet a gift that would decorate the inside of my house and remind me of one of the things I love most about the season.
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This pillow is made with two C2C squares. One solid red and one the gift side. You can also choose to make the square to use as part of a larger blanket.
CHRISTMAS GIFT PILLOW SQUARE
Finished Size: 25 squares x 25 squares
Yarn: #4 worsted weight
Red (MC) – 4.5 oz/233 yds
White (CC) – 3 oz/155 yds
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GIFT C2C SQUARE CHART
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 chs counts as 1st hdc here and throughout), hdc in next 2 chs, turn. (1 box made)
Row 2: Ch 5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, sl st in ch-2 sp (of prev row’s block), ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), 3 hdc in same ch-2 sp, turn. (2 blocks)
Row 3: Ch 5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, *sl st in ch-2 sp (of prev row’s block), ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), 3 hdc in same ch-2 sp, rep from * across, turn. (3 blocks)
Rep Row 3, increasing 1 block each row, until you have 6 blocks.
Row 7: Sl st in next 2 hdc of last block made, [sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 hdc in same ch-2 sp] 6 times. (6 blocks)
Row 8: Ch 5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, [sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 hdc in same ch-2 sp] 5 times, sl st in last ch-2 sp, turn. (6 blocks)
Rows 9-30: Repeat Rows 7 & 8.
Dec Row: Sl st in next 2 hdc of last block made, *sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 hdc in same ch-2 sp, rep from * across to last block of prev row, sl st in ch-2 sp, turn (do not inc).
When you get to the last block: turn, sl st in next 3 sts (so hook is now at corner of rectangle).
Holding short ends together, sc through both thicknesses in each st across.
Fold bow in half with seam in center,.
Sew through all layers at center, pinching center stitches slightly together for a gathered look.
Sew to center of white stripe (ribbon) on pillow square.
For c2c square #2 just make in a solid red (or the color of your choice.
Pillow Assembly & Border
Holding both side of pillow together with WS facing, sl st in any st, through both thicknesses.
Round 1: Sc in each st around, work 2 sc in each corner st, sl st in first sc to join.