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Crochet C2C Pillow Pattern – Geometric, Colourful and Fun

If you’re up for a crochet colourwork adventure then look no further than this fun c2c pillow pattern – it’s colourful, geometric and is much easier than it might seem at first glance.

There’s something about colourful crochet that makes my heart sing and I love nothing more than adding a pop of colour to the home with a crochet pillow (or 12…!).

There are times for plain crochet homeware patterns and then there are times for ones like these. The ones that accent a room and tie everything together – I love moving them around the house to instantly change the feel of each room.

colourful crochet cushion with geometric floral design

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You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Colourful c2c Pillow pattern in my stores to download and print.

About the Colourful c2c Cushion Pattern

The pillow is constructed from 2 panels of c2c crochet. The back is plain (although you can make it colourful if you want!) and so I’d suggest making that first to really get the hang of the technique before you do the front and all the colours!

There are lots of options for changing colours in corner to corner crochet but if it’s something like a pillow or bag where you won’t see the wrong side then I carry my yarn as floats across the inside/back as much as possible. This means hardly any ends to weave, hooray!

The Bargello Inspiration for the Pillow Cover

The inspiration for the pattern came from all the amazing Bargello designs that I’ve seen over the years (mostly in needlepoint). I love how they work in rows but almost look like they are stepped or ‘rippled’.

I wanted to go about creating a c2c pillow pattern that took elements of that with a nod to a geometric floral design and this is what I came up with!

More about c2c Crochet techniques and Ideas

If you love corner to corner projects, here are a few other free crochet patterns on my site that I think you will enjoy!

 The Diamond Trees Scarf– The Diamond Trees C2C crochet scarf is the ultimate in sumptuous, cosy layering. Made from three simple corner to corner crochet panels and fringed with sophisticated tassels, this is a real statement piece that you will love to wear!

Martha’s Retro C2C Crochet Apron– Who doesn’t need a retro C2C crochet apron to go about their work in? This fun geometric crochet pattern uses the C2C crochet method and a simple 2 panel construction to make just the thing for vintage lovers.

Widcombe Hat- Stylish and modern, easy to wear, great fun to make and with an unusual construction, this hat is guaranteed to be a go-to pattern year after year. In sizes from Baby to Large Adult you can make one for the whole family to enjoy

4 images of colourful c2c crochet pillow pattern

The Crochet Pillow Tension and Sizing Options

The cushion cover pattern is made to fit cushion pad measuring 45X45cm (18X18in).

Tension (gauge) is 9-by-9 c2c blocks to measure 10X10cm (4X4in) using a 4.5mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

Yarn for the Cushion

To make this crochet colourwork cushion I used Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% premium acrylic, 100g/300m) yarn.

You will need:

2 Balls of Delft (1117)

1 Ball of each: Drachten (1827), Den Bosch (1241), Alphen (1722), Eelde (1422), Barneveld (1005), Eindhoben (1114), Assen (1065)

A great alternative that has loads of colours to choose from is Brava Sport by WeCrochet 100% premium acrylic, 273yds/100g.

I have both yarns in my stash and I’ve swatched and they’re a perfect match for me!

Other Materials You Will Need

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

  • Cushion pad 45X45cm (18X18in)

Crochet Abbreviations and Glossary

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

sk – skip

st(s) – stitch(es)

rep – repeat

Crochet Stitches used in the Pattern

The pattern uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet

Other techniques you’ll need to know: how to fasten off and weave in your ends in crochet.

How to get the c2c Pillow Pattern

This crochet cushion pattern is a free crochet pattern in US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern and help support HanJan Crochet.

  1. You can find and use the crochet pillow pattern here on the blog that is supplemented with ads.
  2. You can purchase, print and keep the 8 page ad-free pattern PDF in any of my stores below:
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Pattern Notes

The pillow is made up of two panels of c2c crochet that are joined together at the end.

Each panel is worked in a corner to corner construction (c2c), working blocks diagonally across each row.

Each ‘block’ is made up of a ch3 and 3tr/dc and each ‘row’ is worked diagonally, starting with 1 block in the bottom right corner, increasing to 2 blocks in the next row, 3 blocks in the next row, and so on.

Change colour on the final yarn round hook of stitch before the colour change is indicated, unless otherwise stated.

Carry unused colours across the wrong side (WS) of your work, ready to pick up again where needed.

Colourful c2c Pillow Crochet Pattern and Chart

The Back of the pillow is worked in a single colour but as you can see the Front uses lots of lovely colours!

UK Terminology

BACK

Using Delft, ch6.

Row 1 (RS): Tr in fourth ch form hook and next 2 ch, turn. [1 c2c block]

Row 2 (WS): Ch6, tr in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, ss in ch-3 sp on block from prev row, ch3, 3tr in same sp, turn. [2 c2c blocks]

Row 3: Ch6, tr in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, *ss in ch-3 sp on next block from prev row, ch3, 3tr in same sp; rep from * once more, turn. [3 c2c blocks]

Row 4: Ch6, tr in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, *ss in ch-3 sp on next block from prev row, ch3, 3tr in same sp; rep from * across, turn. [4 c2c blocks]

Rows 5- 41: As Row 4 [41 c2c blocks at end of Row 41]

Row 42: Ss in next 3 tr, ss in ch-3 sp on final block of last row, *ch3, 3tr in same sp, ss in next ch-3 sp across; rep from * 39 times more, turn. [40 c2c blocks]

Row 43: Ss in next 3 tr, ss in ch-3 sp on first block, *ch3, 3tr in same sp, ss in ch-3 on next block across; rep from * across to final block, ss in ch-3 sp on final block, turn. [39 c2c blocks]

Rows 44-81: As Row 43

[1 c2c block at end of Row 81]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

close up of corner to corner pillow in bright colours on a bed

FRONT

You’ll need to download this c2c pillow pattern colour chart to see the colour changes for the Front.

Follow the pattern for the Back, using the Chart for all colour changes. The first few rows have been written below to guide you.

Using Delft, ch6.

Rows 1-5: As Rows 1-5 of Back. [5 c2c blocks at end of Row 5]

Row 6: Ch6, tr in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, *ss in ch-3 sp on next block from prev row, ch3, 3tr in same sp**; Rep from * twice more, change to eelde, rep from * to ** once more, change to Assen, rep from * to ** once more, turn. [6 c2c blocks]

Row 7: Ch6, tr in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, change to Delft, *ss in ch-3 sp on next block from prev row, ch3, 3tr in same sp**, change to Eelde, rep from * to ** once more, change to Delft, rep from * to ** 4 times, turn. [7 c2c blocks]

Rows 8-81: Follow pattern for back using the Chart for colour changes. (Find the chart at the start of the pattern).

TO MAKE UP

Place Back and Front together, with RS facing out.

Join Delft through the corner on both panels to join.

Round 1 (RS): Ch1 (does not count as st) *dc in corner, (ch2, skip next block, dc in space between 2 c2c blocks) across to next corner; rep from * 3 times more inserting cushion pad before joining final side, ss to beg dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

hands holding up colourful crochet cushion to the camera

US Terminology

BACK

Using Delft, ch6.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in fourth ch form hook and next 2 ch, turn. [1 c2c block]

Row 2 (WS): Ch6, dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, ss in ch-3 sp on block from prev row, ch3, 3dc in same sp, turn. [2 c2c blocks]

Row 3: Ch6, dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, *ss in ch-3 sp on next block from prev row, ch3, 3dc in same sp; rep from * once more, turn. [3 c2c blocks]

Row 4: Ch6, dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, *ss in ch-3 sp on next block from prev row, ch3, 3dc in same sp; rep from * across, turn. [4 c2c blocks]

Rows 5- 41: As Row 4 [41 c2c blocks at end of Row 41]

Row 42: Ss in next 3 dc, ss in ch-3 sp on final block of last row, *ch3, 3dc in same sp, ss in next ch-3 sp across; rep from * 39 times more, turn. [40 c2c blocks]

Row 43: Ss in next 3 dc, ss in ch-3 sp on first block, *ch3, 3dc in same sp, ss in ch-3 on next block across; rep from * across to final block, ss in ch-3 sp on final block, turn. [39 c2c blocks]

Rows 44-81: As Row 43

[1 c2c block at end of Row 81]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

FRONT

You’ll need to download this c2c pillow pattern colour chart to see the colour changes for the Front.

Follow the pattern for the Back, using the Chart for all colour changes. The first few rows have been written below to guide you.

Using Delft, ch6.

Rows 1-5: As Rows 1-5 of Back. [5 c2c blocks at end of Row 5]

Row 6: Ch6, dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, *ss in ch-3 sp on next block from prev row, ch3, 3dc in same sp**; Rep from * twice more, change to Eelde, rep from * to ** once more, change to Assen, rep from * to ** once more, turn. [6 c2c blocks]

Row 7: Ch6, dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch, change to Delft, *ss in ch-3 sp on next block from prev row, ch3, 3dc in same sp**, change to Eelde, rep from * to ** once more, change to Delft, rep from * to ** 4 times, turn. [7 c2c blocks]

Rows 8-81: Follow pattern for back using the Chart for colour changes.

TO MAKE UP

Place Back and Front together, with RS facing out.

Join Delft through the corner on both panels to join.

Round 1 (RS): Ch1 (does not count as st) *sc in corner, (ch2, skip next block, sc in space between 2 c2c blocks) across to next corner; rep from * 3 times more inserting cushion pad before joining final side, ss to beg sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

colourful crochet pillow pattern on wooden floor

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