A Crochet Pillow Pattern: The Little Bobble Pillow
March 3, 2022
Say hello to the new crochet pillow cover pattern you didn’t know you needed in your house – The Little Bobble Pillow! Whether you’re looking to add some new throw pillows to your couch or favorite reading chair, or you’re looking to add a new accent pillow to your bedroom, this pattern has you covered! This pillow cover pattern comes in 12 different sizes and is the perfect addition to you house. Trust me, I’ve made 4 already!
So if you’ve been around for a bit, you’ll know that I released the Little Bobble Blanket and Little Bobble Beanie patterns last year after my second niece was born. That blanket and matching beanie pattern were inspired by my late grandmother and the blanket she made for me. So once I finished the Little Bobble Blanket, I knew a matching pillow would be an adorable addition to any nursery.
Because of that, I started working on the matching pillow cover pattern right away. Eventually though I put it down as I just wasn’t excited about it. As a result the pattern ended up sitting for almost a full year. Fast forward to today though, almost exactly a year later, and not only did I finish the pillow cover pattern, but I sized it out for 12 different pillow sizes. These finished pillows would not only look beautiful on a rocking chair in a nursery, but would also be a great fit for your living room or bedroom.
Pillow Cover Pattern Details
The Little Bobble Pillow is a great staple pillow cover pattern! It is worked in 2 panels that are seamed together and finished with a beautiful (and easy!) ruffle border. In addition, the pillow cover pattern has so many sizes!
This pattern is perfect for an advanced-beginner crocheter. It uses basic stitches as well as a modified bobble stitch that I provide instructions on how to complete. Also, I have pattern notes written at the beginning of the pattern that serve as helpful reminders in the areas that could be tricky. Lastly, once you get going, it’s a simple 8 row repeat that you can do mindlessly as you’re binging the newest Netflix show or if you’re like me, listening to an audio book!
Because this is a sized pattern, gauge is going to be important if you want to match the finished dimensions given in the size table. Steam or wet blocking your finished panels before you seam them together will also help with this if you can’t get gauge exactly right. I chose to wet block my pillow cover panels, and it allowed me to gain an extra inch or so on both sides, as well as create a pillow that is a perfectly square/rectangular. So, all that is to say that I do give gauge in the pattern and I highly recommend making a gauge swatch before you get started.
Coming in 12 Sizes, from a 6″ square to a 28″ square, this pillow cover pattern has a size to fit every need! As I was writing up the pattern I ended up making 4 of the sizes myself, including the 6×6″, the 12 x 12″, 12 x 18″, and the 20 x 20″. All of these sizes make great accent pillows for my bed and the 20 x 20″ size in particular is a perfect couch sized pillow!
For all of my pillow covers, I used Hobby Lobby’s Must be Merino yarn, a category 3 yarn that I adore! However, if you don’t have access to a Hobby Lobby or simply don’t want to use the yarn I did, check out the list below. These are some great substitution options!
Mandala by Lion Brand
Baby Soft by Lion Brand
Bernat Softee Baby Cotton
Bernat Softee Baby Yarn
Baby Bee Sweet Delight
Sport Weight I love This Yarn
Caron Skinny Cakes
Loops & Threads Joy DK
Coboo by Lion Brand
Lastly, one thing I always make sure to do before each pattern release is to have the new pattern tested by other makers just like you. This pillow cover pattern was no different! I had some fantastic gals that tested this pattern for me. They made gorgeous pillows, in the most beautiful of colors!
Check out their finished pillows below!
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And that is a wrap! I’ve given out all of the information that I can about this pillow cover pattern. I sincerely hope you’ll check out the pattern on either Ravelry or Etsy below. Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook or Instagram @hanoveriancrochetco and use the #littlebobble pillow. I can’t ever get enough of seeing others creating my patterns.
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PS, if you’re looking for more home décor crochet patterns, then don’t hesitate to check out the patterns for the Herringbone Hanging & Handle Baskets! These baskets add that homemade touch to any room in your house without looking like it. Everyone will ask where you got them from, promise!