Free Crochet Pattern Raised Waves Pillow

Free Crochet Pattern Raised Waves Pillow

Today, I’d like to share my first new design of this year with you. It was time to crochet a new pillow for on my couch. In my search for the suitable yarn, I came across Scheepjes Scrumptious, this yarn is made of 50% Recycled Polyester (recycled plastic bottles) and 50% Acrylic. The polyester creates a strong yarn, while the acrylic makes it soft to the touch at the same time. In my opinion, it has a bit of a woolly appearance as well. The weight of the yarn (DK) is comparable to that of Scheepjes Colour Crafter or Stylecraft Special DK (if you are looking for a substitute yarn).

For my pillow, I opted for a dense stitch, with a wavy texture, which is created by the use of front post double crochet stitches. Below you will find the written instructions of the Raised Waves Pillow and the video tutorial of the Raised Waves stitch.

Materials

  • DK weight acrylic yarn. I used 3 skeins of Scheepjes Scrumptious in the color Pistachio Bundt Cake
  • Crochet hook 3.5 and 4.0 mm
  • An inner cushion of 50×50 cm

Stitches and Abbreviations

Free Crochet Pattern Raised Waves Pillow

Additional information

  • Chain a multiple of 6 + 3 extra for this pattern. If you want to adjust the size of the pillow case, crochet a multiple of 6 stitches less or more.
  • Gauge: 10 cm x 10 cm = 18 stitches x 21 rows
  • Make sure you do not work a single crochet in the same place you’ve just worked a front post double crochet.
  • Sometimes the front post double crochet in which you have to crochet seems to be far away. This is possible, because this causes the wavy effect.

Video tutorial Raised Waves Stitch including Crochet Chart

Video Tutorial Raised Waves Stitch

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Crochet Pattern Raised Waves

Chain 81 with a 4.0 mm crochet hook. Continue with a 3.5 mm hook for the rest of the pattern.

Row 1
1 sc in the 2nd ch. 1 sc in each of the next chains, turn. (80)

Row 2 and 3
ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next stitches, turn.

Row 4
Ch 1, 3 sc, 1 fpdc around the (4th) sc from 2 rows earlier. * 1 fpdc around the next sc of 2 rows earlier. 4 sc. 1 dpdc around the sc of 2 rows earlier*. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 1 fpdc around the sc of 2 rows earlier, 3 sc, turn.

Row 5
Repeat row 2.

Row 6
Ch 1, 2 sc, 1 fpdc in the next fpdc of row 4 (located slightly to the left), 1 sc. *1 sc, 1 fpdc (in the next fpdc of 2 rows earlier), 2 sc, 1 fpdc (round the next fpdc), 1 sc* repeat between * and * until you have 4 stitches left. 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. Turn.

Row 7
Repeat row 2

Row 8
ch 1, 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. *2 sc, 2 fpdc, 2 sc*. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc. Turn.

Row 9
Repeat row 2

Row 10
Ch 1, 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. *2sc, 2 fpdc, 2sc*. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc. Turn.

Row 11
Repeat row 2.

Row 12
ch 1, 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc. *1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc* repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. Turn

Row 13
Repeat row 2.

Row 14
ch 1, 3 sc, 1 fpdc. *1 fpdc, 4 sc, 1 fpdc *. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 1 fpdc, 3 sc. Turn.

Row 15
Repeat row 2.

Row 16
Ch 1, 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc. * 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc*. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. Turn.

Row 17 – 96
Repeat rows 7 – 16 

Row 97
Repeat row 2

Row 98
Work single crochet stitches around. Work 3 sc into the corners.

Assembling
Place the parts on top of each other with the right sides out. Work the crab stitch in each stitch around to connect both parts (tutorial crab stitch). If the corners pull, you can work 1 or more extra stitches into the same corner stitch. Don’t forget to put the inner cushion in the pillow case in time.

I wish you lots of fun crocheting this pillow! If you share a photo on Instagram, I would love it if you tag me @free_crochet_patterns.

This pattern is intended for non-commercial purposes. The pattern may not be published elsewhere. A link to the pattern is, of course, allowed