Hydrangea Crochet Pillow: Free Intarsia Crochet Pillow Pattern

If you love hydrangeas, then you are going to love my latest free crochet pattern, the Hydrangea Pillow! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, from their beautiful pastel colors to the gorgeous blooms that they have. This intarsia crochet pillow pattern captures these flowers perfectly! Using crochet bobble stitches and the intarsia crochet colorwork technique, you’ll have a lovely new crochet pillow pattern for your home.

You can find the free pattern for this pillow by scrolling down through this post, available as a discounted PDF in my Etsy and Ravelry shops, or as a video tutorial on my Youtube channel. Keep reading to find out more about this pattern, or scroll down for the free pattern. I hope you love it!

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Inspiration

Growing up, the farmhouse my grandparents had in their yard had the most beautiful hydrangea bush. Every spring and summer it would be full of gorgeous blooms in blues and whites. I loved getting to see that bush bloom! They’d had it in their yard for so long, that my parents have an engagement photo in front of it from right after they got engaged. With so many memories tied to hydrangeas, I’ve wanted to create a crochet pattern that captures one of my favorite flowers. Thus, the Hydrangea Pillow was born! I love how the yarn I used, WeCrochet Comfy Color Mist, creates the multi colored petals that hydrangeas have, and the bobbles capture the texture of those petals as well. I think you are going to love crocheting this pillow pattern!

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Construction

This crochet pillow pattern has a super simple construction designed to be great for any skill level. If you can crochet a square, you can crochet this! The pillow case is made from two separate panels that are sewn together around a pillow form, or stuffed with stuffing. The hydrangeas are created using the intarsia crochet technique, and have a lovely texture for the petals created with bobble stitches.

Want to make this pattern easier to follow? I love using charts when I do colorwork because they show the whole project! If you want a crochet colorwork chart to go with this pattern, you can grab a premium discounted copy of this pattern in my Etsy and Ravelry shops that includes the chart.

If video tutorials are your thing, I’ve created a great video tutorial on my Youtube channel to walk you through the steps of making this intarsia crochet pillow. The crochet tutorial walks you through how to do bobbles, read charts, do colorwork, seaming the pillow case, and more! You can find that tutorial on my Youtube channel at: Hydrangea Pillow Tutorial.

New to Tapestry Crochet or Crochet Crochet Color Work?

When I was first learning how to do crochet color work, I often felt so lost having to learn how to do color changes and reading crochet graphs. It can seem so intimidating to learn a new crochet skill! If you’re new to tapestry crochet or color work, then I’ve got just the resource for you.

Here on my blog, I’ve got a two free crochet tutorial for how to do tapestry crochet and intarsia crochet, which are the two most common crochet color work techniques. They’ll walk you through what each technique is, how to read crochet graphs, how to change colors in crochet, and a bunch of other tips I have for color work! You can find them here on my blog at:

The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet: (This technique is used when you would like to carry your yarn, and the color work is close together.)

The Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet: (This technique is used when you don’t want to carry your yarn, and instead would like to use yarn bobbins. I used this for this pattern.)

I’ve also created a step by step tutorial for how to crochet this pillow pattern! You can find it on my Youtube channel at:

– Hydrangea Pillow Crochet Pattern Tutorial

The Yarn

For this pattern, I used We Crochet Comfy Color Mist! I love this yarn so much. It’s a worsted weight cotton acrylic blend yarn, that creates the most beautiful watercolor affect. The blend of blues, cream, and green, was the perfect combination for this pillow. This yarn is one of the softest worsted weight cotton yarns that I’ve worked with. The acrylic yarn woven through it adds a softness that compliments the cotton so very well. It even comes in a wide array of pastel colors, so you can create a beautiful hydrangea pillow in many different colors.

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Gauge: 4” x 4” square = 14 hdc x 10 rows

Pillow Case Dimensions: 20” x 20”

Hook: 5mm

Yarn: WeCrochet Comfy Color Mist (Worsted Weight 4, 219 yds, 100 grams, 75% cotton, 25% acrylic) in 4 colors:

  • Bare (MC)
  • Inch Worm (CC1)
  • Jean Jacket (CC2)
  • Blueprint (CC3)

Approximate Yarn Yardage:

  • MC = 436 yds
  • CC1 = 75 yds
  • CC2 = 150 yds
  • CC3 = 150 yds

Other supplies:

  • 20” x 20” pillow form
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain 
  • st(s) = stitch(es) 
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • MC = main color 
  • CC1 = contrast color 1 
  • CC2 = contrast color 2 
  • CC2 bobble = contrast color 2 bobble 
  • CC3 = contrast color 3 
  • CC3 bobble = contrast color 3 bobble

Pattern Notes:

  • Want a printable PDF of this pattern that includes a chart? Grab your discounted copy in my Etsy and Ravelry shops!
  • This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • The pattern is made from two panels that are sewn together to create the pillow case.
  • This pattern uses crochet colorwork to create the hydrangea pattern. You can use either tapestry or intarsia crochet to make it.
  • Color changes happen throughout the pattern. A color change will be indicated with the new color appearing in parentheses. For example: (CC1) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 3

Hydrangea Pillow Video Tutorial

Hydrangea Crochet Pillow Pattern:

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Front Panel:

Starting with MC, ch 72

Row 1: (MC) starting from 3rd ch from hook, hdc 70 [70 sts]

Row 2: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc across [70 sts]

Row 3: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 32, (CC1) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 3, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 30 [70 sts]

Row 4: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 2, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 10, (CC1) hdc 9, (MC) hdc 12 [70 sts]

Row 5: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 12, (CC1) hdc 12, (MC) hdc 8, (CC1) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 6, (CC1) hdc 12, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 6: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (CC1) hdc 15, (MC) hdc 4, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 4, (CC1) hdc 14, (MC) hdc 12 [70 sts]

Row 7: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 12, (CC1) hdc 16, (MC) hdc 2, (CC1) hdc 6, (MC) hdc 4, (CC1) hdc 15, (MC) hdc 15 [70 sts]

Row 8: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 15, (CC1) hdc 16, (MC) hdc 3, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 3, (CC1) hdc 2, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 3 times, (CC1) hdc 7, (MC) hdc 13 [70 sts]

Row 9: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 5, (CC2) hdc 9, (CC1) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 1, (CC3) hdc 9, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 7, (CC1) hdc 8, (MC) hdc 15 [70 sts]

Row 10: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 15, (CC1) hdc 7, (CC2 Bobble) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 1, (CC2 Bobble) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 2 times, bobble 1, (CC3) hdc 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, (CC1) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 11: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (CC1) hdc 2, (CC2) hdc 10, (CC3) hdc 13, (CC2) hdc 12, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 16 [70 sts]

Row 12: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 16, (CC1) hdc 2, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, (CC2) hdc 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 4 times, bobble 1, (CC1) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 15 [70 sts]

Row 13: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 15, (CC2) hdc 11, (CC3) hdc 12, (CC2) hdc 15, (CC1) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 16 [70 sts]

Row 14: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 17, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, bobble 1, (CC3) hdc 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, bobble 1, (MC) hdc 15 [70 sts]

Row 15: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 15, (CC2) hdc 11, (CC3) hdc 12, (CC2) hdc 15, (MC) hdc 17 [70 sts]

Row 16: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 17, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, bobble 1, (CC3) hdc 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, bobble 1, (MC) hdc 15 [70 sts]

Row 17: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 15, (CC2) hdc 11, (CC3) hdc 13, (CC2) hdc 14, (MC) hdc 17 [70 sts]

Row 18: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 16, (CC1) hdc 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, (CC1) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 19: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 3, (CC2) hdc 10, (CC3) hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 20: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 11, (CC1) hdc 7, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, (CC1) hdc 2, (CC2) bobble 1, hdc 1, bobble 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 4 times, bobble 1, (CC3) bobble 1, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 11 [70 sts]

Row 21: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (CC1) hdc 5, (CC3) hdc 3, (CC2) hdc 9, (CC3) hdc 10, (CC2) hdc 4, (CC1) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 10, (CC1) hdc 10, (MC) hdc 8 [70 sts]

Row 22: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (CC1) hdc 10, (CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 3 times, bobble 1, (CC1) hdc 2, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 2 times, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 4 times, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 2 times, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 10 [70 sts]

Row 23: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (CC1) hdc 5, (CC3) hdc 5, (CC2) hdc 8, (CC3) hdc 2, (CC2) hdc 13, (CC3) hdc 11, (CC1) hdc 8, (MC) hdc 9 [70 sts]

Row 24: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 11, (CC1) hdc 5, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, (CC3) bobble 1, hdc 1, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 2 times, (CC3) hdc 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 3 times, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 9 [70 sts]

Row 25: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (CC1) hdc 4, (CC3) hdc 14, (CC2) hdc 14, (CC3) hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 4, (MC) hdc 12 [70 sts]

Row 26: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 12, (CC1) hdc 4, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 8 [70 sts]

Row 27: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (CC1) hdc 5, (CC3) hdc 13, (CC2) hdc 14, (CC3) hdc 14, (CC1) hdc 4, (MC) hdc 12 [70 sts]

Row 28: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 16, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 8 [70 sts]

Row 29: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (CC1) hdc 6, (CC3) hdc 9, (CC1) hdc 2, (CC3) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 13, (CC3) hdc 15, (MC) hdc 16 [70 sts]

Row 30: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 16, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, (CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1, bobble 1, (CC1) hdc 2, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 4 times, (CC1) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 9 [70 sts]

Row 31: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (CC3) hdc 7, (CC1) hdc 2, (CC3) hdc 4, (CC2) hdc 12, (CC3) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 1, (CC3) hdc 12, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 32: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 5, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 3 times, (CC2) bobble 1, hdc 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 2 times, bobble 1, (MC) hdc 15 [70 sts]

Row 33: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (CC1) hdc 4, (CC2) hdc 4, (CC3) hdc 7, (CC2) hdc 7, (CC3) hdc 3, (CC2) hdc 3, (CC3) hdc 10, (CC1) hdc 7, (MC) hdc 11 [70 sts]

Row 34: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (CC1) hdc 9, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 4 times, (CC2) bobble 1, hdc 1, bobble 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 9 times, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 2 times, bobble 1, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 35: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 4, (CC2) hdc 5, (CC3) hdc 18, (CC2) hdc 6, (CC3) hdc 4, (CC2) hdc 3, (CC1) hdc 7, (MC) hdc 10 [70 sts]

Row 36: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (CC1) hdc 7, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 9 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 2 times, bobble 1, (CC1) hdc 4, (MC) hdc 13 [70 sts]

Row 37: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 4, (CC2) hdc 5, (CC3) hdc 19, (CC2) hdc 12, (CC1) hdc 8, (MC) hdc 9 [70 sts]

Row 38: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (CC1) hdc 8, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 9 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 3 times, (CC1) hdc 4, (MC) hdc 13 [70 sts]

Row 39: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 4, (CC2) hdc 7, (CC3) hdc 16, (CC2) hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 8, (MC) hdc 9 [70 sts]

Row 40: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (CC1) hdc 8, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 4 times, (CC1) hdc 4, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 41: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (CC1) hdc 4, (CC2) hdc 10, (CC3) hdc 10, (CC2) hdc 14, (CC1) hdc 9, (MC) hdc 9 [70 sts]

Row 42: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (CC1) hdc 9, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 7 times, bobble 1, (MC) hdc 1, [(CC3) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 3 times, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 5 times, (CC1) hdc 6, (MC) hdc 13 [70 sts]

Row 43: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (CC1) hdc 7, (CC2) hdc 13, (MC) hdc 4, (CC2) hdc 14, (CC1) hdc 9, (MC) hdc 10 [70 sts]

Row 44: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (CC1) hdc 11, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 4 times, bobble 1, (MC) hdc 7, [(CC2) Bobble 1, hdc 1] 6 times, bobble 1, (CC1) hdc 6, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 45: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) hdc 6, (CC2) hdc 7, (MC) hdc 24, (CC1) hdc 5, (MC) hdc 10 [70 sts]

Row 46: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc 49, (CC1) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 2, (CC1) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 14 [70 sts]

Row 47-49: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc across [70 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Back Panel:

Starting with MC, ch 72

Row 1: (MC) starting from 3rd ch from hook, hdc 70 [70 sts]

Row 2-49: (MC) ch 2, turn, hdc across [70 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Assembly:

Once both panels are finished, it’s time to assemble them. Start by putting the right sides together of both panels. Choose one side that you would like to leave open to put your pillow form through before sewing it up. Then, seam along the other three edges using your preferred seaming method. I like doing either a sl st seam or the mattress stitch. After the three sides are seamed, turn the pillow case right sides out, and insert your pillow form into the pillow case. Then, using a mattress stitch, seam the last side together with the pillow inside. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope that you love your new Hydrangea Pillow! If you make aHydrangea Pillow of your own, be sure to tag me on social media, @eclairemakery and use #eclairemakery so that I can share your projects. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy stitching,

Claire

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