Add a touch of elegance to your home with this intricate Celtic Weave Throw Pillow crochet pattern. Crocheted in 100% cotton, it adds a natural element to the durable and soft pillow. The Celtic weave crochet stitch pattern will stretch out over the pillow form exposing the pillow beneath. This modern design is worked seamlessly in the round. YouTube video tutorial included. Keep scrolling for the free crochet pattern
The Celtic weave cable stitch is easiest when worked in the round. The entire cable pattern is worked in front post treble crochet stitches. The weave cable technique creates an invisible join. A step-by-step video tutorial is on YouTube.
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The yarn used to crochet the Celtic Weave Throw Pillow pattern is Billow Bulky Weight yarn from WeCrochet. Billow is a blend of 100% Pima Cotton. It’s a bulky #5 weight and is a unique yarn that varies from thick to thin. Billow comes in 18 beautiful and modern shades. I used the colour natural for my pillow. Other colours pictured are Cadet, Comfrey, Sagebrush and Ice Lily. 5-8 hanks are needed depending on the size chosen. You’ll love how soft and comfy this yarn is to work with.
If you’re looking for a yarn substitute I’ve listed a few that I think will work well. Make sure to meet the pattern gauge of 12 sts and 5 rows equal to 4″ in cable pattern with 6mm hook when crocheting this pillow so that the sizing will be correct.
I love crocheting with my Streamline Hooks from Furls. They are light and easy to work with. Not to mention they come in so many gorgeous colour combos They are so nice to work with and I can crochet for hours without hand pain. I used the Taurus 6mm crochet hook for the Celtic Weave Throw Pillow. Use code MJS15 for 15% off.
The crochet Celtic Weave Throw Pillow pattern comes in 2 sizes. I’ve crocheted the 12″ x 20″ size but I’ve also included a 20′ X 20″ pillow cover size. I purchased the full and plush pillow forms from Amazon. You can get them HERE
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WeCrochet Billow Bulky Weight #5 – 100% Pima Cotton (120 yds/100g)
Hanks: 5 (8)
Yards: 540 (900)
Shown in Natural
Hanks must be rolled into cakes prior to working with them. Watch the tutorial HERE.
Pillow Form –
12″ x 20″ (20″ x 20″)
12 sts and 5 rows equal to 4″ in cable pattern with 6mm hook
Blo – Back Loop Only, Ch – Chain, Dc – Double Crochet, Rep – Repeat, RS – Right Side, Sc – Single Crochet, Sk – Skip, Skd – Skipped, Sp(s) – Space(s), St(s) – Stitch(es)
( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
How to crochet the Celtic Weave Throw Pillow pattern on YouTube HERE
The pillow cover is worked in the round. The top and bottom are seamed to close the cover. The pattern is written for the smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses ( ). Starting ch does not count as a stitch. Step by step video tutorial on YouTube. Hanks must be rolled into cakes prior to working with them. Watch the tutorial HERE.
Fptr – Front Post Treble Crochet:
Yo (Yarn Over) twice, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook twice, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.
Pattern – Bulky Celtic Beanie
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Starting Chain Tip: Crochet approx. 10 chs. Lay the chain out flat and insert the hook through the blo of the first ch. Keeping the chain flat, insert the hook into the working loop, and continue to chain the desired number of chains. To finish pull the working loop through the starting ch loop on the hook.
The Celtic weave stitch pattern is worked in multiples of 4.
Setup Round: Ch 112 and join, ch 2, 1 dc in the back hump (leg) of each ch around, sl st in the first dc to join—112 (112) sts.
Round 1: Ch 3 (not included as a st here and throughout), *sk first 2 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in front, fptr in first skd st and next; rep from * around, sl st in the first fptr to join—112 (112) sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, sk 4 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in behind, fptr in 3rd skd st and 4th skd st, *sk 2 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in behind, fptr in the first skd st and next; rep from * around to the last 2 sts, sk last 2 sts, fptr in the first and 2nd skd st of the round, working in behind, fptr in first skd st and next, sl st in the first fptr to join—112 (112) sts.
Round 3: Ch 3, sk 4 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in front, fptr in 3rd skd st and 4th skd st, *sk 2 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in front, fptr in first skd st and next; rep from * around to the last 2 sts, sk last 2 sts, fptr in the first and 2nd skd st of the round, working in front, fptr in first skd st and next, sl st in the first fptr to join—112 (112) sts.
Rounds 4 – 20 (33): Rep rounds 2 & 3 of the cable pattern. The cover should measure approx. 18″ wide by 12 (20)” long.
Insert the pillow inside the cover to make sure the sizing is correct. For a pillow form that is not as full, you may need to reduce a few rounds. Remove pillow from cover.
Lay the pillow cover flat with working yarn to the top right corner. Ch 1, join the cover by working a sc st through the first st of the round to the front, also going through the last st of the round to the back. Sc across closing the top side of the pillow cover.
Insert the pillow inside the cover. Join yarn to the top right two sts at the corner of the pillow. Ch 1, join the cover by working a sc st through the front, also going through the st to the back. Sc across closing the side of the pillow cover. Fasten off and weave in tails.
Tassels: Make 4
Cut 25 pieces 10″ long per tassel. Cut two 20” lengths for tying. Tie a bundle of 25 pieces at the halfway point (use this tie to attach to the pillow). With a second-length tie around all pieces, wrap several times, making a small ball. Knot ends and weave under the ball. Tie tassels at each corner of the pillow. Weave ends under tassel ball and trim. See the video tutorial on YouTube.
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