1 Hour Mr and Mrs Throw Pillows

Hello World!

I’m so excited to share this pattern with you! I doubt there’s any way possible for anyone to have avoided me talking about my wedding, so I’ll skip over all that and get right to it.

Anyone who wants to take a peek back, you can check out some crafts I planned out here and see my bridal shower here.

Back to the pillows.

crochet throw pillow

I teamed up with We Are Knitters for this one. Go check out their website and all their pretty yarn varieties. They also sell kits for projects like sweaters, beanies, and home decor. The best part is you can narrow down your search by skill level or yarn type and there really is something for everyone. My personal fave, the Yoki Blanket.

For my project I used The Wool, which is 100% Peruvian Wool.

And guys….it’s so squishy!!

I went for a simple color palate of grey, cream, white & black. We’ve been looking to buy a house/townhouse for what seems like ever. Boston real estate is no joke. So since we don’t have a house yet, who knows what color scheme our bedroom will be, so I went pretty neutral

If I were to make these again I would probably do the Mrs. pillow in white with black writing and the Mr. pillow in black with white writing. That color combo seems to be a pretty typical color scheme for Mr. & Mrs. throw pillows when you look on Pinterest and who am I to question the home decor Pinterest Deities.

These pillows work up so quick and no joke you could finish one in an hour. The only hang-up you might find is if you don’t already know how to tapestry crochet. Have no fear though, I’ve included a few photos to help you along in my Ravelry pattern! I promise it’s a lot simpler than you might think.

Now I’m not kidding when I say these only take an hour to make. Not a “I’m-crocheting-but-also-watching-a-really-intense-episode-of-the-Bachelorette” type of hour. I mean you sit down and count your stitches and work for 60 minutes. By the end of it you’ll have a throw pillow.

I suppose I’m being slightly misleading. You can’t finish both pillows in an hour. Or maybe you can. I can’t. You might be a crocheting superhero. I don’t know.

But let’s get to the pattern shall we? That’s why you’re really here, not to read my stream of consciousness.

I’ve listed this pattern in my Ravelry shop for a few bucks if you’d prefer to use the graph versus the written instructions. I personally like to work off the graph, it just makes sense to me. For everyone else, I have stitch by stitch instructions below. The pattern in Ravelry also includes a photo tutorial on how to color change in tapestry crochet.

Happy yarn bending and be sure to tag your work #HYAcrochet if you make any of my patterns!

Materials Needed:
  • We Are Knitters The Wool:
    • 2 balls of base color (I used grey)
    • 1 ball writing color (I used black)
    • 1 ball accent color (optional; I used white)
  • Size P/11.5mm crochet hook
  • Crochet needle for sewing pillow cover together
  • 12×16 Pillow form
MRS Pillow Pattern

Chain 61

1: sc into the second ch from the hook. Sc into each of the remaining sts. (60)

2-8: ch 1 & turn. Sc in each st (60)

(here’s where we start spelling, row 9 is worked backwards starting with the period)

9: sc 19 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 4 black, 5 grey, 4 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 16 grey

(Row 10 is worked forwards)

10: sc 16 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 5 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 19 grey

11: sc 23 grey, 2 black, 8 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 16 grey.

12: sc 16 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 25 grey.

13: sc 22 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 1 grey, 1 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 16 grey

14: sc 16 grey, 7 black, 1 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 4 black, 23 grey

15: Sc 37 grey, 7 black, 16 grey

16: sc 16 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 37 grey

17: sc 37 grey, 1 black, 5 grey, 1 black, 16 grey

18: sc all in grey (60)

19-23: sc grey in each st.

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MR Pillow Pattern

Chain 61

1: sc into the second ch from the hook. Sc into each of the remaining sts. (60)

2-8: ch 1 & turn. Sc in each st (60)

9: sc 23 grey, 2 black, 4 grey, 4 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 19 grey

10: 19 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 2 grey. 2 black, 5 grey, 2 black, 23 grey

11: sc 30 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 29 grey

12: sc 19 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 26 grey

13: sc 26 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 1 grey, 1 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 19 grey

14: sc 19 grey, 7 black, 1 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 27 grey

15: sc 34 grey, 7 black, 19 grey

16: sc 19 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 34 grey

17: sc 34 grey, 1 black, 5 grey, 1 black, 19 grey

18-23: sc all 60 sts in grey

ASSEMBLY

Once you have the pillow cover all crocheted. simply lay it face down on a flat surface. Lay the pillow form on top and bring each end of the pillow cover together.

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With remaining yarn, sew all open sides together. Be careful you don’t pull too hard on the yarn. Also try to pull as close to the sts as possible. With this yarn being 100% wool, if you pull too hard, it will simply shred apart. You can needle felt it back together though, so there’s hope if you accidentally pull it apart. I certainly did a few times before getting the hang of it.

Once your pillow form is all sewn in, you can embellish however you’d like. I again kept it simple with pom-poms on every corner, but you can do tassels, fringe, your imagination is the limit!

I hope you enjoy this pillow as much as I do. Don’t forget to check out what other awesome stuff you can find at We Are Knitters!

And if you feel so inclined, you can help me out by pinning my title image at the beginning. Love you all!

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