Does anything freshen up a room faster and easier than new throw pillows? They’re certainly easier than dusting or painting! The Reversible Ruffle Pillow is fun, flirty, quick to crochet, and a great blend of graphic and feminine – the perfect thing to spice up your space right now!
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What makes it Reversible? Flip it to the other side and you’ll see the colors reversed, for a surprisingly different look! Just by switching the colors used for each portion, you can get vastly different looks. Switch the same two colors like I did, or add two more – or make the ruffles in a rainbow and use white for the background, and then switch those. I used the twisted sc to sew the sides of the pillow together and add more interest, but you can do that your way too. The possibilities are endless!
Because the pillow form is completely sewn in, be sure to get a washable pillow form like the one I linked in the supply list below. Also, please note that the cover is smaller than the pillow – this gives you that great overstuffed look!
Reversible Ruffle Pillow
- US – J, 6.0 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts used)
- 675 yds Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (yarn symbol “4”/Aran; 145 yds; 3oz)
Color A: Sapphire – 2 balls
Color B: White – 2 balls
- 16″ pillow form (Pillowflex used)
- Gauge: 13 sts x 7 rows =4″ in dc
- Measurement (before adding pillow): approximately 15″ x 15.5″
- Helpful Tutorials: fdc, dc, flo/blo, join with sc, sc, skip, join with dc, twisted sc
SIDE 1 INSTRUCTIONS:
Row 1: With Color A, FDC 49; turn. (49 sts)
Alternative Row 1 (to avoid foundation stitch): Ch 51, skip the 2 chs closest to the hook, dc in remaining 49 chs; turn. (49 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in BLO of each st across; turn. (49 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn. (49 sts)
Row 4 – 27: Repeat Rows 2 and 3. Break yarn and finish off.
ADDING RUFFLES – These are worked into the unworked front loops created when working the even numbered rows in the BLO above:
Row 1: With Color B, join with sc in first unworked front loop of Row 1, *skip 2 unworked loops, 7 dc in the next unworked loop, skip 2 unworked loops, sc in the next unworked loop; repeat from * to end, break yarn and finish off. (8 7-dc ruffles)
Row 2: With Color B, join with dc in first unworked front loop of Row 3, 3 dc in the same loop, *skip 2 unworked loops, sc in the next unworked loop, skip 2 unworked loops, 7 dc in the next unworked loop; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with 4 dc in the last unworked loop, break yarn and finish off. (7 7-dc ruffles, 2 4-dc ruffles)
Row 3 – 13: Repeat Row 1 and 2 working down the Base, ending with a Row 1 repeat.
ADDING SIDE EDGES: With Color A, sc evenly along each side of the Base, with 2 sc in the side of a row, followed by 1 sc in the side of the next row, repeating, tacking down 4-dc ruffles as you go. (41 sts on each side)
SIDE 2 INSTRUCTIONS:
Repeat Side 1 Instructions, reversing Color A and Color B.
Using Color A and Color B held together, and holding wrong sides of both pieces together, twisted sc around 3 sides of pillow, then insert pillow form and continue along 4th side. Break yarn and finish off.
I hope you have fun making the free crochet Reversible Ruffle Pillow pattern! It’s a great way to add custom color and fun to your space!
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