Let It Snow Pillow


This Let It Snow Pillow is a must-have crochet pattern for the winter months. It's a DIY home decor design that's easy to crochet using Red Heart With Love yarn. The snowflake lace motif is crocheted separately and then added to the finished crochet pillow, once you finish it. Keep this cute pillow on your sofa, loveseat, bed, or chair. Wherever you decide to keep it, this homemade crochet pillow will look great in any room of your house. Thanks to user Trekkiebigtime for the great name suggestion!


Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® With Love®: 3 skeins 1623 Mallard A; 1 skein 1101 Eggshell B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm [US K-10½ for pillow; 9 mm [US N-13] for snowflake.
  • Yarn needle,
  • Stitch marker,
  • Sewing needle
  • Matching sewing thread, 18” (45.5 cm) x 18” (45.5 cm)
  • Poly-filled pillow form insert

SIZE: Pillow Cover Measures 16” (40.5 cm) wide x 18” (45.5 cm) tall.

GAUGE/TENSION: With 2 strands of A held together as one and smaller hook, 10¾ sts and 11¾ rows = 4” (10 cm) in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Special Abbreviations
picot: Ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook.

Special Technique
adjustable ring: Holding yarn a few inches from the end, wrap around two fingers. Insert hook into wrap, pull up a loop, ch 1, remove loop from fingers. Work stitches of first round into the ring. To tighten ring, pull gently but firmly on yarn tail.

For smooth, firm finish, pillow cover is worked in the round with yarn held doubled in unjoined rounds. The width has a 2” (5 cm) negative ease. It measures 2” [5 cm] shorter than pillow form for a tight, firm fit.
Keep pillow insert handy to check for fit. Alter size of pillow cover by adding or subtracting beginning chains & rounds as desired.
Snowflake motif is worked separately in joined rounds with yarn held doubled and is sewn onto pillow top using matching sewing thread & sharp sewing needle for best results.

With smaller hook with 2 strands of A held together as one, ch 86 and without twisting ch, join with a slip st in first ch.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around, do not join—86 sc. Work in a spiral. Place marker in first st and move marker up as work progresses.
Round 2-57: Sc in each st around. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length. Turn cover inside out and whip stitch 1 end closed. Turn right side out, insert pillow form and whip stitch end closed. Set aside.

Snowflake Motif
With B, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), [dc, ch 1] 11 times in ring, join with a slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—12 ch-1 spaces.
Round 2: Slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 2, dc in next ch-1 space, 2 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * 5 times, ch 2, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—6 ch-2 spaces.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-2 space**, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—6 ch-3 spaces.
Round 4: Ch 4, [skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1] twice, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 space**, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next] 3 times; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—6 ch-3 spaces; 24 ch-1 spaces.
Round 5: Ch 3, [dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc] 3 times, *dc in next ch-3 space, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 6 ch (spoke made), dc in same space in Round 4**, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, dc in dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3—6 spokes.
Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), [skip next st, hdc in next st, picot, ch 1] 3 times, skip next st, *skip first ch of spoke, slip st in next ch, slip st in next 4 ch sts of spoke, [ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, slip st in top middle of spoke] twice, working on opposite side of the spoke, slip st in each of next 4 sc**, [ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st, picot, ch 1] 5 times, skip next st; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next, picot, ch 1, skip next st, slip st to 2nd ch of beginning ch-3, picot, slip st in first ch-1 sp. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

To shape snowflake, mist with water, flatten and pin out to shape. After motif is dry, center and pin to pillow. Using matching sewing thread and sewing needle, sew snowflake motif to pillow around edges.

A, B = color A, B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); () = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.


See this snowflake pattern along with others in 13 Crochet Snowflake Patterns!



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I love this project but instead of working up the pillow itself in crochet, Im going to use navy fleece to cover some pillows I already have. Since my living room dcor already involves various shades of blue, this will work out just fine. After all, the most important part of this project is the snowflake, not necessarily the pillow. The designers tip to mist and block the flake before attaching to the pillow is spot on, too.

I like to change my house decorations with the seasons and my home decor for January is snowmen and snowflakes. This will fit right in and expand what I already have. Now it looks like I need to decide whether to do it in soft navy or denim. If I get started now I might even get it done in time for next winter!

This is such an elegant looking design. It doesn't really have to be called a snow flake. It looks like a modern design. I can see this in a different color against a white back ground. Maybe make a black on white and a white on black for use in a modern chrome and glass room. I think it would look fantastic. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

I am pleasantly surprised with this pillow cover pattern. I am currently making Christmas pillow covers and was wondering about the next design when I finish doing all of my current projects. And here is the answer, this Let it Snow cover pattern which is very much different from what I'm making. Fantastic! I can imagine doing this pattern in many other color combos with the snowflake remaining as white of course. Duh! I'm excited, can't wait doing this design. the possibilities are endless. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Merry Christmas to everyone!

softly falling snowflake

Lacy Medallion Snowflake

Winters Snowflake.

I would call the pillow Midnight Sky Snowflake because it looks like a snowflake falling through the midnight sky.

Crystal Persuasion

Classic pillow Regards..Linda Marx RSA

Snow Drift

Winter's Wonder. Snowflakes ARE a wonder of winter.


Snowflake Lace would be a great name!

Frostbite Failure!

Icy Snowflake Pillow

Icelace Pillow

Crystal Snowflake. It reminds me of water crystalizing on the window...

i would call it winter snowflake

Winter Wonder is my name for the lovely creation

I name this "Softly down snowflake"

I think "All Points North" works

God's Snowflake Design Pillow

How about Reindeer Snowflake?

Ann J Gomez Here is a name for your pillow with no name to it.. Eyes of Winter's Snow .... :)

midnight snowflake pillow

Snowflake medallion as I plan to use it in the center of a patchwork quilt and make four smaller ones for cornerstones.

Winter wonder pillow

Winter Splender

How about Snowflake Burst for a name?


I would call it 'Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow' pillow

Beautiful pillow. White star with a dark blue background. How about naming it Starry Night?

Very nice, white star with a dark blue background. How about Starry Night for it's name?

I've crocheted a bunch of snow flakes to hang on my front window this winter and I've been looking for a pattern for a BIG one. This is it! Thanks! How about calling it "Winter Wonderland"?

Six Sided Snowflake Pillow

The corners look like a wish bone so how about calling the pillow---- "Wish upon a Star" Irene E M-B

Winter Snowflake Pillow

Crystal Mist Pillow

octagon spikes snowflake pillow

Cool Mint Snowflake Pillow seems to suit it perfectly


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