Pretty Polka Dot Pillow


Pretty Polka Dot Pillow

This Pretty Polka Dot Pillow has both a modern and vintage appeal. Two granny squares make the body of the pillow, and fun dots in multiple sizes add a fun embellishment. Soft and comfortable cotton yarn make this pillow pretty and perfect to cuddle up to! This would look great in a little girl's room or perfect as a throw pillow on the couch. Home decor like this is so fun to work up.


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)


Choose between a 12 inch square pillow or a 24 inch square pillow.



Granny Square (Make 2 in the “Coffee Filter” colorway):

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Keep working in this manner, with two clusters in the corners and one cluster on the sides until you finish the round. Just be sure there is a ch 1 in between each grouping of 3 dc as you work each round.

Repeat round 3 until your square measures 12 inches across or 24 inches across depending on what size you prefer.

A note about beginning a new round:

  •     To begin a new round in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch1 at the corner and begin the new round.
  •     To begin a new round in a new/different color, cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely. Continue to the next round.

Instructions for a small dot:

Ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a ring.

Work 12 dc in the center of the ring.

Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Instructions for large dot:

Ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a ring.

Work 12 dc in the center of the ring.

Ch 3 and work a dc in the first space.

In the next space, work 2 dc. Continue around the circle by working 2 dc in each space all the way around. Join to close circle with a sl st.

Fasten off and weave in any ends.


Attach dots to granny squares by seaming them on with a tapestry needle and a length of same colored yarn. Or if you prefer, you can attach the dots to the pillow with some fabric glue instead.

Weave in all ends of the squares. Stack the two granny squares with right sides facing out. Fasten the same colored yarn in the corner of both squares. Seam together by working a single crochet in both loops of both squares on three sides of the squares. Place pillow form inside and continue to join the squares together to close the top of the pillow up. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pretty Polka Dot Pillow


Win the yarn to make this pillow! Contest ends August 28, 2013.



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