Pillows are an amazing crochet project because they have so many uses: from relaxation to home decor to sleep, you’ll find what you need in this round-up.
The pillows in this list are super soft and fluffy because they’re made with cozy yarns like chenille, faux fur, and velvet. Some call for polyester stuffing while others call for a pillow insert, so grab your supplies and let’s get started!
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1. Crochet Fluffy Fur Pillows – in any size!
With this pattern, you’ll be able to make gorgeous, fluffy accent pillows in any size you want! Just grab some Lion Brand Go For Faux yarn and a square or rectangular pillow insert. The pattern calls for very simple stitches and is designed for beginners, though it can be hard to see your stitches when using faux fur yarn, so you might want to wait on this project until you’ve followed a few patterns using standard yarn first.
2. Crochet Faux Fur Pillow
This Crochet Faux Fur Pillow also uses Lion Brand Go For Faux yarn. For this one, you’ll need a 16-inch pillow insert and only need to know how to chain and single crochet. The pattern includes video tutorials for both left-handed and right-handed crocheters, so it’s a great choice for beginners!
3. Faux Fur Teddy Bear Throw Pillow
This super-soft, super-cute teddy bear throw pillow is made with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for the base and faux fur yarn for the teddy accent. You’ll need to know how to do color changes, follow a chart, and use tapestry crochet methods, but the pattern includes guidance for all these techniques, so you’ll pick them up in no time!
4. Velvet Plush Pillow
Velvet yarn is amazingly soft, so it’s a great choice for pillows. This Velvet Plush Pillow calls for Bernat Velvet yarn and you only need to know how to chain, single crochet, and do the mini bean stitch. The pattern includes written, photo, and video tutorials for the mini bean stitch, so it’s perfect for beginners who want to learn a new skill.
5. Bernat Chain Links Pillow
This fun pillow uses Bernat Blanket yarn, a super-bulky chenille yarn that’s so soft and squishy! The chain link accent requires following a crochet chart, but as long as you’re comfortable with that skill, the project should be a breeze!
6. Crochet Oversized Owl Pillow
Animal pillows make such fun decorations, and this Oversized Owl Pillow is no exception! The pattern calls for Bernat Baby Blanket yarn and only uses simple stitches, so it’s a great beginner project. Whether you’re decorating a kid’s room or just want an adorable owl of your own, this is the perfect pattern.
7. Cat Pillow
This adorable cat pillow uses Sweet Snuggles yarn by Loops and Threads, so it’s super soft and squishy. This project is perfect for beginners who want to try using jumbo chenille yarn, because it’s worked with simple stitches. And the embroidered face adds such a cute touch!
8. Simple Cat Pillow
If you want to make a cat pillow with a full body, check out this pattern! It calls for Bernat Blanket yarn, and instead of using a pillow form, you’ll need polyester fiber fill or the stuffing of your choice. The simple stitches make this a great beginner project.
9. Jumbo Heart Pillow
This Jumbo Heart Pillow, with its cute little face, is sure to add joy to your home! It works up super quickly and requires just one ball of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn. The simple stitches make this pattern a perfect choice for new crocheters.
10. Heart Pillow
If you want a narrower heart pillow, check out this pattern by Loops and Love Crochet! It’s soft, easy to crochet, and can be made in two sizes. The pattern calls for Bernat Blanket yarn, and if you choose an ombre or multicolor skein, your pillow will be filled with fun colors.
11. Lion Brand Yarn Heart Pillow
A third heart pillow option is this super-fun fluffy one by Lion Brand Yarn. While Lion Brand’s Fun Fur yarn has been discontinued, you can find a great substitute through YarnSub. The heart is worked in rows using easy stitches, and you simply seam the two sides together and stuff them, so it’s a good beginner pattern.
12. Heart Pillow with Border
Heart pillows are all the rage in the crochet community, it seems, so here’s a fourth option: a soft and squishy pillow made from Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn. The body of the heart is made of two panels worked in rows with simple stitches, and the border uses thinner yarn and a cluster stitch. There are written, photo, and video instructions for the border, so even beginners should feel comfortable diving into this pattern!
13. Hygge Neck Roll Bolster Pillow
This cozy bolster pillow is made with Red Heart’s soft, fluffy Hygge yarn and a neckroll pillow insert. The yarn and pattern are based on the Scandinavian concept of “hygge,” which encompasses comfort and contentment — all the things you want out of a pillow!
The pattern includes both an easy and a more complex version of the starting circle, so it’s a good choice for crocheters of all levels. The only slightly complex stitch is the back post single crochet, but the pattern includes a tutorial, so even beginners will be able to learn.
14. Ellie the Elephant Pillow
Ellie the Elephant is the perfect addition to a child’s room, or any room that needs a pop of joy! You’ll need a size 5 bulky chenille yarn and the stuffing of your choice. Ellie is worked in rounds and rows, so this is the perfect pattern for beginners who want to get experience with both methods. You can’t go wrong by making this adorable pillow!
15. Loop Stitch Pillow Pattern
Looking for a fun textured accent pillow? Check out this pattern that uses super-soft Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn. The pattern requires the loop stitch and has instructions for the stitch, so it’s a good choice for beginners who are ready to branch out into new techniques.
16. Jumbo Waffle
Food is such a fun inspiration for crochet projects, and this Jumbo Waffle cushion is no exception! It’s made with jumbo chenille yarn, which means it works up super quickly! The pattern includes a link to a tutorial for the waffle stitch, so even beginners will be able to make this tasty-looking pillow!
17. Marilyn Faux Fur Pillow
The Marilyn Faux Fur Pillow uses faux fur yarn and standard chunky yarn to create a beautiful tapestry-like texture that’s super soft and fluffy. The pattern requires knowledge of tapestry crochet (and has a link to a tutorial), color changes, and carrying your yarn behind your stitches, so if you’re a complete beginner, I’d recommend making a few of the other pillows in this round-up before giving this one a go.
18. The Retro Throw Pillow
If you want decor that’s a throwback to the groovy ’70s, check out the Retro Throw Pillow. You’ll need a super-bulky chenille yarn like Bernat Blanket and some polyester stuffing. The pattern is super easy, works up quickly, and is a great option for beginners!
19. Crochet Strawberry Plush
There’s nothing cuter than a strawberry pillow, and this one is made with Bernat Blanket yarn so it’s wonderfully soft and squishy! The pattern uses super-simple stitches and even includes a video tutorial, so if you’re a beginner crocheter, this is a great pillow to make!
20. Jumbo Strawberry
If you want a slightly smaller strawberry pillow, check out this pattern by Little World of Whimsy. It calls for Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn, so your pillow will be super soft! Plus, it uses easy stitches and is even a no-sew pattern, so it’s perfect for beginners. And the strawberry’s smile is just too cute!
21. Jumbo Narwhal
If you need a fluffy pillow to complement an ocean theme, look no further than this adorable Jumbo Narwhal. The pattern calls for jumbo velvet yarn and polyester stuffing, and it uses easy stitches because it was designed with beginner crocheters in mind. Plus, it’s customizable: if you want to make a whale instead of a narwhal, just leave off the horn.
22. Jumbo Penguin
Maybe you’re more of a penguin person — never fear, I’ve got a pillow pattern for you, too! This super-big, super-cute penguin will look great no matter where you display it in your home. The pattern calls for Sweet Snuggles jumbo chenille yarn and polyester stuffing, and the simple stitches make it perfect for beginners.
23. Jumbo Turkey
You truly can’t have enough cute animal pillows in your life, so make sure to check out this Jumbo Turkey as well. It’d be a great addition to your Thanksgiving decor, and just like all the other patterns you’ll find on Little World of Whimsy, it’s a good project for beginners. It’s made with two types of chenille yarn — Chenille Home and Sweet Snuggles — so it’ll be supremely soft and fluffy!
24. Furry Throw Pillow Cover
If you’ve already got plenty of throw pillows and just want to change up the color scheme of your space throughout the seasons, check out this Furry Throw Pillow Cover pattern! The cover is made by holding two strands of yarn together — one worsted weight, one faux fur — so it works up quickly. This technique also makes it a good pattern for beginners, because the stitches are easier to see than when working with faux fur yarn on its own.
25. Bernat Bobble and Fringe Crochet Pillow
This stylish pillow is made with Bernat Blanket yarn, so it’ll be a super-soft addition to your home. It’s worked in three pieces that are seamed together, leaving an opening to insert a pillow form. And the bobble texture may look complex, but it’s actually achieved with beginner-friendly stitches!
26. Bernat Sunshine Crochet Pillow
Another pattern that uses super-soft Bernet Blanket yarn is this sunshine pillow. It’s cute, beginner friendly, works up quickly, and will definitely add some joy to your day!
27. Bernat Crochet Flower Pillow
This flower pillow pattern also calls for Bernat Blanket yarn, and its two-tone design leaves open so many ways to customize the colors. You’ll be able to make pillows that match every space in your home! The pattern is great for beginners because it uses simple stitches and because it includes both written instructions and a crochet chart.
28. Bernat Crochet Bunny Floor Pillow
If you want to make the coziest pillow ever, check out this bunny floor pillow pattern! It uses Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, so it’s super soft and squishy, and it’s perfect for beginners who want to try a larger project. I truly can’t imagine anything better than cuddling up with this pillow at the end of a long day!
29. Crochet Candy Cane Pillow
If you need an accent pillow for the holidays, look no further than this candy cane pillow! It’s made with Loops & Threads Royal Velvet, a size-7 jumbo yarn, so it’s wonderfully fluffy and soft. The pattern calls for easy stitches and includes instructions for color changes, so this is a great pattern for beginner crocheters.
Which pillows will you be making? No matter what you choose, they’ll add something special to your home!