Paw Print Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern

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With the recent popularity of my Cat’s Meow and Dog Days blankets I decided it would be fun to design a pillow to go with them. I wanted to make it universal so you could use it with either blanket and works for all cat and dog lovers. These thoughts resulted in, what I think, is a darling Paw Print Pillow Cover.

Paw Print Pillow

Paw Print Design

Pillows are a fun home decor project and can showcase your personality, or in this case, your love of animals. Pillow Covers can be made in multiple ways. My personal preference is making one large square instead of two that need to be sewn together. By crocheting one large square, you simply fold the corners in together to create an “x” on the backside and stitch those seams to create your backside.

Knotted Half Double Crochet Stitch

If you’ve been following me, you know my love of the knotted half double crochet. This stitch is what has allowed me to creates some of the most beautiful designs using color changes. It creates gorgeous color transitions, clean lines and angles and a full bodied stitch.

Knotted Half Double Crochet

The knotted half double crochet is a unique stitch that is new to many crocheters. I started designing with it in 2020 when I designed my Music to the Souls Blankets (and now I have over 30 patterns using it and many more designed and many more on their way).

Crocheting colors changes can be intimidating the first time you try. And starting on a larger project can be extra intimidating because you want it to start and end with consistent quality of gauge and stitches. It was important to me to make everyone feel confident when making one of my designs using the knotted half double crochet and working my graph patterns, so I created a full course. All my designs have full instructions in the pattern themself, but if you want to practice or need a little more guidance, please be sure to check out my Changing Colors Course.

Changing Colors Course

Materials Needed for Pillow Cover

  • Pillow Form – 16” x 16” Square
  • 640 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn in two (2) colors
    • 110 yards of Contrasting Color (used for Paw & border that creates the “x”) – sample used Premier Basix Mosaic yarn (color: Cuddle)
    • 530 yards of Main Color (background) – sample used Premier Basix yarn (color: Aran)
  • Size K/6.50mm crochet hook
  • Size I/5.50mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Paw Print Goes Great with Dog & Cat Blanket

I already mentioned that the inspiration behind this pillow design was the Cat’s Meow and the Dog Days Blankets. See how cute they are together.

Pet Appreciation Blog Hop – Limited Time

For a limited time, the paw print pillow cover will be part of the Pet Appreciation Blog Hop. The blog hop will run from May 1-21, 2024. You can check out daily features during that time by clicking on the buttons. Be sure to check back on May 13th, when the Paw Print Pillow Cover will be featured!

To increase the fun of the Blog Hop, I am offering the Cat’s Meow and the Dog Days patterns for 50% off. This is valid on Ravelry only and good through Monday May 13, 2024 – no code needed. You can find the patterns in my Ravelry shop by clicking HERE.

Where to get your copy of the paw print pillow cover pattern

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