Cozy Holiday Pillow

The Cozy Holiday Pillow feature a faux fur spruce tree and a buffalo plaid background

Earlier this year, I applied to be a guest designer on the Make & Do Crew blog, and I was chosen! I started designing this pillow in the summer and have been patiently waiting to be able to share it with you! Well, today’s the day! I am honored and thrilled to be sharing this new design with you all on the Make & Do Crew blog!

Introducing the Cozy Holiday Pillow! This crochet throw pillow features a faux fur spruce tree and a buffalo plaid background, making it perfect for winter and the holiday season! It’s a modern design with a dash of fun, that you won’t be able to resist snuggling up next to!


This design may look intimidating but I promise it’s easier than it looks! Both the free version and ad-free, easy to print pdf include both written instructions and a graphs to follow along with. No matter how you follow along with this pattern, I find it helpful to print off the instructions and cross off each row when it’s worked. This helps you keep your place and stay organized. This design uses the intarsia crochet technique which uses bobbins to create a clean finish. The pillow is made up of two panels, the front has the faux fur tree and the back is just buffalo plaid.


For the buffalo plaid I used Lion Brand Yarn Color Made Easy in the colors Caviar, Pomegranate, and Crimson. I love the look of classic red buffalo plaid but I think this design would look amazing with any color combination! For the faux fur tree I used Lion Brand Yarn Go For Faux in the color Baked Alaska. If you’re not interested in using faux fur yarn though, you can substitute it with Color Made Easy. Be sure to use contrasting colors for the background and the tree, so that you’re able to see the design clearly. You can shop all Lion Brand Yarn HERE!

Click HERE to head over to the free pattern or click HERE to get the ad-free, easy to print pdf on Etsy!

I hope you all enjoy this pattern! Don’t forget to tag @theturtletrunk on Instagram and Facebook so I can see you’re finished creations!

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Happy making friends!

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