Picot Pillow Crochet Pattern

Can you believe it’s almost May?! With having a ‘stay at home’ order, I figured now would be a great time to revive this pillow pattern so anyone stuck at home could make something beautiful to decorate their home!

I designed and shared the Picot Pillow pattern last year on Desamour Designs blog! Elisabeth, so kindly, had me as a guest designer on her blog and It was such a fun experience to talk to a new audience! I had every intention to create a printer friendly PDF to sell in my online shops, but I recently realized that I had totally forgotten!

I’m happy to say that you can now (finally!) find the ad-free, easy to print PDF copy of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry! But you can also find the free version here on my blog as well!

This design is made similarly to the Picot Beverage Holder and Picot Ice Cream Pint Holder. I absolutely love the texture these stitches make when worked together so I’ve been using this sequence as much I can!

You can use any bulky (5) weight yarn for this project but I really enjoyed using Bernat Maker Home Decor! It shows off the stitch definition so well and creates a very clean and smooth look. For my pillow I used the color Aqua, but there are so many beautiful shades to choose from!

I hope you enjoy this design as much as I do, now let’s get making!

Not ready to make just yet?! PIN this pattern for later!




6 stitches by 6 rows working Rows 1-6 = 2” x 2” square
Adjust hook size up or down or adjust tension to meet gauge.


● The final size of each panel is 14” x 14”, but the pattern can easily be adjusted to any size. To adjust width, make your starting chain any even number.  To adjust length, add or subtract the number of rows and be sure to end on a Row 3.
● Beginning chains do not count as stitches throughout the whole pattern.
● The instructions given between asterisk (**) are to be repeated until the end of the row.
● The number in parenthesis at the end of each row represents the total number of stitches to be worked in that row.


● Bulky (5) Weight Yarn (I used: Bernat Maker Home Decor)
            approximately 11 oz / 397 yards

● Hook: 5.50 mm (I)
14” x 14” Pillow Insert
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SL ST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
PSC – Picot Single Crochet
WS – Wrong Side (this side will be facing the inside of the pillow and will not be seen)
RS – Right Side (this side will be on the outside and will be seen. The bumps created from the PSC will be showing on the RS.)

Special Stitches

Picot Single Crochet (PSC):

The PSC will be worked on the wrong side so when the bumps it creates are pushed behind, they will be sticking out on the right side, creating beautiful texture.

Insert your hook into the designated stitch. Pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through the 1st loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the 1st loop again. Yarn over and pull through the 1st loop once more. Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. Push the CH 3 you just created behind and work the next ST.


Panels (make 2)

CH 40

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in each ST across. (39)
Row 2: CH 1 & turn. HDC in each ST across. (39)
Row 3: CH 1 & turn. SC in each ST across. (39)
Row 4: CH 1 & turn. *SC in the 1st ST, PSC in the next ST* repeat ** across. (39)
Row 5: CH 1 & turn. SC in each ST across. (39)
Row 6: CH 1 & turn. HDC in each ST across. (39)
Row 7: CH 1 & turn. SC in each ST across. (39)
Rows 8-43: Repeat Rows 4-7

After the first panel is done: tie off and make the second panel.
After the second panel is done: do NOT tie off and move onto Closing & Finishing.

Closing & Finishing

Place pieces together with both the RS facing out. SC pieces together, working 1 SC into each ST across the top, then in each row down the left, then back across the bottom. Insert the pillow form and close by SC up the final side. Tie off yarn and weave in end.

And you’re all done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern for the Picot Pillow! Don’t forget to tag @theturtletrunk on Instagram and Facebook so I can see you’re finished creations!

A modern and fun pillow design full of texture!

You are free to sell the items you make with this pattern, and I’d love if you could please link back to this page. You do not have permission to republish or distribute this pattern in any way or claim it as your own. Do not use my photos in your sale listings or for any other purposes. Thank you.

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