Customize the color palette of this modern corner to corner crochet pillow pattern to fit any room in your house. Find the full free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here. (Get the free coordinating blanket pattern here.)
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Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series. While I'm getting to know the newest baby in our family, Jessie from Fly the Distance Co. is sharing her free corner to corner crochet pillow pattern with us today! You can see lots of of Jessie's crochet patterns her blog, Fly the Distance Co. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Instagram and Pinterest. Jessie, take it away!
The Inspiration for My Corner to Corner Crochet Pillow
Hi there! I'm Jessie, the designer and nature lover behind Fly the Distance co! I'm am super excited to be guest posting here on Make and Do Crew and sharing this corner to corner crochet pattern set with you all! Many of my patterns are inspired by something in nature or channel that daring adventurer. Nature was my first love and it is followed closely by crafting!
After throwing down the hooks as a kid because I just couldn't get it, I decided to try again as an adult. And now, I find myself drowning in yarn skeins! For me, designing crochet patterns is the perfect combo of right brain/left brain for my scientific, yet crafty mind! I hope you enjoy these corner to corner crochet patterns as much as I have!
The patterns are set to post separately over two posts. In this post you will find the pattern for the X Marks the Spot 12 x 16 Pillow. A beginner friendly version of the pattern that matches and prepares you for the lapgan to be released in the next post! Be sure to be on the look out for Part 2! (UPDATE: Find the free coordinating C2C blanket pattern here.)
This corner to corner boho pillow and lapgan crochet pattern set is the perfect project to fit any style décor and personality! The nature adventure inspired matching patterns can easily liven up your own little corner of comfort! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced c2c stitcher, this boho throw pillow pattern, in the first part of this pattern set, is beginner friendly and quick to create!
The greatest creative inspiration surrounds us everyday! Mother nature is full of both intricate and simple patterns. Take a leisurely walk down a nature trail and you are bound to find some great inspiration for pattern and color. It’s my favorite place to draw design ideas from.
But, every great adventure into nature is made better by knowing you have someplace to come home to. Am I right? A place to relax, kick your shoes off, grab a hook and yarn, and maybe some coffee or wine too! An “X” on the map that marks the spot of your own piece of the world. That is where the design inspiration for the X Marks the Spot corner to corner pillow and lapgan came from! The “X” that marks your own little corner of comfort, whatever that means for you!
Beginner-Friendly Corner to Corner Crochet Pattern
If you are a beginner to crochet or just learning the corner to corner method, this pillow pattern is a great starter piece! Its small size (12”x14”) makes it manageable and quick to complete, while also giving you a little experience in managing a number of yarn lines.
There are many great tutorials on the method and videos on how to change colors in corner to corner crochet if you need help with the c2c itself or how to read a graph. This pattern and post assumes that you’ve had some experience with this crochet method so if you would like to learn how, definitely hit those links! Jess, here on Make and Do Crew, has great posts and videos to help you get started! (See them here!)
Keeping your yarn lines organized is key to any c2c crochet pattern that employs a lot of color changes! This starts with creating smaller “bobbins” of yarn from your skeins to use at different sections of the pattern. Estimate the amount of yarn needed for a particular section of graph and use your favorite method to keep this length wrangled.
For such a small project like this throw pillow, I like to use clothespins of various sizes because they are affordable (I tend to lose things a lot in sofa cushions and in the grass when I crochet outside!) In the wood section of your local craft store, you can find larger clothespins for a dollar or two for when you need to make larger bobbins. Plus, this allows for the bonus of being able to clip the clothespin onto the project and prevent unraveling of your bobbin, should your project be on the move!
Once we get into the larger lapgan in Part Two of this boho c2c crochet pattern, using other methods to organize your yarn skeins might be a better option for you! There are so many organization ideas out there. If you do a little search, you’re sure to find one that is perfect for you!
Easy Care, Washable Yarn for C2C Crochet Pillows
The simple design makes these corner to corner boho crochet patterns fit in any style room! While it is a boho type geometric design, by switching up the color choices you can easily match it to your unique color style. Lines and patterns are on trend for interior design and can fit in any décor style from farmhouse to boho to modern, just by adjusting the color combinations and details! I could also see this as a nursery set for a new boho or chic baby theme with some light pinks or blues!
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice was chosen to complete these patterns because of its array of colors. The main color, Linen, is a great base option because its off-white color matches beautifully with many other colorways in this line! I was first introduced to this color by the Be a Deer Baby Blanket here on Make and Do Crew and it has been a go-to color choice for me ever since!
Using “Linen” as a base allows for a great color statement opportunity! Some of my favorite colorways in this line are are Midnight Blue for something vibrant, Pink for a baby, Dusty Green for a fresh pop of natural color, Taupe to match with a farmhouse style color palette and Mustard for the fall and winter décor!
More Free C2C Crochet Patterns + Tutorials
New to C2C crochet? Don't miss our beginner's guide to C2C, as well as these fun corner to corner crochet patterns!
"X" Marks The Spot
C2C Crochet Pillow Free Pattern
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Get the free coordinating C2C blanket pattern here.
This corner to corner boho pillow and lapgan crochet pattern set is the perfect project to fit any style décor and personality! The nature adventure inspired matching patterns can easily liven up your own little corner of comfort! Whether you are just starting or an experienced C2C stitcher this Boho Throw Pillow pattern in the first part of this set is beginner friendly and quick to create!
• Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn (Weight: 4/Medium – 170 yards, 3.5 oz)
- Linen (#860 - 099) - 1 ball (approx. 150 yards)
- Navy (#860 - 110) - 2 ball (approx. 250 yards)
• Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch markers
• 12” x 16” pillow insert
• For optional border & fringe add 1 skein of desired color
• Printed copy of corner to corner crochet pillow graph (download it here)
• One size - 12” x 16”
• 5 tiles = 4 inches
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
c2c – corner to corner
ch – chain sl st – slip stitch
< - indicates downward direction of c2c tiles on the graph (right side)
> - indicates upward direction of c2c tile on the graph (wrong side)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
yo - yarn over
Overall Pattern Notes:
• The size of this pillow is small at 12”x14” and therefore makes flipping this project to work on the right and wrong side much simpler to handle. The maximum number of color changes in a row for this pattern is six. Which means at the busiest time in this project you will have six different yarn lines from different “bobbins” running into it. Creating these bobbins ahead of time will help you complete the project quicker! Don’t worry about getting the amount exact, you can always add in extra yarn in any spot you are short. This just creates one or two more ends to weave in at the end.
• I know you’ve heard it before, “staying on gauge is important,” but for this pillow project it is important because of the C2C method. With any corner to corner project the tiled squares you create with your stitches leave gaps between adjacent tiles. Therefore, when the project is stretched a little these gaps open up and seem larger.
• In most pillow patterns creating panels for a pillow that are slightly smaller than the insert makes for a fluffier and fuller looking pillow. This is great if you have tight stitching like with single crochets but doing this with the corner to corner method can mean leaving gaps in the panel and revealing the insert below. That reveal is the reason this pattern is on gauge specifically to make 12 x 16 inch panels! Be sure to keep your gauge! Adjust your hook size to make up for any variations!
• This pattern is free for personal use or to make items to sell in your own personal shop. Please do NOT reproduce this pattern in print or digital form as your own or use these photos to sell your reproductions. Thanks for being a nice human! Now get to stitchin’!
HOW TO CHANGE COLORS AT DECREASE EDGES
X MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS
Download the free C2C pillow pattern graph to accompany the written pattern here.
Row 1 < : 1 Navy
Row 2 > : 1 Linen 1 Navy
Row 3 < : 2 Navy 1 Linen
Row 4 > : 2 Linen 1 Navy 1 Linen
Row 5 < : 1 Linen 2 Navy 2 Linen
Row 6 > : 1 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen
Row 7 < : 1 Navy 1 Linen 2 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy
Row 8 > : 2 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy
Row 9 < : 2 Navy 1 Linen 2 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy 1 Linen
Row 10 > : 1 Linen 2 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy 4 Linen
Row 11 < : 4 Linen 2 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen
Row 12 > : 2 Linen 2 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy 5 Linen
Row 13 < : 7 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy 3 Linen
Row 14 > : 5 Navy 2 Linen 7 Navy
Row 15 < : 8 Navy 2 Linen 5 Navy Corner: Increase at the beginning of the WS rows (>) and decrease at the beginning of the RS rows (<). (See photo tutorial above for how to change colors at decrease edges.)
Row 16 > (WS) : 6 Navy 9 Linen
Row 17 < (RS) : 15 Linen
Row 18 > : 15 Linen
Row 19 < : 15 Linen
Row 20 > : 9 Linen 6 Navy
Row 21 < : 5 Navy 2 Linen 8 Navy Corner: Decrease at the beginning of each row.
Row 22 > : 7 Navy 2 Linen 5 Navy
Row 23 < : 3 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen 7 Navy
Row 24 > : 5 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen 2 Navy 2 Linen
Row 25 < : 2 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen 2 Navy 4 Linen
Row 26 > : 4 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen 2 Navy 1 Linen
Row 27 < : 1 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen 2 Navy 1 Linen 2 Navy
Row 28 > : 1 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen 2 Navy
Row 29 < : 1 Navy 2 Linen 2 Navy 1 Linen 1 Navy
Row 30 > : 2 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen 1 Navy
Row 31 < : 2 Linen 2 Navy 1 Linen
Row 32 > : 1 Linen 1 Navy 2 Linen
Row 33 < : 1 Linen 2 Navy
Row 34 > : 1 Navy 1 Linen
Row 35 < : 1 Navy
Weave in those ends!
Options: Create a second panel of the design to have a reversible pillow! You can also use the graph in the download to create a monochrome back panel. Join panels by placing the right side of each rectangle facing out. Begin in the lower right hand corner and sc around three sides, with 3sc sts in each corner. Insert pillow and sc around remaining side. Sl st to fasten & weave.
Thanks again to Jessie of Fly the Distance Co. for sharing this free corner to corner crochet pillow pattern! Be sure to check out Jessie's blog for more free crochet patterns, tips and tutorials!
More Free Modern Corner to Corner Crochet Patterns + Tutorials
If you’re interested in more free corner to corner crochet patterns and tutorials, here are a few of the most loved by M&DC crocheters. You can always peruse all our free C2C patterns here.
1. Free Range C2C Kimono - A few basic rectangles come together to form a gorgeously drapy, on-trend sweater in this simple corner to corner crochet kimono pattern. Sizes S-3X.
2. Corner To Corner Crochet Bunny Blanket - The colors in this plaid corner to corner crochet bunny blanket free pattern are easily customizable or crochet the entire rabbit in a solid color for a more beginner-friendly C2C project.
3. Modern C2C Christmas Afghan - Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! Includes free printable graph patterns for each square in this crochet Christmas afghan.
4. How to Keep Yarn Organized - If you like to spend more time knitting or crocheting than untangling yarn, this list of DIY yarn holder ideas using household objects is for you!