Free Tunisian Crochet BOW PILLOW Pattern

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This bow pillow free crochet pattern features basic Tunisian Crochet stitches and tips, such that even a beginner can crochet it. This free crochet pattern is made with acrylic worsted-weight yarn and includes 3 detailed video tutorials.


Everyone has regular decor pillows at home. But to make your home feel extra special, you just need to add a bow pillow into the mix. Add this adorable bow pillow in front of all your pillows on your bed or add them to your sofa – like I did.

This pillow is not only cute but also elegant. The stripes and colors for this bow pillow really make it stand out in your home decor. Furthermore, this pillow is designed such that you can remove the center bow loop to turn this bow pillow into a regular pillow.

Free Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow Pattern - Standard Pin

Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow

The Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow was designed with a Tunisian Crochet Beginner in mind. I used only basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches, such as the Tunisian Simple Stitch and the Tunisian Knit Stitch to really make this bow pillow easy to crochet.

Although this pattern was made with worsted yarn, you can easily also make it in bulky or super bulky yarn. This pattern was designed with acrylic yarn, but it can also be made in polyester or even cotton yarn.

I designed this bow pillow to be striped but you can of course make it all in one color if you prefer.

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This pattern used to be a mystery crochet along and is broken up like that accordingly.

It’s time to get creative, so let’s get started!

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More Free Crochet Bow or Pillow Patterns

If you like more free patterns, you might also like to try one of these:

  1. Striped Bow Great for 4th of July
  2. Pull String Bow for Christmas Presents
  3. Present Pillow with a Bow
  4. Tunisian Crochet Round Pillow

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.

How to Tunisian Crochet a Bow Pillow – Free Pattern

Materials you will need

Gauge

3 sts x 3 rows = 1 square inch (after assembly)

Size

12 x 20 inches

Stitches used in the pattern (US Terms)

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

Free Written Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow Pattern with Videos

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Written Pattern Notes

Keep in mind, that this pattern used to be a Mystery CAL, and therefore the pattern is broken up as such.

First you’ll crochet the body of the pillow. Then sew the the sides together. Then you’ll crochet the center strap of the bow, sew the short ends together and then add it onto the pillow.

NOTE for If you don’t have 20 inches in width, you can also use the following pillow inserts to make a cute bow pillow:

Quick note: Please be aware that regardless of what your width is, make sure your height is 2×12 inches (as it’s folded in half for the pillow).

Bow Pillow Body

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Written Pattern for Bow Pillow Body

TSS = Tunisian Simple Stitch

F = Forward Pass

R = Reverse Pass

F+R = 1 row

Start with Salmon

Chain 53, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook

R1 F: 1 TSS per st

R1 R: work stitches off the hook (reverse pass)

Repeat R1 until you have 36 rows

You’ll continue this part in Part 3 to 72 rows in total! Check there so you won’t have to cut your yarn!

*4 rows in salmon, 4 rows in white, repeat from * until you have 36 rows (or 72 if you finish part 3 here already)

No need to cut the yarn during transitions, just drop it and pick it back up later (that saves you yarn and prevents you from having to weave in too many ends).

Part 1’s piece should be roughly 20 x 12 inches (+/- 1 inch is ok). If you can’t do 20 inches wide, you can also make it 14, 16 or 18 inches (I have a solution for you in Part 3) to make sure it will all work out for you.

After the last row (after all 9 or 18 stripes are made), cut yarn (both colors) about a foot or so, DO NOT finish the last row with slip stitches. IGNORE the curl (that’s normal for Tunisian Crochet) for now.

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Half of the Body of the Free Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow Pattern

Bow Pillow Center Loop

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Written Pattern for Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow Center Loop:

TSS = Tunisian Simple Stitch

TKS = Tunisian Knit Stitch

F = Forward Pass

R = Reverse Pass

F+R = 1 row

Start with White

Ch 41, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook

R1 F: 1 TSS per st

R1 R: work stitches off the hook (reverse pass)

R2 F: 1 TKS per st

R2 R: work stitches off the hook (reverse pass)

Repeat R2 until you have 15 rows

*3 rows in white, 3 rows in salmon, repeat from * until you have 15 rows

No need to cut the yarn during transitions, just drop it and pick it back up later (that saves you yarn and prevents you from having to weave in too many ends).

Part 2’s piece should be roughly 12 x 3 inches (+/- 1 inch is ok). For this piece make sure your width is between 11 and 14 inches so Part 3 will work out for you.

Finish the piece by slip stitching into each stitch after the last row (binding off). You can block this piece now. BUT leave about 1 foot as a yarn end (one of the colors only).

I used these blocking materials in case you want to use the same in the future:

  1. Steamer (click to see)
  2. Blocking Comb Set (click to see)
  3. Blocking Mats (click to see)

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Center Bow Loop of the Free Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow Pattern

Finishing the Pillow Body and Assembly

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Written Pattern to finish the Bow Pillow Body:

Here is now how to finish the cute bow pillow.

Reattach your yarn (2nd color first, then the next stripe is the other color) and continue on the piece from Part 1, and add the same amount of rows again such that you end up with 72 rows in total. You should finish with the 2nd color. Bind off after the last row.

I used This Pillow Insert that is 12×20 inches (click to see)

NOTE for those who didn’t have 20 inches in width, you can also use the following pillow inserts if you also want to make a cute bow pillow:

Quick note: Please be aware that regardless of what your width is, make sure your height is 2×12 inches (as it’s folded in half for the pillow).

By the way, if you want to make it into a bow pillow and don’t have the right pillow insert (or can’t get it on time) you can always stuff it temporarily with polyfill and then add the actual insert later. I mentioned that in the video above, too!

Body of the Free Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow Pattern

Now, fold the big piece in half and then sew the last and first row together (I used the mattress stitch).

Assembly of the Free Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow Pattern

Next, sew one of the short sides together the same way. Insert the pillow insert, and sew the last short side together.

Free Tunisian Crochet Rectangular Striped Pillow Pattern

For the small piece, crochet slip stitches along the FIRST row to make it even (especially the stretch) to the last row where you bound off.

Then fold the small piece in half such that the short sides touch, sew them together tightly.

Finally, push the pillow halfway through the small (now loop) piece which is the center bow strap.

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Free Tunisian Crochet Bow Pillow Pattern

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