Love C2C Sherpa Pillow free crochet pattern

Jan 24, 2020 | Crochet patterns

The Love C2C Sherpa Pillow is a free crochet pattern for a fun, modern & trendy pillow – the perfect way to add some love to your home decor!

Love C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

I LOVE pillows – I cannot sit on the couch without a pillow in my lap – and I really enjoy pillows with texture. There is something so soothing about feeling soft fibers under my hands.

I wanted to design a pillow that would make a modern home accessory but would also have that “feel” factor I so love. I really love how sherpa (kind of a faux-shearling) fabric feels and wanted to mimic that with yarn. Lion Brand’s Baby Soft Boucle* really ticked all of the boxes for me! That soft bumpy texture really does have a sherpa-like feeling and appearance.

For the LOVE letters and edging I used Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy which is a beautiful soft bulky yarn that pairs wonderfully with the Baby Soft Boucle with lots of colors available!

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Love C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

However, I am generally not a big fan of working with boucle yarn in crochet as stitches tend to be difficult to locate and ripping out anything is a real chore. But, working this yarn in C2C (corner to corner) is wonderful – no hunting for stitches. Much easier than standard crochet.

Love C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Another great thing about this pillow – no sewing required! I used a simple crochet join technique working sc & chs between the blocks around the edge of the pillow panels to join the panels – easy peasy! If you would like to see how this edging is done, go check out my Vintage Red Truck Harvest Pillow which has detailed photos for this easy join method.

You could also add a zipper before joining your pillow to make it removable for easy washing. Just make sure to only work your border on one side of the zipper.

Love C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

For my pillow, I crocheted the matching Heart C2C Graph as the back panel so the pillow would be reversible. The Heart C2C Pillow Graph will be released as a FREE pattern in the next few days so check back for that! I have provided the instructions for a plain white back panel on this post so you could go either route.

I used the mini (hdc) C2C crochet technique for the pillow and if you aren’t familiar with this technique I have all the tutorials you need! Links provided below.

Mini C2C (hdc) technique

Basic C2C Stitch Tutorial

Changing Colors in C2C

How to Carry Colors in C2C

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You may also like the following free C2C patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Easter C2C Blanket
  2. Red Truck C2C Harvest Pillow
  3. Polar Bear & Penguin Pals Blanket

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Love Sherpa C2C Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle White 15.5 oz / 540 yds (w)
Lion Brand Color Made Easy Crimson 2.2 oz / 78 yds (r)

Size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook

(1) 20” Pillow Insert or poly-fill

Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  20” square

Gauge: 6 blocks = 4″


w = white
r = red
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
hdc = half double crochet
sk = skip
sp = space

Notes about pattern:  Pattern is worked in Half Double Crochet (hdc) Mini Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique.  Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graphs at the bottom of the post.

Front Panel

w: White  / r: Red  

→ Row 1 (WS): 1w  
← Row 2 (RS): 2w  
→ Row 3: 3w  
← Row 4: 4w  
→ Row 5: 5w  
← Row 6: 6w  
→ Row 7: 7w  
← Row 8: 4w, 1r, 3w  
→ Row 9: 3w, 2r, 4w  
← Row 10: 4w, 3r, 3w  
→ Row 11: 3w, 2r, 6w  
← Row 12: 7w, 2r, 3w  
→ Row 13: 3w, 2r, 8w  
← Row 14: 5w, 1r, 3w, 2r, 3w  
→ Row 15: 3w, 2r, 3w, 1r, 6w  
← Row 16: 4w, 1r, 2w, 1r, 2w, 3r, 3w  
→ Row 17: 5w, 2r, 1w, 1r, 3w, 1r, 4w  
← Row 18: 4w, 2r, 3w, 3r, 6w  
→ Row 19: 7w, 2r, 3w, 2r, 5w  
← Row 20: 6w, 2r, 2w, 2r, 8w  
→ Row 21: 9w, 2r, 1w, 2r, 7w  
← Row 22: 4w, 2r, 2w, 4r, 10w  
→ Row 23: 11w, 3r, 2w, 3r, 4w  
← Row 24: 4w, 4r, 2w, 2r, 4w, 5r, 3w  
→ Row 25: 4w, 5r, 4w, 1r, 2w, 2r, 1w, 2r, 4w  
← Row 26: 4w, 2r, 2w, 2r, 2w, 1r, 3w, 6r, 4w  
→ Row 27: 5w, 1r, 3w, 2r, 5w, 2r, 3w, 2r, 4w  
← Row 28: 4w, 2r, 4w, 2r, 4w, 2r, 3w, 2r, 5w  
→ Row 29: 6w, 1r, 4w, 3r, 3w, 1r, 5w, 2r, 4w  
← Row 30: 4w, 2r, 5w, 2r, 3w, 2r, 4w, 2r, 6w

Corner (begin decreasing)  

→ Row 31: 6w, 1r, 5w, 1r, 4w, 2r, 5w, 1r, 4w  
← Row 32: 3w, 2r, 4w, 2r, 5w, 1r, 4w, 2r, 5w  
→ Row 33: 5w, 2r, 6w, 1r, 3w, 2r, 3w, 2r, 3w  
← Row 34: 3w, 2r, 2w, 2r, 3w, 2r, 5w, 2r, 5w  
→ Row 35: 5w, 2r, 4w, 3r, 3w, 2r, 1w, 2r, 3w  
← Row 36: 3w, 4r, 5w, 2r, 2w, 3r, 5w  
→ Row 37: 5w, 2r, 2w, 2r, 6w, 3r, 3w  
← Row 38: 3w, 2r, 7w, 2r, 2w, 1r, 5w  
→ Row 39: 4w, 1r, 2w, 2r, 12w  
← Row 40: 12w, 2r, 6w  
→ Row 41: 5w, 2r, 12w  
← Row 42: 11w, 2r, 5w  
→ Row 43: 5w, 2r, 10w  
← Row 44: 9w, 2r, 5w  
→ Row 45: 5w, 2r, 8w  
← Row 46: 7w, 2r, 5w  
→ Row 47: 5w, 2r, 6w  
← Row 48: 5w, 2r, 5w  
→ Row 49: 5w, 3r, 3w  
← Row 50: 3w, 2r, 5w  
→ Row 51: 5w, 1r, 3w  
← Row 52: 3w, 1r, 4w  
→ Row 53: 7w  
← Row 54: 6w  
→ Row 55: 5w  
← Row 56: 4w  
→ Row 57: 3w  
← Row 58: 2w  
→ Row 59: 1w  

Back Panel

w: White  

→ Row 1: 1w  
← Row 2: 2w  
→ Row 3: 3w  
← Row 4: 4w  
→ Row 5: 5w  
← Row 6: 6w  
→ Row 7: 7w  
← Row 8: 8w  
→ Row 9: 9w  
← Row 10: 10w  
→ Row 11: 11w  
← Row 12: 12w  
→ Row 13: 13w  
← Row 14: 14w  
→ Row 15: 15w  
← Row 16: 16w  
→ Row 17: 17w  
← Row 18: 18w  
→ Row 19: 19w  
← Row 20: 20w  
→ Row 21: 21w  
← Row 22: 22w  
→ Row 23: 23w  
← Row 24: 24w  
→ Row 25: 25w  
← Row 26: 26w  
→ Row 27: 27w  
← Row 28: 28w  
→ Row 29: 29w  
← Row 30: 30w  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

→ Row 31: 29w  
← Row 32: 28w  
→ Row 33: 27w  
← Row 34: 26w  
→ Row 35: 25w  
← Row 36: 24w  
→ Row 37: 23w  
← Row 38: 22w  
→ Row 39: 21w  
← Row 40: 20w  
→ Row 41: 19w  
← Row 42: 18w  
→ Row 43: 17w  
← Row 44: 16w  
→ Row 45: 15w  
← Row 46: 14w  
→ Row 47: 13w  
← Row 48: 12w  
→ Row 49: 11w  
← Row 50: 10w  
→ Row 51: 9w  
← Row 52: 8w  
→ Row 53: 7w  
← Row 54: 6w  
→ Row 55: 5w  
← Row 56: 4w  
→ Row 57: 3w  
← Row 58: 2w  
→ Row 59: 1w  

Attaching Panels Together

Once panels are complete and ends are woven in, with WS of panels facing each other and RS of front panel facing you, attach color red between 2 blocks and through both panels with sl st, sc in same sp, ch 2, *sc in next sp between hdc blocks, ch 2,* repeat between * * to corner, sc in each corner and continue repeating between * * around through 3 sides of panel. With final side of pillow still open, insert pillow insert or fiber fill and then continue repeating through last side of panel to end, sl st to 1st st.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Love C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
LOVE C2C Graph
Love C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
Back Panel Graph
Love C2C Sherpa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern


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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!