Star Crochet C2C Pillow free crochet pattern

Jun 18, 2020 | Crochet patterns

The Rustic Country Star C2C Pillow is a free crochet pattern for a festive & fun c2c pillow!

Star C2C Pillow free crochet pattern chair

I was asked by Happily Hooked Magazine to provide a video master course on the C2C technique complete with accompanying patterns so those learning could put their newfound knowledge to work. I designed the Star C2C Pillow as part of that series and even though this pattern makes its appearance in the more advanced part of the course I wanted to get it released early enough so if you wanted to make this for your home for the 4th of July you would have plenty of time!

I really did enjoy crocheting this project! And even though I call it more advanced – that is simply because you are working a border and sewing together. The main body of the pillow is really simple with minimal color changes. The following tutorials will help you complete this project if you are not familiar with the crochet C2C technique.

Basic C2C tutorial
How to Change Colors in C2C
How to Carry Colors in C2C
How to Add a Border in C2C
How to Sew C2C Panels Together
How to Read Graphs in C2C

I used the Double Crochet C2C technique and I ended up with a finished pillow size of 16″ x 16″. If you would like to use the mini-C2C (hdc) technique you would end up with a smaller pillow. I also think the star panel would look great as a hanging wall decoration, placemat or it would be fabulous as a blanket – especially if you made your stars different colors! You can find out more about the mini-c2c technique at the following:

Mini C2C (hdc) tutorial

You could also choose one of my favorite ways to attach pillow panels together by not sewing which is to sc between each block, ch 3 and sc between the next block around. I used this same technique for my Red Truck Harvest C2C Pillow complete with photos so you can find all the details there with one simple change – since I used the dc C2C technique for the Star Pillow you would want to ch 3 instead of 2 between blocks.

I made two star panels so that my pillow would be reversible but you could certainly make a solid color for the back instead if you want the star on only the front side.

Star C2C Pillow free crochet pattern process

I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn!* for my pillow which is one of my very favorite economical acrylic worsted weight yarns. It is very soft and durable with beautiful color choices!

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Star C2C Pillow free crochet pattern process 2

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

  1. Vintage Red Truck Harvest C2C Pillow
  2. American Flag C2C Placemat & napkin ring holder
  3. Heart C2C Pillow
Star C2C Pillow free crochet pattern flat

Star Crochet C2C Pillow free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


I Love This Yarn! White 6 oz / 305 yds (w)
I Love This Yarn! Print Raspberry Surprise 4.25 oz / 212 yds (b)

Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

16” Pillow insert or approx 16 oz Poly-Fil Fiber Fill for stuffing

Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size: 16 1/2” x 16 3/4” 

Gauge:  6 blocks = 4”


w = white
b = blue
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

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

Recommended tutorials:

Basic C2C tutorial
How to Change Colors in C2C

Star Panel (Make 2)

b: Blue  / w: White  

→ Row 1 (WS): 1w  
← Row 2 (RS): 2w  
→ Row 3: 1w, 1b, 1w  
← Row 4: 2w, 1b, 1w  
→ Row 5: 1w, 2b, 2w  
← Row 6: 2w, 2b, 2w  
→ Row 7: 2w, 2b, 3w  
← Row 8: 3w, 2b, 3w  
→ Row 9: 3w, 2b, 4w  
← Row 10: 4w, 3b, 3w  
→ Row 11: 4w, 3b, 4w  
← Row 12: 5w, 3b, 4w  
→ Row 13: 5w, 3b, 5w  
← Row 14: 5w, 4b, 5w  
→ Row 15: 5w, 4b, 6w  
← Row 16: 1w, 9b, 6w  
→ Row 17: 6w, 9b, 2w  
← Row 18: 3w, 9b, 6w  
→ Row 19: 5w, 10b, 4w  
← Row 20: 5w, 12b, 3w  
→ Row 21: 1w, 14b, 6w  
← Row 22: 7w, 14b, 1w 

Corner (begin decreasing)

→ Row 23: 1w, 15b, 6w  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

← Row 24: 6w, 13b, 2w  
→ Row 25: 4w, 11b, 5w  
← Row 26: 5w, 9b, 5w  
→ Row 27: 6w, 8b, 4w  
← Row 28: 3w, 9b, 5w  
→ Row 29: 5w, 8b, 3w  
← Row 30: 2w, 9b, 4w  
→ Row 31: 4w, 8b, 2w  
← Row 32: 1w, 3b, 3w, 3b, 3w  
→ Row 33: 3w, 2b, 7w  
← Row 34: 7w, 2b, 2w  
→ Row 35: 2w, 1b, 7w  
← Row 36: 7w, 1b, 1w  
→ Row 37: 8w  
← Row 38: 7w  
→ Row 39: 6w  
← Row 40: 5w  
→ Row 41: 4w  
← Row 42: 3w  
→ Row 43: 2w  
← Row 44: 1w  

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Fasten Color w to any corner, ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of panel.  Note:  Work approx 5 – 6 sc st per every two pixel blocks.  Sl st to 1st st.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With RS of panels facing (make sure stars match direction), using mattress seam stitch, sew 3 sides of panel together.  Turn panels RS out.  Add pillow insert or fiber filling.  Sew final 4th side of panel together.  Fasten off.  Weave in remaining ends.

Star C2C Pillow free crochet pattern graph
Star C2C Pillow free crochet pattern Pinterest collage


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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!