Stitch Sampler Spring Rhapsody Pillow free crochet pattern

Jun 5, 2020 | Crochet patterns

The stitch sampler style Spring Rhapsody Pillow is a free crochet pattern and the perfect match to the Spring Rhapsody Blanket which is also a free pattern on the blog!

Stitch Sampler Spring Rhapsody Pillow

I am so excited to share the Spring Rhapsody Pillow pattern with you! I had so much fun designing the Spring Rhapsody Blanket and am happy to share the matching pillow which showcases so many of the amazing stitches highlighted in the blanket. Since this project is so much smaller than the blanket, this would be a great way to try some more complicated stitches without feeling overwhelmed. My stitch tutorials will walk you through each stitch, too!

Here are all of the stitch tutorials you will need for each stitch of the pillow.   Subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you never miss a video!

Chainless Starting Double Crochet
Suzette Stitch
Cherry Blossom Stitch
Heart Stitch
Flower Puff Stitch
Large Shell Stitch
Triads Puff Flower Stitch
Braided Loops Stitch
Magnolia Flower Stitch
Wattle Stitch
Puff Edge Border Stitch

I made my blanket and pillow with Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn* and I am so happy I did – such amazing stitch definition in this yarn. You can certainly sub out with another yarn or even raid your stash — this is a scrappy, happy project!

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If you would like to check out the different yarns that others are using and to Crochet a Long with others while making this blanket head on over to the Nana’s Crafty Home Crochet a Long Group. Such a fun place to make new crochet friends and crochet right along with others! I will be available as much as possible to provide any help that may be needed.

Stitch Sampler Spring Rhapsody Pillow insert pillow flat

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You may also like the following free crochet stitch sampler patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Spring Rhapsody Blanket
  2. Autumn Rhapsody Pillow
  3. Autumn Rhapsody Blanket
Stitch Sampler Spring Rhapsody Pillow insert pillow form

Spring Rhapsody Stitch Sampler Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

 Supplies:

I used less than 93 yds of each of the following:

PaintboxCotton Aran Misty Grey (Color A)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Dolphin Blue (Color B)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Paper White (Color C)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Light Caramel (Color D)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Daffodil Yellow (Color E)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Bubblegum Pink (Color F)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Dusty Rose (Color G)
Paintbox Cotton Aran  Duck Egg Blue (Color H)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Raspberry Pink (Color I)
Paintbox Cotton Aran Candyfloss Pink (Color J)

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
(1) 16” x 16” pillow insert or fiber fill
Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Approximate finished size:  16” x 16”+ 1/2” border

Gauge:   8 rows dc st = 4” / 14 dc st = 4”

Abbreviations:

ch(s) = chain(s)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
blo = back loop only
hdc = half double crochet
CL = cluster (see special stitches section below)
FPP = Front Post Puff Stitch (See Special Stitches Section Below)
dc group = 3 dc st worked in same st
BPdc = back post double crochet (See Special Stitches Section Below)
FPdc = front post double crochet (See Special Stitches Section Below)
Pst = Post stitch
tpst = triads puff stitch (see special stitches section below)
dps = double puff stitch (see special stitches section below)
beg = beginning
FP = flower puff (see special stitches section below)
hdc3tog = half double crochet 3 together (see special stitches section below)

Notes about pattern:

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as stitch
  • At the beginning of every row, I am giving right side (RS) or (WS) to help indicate which side of your pillow that row or section should begin on.  
  • I used a chainless starting dc in place of the ch 3 at the beginning of each row.

Special stitches:

Flower center:   working in front and back loops separately: 3 sc in back loop of next st, rotate work slightly and place 3 sc in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, sl st in blo of next 2 st of flower center.

Cluster (CL): *yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,* repeat between * * 2 times (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

FPP (front post puff stitch):  *yo, insert hook around middle dc of dc group, yo, pull up a loop,* repeat between * * 3 times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Long dc:  dc st worked below into st of previous row indicated.

BPdc (back post double crochet stitch): yo and insert your hook from back to front around the dc stitch post indicated from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Triads Puff Stitch (tpst): yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo, pull up a tall loop, *yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a tall loop,* repeat between * * 1 time (7 loops on hook), yo, pull through 6 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Double Puff Stitch (dps): [*yo, insert hook into sp indicated, yo, pull up a loop,* repeat between * * 1 time (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook,] repeat between [ ] in same sp. Note:  1 dps is counted as 2 stitches.

Magnolia Centerworking in front and back loops separately: *1 hdc in back loop of next st, ch 1* repeat between * * 2 times in back loop, rotate work slightly and repeat between * * 3 times in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, *sl st in ch 1 sp, sl st in next st,* repeat between * * 2 times.

Flower Puff (FP): *yo, insert hook into sp indicated, yo, pull up a tall loop,* repeat between * * 4 times (11 loops on hook), yo, pull through 10 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

hdc3tog: *yo, insert hook where indicated, yo, pull up a loop,* repeat between * * 2 more times (7 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Front Panel (make 1)

Row 1:  With Color A, (RS) ch 54, dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first st), and 1 dc in each ch to end.  Turn (52)

Fasten off Color A.

Row 2:  (WS) With Color B, ch 1, sc in same st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st, *sk 1 st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sk next st, 1 sc in last st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color B.

Row 3:  (RS) With Color C, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *sk next st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st,* repeat between * * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color C.

Row 4:  (WS) With Color D, ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 5:  (RS) Repeat row 4.

Fasten off Color D.

Row 6:  (WS) With Color E, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to end.  Turn

Row 7:  (RS) ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 7 st, flower center in next st, [flower center:  working in front and back loops separately: 3 sc in back loop of next st, rotate work slightly and place 3 sc in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, sl st in blo of next 2 st of flower center] *sc in next 11 st, flower center in next,* repeat between * * to last 7 st, 1 sc in last 7 st. Turn.

Fasten off Color E.

Row 7a: Round 2 of Cherry Blossom: with Color F or G, working on RS of first flower center, attach yarn to any back loop of flower center with sl st, (1 hdc, 3 dc) in same st, *(1 sl st, 1 hdc, 3 dc) in next blo,* repeat between * * in each st, sl st to 1st st.  Fasten off.  Repeat for each Cherry Blossom alternating Colors F & G for each flower.

Row 8:  (WS) With Color D, ch 3, dc in each st of row.  Note: In order to maintain stitch count of 52, pick up a stitch behind sunflowers or work 2 dc in last st before each sunflower or work 2 dc in 1st st after the sunflower center.  Turn. (52)

Row 9:  (RS) ch 3,  1 dc in each st to end.  Turn

Fasten off Color D

Row 10:  (WS) With Color J, repeat row 6.  

Fasten off Color J

Row 11:  (RS) With Color G, ch 3, 1 CL in next st, *ch 2, sk 5 st, (1 CL, ch 2, 1 CL) in next st,* repeat between * *  to last 2 st, dc in last 2 st. Turn.

Fasten off Color G

Row 12:  (WS) With Color J, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1, *1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd & 4th skipped sts from the previous row, (working around the ch 2 sp), ch 2, sk next CL, 1 sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip next CL,* repeat between * * to last ch 2 sp, 1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd & 4th skipped sts from the previous row, ch 1, 1 sc in last 2 st. Turn.

Row 13:  (RS) ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next 3 st, *1 sc in next ch 2 sp, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in next ch 2 sp, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, 1 sc in ch 1 sp, 1 sc in last 3 st.

Fasten off Color J

Row 14:  (WS) With Color E, repeat row 6.

Row 15:  (RS) ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, sk 2 st, 1 dc in last 3 st.  DO NOT turn.

Fasten off Color E

Row 16:  (RS) attach Color F to 1st st of row 15, ch 3, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, FPP over middle dc of dc group from row 15, *ch 3, FPP over middle dc of dc group,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, ch 3, sk next st, 1 dc in last 2 st. (15 FPP + 4 st)

Fasten off Color F

Row 17:  (WS) With Color E, turn, ch 2, (counts as 1st st), 1 hdc in next st, 3 long dc over ch 3 from previous row & between dc group from row 15, 3 long dc between each dc group to last ch sp, 3 long dc over ch sp from previous row, 1 hdc in last 2 st.  Turn. (52)

Fasten off Color E

Row 18:  (RS) With Color H, repeat row 6.

Fasten off Color H

Row 19:  (WS) With Color G, repeat row 6.

Row 20:  (RS) (shell row) ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st, *sk 2 st, 1 sc in next 7 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 8 st, sk 2 st, 1 sc in last 6 st.  Turn.

Row 21:  (WS) ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 st, sk next st, [*1 BPdc in next st, 1 dc between 2 dc posts from row below,* repeat between * * 3 times, 1 BPdc in next st, sk next st, 1 sc in next 5 st, sk next st,] repeat between [ ] to last 10 st, repeat between * * 4 times, 1 Bpdc in next st, sk next st, 1 sc in last 4 st.  Turn. (60)

Row 22:  (RS) ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, [1 sc in next st, sk next st, *1 FPdc over Pst, 1 dc in sp between Pst and dc from row below, 1 dc in sp between dc and Pst,* repeat between * * 3 times, 1 FPdc over last Pst, sk next st, 1 sc in next 2 st,] repeat between [ ] to last 2 st, 1 sc in last 2 st. Turn. (68)

Fasten off Color G

Row 23:  (WS) With Color C, ch 3, 1 dc in next 3 st, sk 3 st, 1 sc in next 7 st, *sk 4 st, 5 Long dc into middle sc sp from row 20 (shell row), sk 4 st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, sk next 3 st, 1 dc in last 3 st.  Turn. (50)

Row 24:  (RS) ch 2 (counts as 1st st), 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 6 st, *1 hdc in next 6 st, 1 sc in next 6 st,* repeat between * * to last 4 st, 1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in last st.  Turn. (52)

Fasten off Color C

Row 25:    (WS) With Color H, repeat row 6.

Row 26:  (RS) ch 3, tpst over next 3 st, *ch 1, 1 tpst beg in last st of previous tpst,* repeat between * * to end, 1 dc in last st (same st as ending of last tpst).  Do NOT Turn.  (25 tpst + 2 st)

Fasten off Color H

Row 27:  (RS) Attach Color E to 1st st of row 26, ch 3, 1 dps in each tpst from previous row (work dps in sp above loops), to end, 1 dc in last st.  Turn.  (52)

Fasten off Color E

Row 28:  (WS) With Color H, repeat row 6.

Fasten off Color H

Row 29:  (RS) With Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in next 5 st, *ch 10, 1 dc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to last st, 1 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 30:  (WS) (pushing ch 10 loops to RS of work), ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color A

Row 31:  (RS) With Color J, repeat row 29.

Row 32:  (WS) repeat row 30.

Fasten off Color J

Pull each chain loop through the one below to connect them

Row 33:  (RS) With Color I, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 34: (WS) ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 4 st, *1 sc in next 3 st, working over the ch 10 loop of row 31, 1 sc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, 1 sc in last 5 st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color I

Row 35: (RS) With Color B, repeat row 6.

Fasten off Color B

Row 36 – 37:  With Color H, repeat row 9.

Fasten off Color H

Row 38:  (WS) With Color E, repeat row 6.

Row 39:  (RS) ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 7 st, magnolia center in next st, [magnolia center:  working in front and back loops separately: *1 hdc in back loop of next st, ch 1* repeat between * * 2 times in back loop, rotate work slightly and repeat between * * 3 times in front loop of same st, 

sl st to 1st st, *sl st in ch 1 sp, sl st in next st,* repeat between * * 2 times,] *sc in next 11 st, magnolia center in next st,* repeat between * * to last 7 st, 1 sc in last 7 st. Turn.

Fasten off Color E

Row 40:  (WS) With Color H, ch 3, dc in each st of row.  In order to maintain stitch count of 52, pick up a stitch behind flowers or work 2 dc in last st before each flower. Turn (52)

Row 39a:  (magnolia flower petals) With Color I or J, attach yarn to any ch 1 sp of magnolia center from row 92, *ch 3, FP in same sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * in each ch 1 sp of magnolia center (6 total petals).  Fasten off.  Repeat for each magnolia flower alternating Colors I & J for each flower.

Row 41:  (RS) With Color H, repeat row 9

Fasten off Color H

Row 42:  (WS) With Color F, ch 1, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in same st, *sk next 2 st, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st* repeat between * * to last 3 st, sk next 2 st, 1 sc in last st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color F

Row 43:  (RS) With Color B, ch 1, (counts as 1st sc), sk the 1st sc and the 1st dc, (1 sc, ch1, 1 dc) in ch 1 sp from previous row, *sk next 2 st, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to end, 1 sc in last st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color B

Row 44:  (WS) With Color D, ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, 1 dc in ch 1 sp,  1 dc in last st.  Turn. Note:  make sure to have a st count of 52 at end of row.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With RS of panel facing, attach Color D with a sl st to a stitch right after any corner of the panel.  With Color D, ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge, work (1 sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner, sl st to 1st st.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Back Panel (make 1)

Row 1:  With Color A, (RS) ch 54, dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first st), and 1 dc in each ch to end.  Turn (52)

Fasten off Color A

Row 2:  With Color B, ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 3 – 28 repeat row 2 with desired colors.  I did 3 rows of each of the following colors in order:

Color C, J, G, E, H, I, A, J

Then completed with 1 row of Color B and 1 row of Color D.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Attach Color D to RS of outside edge of back panel 

Ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of panel, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner sp, sl st to first st.  Fasten off.

With WS of front and back panels facing each other and RS of front panel facing, attach Color B through both panels with a sl st.

Round 1:  ch 1, working through both panels, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner sp, once you have worked through 3 sides of panels, insert pillow insert, continue working through last side of panels, sl st to first st. 

Fasten off Color B

Round 2:  With Color F or G, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, *sk next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc3tog around hdc post just made,* repeat between * * around to end, sl st to top of 1st hdc, hdc3tog around 1st st.

Round 3:  With Color I, sl st to next st, ch 1, *1 sc in each st to corner, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner,* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

And that’s it – our Spring Rhapsody designs are all complete! I hope you enjoyed these designs & I thank you so much for being here with me!

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