Baby Name Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern

Baby name pillow crochet pattern

An easy crochet pillow cover pattern – the Baby Name Throw Pillow crochet pattern is a free pattern here on the blog! Read about my inspiration, the easy construction, and how to adjust it for any yarn or scroll on down for the free pattern and photo tutorial.

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The perfect handmade baby shower gift

This personalized baby name crochet pillow is sure to be the talk of your next baby shower. Lovingly adorned with baby’s name, it’s truly a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

knit and crochet throw pillow pattern

I love to personalize my nursery decor and baby shower gifts. Making them myself is already awesome but adding this little extra touch of the baby’s name makes it so much more irresistible don’t you think?

Choose pink or blue, or match the pillow to the child’s room decor. It’s a great baby shower gift as the baby will keep it for years.

This crochet throw pillow is not only a baby crochet pattern

Maybe you’re looking for a gift for any older child. You can match the colors of the pillow to the child’s room decor or school colors, and be the “Cool Aunt” for once.

The options for this personalized crochet pillow are endless. It could say home, love, family, or even your favorite curse word. Spruce up your home decor with this super simple pattern, then make one for each of your jealous friends!

Use any worsted weight yarn

I designed this crochet throw pillow with worsted weight 4 yarn from my stash. Confused about yarn weights? Grab my free cheatsheets!

Because the yarn I used is not available everywhere, and I know how painful it is to try to find equivalent yarn which will give you the same effect I have selected a few equivalent yarns for you.

You can also use any other worsted weight yarn from your stash. Make sure you check your gauge so your squares end up 40 cm / 16″ square or they won’t fit your pillow properly.

More baby makes you’ll love

You can find the knit version of this cute Baby Name Pillow pattern here.

Knit throw pillow baby knitting pattern

Need more baby makes inspiration?

Before you Start

  • Purchase the large print, ad-free printable on Etsy HERE.
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  • Pin the baby name crochet pillow pattern to your Pinterest boards HERE.


Because the yarn I used is not available everywhere, and I know how painful it is to try to find equivalent yarn which will give you the same effect I have selected a few equivalent yarns for you.

throw pillow crochet pattern


The pillow is a 40cm / 16“ square.


  • st = stitch
  • sc = single crochet


With 4 mm / US G – 6 hook, the gauge in rows of sc is 17.5 st by 20 rows for a 10 cm / 4” square.


Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.

The turning ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure to pick contrasting colors for the embroidery and borders compared to the main pillow colors otherwise the name might not be easily readable.
  • When you change colors, don’t cut the yarn after each stripe. You can just carry it over on the side of the project. This might give you a slightly imperfect edge but it will be hidden in the seam.
  • Instead of making this pillow for a baby, you can also use the pattern for home decor and embroider words such as: Home, Love, Welcome, Family, etc instead.
  • Make sure you center the name horizontally and vertically. To help you, you can use a sewing pencil. Write the name with the pencil where you want to embroider it. After you’re done embroidering, you can easily erase it by washing the square with water.
crochet pillow cover pattern

The Actual Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern

Make 2 identical squares.

With your 4 mm / US G -6 needles chain 70 + 1 st in white color yarn.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across, turn. <70 st>

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Switch to blue color yarn and repeat Rows 2 twice.

Alternate colors repeating Rows 2 twice in each color until you reach 40 cm / 16”.

Finish on a white stripe.

Bind off and weave in the ends.


Carefully wet block your squares. This will help even out the tension and reduce any curling.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.


Before assembling the pillow, embroider the baby’s name on the right side of one of the squares. I used the wrong side as the right side because I liked the look of the stripes better on that side. Choose whichever you prefer.

Use stitch markers to help you center the name correctly.

crochet pillow cover pattern

I like to use a chain embroidery stitch to do so. This quick video tutorial should help you if you don’t know how to make it. Don’t panic, it’s not as hard as it looks! This was my first time embroidering anything.


Once you’re happy with your embroidery, assemble the pillow.

With both right sides on the outside, with a double thread of mustard yarn, seam 3 sides of the squares. Slide the pillow in and close the remaining side.

Be as regular as possible when you seam. You can use the stripes as a guide to help you.

Weave in the ends and enjoy your cute pillow!

Throw pillow crochet pattern

If you enjoyed this pattern, I’d love to see what you made! Tag me @knittingwithchopsticks and share a pic!

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