20+ Playful Free Crochet Pillow Patterns Perfect for Kids

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Why not introduce fun accessories to your kids’ room? If you are an animal lover yourself, you should consider making these fun pillows for your living room as well.

A little bit of color and humor will most definitely help loosen the atmosphere in the house! If you are looking for projects that don’t require a sewing machine, you’re in the right place. Most of these patterns use simple stitches like double crochet. Learn how to crochet pillow patterns and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Gnome Pillow Draft Dodger

This adorable crochet pillow in the pictures below is going to be the perfect addition to your Christmas holiday home decor! It’s designed as a door draft dodger, however, it will also look fantastic as a couch cushion! What’s more, it’s worked in seamless single crochet, so it’s beginner friendly.

  • DESIGNED by Tonya Bush
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Gnome Pillow Draft Dodger

Photos by Tonya Bush / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on nanascraftyhome.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Gumdrop Buddies Delilah the Witch Cat

How sweet is this Halloween Cat pillow in bulky yarn? Your kids will absolutely love this one, because who wouldn’t love such a cute kitty? This fluffy cat by The Enchanted Ladybug is a huggable and squishy pillow your kids will simply love.

  • DESIGNED by The Enchanted Ladybug
  • PROJECT TYPE free pillow pattern
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Gumdrop Buddies Delilah the Witch Cat 

Photos by The Enchanted Ladybug / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on enchanted-ladybug.com, the photos are here.

3. Huggable Lion Pillow

This adorable crochet pillow in the pictures below was made by Yarnspirations and it’s such a snuggly little fellow! This sweet lion is the gentlest and softest creature out there! He will make a super cheerful buddy who loves hanging around and making kids smile.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Huggable Lion Pillow 

photo by Yarnspirations / graceandyarn.com

The free pattern is available here on yarnspirations.com

4. Llama Pillow

A Crochet pillow can become anything you want because all you need is the right applique in the right places. This adorable llama will definitely become your kid’s best friend and playtime companion.

  • DESIGNED by Grace and Yarn
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

white circular pillow with sewn on details that make it look like llama's head

photo by Grace and Yarn / graceandyarn.com

The free pattern is available here on graceandyarn.com, more info here on Ravelry.

5. Dolly the Sheep Pillow

Neutral home accessories don’t have to be boring, and this cute sheep pillow proves that! This project is very easy and includes pom poms, so if you are a beginner, be sure to try it. An animal pillow like this one will be a great addition to the nursery. It’s playful and cuddly at the same time.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

circular grey pillow with embroidery and sewn on elements that make it look like a sheep's head

photo by  DROPS design / garnstudio.com

The free pattern is available here on garnstudio.com, and you can find more info here on Ravelry.

6. Valentine Puppy

This cute puppy will surely become one of your kiddos’ favorite toys! It’s such a cute, soft lovey, perfect for toddlers and older children. Make it in any color combination you want, they will love it!

  • DESIGNED by Lee Sartori
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Valentine Puppy Free Crochet Pattern

A free pattern for this puppy is available here on cococrochetlee.com. For more info head to Ravelry.

7. Penguin Ragdoll Cushion

This adorable penguin pillow will be a great addition to the kids’ room or nursery. It’s easy enough for upper beginners, familiar with couple of crocheting techniques. Play with colors and add little details, such as bows and embroidery.

  • DESIGNED by Zoe Bartley
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Penguin Ragdoll Cushion Free Crochet Pattern

Visit Zoe’s website to get this free pattern, or find more info here on Ravelry.

8. Patchwork Dog Pillow

Did you know how many things you can make with simple crochet squares? This cool dog pillow was created by joining them into a dog shape. This technique is clever and easy, right? Beginners, try this pattern to make a lovely home accessory!

  • DESIGNED by Casey Downing
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Patchwork Dog Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern is available for free on Casey’s blog, or you can learn more about it on its Ravelry page.

9. Shark Crochet Pillow

How about a decorative pillow shark? This incredible pillow is made in colors suitable for both girls and boys. The yarn for this crochet project has to be soft but sturdy. Watch Shark Week in style with this toothy companion!

  • DESIGNED by Spin a Yarn Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

a triangular pillow that imitates a shark's head coming out from the water.

Find this free pattern on spinayarncrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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10. #1 Fan Pillow

Cheering on your favorite team won’t ever be the same because this crochet pillow is perfect for the sports fan. It uses single crochet stitches and is outlined in decorative slip-stitch embroidery. It’s a super fun project for the weekend!

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL medium

#1 Fan Pillow

Photo is by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Yarnspirations Design Studio, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Bully Kissen

This super fun pillow in the pictures below was made by Nauralas and it’s so incredibly cool! If you want to feel the ’70s vibe in your home, you have to make this pillow. What’s more, it’s soft and very squishy, so it might just become your favorite one!

  • DESIGNED by Yarn Twins
  • THIS VERSION is by Nauralas
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL medium

Bully Kissen

Photo is by Nauralas / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnovations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

12. Cloud Pillow

This cloud pillow in the pictures below is the sweetest little thing – perfect for snuggling after a long day. It will be the cutest gift for your friends, no matter if big or small.

  • DESIGNED by Lion Brand Yarn
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Cloud Pillow 

photo by Lion Brand Yarn / Lion Brand Yarn.com

The free pattern is available here on Lion Brand Yarn.com

13. Cuddly Ice Cream Cone

Are you ready for some delicious ice cream? I know it might be tempting, but please refrain from eating them! Take a look at the pictures below and imagine how yummy these pillows would look in your kiddos’ room.

  • DESIGNED by Frances Yoong
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Cuddly Ice Cream Cone

PHOTOS by Frances Yoong / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on wiwycrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. The Retro Throw Pillow

This gorgeous retro crochet cushion is really giving me the ’70s vibe, don’t you think? They are crocheted in the round, essentially forming a ball, and then stuffed. If you want to make your home look more vintage, you have to give these a go!

  • DESIGNED by Nina Hagerty
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

The Retro Throw Pillow

PHOTOS by Nina Hagerty / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on kitzknitz.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Crafty Cactus Pillow 2020

This incredible cactus pillow by Ashley Stallsworth will definitely take your kiddo’s room decor to the next level! The pillow is approximately 14 inches tall and 14 inches at the widest part. Every beginner will be able to make it, so check it out!

  • DESIGNED by Ashley Stallsworth
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Crafty Cactus Pillow 2020

PHOTOS by Ashley Stallsworth / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on acraftyconcept.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Heart Pillow

This lovely heart pillow was made by Loops and Love Crochet and you will love how soft and squishy it is! All of these heart pillows will look amazing on your bed, couch, or chair. The smaller pillow is 8” wide x 7.5” tall and the larger is 11” wide x 10” tall.

  • DESIGNED by Loops and Love Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

pink pillows in the shape of a heart

PHOTOS by Loops and Love Crochet / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on loopsandlovecrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. Many Cats Square

This lovely pillow cover is a dream come true for every cat lover, child, or adult. It’s so magical and eclectic! Make sure to make one of them for each of your friends that adore cats. Lovely!

  • DESIGNED by Pony McTate
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

colorful pillow made with crochet squares - in each square we see a different cat

Find the free pattern and photos here on ponymctate.com, or get more info on Ravelry here.

 

18. Owl Cushion for Tim

Have you ever wondered how to make a plain crochet pillow stand out? Good, because this crochet pillow cover pattern is exactly that – a simple square cushion that is turned into a cute owl. Your kids will love it, so consider making a couple of them in different color combinations!

  • DESIGNED by Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Square purple pillow with details that make it look like an owl.

photo by Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff / marie-lucienne.blogspot.com

Find this free pattern and more photos here on Marjan’s blog, or check out more info here on Ravelry.

19. Plaid Camper Pillow

Dreaming of outdoor adventures? Bring these snow-covered mountaintops to your home. A beautiful camper with stunning scenery will make you want to plan your next trip immediately. This crochet pillow cover is perfect for the winter season or to adorn kids’ rooms.

  • DESIGNED by Bethany Dearden
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Plaid Camper Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on Bethany’s blog, or get more info on its Ravelry page.

20. Every Puppy Needs a Home

A simple story about a lost puppy inspired the designer to make this lovely pillow. If you too are an advocate of giving animals a loving home, consider making this cute pillow as an awareness statement. It will be a thoughtful gift for a dog lover, too.

  • DESIGNED by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Every Puppy Needs a Home Free Crochet Pattern

Find this pattern on Tatsiana’s blog, or read more on Ravelry here.

21. Gingerbread Pillow

The best way to add some sweetness to your house is to crochet this cute gingerbread pillow. Maria’s Blue Crayon’s project is surely one that every kid will want to have in their room. Adjust the size of the softest pillow at home for that extra wow factor.

  • DESIGNED by Maria’s Blue Crayon
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

four festive pillows that have details of Christmas-inspired characters

Photos by Maria’s Blue Crayon / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on mariasbluecrayon.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Snowman Pillow Case

Super easy, yet very wintery design that is very fun to make and even more fun to have. It will make a great stocking filler for a kid close to your heart. Melt it as a snowman melts in the Spring with a Snowman crochet pillowcase.

  • DESIGNED by Jo To The World
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

white pillow cover with a pattern imitating plaid scarf and buttons

Photos by Jo To The World / instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on jototheworld.com, or read more about it on Instagram.

Dinosaur Egg Pillow

Bring that prehistoric vibe into your home, but make it safer than in all the movies. The Yarnspirations Design Studio has treated us with this very easy and even more fun crochet pillow that looks like a genuine dinosaur egg. Sime stitches, fun colors and voila, you can make another kid very happy! A Giant crochet project like that will make a great snuggle softie of unusual design.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Yarnspirations Design Studio / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Candy Heart Pillow

It’s always a good time to show someone love with a cute crochet project. A heart crochet pillow by Juli Anne is a perfect gift idea for every kid and teenager. Choose a worsted weight yarn in the grantee’s favourite colors. You can even put some lovely writings on there, or maybe go for something really fun and unexpected. Great crochet pattern for everyone looking for a personalised gift idea.

  • DESIGNED by Juli Anne
  • PROJECT TYPE pillow
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Juli Anne / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on onceuponacheerio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

 

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