Blanket Yarn Kitty Super Pillow

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When my friend, Lisa, from Stitch in Progress was doing a Facebook live video a few weeks ago in Our Crochet Community, she mentioned that her daughter was redecorating her bedroom and was wanting a cat pillow that wasn’t too babyish, wasn’t too pink and wasn’t too big. Well, with my blanket yarn kitty pillow, two out of three ain’t bad.

The Kiki Kitty Pillow is made from jumbo blanket yarn, embellished with super chunky blanket yarn, and worked up with a 19.00 mm hook so it’s a quick project with impressive results.

Your cat-loving kiddo will love to snuggle up to this stuffie that’s both super soft and super-sized! 

Want to see the pillow that Lisa came up with? You can find the free Purrsly Pillow pattern, here!

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Materials

If you’re not able to get your hands on Yarn Bee Eternal Bliss yarn from Hobby Lobby, you can substitute Bernat Blanket Big, which can be found at Michael’s stores in the US.

Abbreviations

  • DC – Double Crochet
  • HDC – Half-double Crochet
  • RND – Round
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SC2TOG – Single Crochet Two Stitches Together
  • SLST – Slip Stitch
  • ST(S) – Stitch(es)
  • TC – Treble (triple) Crochet

Image of a crochet pink cat pillow resting on a bed with white linens

Notes

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • US Terminology 
  • When a row begins with a CH1, the ch does not count as a st. 
  • Finished Measurements: 13″ tall x 12″ wide

Gauge

4 Sc x 2 rows = 4″ square

Kiki Kitty Pillow Crochet Pattern

With S hook and jumbo yarn.

Working into a magic ring or CH4 loop

RND 1: SC 12. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (12 STS)

RND 2: CH1. SC 2 in each ST around. Join with a SLST to beginning SC (24 STS)

RND 3: CH1, SC in each ST around. Join with a SLST to beginning SC (24 STS)

RND 4 – 8: Repeat Round 2.

RND 9: CH 1, SC in next 3 STS, HDC, DC, TC, DC, HDC, SC in next 7 STS, HDC, DC, TC, DC, HDC, SC in next 4 STS. Join with SLST to top of beginning SC. (24 STS)

Do not finish off.

Thread needle with remaining piece of yarn (still attached) and use it to move the end to one of the TC stitches.

Firmly fill the pillow with fiber fill.

Close the top by folding in half at the TC stitches and match stitches across the top.

drawing of how to sew the kitty pillow closed

Using a mattress stitch (or your favorite seaming stitch), sew the top closed. Do not cut yarn.

Use the needle to gradually guide the yarn down to the bottom-middle of the back of your pillow, pull through to form the tail. Cut to your desired length.

With super chunky yarn (grey) and J hook:

A crocheted pink cat pillow sitting on a grey footstool with a white wooden slat wall

Eyes

CH 3, join with SLST to create a loop.

RND 1:  Working into the loop, CH 2, HDC 11. Join with SLST to beginning CH-2. (12 sts)

Finish off leaving a tail for attaching.

Using white, create highlights on the eyes.

Nose

CH3

RND 1: SC in 2nd ST from hook, SC in next ST.

(2 STS)

RND 2: CH 1, turn, SC2TOG. (1 ST)

Finish off leaving a tail for attaching.

Using a tapestry needle, sew eyes and nose onto the kitty pillow. Use photo for placement help.

Add whiskers and mouth.

You’re done!

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More Cat Stuffies You’ll Love

The Purrsly Pillow by Stitch in Progress

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