Schitt’s Creek Crochet Pillow Cover
Where are my Schitt’s Creek fans at? For some people, Gilmore Girls is their comfort TV show. But for me? It’s Schitt’s Creek. All day long. That show never gets old and it’s just as hilarious every single time.
Naturally, I had to crochet something to express my immense love for this show. So I created a panel to resemble the iconic black sweater with lightning bolts that David wears on the show. Use this panel to make a pillow cover as I did, or you can scroll to the bottom of this blog post for instructions on how to make this into a wall hanging.
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“But I don’t know how to do tapestry crochet!”
I got you 🙂 I’ve included several photo tutorials to help you learn how to do the color changes. It truly isn’t a hard thing to do. Honestly, it’s probably a lot easier than you think!
Free Schitt’s Creek Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern
- 8 oz. of black worsted-weight acrylic yarn.
- 3 oz. of white worsted-weight acrylic yarn.
- H8 (5.00mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- 14″x14″ pillow insert
- dowel or stick (if making a wall hanging)
- This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
- This pattern is worked in rows using the color graph.
- The chain 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
Stitches used and abbreviations:
- yo = yarn over
- ch = chain
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- sc = single crochet
- MC = main color
- CC = contrasting color
4″ square = 12 sc x 9.5 rows (worked with 5.00mm hook)
Crochet Pillow Covers
Crocheting your own pillow covers is a great way to add to your home decor. I have a couple of other crochet pillow cover patterns you might also like to make:
How to change colors in crochet:
Start your sc as normal. Before your last pull-through, drop the working yarn and bring it to the front of your work. Pick up the other color and complete the stitch by pulling through the remaining loops on the hook. Tip: when changing colors, always yarn UNDER with the new color. This creates a nice, clean look between different colored stitches.
Drop your working yarn and bring it to the front. Pick up the next color, yarn UNDER to complete the stitch. Repeat this process when switching back to the other color.
When carrying the CC into the next row, only carry it around on the wrong side so it’s not visible on the right side.
At the end of each row, give the yarn you’re carrying a tug to make sure there are no bumps popping through.
Written Instructions for the Schitt’s Creek Crochet Pillow Cover:
Front panel of the crochet pillow cover
Using the black yarn, ch 47.
You will begin by carrying the white even though the first few rows are just black. The reason for this is that the white does show through a little bit and if you are just carrying the white on the rows where you need it, it will look more obvious. Also, carrying the yarn does add to the overall height of each row, and again, to stay consistent, we will just carry the white through every single row regardless if that row calls for it or not.
After you’ve made your chain, lay the white yarn across the 2nd ch from the hook
Begin crocheting over the white yarn. You will continue to carry it throughout the entire front panel.
Row 1: (crocheting over the white yarn) make a sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. ch 1, turn. (46 sc)
Row 2: sc in first st and in each st across. ch 1, turn. (46 sc)
Rows 3 – 45: repeat row 2 using the color graph. All odd rows should be read/worked from right to left. All even rows should be read/worked from left to right. For example: For row 3, start from square 1, row 3. For row 4, start from square 46, row 3.
Back panel of the crochet pillow
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Row 2: sc in first st and in each st across. ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Repeat row 2 until your panel is identical in height to the front panel. Number of rows may be different for the back panel. Since you aren’t carrying yarn across every row like you did for the front panel, the rows will be slightly shorter, thus you may very well end up with more than you did for the front panel. Don’t worry, as long as you make the back panel the same height as the front panel, you’ll be good to go 🙂
Assembling your pillow:
Line both panels up, wrong sides together. You will now stitch the two panels together, going counterclockwise. With the front panel facing you, start from the bottom right corner. Attach your yarn and work 1 sc (going through both panels) in each st all the way to the top. Make 3 sc in the very top st, and continue working 1 sc across the top. In the very last stitch at the top, make 3 sc. Work down the left side, make 3 sc in the very last st.
Get your pillow and insert it into the panels. Work 1 sc in each st across the bottom. Make 3 sc in the last st. Join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
How to read the color graph for the Ew, David Crochet Pillow Cover:
- Each square equals one stitch.
- All odd rows are read/worked from right to left. For example, for row 1, start reading from square 1, row 1.
- All even rows are read/worked from left to right. For example, for row 2, start reading from square 46, row 2.
Prefer to make a wall hanging?
To make a wall hanging, simply make the front panel exactly as written. Then make the fringe for the bottom:
- Step 1. Cut one piece of yarn 16″ long. Cut in half.
- Step 2. Line both pieces up together and fold in half. You will now have 4 pieces of “fringe” at the bottom.
- Step 3. With your crochet hook, pull the loop through the first stitch at the bottom of your wall hanging.
- Step 4. Pull the fringe ends through the loop tightly to secure it. Trim the ends to make it even all the way across.
That’s it! You’ve finished your Ew, David pillow cover (or wall hanging)! So what did you think? Color changes aren’t so bad, are they?
If you love this pattern, please take a photo and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I’d love to see what you chose to make with this pattern – whether a pillow cover or wall hanging. I love seeing all of your make.
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