How to Make an Easy Crochet Watermelon Pillow- Free Pattern

Learn how to make this super easy crochet watermelon pillow and sweeten up your home with some colorful summer crochet home decor.

Learn how to make this super easy crochet watermelon pillow and sweeten up your home with some colorful summer crochet home decor.

This adorable crochet watermelon pillow is such a spunky statement piece for any room in the house! It would look adorable in a nursery, laying on the bed in a master bedroom or relaxing on the couch in the living room.

Its the perfect pillow for adding some color and summer vibes to your home!

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Learn how to make this super easy crochet watermelon pillow and sweeten up your home with some colorful summer crochet home decor.

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Materials
G (4mm) size crochet hook
Polyfill
Tapestry Needle
– 5 Stitch markers
Scissors
– 1-2oz of Dark green yarn (Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn Jelly Bean)
– 1-2oz of Light green yarn (Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn Limelight)
– 1-2oz of Black Yarn (Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn Black)
– 4-5oz of Red Yarn (Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn Red)

You can also use yarn from We Crochet!

Brava Worsted Weight in Grass, Avacado, Red and Black would look amazing!

*I have linked most of the supplies I used in the materials section above.

STITCH KEY (US TERMS)
SC = Single Crochet
CH = Chain
INC= Increase (Put two stitches in the same space. In this case, it will be two SC stitches.)
SL ST= Slip Stitch
*= To Be Repeated

SPECIAL STITCHES
Bobble: YO, Insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook Repeat 3 more times. Now you should have 5 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook.
Back Bump: This is where you flip your starting chain over and insert your hook into the “back bump” of the chain and place your stitch there. If you are unfamiliar with this technique I would suggest watching this tutorial below by Fiber Flux on YouTube . You do not have to use this technique, you can just single crochet as you normally would, but I feel like the back bump technique is cleaner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igwKXFP89zs
How to change colors
Work your SC as normal but stop right before finishing the stitch, with 2 loops on your hook. Pick up your next color and Pull it through the 2 loops on your hook, CH 1 and turn. Continue crocheting with your new color.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6979knxSLKM

READ BEFORE YOU START

Instructions on how to make the black seeds for your crochet Watermelon Pillow.

Throughout the pattern, you will see instructions before each BOBBLE row telling you where to put a stitch marker to indicate which stitches should be black. The SC before the stitch marker will be where you change yarn colors.

The SC stitch right before your seed bobble is going to be the stitch where you change your yarn to black.

Using your red yarn, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, then pick up your black yarn, YO, pull through two.

Working over (carrying) your red yarn, complete the bobble stitch using your black yarn in the next stitch. Insert your hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, then pick up your black yarn, YO, and pull through two.

Working over (carrying) your black yarn, insert your hook into the next stitch, grab your red yarn and pull up a loop, pull through both loops on your hook for a SC.

When you work over/carry your black yarn make sure you pull it towards the wrong side of the pillow so it’s not peeking out the front. Continue “Carrying” your black yarn along the row until you come to the next SC stitch before a seed bobble stitch, then repeat the steps above. You will want to make sure you pull your black yarn taut throughout the row so there’s no black peeking out where it should only be red. Once you get to the last “seed” in a row, you can cut your yarn leaving a tail for sewing in at the end.

If this is unclear please watch the YouTube video I have recorded for you HERE

Crafty Watermelon Pillow

Body: Front Piece
Starting with your red yarn, make a slip knot and CH 11.

Row 1: Skip the chain closest to your hook and SC 9 in the “back bump” of the chain. SC 6 in the last chain then SC 9 back down the other side of the starting chain. CH 1, turn. (24)
TIP: If you do not know how to crochet into the back bump of a chain please refer to this YouTube tutorial.

Row 2: SC 9, INC in the next 6 stitches, SC 9. CH 1, turn. (30)

This amazing watermelon mermaid hook is by my friend Angie over at Harper Baby Hooks

Before you start row 3, place a stitch marker in stitches 4, 12, 20 and 28 from row 2. These are going to be the stitches where we put our “seeds” or black bobble stitches. Refer to the instructions above on how to crochet the seeds.

Row 3: SC 1, BOBBLE 14 times, SC in last two stitches. CH 1, turn. (30)

Row 4: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (36)

Row 5: SC 36. CH 1, turn. (36)

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Row 6: SC 9, SC in the next 2 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (42)


Before you start row 7, place a stitch markers in stitches 9, 23, 35 from row 6.

Row 7: SC 2 BOBBLE, SC 1 20 times. CH 1, turn. (42)

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Row 8: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 3 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (48)

Row 9: SC 48. CH 1, turn. (48)

Row 10: SC 9, SC in the next 4 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (54)
Before you start row 11, place stitch markers in stitches 6, 18, 38 and 52 from row 10.

Row 11: SC 1, BOBBLE 26 times, SC in last two stitches. CH 1, turn. (54)

Row 12: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 5 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (60)

Row 13: SC 60. CH 1, Turn. (60)

Row 14: SC 9, SC in the next 6 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (66)
Before you start row 15, place stitch markers in stitches 15, 31, and 57 from row 14.

Row 15: SC 2 BOBBLE, SC 1 32 times. CH 1, turn. (66)

Row 16: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 7 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (72)

Row 17: SC 72. CH 1, turn. (72)

Row 18: SC 9, SC in the next 8 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (78)
Before you start row 19, place stitch markers in stitches 2, 28, 46 and 64 from row 18.

Row 19: SC 1, BOBBLE 38 times, SC in last two stitches. CH 1, turn. (78)

Row 20: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 9 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (84)

Row 21: SC 84. CH 1, Turn. (84)

Row 22: SC 9, SC in the next 10 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (90)
Before you start row 23, place stitch markers in stitches 13, 25, 45, 61 and 83 from row 22.

Row 23: SC 2 BOBBLE, SC 1 44 times. Change color to dark green on the last SC. CH 1, turn. (90)
Please refer to “Special Stitches” if you need help changing colors.

Row 24: With your dark green yarn, SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 11 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (96)

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Row 25: SC 96. Change color to Light green on the last SC. CH 1, turn. (96)

Row 26: With your light green yarn, SC 9, SC in the next 12 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (102)

Row 27: SC 102. Change color to Dark green on the last SC. CH 1, turn. (102)

Row 28: With your dark green yarn, SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 13 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (108)

Row 29: SC 108. Change color to light green on the last SC. CH 1, turn. (108)

Row 30: With your light green yarn, SC 9, SC in the next 14 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. Tie off.

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Body: Back Piece
Starting with your red yarn, make a slip knot and CH 11.

Row 1: Skip the chain closest to your hook and SC 9 in the “back bump” of the chain. SC 6 in the last chain then SC 9 back down the other side of the starting chain. CH 1, turn. (24)
TIP: If you do not know how to crochet into the back bump of a chain please refer to this YouTube Tutorial.

Row 2: SC 9, INC in the next 6 stitches, SC 9. CH 1, turn. (30)

Row 3: SC 30. CH 1, turn. (30)

Row 4: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (36)

Row 5: SC 36. CH 1, turn. (36)

Row 6: SC 9, SC in the next 2 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (42)

Row 7: SC 42. CH 1, turn. (42)

Row 8: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 3 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (48)

Row 9: SC 48. CH 1, turn. (48)

Row 10: SC 9, SC in the next 4 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (54)

Row 11: SC 54. CH 1, turn. (54)

Row 12: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 5 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (60)

Row 13: SC 60. CH 1, Turn. (60)

Row 14: SC 9, SC in the next 6 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (66)

Row 15: SC 66. CH 1, turn. (66)

Row 16: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 7 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (72)

Row 17: SC 72. CH 1, turn. (72)

Row 18: SC 9, SC in the next 8 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (78)

Row 19: SC 78. CH 1, turn. (78)

Row 20: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 9 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (84)

Row 21: SC 84. CH 1, Turn. (84)

Row 22: SC 9, SC in the next 10 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (90)

Row 23: SC 90. Change color to dark green on the last SC. CH 1, turn. (90)
Please refer to “Special Stitches” if you need help changing colors.

Row 24: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 11 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn. (96)

Row 25: SC 96. Change color to Light green on the last SC. CH 1, turn. (96)

Row 26: SC 9, SC in the next 12 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn (102)

Row 27: SC 102. Change color to Dark green on the last SC. CH 1, turn. (102)

Row 28: SC 9, INC in the next stitch, SC in the next 13 stitches 6 times. SC 9. CH 1, turn.
(108)

Row 29: SC 108. Change color to light green on the last SC. CH 1, turn. (108)

Row 30: SC 9, SC in the next 14 stitches, INC in the next stitch 6 times. SC 9. Tie off.

Assembly
Now its time to join the front and back pieces of your crochet watermelon pillow!

Make sure to go through both the front and back pieces at the same time.
Start by sewing in all your tails.

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Lay your two pieces together (good sides facing out) and attach your light green yarn into the rind section of your pillow right up next to the red.

SC 6 across, making sure to go through both the front and back pieces. Put 3 SC in the corner then continue with SC all the way around the green, making sure your stitches stay lined up. Put three SC in the other corner, then 6 SC across the front just like the opposite side.

On your last SC attach the red yarn.

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SC across the red portion of the pillow until you have it about halfway closed. Sew in your new tails and stuff your pillow.

Once your pillow is stuffed continue closing it the rest of the way. Tie off and sew in your last tail.

Now give your watermelon a test squeeze because you’re all finished!!!! I hope you loved this pattern and you love your finished crochet Watermelon Pillow!

Learn how to make this easy crochet watermelon pillow and make your crochet home decor a little sweeter.

Looking for more watermelon crochet? Make your own Watermelon Boho Wall Hanger with my FREE pattern!

If you make yourself one and share a pic I’d love to see! Tag me @ACRAFTYCONCEPT on Instagram or Facebook.

Happy Crocheting
❤️Ashley

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