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Easy Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern (with fold over)

Tapestry crochet is a fabulous technique for creating eye-catching designs, my tapestry crochet cushion cover would look really plain without the chevrons and stripes!

Tapestry looks very similar to mosaic crochet but the technique is different. If you’re interested, you’ll find out why they are different on this post.

tapestry crochet cushion in dark green, light green and white on a sofa covered with a grey throw

Tapestry cover (front)

Envelope style cushion in light green and dark green

Tapestry cover (back)

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Suitable for confident beginners, my pattern uses a light colour with two contrasting colours.  You will need to know how to change colour throughout rows.

The design on my free crochet pattern was inspired by the Good Vibes Scarf by Catherine Noronha in issue 74 of Crochet Now.

cushion crocheted with the tapestry tecnhique in dark green, light green and white on a grey sofa

How the pattern is worked

I worked the tapestry panel first in treble crochet (US double crochet), then using a smaller size crochet hook, I decreased stitches and continued with a contrasting colour in half treble crochet (US half double crochet).

I re-joined yarn to the opposite side of the tapestry panel and again, using a smaller size hook, worked in half treble crochet (US half double crochet) in the contrasting colour to form the envelope of the cushion cover.

I decided to work the pattern this way as I crochet loosely but my tapestry crochet is a tighter tension.  I wanted the front and back of the cushion to be the same size and needed to test my tension.

Related Tapestry Crochet Patterns

If you enjoy working with this technique have a browse of these patterns:

Yarn

I used 300g Emu Classic DK : 1 x 100g in Cream, 1 x 100g Herby, 1 x 100g Lawn

You can substitute any DK yarn to achieve the same effect.

Pattern Notes

  • All stitches for the tapestry panel are worked in treble crochet (US double crochet).
  • All rows for the tapestry panel begin with ch2 and treble crochet into the same stitch.
  • All the rows for the half treble crochet begin with ch2 and half treble crochet into the same stitch.
  • Pattern is written with the yarn colour (MC, CC1 or CC2) and how many treble crochets (US double crochet) you need to work in that colour.
  • You will change colour on the last pull through of the last stitch before working the new colour.
2 stitches on the hook ready to change yarn colour
2 stitches on the hook, the last pull through before changing colour
changed yarn from white to green for the tapestry crochet cushion cover

green yarn over and pull through leaving the new colour to work with

  • If your tension is tight, you may not need to change hook size or decrease for the half treble panel. 
  • Crocheting the first row will show you whether to change hook size or decrease on row 35. 
  • If the half treble panel is wider, change your hook size and decrease on row 35 as per the written instructions.
  • My htr panels were still a little larger but it doesn’t show once the side seams are sewn.
Key to colours on the tapestry crochet cushion cover

Main Colour = white

Contrasting Colour 1 = dark green

Contrasting Colour 1 = light green

  • There is a tapestry chart you can download or you can follow the written instructions.  I found it worked best for me using both the written instructions and the chart together.
  • Ch2 does not count as a stitch.

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Level

Confident beginner

Materials

  • 300g Emu Classic DK : 1 x 100g in Cream, 1 x 100g Herby, 1 x 100g Lawn
  • 3.5 mm hook
  • 3mm hook
  • Cushion insert 40cm x 40cm
  • Tapestry needle to sew the seams together and weave in ends

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • MC – main colour
  • CC1 – contrasting colour 1
  • CC2 – contrasting colour 2
  • Ch – chain
  • DC – double crochet (US single crochet)
  • TR – treble crochet (US double crochet)
  • HTR – half treble crochet (US half double crochet)
  • Rep – repeat
  • St – stitch
  • Sts – stitches
  • Dc2tog – double crochet 2 together (US single crochet)
  • WS – wrong side
  • RS – right side

Measurements

The tapestry crochet panel measures 40cm x 40cm. 

The block contrasting colour panel measures 40 cm (w) x 27 cm (h) x 2. 

The extra allows for the foldover needed for the envelope style cover.

envelope style cushion cover open at the back to show the technique
envelope style cushion cover

Tapestry Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern

I have also created a collection of free crochet pillow patterns. Have a browse for inspiration.

tapestry crochet cushion cover in white, dark green and light green on a grey sofa

If you prefer to work from a chart, you can download the tapestry chart as a PDF.

Each square on the graph equals a treble crochet (US double crochet) stitch.  You will need to continue the pattern and refer back to the written instructions for how many to chain and finishing off instructions.

Written Instructions and Tapestry Chart

Tapestry panel

Tapestry Crochet Cushion Cover Chart for rows 2 to 12
Tapestry Crochet Chart for cushion cover rows 2 – 12

Ch84 + 2 in CC1

Row 1:  Continue in CC1, dc in 2nd ch from hook and dc across, turn

Row 2: ch2, tr in same st, *MC x 10, CC1 x 2, *rep to last st, CC1 x 1

Row 3: ch2, tr in same st, CC1 x 1, *MC x 8, CC1 x 4, *rep to last 2 sts, CC1 x 2, change to MC on last pull through

Row 4: ch2, tr in same st, *CC1 x 2, MC x 6, CC1 x 2, MC x 2 *repeat to last st, MC x 1

Row 5: ch2, tr in same st, MC x 1, CC1 x 2, MC x 4, *CC1 x 2, MC x 4 *rep across to last pull through, change to CC2

Row 6: ch2, tr in same st, MC x 2, *CC1 x 2, MC x 2, CC1 x 2, MC x 2, CC2 x 2, MC x 2 * rep to end of row

Row 7: ch2, tr in same st, CC2 x 2, *MC x 2, CC1 x 4, MC x 2, *rep to end of row

Row 8: ch2, tr in same st, MC x 1, *CC2 x 2, MC x 2, CC1 x 2, MC x 2, CC2 x 2, MC x 2 * rep to end of row

Row 9: ch2, tr in same st, *CC2 x 2, MC x 4, *rep to end of row

Row 10: ch2, tr in same st, MC x 2, *CC2 x 2, MC x 2, CC2 x 2, MC x 6, *rep to end of row

Row 11: ch2, tr in same st, MC x 4, *CC2 x 4, MC x 8, *rep to end of row

Row 12: ch2, tr in same st, MC x 5, *CC1 x 2, MC x 10, *rep to end of row

Rows 13 – 23 are worked in stripes

Tapestry crochet chart for cushion cover rows 13 to 23
Chart for striped rows 13 to 23

Row 13 – 14: MC row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Row 15: CC1 row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Row 16: MC row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Row 17: CC2 row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Row 18: MC row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Row 19: CC2 row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Row 20: MC row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Row 21: CC1 row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Row 22 – 23: MC row, ch2, tr in same st, tr to end of row

Tapestry crochet chart for cusion cover rows 24 to 34
Tapestry chart for the cushion cover rows 24 to 34

Rows 24 – 34 mirror image, rep backwards from row 12 to 2

Change to 3mm hook

Row 35 (decreasing round) worked in CC1 dc decreasing 12 sts – dc2tog every 6th st

This is the end of the tapestry panel

Row 36 – 68  CC1 ch2, htr in same st, htr to end of row

Fasten off.

Change to 3mm hook and re-join yarn to the WS of the tapestry panel.

Rep Rows 36 – 68 CC2

You can choose to work the block htr panels in the same colour.

tapestry crochet cushion cover before sewing side seams
Your cushion cover should look like this

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing off

With RS facing inwards, fold the htr panels, lining up with the tapestry panel.  The tapestry panel is the front of the cushion cover and the htr solid colours are the back of the cushion.

Sew seams along both sides, reinforcing where the back of the cover doubles up as this ‘envelope’ will be stretched to insert the cushion pad.

tapestry cushion cover folded over to show sewing the side seams
back of cushion cover rolled back to show where you need to sew the seams

Insert your cushion pad.

Happy crocheting!

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