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Verde Velvet Pillow

This classic pillow in a braided pattern is reminiscent of vintage velvet tuck pillows. This elegant take on a classic is stunning in bottle green, but would look wonderful in other gemstone colors like ruby or sapphire.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 15.75” square

Gauge: 10 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern


Medium weight yarnYarn: Katia Velvet Fine (100% Polyester; 174 yards [160 meters]/50 grams):

Bottle Green (MC, 4 ball)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 16” pillow form

Pattern Notes

The Pillow is worked with Celtic st. Use thread held double.



With MC, ch 41, turn.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc across, turn. (42 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (sk 2 sts, FPtr around next 2 sts, FPtr around 2 skipped sts) 10 times, dc in last st, turn

Rnd 3: Ch 3, BPtr around next 2 sts, (sk 2 sts, BPtr around next 2 sts, BPtr around 2 skipped sts) 9 times, BPtr around next 2 sts, dc in the last st, turn.

Rnds 4-39: Rep Rnds 2-3.


Make same as Front.


Place Front and Back pillow pieces together and sew three sides.

Insert stuffing inside pillow and sew the last side.

Weave in all sends.

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