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Mad About Boo Crochet Halloween Pillow

The Mad About Boo Pillow is a Black Crochet Pillow with a White Ghost and the word Boo on it in orange.
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The kids are back in school and there is a bit of a chill in the air and that means one thing… Halloween is almost here! It’s time to work on an adorable and fun crochet Halloween pillow. The Mad About Boo Halloween Pillow is an easy crochet project that is fun without being too scary for young kids.

This project uses the Intarsia crochet technique. Intarsia crochet is a crochet colourwork technique where you can use multiple colours in a row and “float” (carry loosely) the strands of yarn behind your work. Every time you need a new colour, you would insert your hook into the indicated stitch as you normally would, pull up a loop and then finish your stitch by pulling through your final loop in your new colour. The next stitch is done in the new colour.

Pillow Panels

The front panel of the Mad About Boo crochet Halloween pillow (the ghost side) is worked using the Instaria technique. I made small balls/bobbins of black yarn to minimize how much “floating” was happening behind my panel. It meant a few extra ends to weave in, however, it was cleaner and minimized pulling on the back. If you don’t carry your yarn loosely, it can cause your panel not to lay flat so be sure to watch the tension on that yarn.

Reading Intarsia Colour Charts

To read the chart, you will start in the bottom right hand corner of your chart and read right to left.  For Row Two, you would read the chart from left to right. For Row 3 you would read the chart right to left again.  Every time you turn your work, you’ll be reading the chart from a different direction. Each square in your chart = 1 SC stitch

The back panel of the halloween pillow is made is the standard crochet technique and it made using only one colour.

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Mad About You Intarsia Crochet Chart Free Pattern
1 box = 1 stitch

Mad About Boo Crochet Halloween Pillow

Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies:
4.5 mm hook
3.6 oz/103g of Red Heart Super Saver in Black
2.6 oz/73g of Red Heart Super Saver in White
0.7 oz/19g of Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

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Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
FO = Finish Off

Finished size:  11.5” Long by 10” tall

Gauge: 15 sts x 16 rows = 4 inches

NOTES:

  • Each square = 1 SC stitch
  • To read the chart, you will start in the bottom right hand corner of your chart and read right to left.  For Row Two, you would read the chart from left to right. For Row 3 you would read the chart right to left again.  Every time you turn your work, you’ll be reading the chart from a different direction.
  • This project uses the Intarsia crochet technique.  Intarsia crochet is a crochet colourwork technique where you can use multiple colours in a row and “float” (carry loosely) the strands of yarn behind your work.  Every time you need a new colour, you would insert your hook into the indicated stitch as you normally would, pull up a loop and then finish your stitch by pulling through your final loop in your new colour. The next stitch is done in the new colour. 
  • You can use the chart or the written instructions for the pattern for the front panel.  The written instructions are needed for the back panel and edging.
Mad About Boo Crochet Halloween Pillow with some pumpkin decor and a furls crochet hook

Front Panel

Row 1: Using Black, CH 45 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each stitch across. CH 1 turn. (44 sts)
Row 2: 44 Black. CH 1 and turn. (44 sts)
Row 3: 6 Black, 3 Orange, 9 Black, 1 White, 5 Black, 1 White, 5 Black, 1 White, 5 Black, 1 White, 7 Black. CH 1 and turn. (44 sts)
Row 4: 6 Black, 3 White, 3 Black, 3 White, 3 Black, 3 White, 3 Black, 3 White, 8 Black, 3 Orange, 6 Black. CH 1 and turn. (44 sts)
Row 5: 6 Black, 3 Orange, 7 Black, 5 White, 1 Black, 5 White, 1 Black, 5 White, 1 Black, 5 White, 5 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 6: 4 Black, 25 White, 15 Black. CH 1 and turn. (44 sts)
Row 7: 6 Black, 3 Orange, 6 Black, 25 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 8: 4 Black, 25 White, 5 Black, 5 Orange, 5 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 9: 5 Black, 5 Orange, 5 Black, 25 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 10: 4 Black, 25 White, 5 Black, 5 Orange, 5 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 11: 5 Black, 5 Orange, 5 Black, 25 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 12: 4 Black, 25 White, 5 Black, 5 Orange, 5 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 13: 15 Black, 25 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 14: 4 Black, 25 White, 4 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 15: 4 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black, 25 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 16: 4 Black, 25 White, 4 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 17: 4 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 4 Black, 25 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 18: 4 Black, 25 White, 4 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 19: 4 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 4 Black, 25 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 20: 4 Black, 6 White, 3 Black, 7 White, 3 Black, 6 White, 4 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 21: 4 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black, 5 White, 5 Black, 5 White, 5 Black, 5 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn. (44 sts)
Row 22: 4 Black, 4 White, 7 Black, 3 White, 7 Black, 4 White, 15 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 23: 4 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black, 4 White, 7 Black, 3 White, 7 Black, 4 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn. (44 sts)
Row 24: 4 Black, 4 White, 7 Black, 3 White, 7 Black, 4 White, 4 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 25: 4 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 4 Black, 4 White, 7 Black, 3 White, 7 Black, 4 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 26: 4 Black, 4 White, 7 Black, 3 White, 7 Black, 4 White, 4 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 27: 4 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 4 Black, 4 White, 7 Black, 3 White, 7 Black, 4 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 28: 4 Black, 4 White, 7 Black, 3 White, 7 Black, 4 White, 4 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 29: 4 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black, 5 White, 5 Black, 5 White, 5 Black, 5 White, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn. (44 sts)
Row 30: 4 Black, 6 White, 3 Black, 7 White, 3 Black, 6 White, 4 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 31: 16 Black, 23 White, 5 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 32: 6 Black, 21 White, 6 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 33: 3 Black, 3 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 7 Black, 19 White, 7 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 34: 8 Black, 17 White, 8 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 3 Orange, 3 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 35: 4 Black, 7 Orange, 9 Black, 15 White, 9 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 36: 10 Black, 13 White, 10 Black, 2 Orange, 3 Black, 3 Orange, 3 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 37: 3 Black, 3 Orange, 3 Black, 2 Orange, 11 Black, 11 White, 11 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 38: 33 Black, 7 Orange, 4 Black. CH 1 and turn (44 sts)
Row 39: 44 Black. CH 1 and turn. (44 sts)
Row 40: 44 Black. (44 sts)

Fasten off and sew in your ends

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Back Panel

Using Black, CH 45.
Row 1:  SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each stitch across (44)
Rows 2 – 40: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. (44)
FO and weave in ends.

Mad about Boo Crochet Halloween Pillow

Assembly and Trim

Row 1: Place the panels on top of one another with the wrong sides facing each other and the front panel on top.  We’ll be crocheting through both layers to add a trim to our pillow as well as seam it together.  Attach the yarn to any stitch along the top of the pillow and working through both layers, SC in the same stitch that you joined,  SC around the pillow, putting a single SC in each stitch/end of each row and placing (SC, HDC, SC) in each corner. When you’re about ¾ of the way around your pillow, start adding your stuffing.  Continue to stuff firmly as you add your trim and your pillow is fully seamed closed.  Join to the first stitch with a sl st.

Row 2: Ch 1 and SC in each stitch around, placing (SC, HDC, SC) in each HDC stitch from the previous round.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a sl st.  FO and weave in ends.

You don’t have to finish the pillow here.  Add some stripes, tassels or pompoms to your edging to spice it up and give it a bit more flair.

Now that you’re done with your crochet Halloween pillow, why not get a jump on your Christmas decor with these free Christmas crochet patterns: Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler and Randy the Cactus Reindeer.

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