Adding a pop of color to your living room is easy with this beautifully textured Rainbow Bobble Crochet Pillow. Using chunky yarn makes it quick to crochet. I whipped this crochet cushion cover-up up on a weekend!
Colorful home decor is the quickest way to cheer up a room. Because I love bright colors, I couldn’t resist making a rainbow-hued crochet cushion cover to cozy up to my couch.
I was inspired to make this rainbow stripe crochet pillow after seeing the lovely selection of colors American Yarns had available in the Bernat Softee Chunky yarn range.
Of course, if you enjoy your decor on the neutral side, you can omit the rainbow stripes and just make this crochet bobble pillow in a solid color.
The crochet bobble stitch adds an interesting texture to this cushion cover.
Even though bobble stitches look tricky, they are quite easy to do, and once you get the hang of them, I reckon you’ll be adding bobbles to all your crochet projects.
This crochet pattern is perfect for beginners – The majority of the crochet pillow cover is made in single crochet, so apart from counting rows, every so often, there isn’t much in this pattern to keep track of.
The yarn – Bernat Softee Chunky
Working with Bernat Softee Chunky was lots of fun. Its texture is quite soft and fluffy, but also surprisingly robust, which lends itself well to home decor projects like pillows, chunky throws, rugs, and baskets.
It’s also great for accessories like bags and slippers. Anything you need to be durable and long-lasting with wear.
Because this yarn creates a heavy, non-drapey fabric when knitted or crocheted at the gauge, I would not recommend this yarn for garments.
The color range available from American Yarns is very nice, with 24 colors in the 100g balls and 6 neutral colors available in the Big 400g ball.
I love how comically large the Big Ball is, and if you are planning on making a large project like a blanket or throw, the 400g ball works out quite economical too.
Being so chunky (Super Bulky/over 14ply), it works up really quickly with a large hook. I used an 8mm hook for this project.
It also gives a great stitch definition, making it great for patterns that include textural elements.