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Easy Ripple Pillow, free Tunisian crochet chevron cushion pattern

Refresh your tired living room decor with the Easy Ripple Pillow, a FREE pattern designed in collaboration with WeCrochet.

When the weather gets to the warmer side, I can’t help the urge to spruce up my home furnishings. What felt cozy during the fall and winter now feels a bit heavy in the spring and summer. The playful colors and zig-zag lines of the Easy Ripple Pillow are just the fresh start I need this season. And now, you can make it too, with the FREE crochet pattern.

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Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

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Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

Understanding Chevrons + Tunisian Crochet

Chevrons are a classic motif if crochet. Chevrons and ripples are made by strategically placing increases and decreases along a row of crochet to create even peaks and valleys. The result is visually interesting and a great way to go beyond straight rows.

Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

In Tunisian crochet, the concept is much the same. For the Easy Ripple Pillow, I use yarn overs for the increases and tss2tog for the decreases. Since it’s Tunisian crochet, you get the added benefit of a lovely texture traveling up each of the peaks and valleys.

New to Tunisian crochet? Learn the basics here!

Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

Waves of Color With Chroma Twist Worsted

The pattern of the Easy Ripple Pillow begs for a fun yarn. Sure, you could make this pillow in one color, but why not experiment with a new-to-you yarn? That was my thought when I picked up Chroma Twist Worsted for the first time and got inspired to make the Easy Ripple Pillow.

Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

Chroma Twist Worsted is a new yarn from WeCrochet, the latest in the Chroma family of yarns. The original Chroma Fingering transitions seamlessly from one color to the next. Chroma Twist Worsted (and Bulky) take the same idea up a notch by twisting two strands of color together, each transitioning at their own pace.

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Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

Thinking of raiding your stash for the perfect yarn to make your Easy Ripple Pillow? Just about any worsted weight yarn will do. The original yarn is a little on the lighter side of worsted, so something like Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice or Caron Simply Soft should do the trick.

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Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

If you’re ready to make your own Easy Ripple Pillow, keep scrolling for the free version of the pattern. Or find a printable version on TLYarnCrafts.com or Ravelry.

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Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

Easy Ripple Pillow Details

MATERIALS:

Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

FINISHED SIZE:

20″ square

GAUGE:

9 rows = 4″, unblocked

ABBREVIATIONS:

Ch = chain

Rep = repeat

RetP = return pass (see Pattern Note below)

Sl st = slip stitch

St(s) = stitch(es)

Tss = Tunisian simple stitch

Tss2tog = Tunisian simple stitch two together (decrease made)

Yo = yarn over

PATTERN NOTES:

  • Carry yarn up side of work when switching colors.
  • All rows are written for the forward pass instructions only. Follow each row with the return pass (RetP), which is worked as follows – ch 1, (yo, pull through next 2 loops on hook) until only 1 loop remains.

Easy Ripple Pillow Pattern

Are you new to the Easy Ripple stitch pattern? Learn it in this tutorial video:

ROW 1: With A, ch 96, pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, RetP.

ROW 2: Yo, *tss each of the next 5 sts, tss2tog 2 times, tss each of the next 5 sts **, yo, tss each of the next 2 sts, yo; rep from *, ending the last rep at **, yo, tss the last st, RetP.

Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

Repeat Row 2, alternating colors every 2 rows, to 54 total rows. The piece should be approximately 36.5″ long. If adjusting the row count, be sure to end with a repeat of color B.

Complete the sl st bind off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

FINISHING

Steam block piece flat to 20″ wide x 37″ long.

Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

With right side facing up, mattress stitch seam the bind off edge to the foundation edge, being sure to count stitch-for-stitch so the peaks nestle into the valleys.

Flip case to wrong side facing. Whip stitch seam one side of the pillowcase closed. Flip case so the right side is facing. Insert pillow form. Whip stitch remaining opening of the pillowcase closed.

Weave in all ends.

Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

In no time, you’re all done with your Easy Ripple Pillow. The rhythmic stitches help this project fly right off your hook and onto your couch!

I had a lot of fun partnering with WeCrochet for this project. Take a look at all of our collaborations and shop the amazing WeCrochet yarn selection now.

Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

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Make the Easy Ripple Pillow, a free Tunisian crochet cushion pattern using a unique chevron pattern. Watch the included tutorial video to learn this stitch from start to finish. | TLYCBlog.com

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6 Comments

  • Reply Nancy

    Gosh! Those colors are so pretty in that design. I haven’t done Tunisian crochet yet, though I do have the hooks. It’s my next step in getting back in the groove. This is one pattern that I would love to try. Thank you, Toni!

    June 9, 2020 at 4:01 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      I’m really so glad you like it, Nancy! It’s incredibly easy to do, and I’m sure you’ll pick it up in no time. I hope you give it a try, and let me know how it goes 🙂

      June 9, 2020 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Jen

    What a beautiful pillow and the colors are gorgeous, you are very talented and your tutorial videos are great and make learning very easy,thank you and I’m already picking my colors out.i can’t wait to begin and learn this stitch.

    June 9, 2020 at 7:54 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      I’m so glad you like it, Jen! And thanks for the sweet compliments. I can’t wait to see how your pillow turns out 🙂

      June 10, 2020 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Freda

    The pillow and colors are gorgeous. I bought the yarn and began working the pattern. However I don’t know if it’s me but the colors make it hard to see the stitches and I’m having a heck of a time completing a row. At the rate I’m going it will take me weeks to complete!

    June 30, 2020 at 7:03 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi Freda! That’s a valid issue – the variation in this yarn can make it a little tricky to see the stitches. Just take your time and be sure not to miss any loops 🙂

      July 2, 2020 at 10:28 am

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