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Travel Pillow Crochet Pattern

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Are you a traveler? If you’re a jet-setter and a crocheter, you’ll want to whip yourself up a NEW crocheted travel pillow with this NEW pattern! I’m also willing to bet that you crochet while on the plane. In that case, here are 9 tips for traveling with crochet. 😉

Travel pillow crochet pattern

This neck support pillow is similar to my crochet fatigue pillow, so if you’ve made that, you’ll have this one done in no time!

Travel Pillow Pattern

Materials: 

Red Heart Amore Yarn (discontinued)
– approx. 315 yards (Restful colorway pictured)

Crochet hook in size D/3.25mm
-if you would like a smaller pillow/tighter weave, go down a hook size

Polyfil (or stuffing from an old pillow!)
-approx 10 oz

Pantyhose (optional, helps hold stuffing in – see more on that here)

I chose to use the Red Heart Amore yarn because it is super soft.  I just know you’ll love this yarn, too! I also chose to use a button I received from Winky & Dutch at Creativation 2019 in Phoenix, an adorable little alpaca! Ahhh, I love it so much!

How to crochet a travel pillow

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

Place first stitch of each row in same as join unless otherwise noted.

The slip stitches on row 19 help to keep the seam from turning. Make sure the last stitch in that row goes INTO the slip stitch.

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Pattern:

Round 1: Magic circle, ch-2, 12dc in circle. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (12)
Round 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (24)
Round 3: Ch-2, * dc in next, 2dc in next * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (36)
Round 4: Ch-2, * dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (48)
Round 5: Ch-2, * dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (60)
Rounds 6 – 18: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (60)
Round 19: Sl st in next st (this helps to keep the pillow/seam from curling) Ch-1, hdc in same and next 27 sts. Dc in next 32 sts (32nd dc will be IN the sl st). Join to first hdc with sl st. (60)
Round 20: Ch-1, hdc in same st, sc in next 26 sts, hdc in next. Dc in next 32 sts. Join to first st with sl st (60)
Round 21: Ch-1, hdc in same st, sl st in next 26 sts, hdc in next. Dc in next 32 sts. Join to first st with sl st (60)
Rounds 22 – 31: repeat rounds 20 & 21: FIVE times
**start stuffing**

Travel pillow crochet pattern

Rounds 32 – 36: Repeat round 20
Round 37: repeat row 19
Rounds 38 – 42: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (60)
Round 43: repeat row 19
Rounds 44 – 48: Repeat round 20
Round 49: repeat round 21
Round 50: repeat round 20
Rounds 51 – 60: repeat rounds 21 & 20: FIVE times
**add more stuffing**
Round 61: repeat round 19
Rounds 62 – 75: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (60)
**add more stuffing**
Round 76: Ch-2, * dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (48)
Round 77: Ch-2, * dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (36)
Round 78: Ch-2, * dc in next, dc2tog * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (24)
Round 79: Ch-2, dc2tog around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (12)
Round 80: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc with sl st. (12)
Finish stuffing and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing end shut and adding a button (if holes on button aren’t large enough for yarn needle, simply weave in yarn ends and use needle and thread for button instead).

How to make a travel pillow

Travel pillow Strap:

Tightly chain 40 sts. Leave long tails to start and end, so that you can sew them in securely to the center of the magic circle used to start row 1. Undo the strap to wrap the pillow around your neck and you’re ready to go!

Ta-da! You have a brand NEW travel pillow to use for your next adventure! I love how this travel pillow hangs right on the side of your luggage thanks to the handy dandy strap, and so chic too!

Travel Pillow free crochet pattern

More travel and crochet:

9 Tips for Traveling with Crochet
How We Travel so Much for So Little
Inexpensive & Easy DIY World Travel Map
Super Slim Hidden Fanny Pack Free Crochet Pattern

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23 Comments

  1. Hi Ashlea, I haven't crocheted in. A long time BUT this poncho pattern with fringe grabbed me and pulled me in. I'm looking forward to the pattern on monday. Thank you!
    1. Hi, I am looking at making this out of super chunky soft wool, will it still work with this pattern or will I have to adjust it accordingly?
  2. How big does it measure around? I feel like maybe with the yarn I chose I'm going to have a travel pillow that is what too big! Help!
  3. Hook size D seems small. Could you please tell me the gauge? Thanks! This looks wonderful and I appreciate you. sharing the pattern.
  4. I would just like to say thank you for sharing your awesome pattern . I made for my elderly father and he loves it . Thank you ... Jenjen
  5. Hello , does anyone out there have a Pineapple Heart Doily crochet pattern? I have searched high and low for this pattern with no success.....the pattern was in a crochet magazine in the 1990s but it was list in a move......any help would be greatly appreciated.....my email is drdeedles1280@gmail.com
    1. Try allfreecrochet.com or Ravelry..com Both good sites. Or Google (crochet pattern doily) Good luck
    2. Hi Deborah Maupin I Googled for your pattern there are several I found that you may like. Fave Crafts Knit & Crochet Daily Annie's Hooked Goodies Craft Passion Ravelry Pinterest Spruce Crafts I hope this helps. Sharon
    3. Hi, I'm making this Travel Pillow and I'm stumped. Inst say Tow 22-31 repeat rounds 20 & 21 FIVE times. What does this mean? I am making 10 rounds as stated in instructions but what is 5 times? HELP!!! Feel free to email me at ronnieg08@gmail.com
      1. 5 times of hdc and 5 times of slip stitch ??? I'm really having a hard time on slipstitch 5 times ,is that a ribbing ???
        1. Hi Melinda! You will alternate rows 20 and 21 a total of 5 times. So it would go row 20, 21, 20, 21, 20, 21, 20, 21, 20, 21.
    4. I’m currently making this and I’m a bit confused about rounds 22-31 What do you mean repeat rounds 20&21 5 times? Is it five times for each round or something? Would love if you had a video or something to follow along
      1. Hi Sierra! So you will alternate rounds 20 & 21 5 times...for a total of 10 rounds. Hope this helps!
  6. Hi ASHLEA. That's a great idea! I'll try one for my next travel and do one more to be a gift . It seems not too much difficult. Thank you for your idea. However, I also want you to share some idea about healthy pillow. I'm a stomach sleeper and I saw https://www.womenangle.com/best-pillows-for-stomach-sleepers/. I think it might be good for my sleeping. My friend said that it's good result. But I also hear more recommend if you please help me to share your experience. Thank you in advance.
  7. I love this pattern! Congratulations on having it featured by Red Heart on Facebook - very impressive. I'm from Wichita too - small world. I hope to make this soon - will be very nice on trips
  8. I need help. I am confused. I did rounds 1-21 as instructed then you have after round 21 "Round 21: Ch-1, hdc in same st, sl st in next 26 sts, hdc in next. Dc in next 32 sts. Join to first st with sl st (60) Rounds 17 – 31: repeat rounds 15 & 16: FIVE times **start stuffing**" I am not understanding this. Can you help me Please?
  9. hola amiga mi nombre es elena. muchas gracias por enseamecomo hacer el reverse shell stich pero hay ago que siempre hago mal porque mequeda mal lo primero y ultimo queda como un rizo y siempre queda una encima de la otra.tal vezme puedas ayudar con esta reverse shell porque no se parece a la tuya es asi como dice yo, inserthook in nextst,yo,draw lp hroghh, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 5 times, yo, draw through al6 lpon hook. ch 1 esa es la segunda linela primera linea es 18 shells, 19sc, y 6dc gracias y dios la bendiga
  10. Hello Ashlea, I need help with the traveling pillow for row 17-31. I’m not understanding it and looking at the pic below it. Can you please help me understand it. I love all your patterns.