Santa Fe Pillow Crochet Pattern

The Santa Fe Pillow uses interlocking crochet in the round to create a stunning geometric design. You can work with just two colors or change things up a with a third color for the edge rows. This pillow cover fits an 18″ pillow form – perfect size for a couch throw pillow! The pattern includes written instructions, charts, and video tutorial to walk you through the pattern step by step. Scroll down for more info, materials needed, and links to get the PDF pattern.

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18" pillow interlocking crochet pattern with written instructions, chart, and video tutorial

About the Santa Fe Pillow

I lived in Albuquerque, NM for about a year, and this design totally reminds me of the southwest. I love the symmetry of the geometric designs. I wanted something unique and fun, and this design definitely fit the bill! I made one side dark gray and copper. For the other side, I made the center light gray and copper, then switched from light gray to dark gray for the border rows. I honestly can’t decide which side I like better! You can definitely play with your color choices to really make this pillow your own!

Isn’t this seam so pretty?! I’m a little obsessed.

This pattern was originally published as part of the Autumn Exclusives hosted by Cosy Rosie UK. In addition to the single pattern, it is included in the Autumn Exclusives bundle, where you can get all 40 patterns from the event at a discounted price. You can purchase a complete bundle with all 40 patterns! Get the bundle here!


  • Size H crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge). My favorite hooks are these Odyssey hooks from Furls Crochet!
  • Worsted weight yarn in 2-3 colors – 160g each color if using 2 colors, 160g main color, 100g inner color, 60g outer color if using 3 colors. I used WeCrochet Comfort Worsted (50g/109y, 75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic) in Copper, Hawk, and Whisker.
  • 18″ Pillow Form. This is the one I used.
  • Tapestry Needle for Sewing together (optional – if you choose to crochet your two sides together, you don’t necessarily need this. I opted for a sewn seam.)
Santa Fe Pillow work in progress


The Santa Fe pillow cover is made to fit an 18″ pillow. Each half should measure 16″, but don’t fret! The 18″ pillow fill fit inside the cushion and be nice and plump. The pillow cover is purposefully made smaller than the pillow form so that the final product is a nice plump pillow (especially since your crochet will stretch a bit!).

You can adjust how many repeats you make of the outside rows to compensate for minor variations in gauge, but if your gauge is significantly larger than the indicated gauge, you should go down a hook size to adjust.

Santa Fe Pillow Video Walkthrough

If you’re new to interlocking crochet, or maybe you’ve done interlocking but never tried to make a project worked in the round, then the video below is for you! I walk you through this pattern a row at a time. The beginning can be a little tricky, but once you get the technique down, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful pillow!

Give it a Try!

I hope you’ll give this fun technique a try, and when you’re done with your project, tag me on facebook or instagram – I love to see your finished projects, and I always share on my instagram stories. 🙂