Brioche Infinity Pillow: FREE crochet pattern



Brioche has become a huge trend recently. In hand knitting mostly. But it’s slowly but steadily coming into crochet as well. When we are talking about brioche crochet we always mean an “imitation” of brioche. As today crochet doesn’t have a concept of brioche, meaning complete set of rules of how stitches should be placed together to create intricate patterning. But still it is possible to create brioche-look fabrics in crochet.

 

Introduction to Brioche Crochet


Crochet Brioche fabric might look too difficult to make, but in reality they all are using just usual crochet stitches: front or back post stitches, single and double crochet stitches, and chains. And the right combination and placement of all these stitches creates beautiful patterns.

My understanding of crochet brioche grew up from overlay crochet. It all started with Labyrinth Mandala which was later enlarged into a rug with Labyrinth Border. I used only two colors for these designs and petals on the edge reminded me of brioche.

And I thought it might be nice to create something similar but with more drapey and airy fabric. This is how my crochet brioche journey started.

I’ve created several designs using imitation of brioche:

And today I am happy to introduce new and FREE brioche pattern called Brioche Infinity Pillow. It's written for an infinity square which can be made in any size!

I hope it will help you learn basics of crochet brioche, and you will feel confident in trying new designs using this amazing technique.

Enjoy!

You can also purchase ads free ready-to-print pdf with full written instructions and photo-tutorial HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

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Brioche Infinity Pillow PATTERN

 

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Materials

4 (G) mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, ready-made fabric pillowcase
Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn (78% Cotton x 22% Acrylic; 50g/ 130m/ 142yrds)

Yarn A: 801 Moon Stone x 3 skeins
Yarn B:
  • 811 Deep Amethyst x 1 skein,
  • 804 Boulder Opal x 1 skein
  • 812 Lemon Quartz x 1 skein

Stone Washed yarn is available in local Scheepjes shops and via online retailers (affiliate links are marked with *. I might be compensated with a tiny amount if you make a purchase via these links while you will not pay anything extra):

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools*, Deramores* (all in UK with international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada), Knotty House* (Canada)

Gauge/Tension

After 8 rounds square measures 10cm/4”.

Measurements

Finished pillow decoration measures approx. 50cm/20”after blocking


 Abbreviations (US crochet terms)


beg beginning
BPdc back post double crochet: yo, insert hook from back to front to back to go around post of st indicated, work dc around this post
ch(s) chain(s)
ch-sp(s) chain space(s)
ch2-sp(s) chain 2 space(s): number denotes number of chains in chain space
dc double crochet
FPdc front post double crochet: yo, insert hook from front to back to front to go around post of st indicated, work dc around this post
FPtr front post treble crochet: yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front to go around post of st indicated, work tr around this post
rep repeat
RS right side
sp(s) space(s)
ss slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
WS wrong side
yo yarn over hook

Repeats

[…….] x times work the instructions between brackets the total number of times stated
*…….; rep from * to ….. work the instructions after * and then repeat that section as instructed

Special Stitches

brdc brioche double crochet: yo, insert hook into next sp of previous round AND into st of same color from two rounds directly below this sp, work dc over chains.

Pattern Notes

Brioche Infinity Square is worked in rounds, which are joined in the corner with ss.
  • Colors are changed on every round in joining ss (unless otherwise stated in the pattern). Yarn is not cut after every round, but is carried on WS. There will be floats of yarn on WS.
  • Long stitches (front post and back post) are made around sts of same color from two rounds below.
  • All chain spaces (except ch2-sps in the corners) will be skipped and stay behind front post sts.

INSTRUCTIONS


An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. Translations and video-tutorials are NOT allowed without permission. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!

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Round 1: With Yarn A. Make magic ring, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 8sc into ring, tighten ring, join with ss in first sc – 8 sc

Round 2: Ch4 (counts as first dc and ch2-sp – here and throughout), *dc in same st, ch2, skip next st, dc in next st, ch2; rep from * two more times, dc in same st, ch2, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn B – 811 Deep Amethyst) – 8 dc, 8 ch2-sps

Round 3: With Yarn B. Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st – here and throughout), *ch2, sc in same sp, ch2, skip next dc, dc in skipped st of Round 1 directly below in front of chains, ch2, skip next dc, sc in next sp; rep from * three more times, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn A by grabbing it up behind work) – 8 sc, 4 dc, 12 ch2-sps

Round 4: With Yarn A. Ch1, *ch2, sc in same sp in the corner, [ch2, skip next st, FPdc around st of same color below] until last st before corner, ch2, skip next sc, sc in next sp in the corner; rep from * three more times, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn B) – 8 sc, 8 FPdc, 16 ch2-sps

Round 5: With Yarn B. As Round 4 – change to Yarn A in joining ss – 8 sc, 12 FPdc, 20 ch2-sps

Round 6: With Yarn A. Ch1, *ch2, sc in same sp in the corner, ch2, skip next st, FPdc around sc of same color below, ch2, skip next st and FPdc of same color below, FPtr around next FPdc of same color below, ch2, FPtr around skipped FPdc of same color below, ch2, FPdc around next sc of same color below, ch2, skip next st, sc in next sp in the corner; rep from * three more times, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn B) – 8 sc, 8 FPdc, 8 FPtr, 24 ch2-sps

Round 7: With Yarn B. Ch1, *ch2, sc in same sp in the corner, [ch2, skip next st, FPdc around next st of same color below] twice, ch2, brdc inside next “V” below, [ch2, skip next st, FPdc around next st of same color below] twice, ch2, skip next st, sc in next sp in the corner; rep from * three more times, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn A) – 8 sc, 16 FPdc, 4 brdc, 28 ch2-sps

Round 8: With Yarn A. Ch1, *ch2, sc in same sp in the corner, [ch2, skip next st, FPdc around next st of same color below] until last sc before the corner, ch2, skip next sc, sc in sp in the corner; rep from * three more times, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn B), TURN and continue on WS – 8 sc, 24 FPdc, 32 ch2-sps

Round 9: Note: on this rnd ch2-sps will stay in front of work.

With Yarn B. Continue on WS. Ch1, *sc in same sp in the corner, [ch2, skip next st, BPdc around next st of same color below] until last st before the corner, ch2, skip next st, sc in sp in the corner, ch2; rep from * three more times, join with ss in first sc inserting the hook from back to front, TURN and continue on RS – 8 sc, 28 BPdc, 36 ch2-sps

Round 10: Continue on RS. Ss in next sp (change to Yarn A).

Ch1, *ch2, sc in same sp in the corner, [ch2, skip next st and next st of same color below, FPtr around next st of same color below, ch2, FPtr around skipped st of same color below] until last st before the corner, ch2, skip next st, sc in sp in the corner; rep from * three more times, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn B) – 8 sc, 32 FPtr, 40 ch2-sps

Round 11: With Yarn B. Ch1, *ch2, sc in same sp in the corner, ch2 skip next st, FPdc around next st of same color below, [ch2, brdc in next “V” below, ch2, skip next st, FPdc around next st of same color below] until last st before the corner, ch2, skip last st, sc in sp in the corner; rep from * three more times, join with ss in first sp (change to Yarn A) – 8 sc, 20 FPdc, 16 brdc, 44 ch2-sps


Pattern Repeat

Round 12: As Round 8 – 8 sc, 40 FPdc, 48 ch2-sps
Round 13: As round 9 – 8 sc, 44 BPdc, 52 ch2-sps
Round 14: As round 10 – 8 sc, 48 FPtr, 56 ch2-sps
Round 15: As Round 11 – 8 sc, 28 FPdc, 24 brdc, 60 ch2-sps
Round 16: As Round 10 (omit ss in the beg) – 8 sc, 56 FPtr, 64 ch2-sps
Round 17: As Round 11 – 8 sc, 32 FPdc, 28 brdc, 68 ch2-sps

End of Pattern Repeat

Rep rounds 12-17 until you get desired size.

Change colors for Yarn B according to taste. In shown sample the colors were used as following:

811 Deep Amethyst – up to Round 25
804 Boulder Opal – up to Round 39
812 Lemon Quartz – for the rest rounds

Edge

After you reach desired size, make two more rounds with Yarn A:

Round 1: Continue making long sts as per pattern at the same time working (sc, ch2, sc) in the corners as before, and replacing all ch2 with sc - made in sts of previous round. Chains behind front post stitches will be skipped, as before.

Round 2: Make sc in each st around and (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sps in the corners. Join with ss in first sp, fasten off, weave in all tails.

Finishing

Sew brioche square onto ready fabric ready-made pillowcase with running stitch using the same yarn as for the last round and tapestry needle.

Congratulations!! Your Brioche Infinity Square is now finished. You can easily enlarge it into a blanket by repeating Pattern Repeat.

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19 comments

  1. So love your designs, I'm always excited to open your emails to see what's next. Working on the Nya, I think this pillow would be a great addition to my couch that will have the Nya draped on.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, think pillow will a be a nice fit to Nya, especially when made in same colors :)

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  2. Lovely, as everything you design!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. However, I'm confused about what you're sewing the finished square to. Do you have a link to show me what a ready fabric ready-made pillowcase is? Do you then buy a pillow to put into this pillowcase? Most crocheted pillows that I've seen have a crocheted back to them with either a purchased pillow form or polyester fiberfill inside them.

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    1. Yes, you'll need both ready pillowcase and pillow foam. I don't crochet back of my pillows, as attaching them to ready fabric pillowcases (or throws) help to keep shape better. You can see a tutorial of how I am doing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8e5d5IgTVk&t=1s

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  4. Thank you very very much! Your blog is wonderful. Congratulations. I'm going to try to knit this pillow.Regards.

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  5. This is so beautiful! This is surely on my to do list next. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. "Just" trying is what I thought yesterday when you posted this beauty .....but now.. no no no I will make the hole pillow .. or will it become a blanket.. and another work in progress ��

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    1. Yay! It's pretty addictive, I know. Mine was also meant to be just a small square for a tutorial. But I simply could not stop untill my pillow was finished.

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  7. Hi Tatsiana, I'm having a hard time with row 6 instructions where it tells me to FP around 5 stitches of the same color, and I only have 4 available. I went back 2 rows to check my stitch count, and I think I have it right with 2 sc and 2 FPDC on each row. Am I reading this wrong? Should it be fpdc on the first sc, then skip the next fpdc, working fptr, in the next fpdc? This is what the picture shows, the triples crossing each other.

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    1. Hi! I have double checked instructions and can only see 4 FPtr... Not sure why you think they should be 5. Instructions are just the same as the picture, I believe?

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  8. Hi Tatiana
    I just want to congratulate you on this incredibly effective design. You continue to break boundaries, the sign of a truly gifted and talented designer.
    Thank you so much for all your hard work.
    Claire Edwards

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  9. Hihi Tatsiana,
    Many thanks for this lovely design. I have a question though...
    Row 9 - is there a reason to work on the WS? Is it to even out the work or just to avoid boredom?
    Cheers,
    Justine

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    1. Hi Justine, Alternation of RS and WS is needed to avoid tilting of the square.

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    2. oic... thanks Tatsiana :) The Brioche Infinity is a good stash buster indeed! My colourful one is in progress ;)

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Justine

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