Cascades Pillow by Esther Thompson

Cascades Pillow

March 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11.5 mm (P)
234 - 278 yards (214 - 254 m)
14 inch pillow
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Using a variegated color yarn for the contrasting color in this crochet pillow pattern creates the illusion of many colors of yarn when it is really just two different colors. This crochet pillow pattern uses the waistcoat stitch in the round to create a knit-look texture. The use of fair isle crochet (the technique of alternating colors without finishing off to create a design) and changing colors mid-stitch creates the floating ‘v’ shapes throughout the design.

There are lots of photos & step by step instructions in this pattern to help you create it as easily as possible.


  • 212 yards of size 6 yarn in a neutral color (I used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman)
  • 44 yards of size 6 yarn in a variegated color (I used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Coney Island)
  • 14 inch pillow form
  • Size P/ 11.5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

(sl st) slip stitch
(ch) chain
(sc) single crochet
(wst) waistcoat stitch (also sometimes called Center Post Single Crochet or Knit Stitch)
Color A = Main Color
Color B = Secondary Color