Mr. Jack O’Lantern Pillow Cover

To say that I love Halloween would be an understatement. Halloween falls a hair’s breadth behind Christmas on my favorite holiday’s list. As soon as October 1st hits, I’ve got all of my Halloween decorations out. One thing that was missing in our spooktacular decor was a couple Halloween specific pillows for our sofa so I created Mr. Jack O’Lantern. Jack is made using the bobble stitch which gives this pillow a wonderful nubby texture.

Pillows are such an easy way to update your decor, whether for holidays or just because you feel like a change. I don’t know about you but I change-up my pillows often and don’t have the room to store a ton of different throw pillows. Plus, I think my husband would get judgey eyes if he saw a whole closet full of pillows. I’ve finally gotten him to realize that decorative towels aren’t meant to actually be used but I don’t know if he’s quite ready for pillowpocalypse yet. LOL To keep my house from being overrun with pillows I’ve created this pattern as a pillow cover. I just throw the cover on my everyday pillows and voila something fun and new.

I also have another Halloween themed pillow cover in the works. It should be done and posted in the next couple of days, so please subscribe to the blog to be notified as soon as it is released.

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  • 1 Skein Worsted Weight Orange Yarn (Red Heart With Love in Mango)
  • 3 Skein Worsted Weight Black Yarn (Vanna’s Choice in Black)
  • 1 Skein Worsted Weight Green Yarn (Premier Everyday in Kiwi)
  • 1 Skein Worsted Weight Yarn in Brown (Premier Everyday in Chocolate)
  • Size F Hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • 20″ x 20″ Pillow Form


  • CH = Chain
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • DC = Double Crochet

GAUGE: 16 DC = 4″

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  • The last stitch of the row is worked into the last stitch space, not into the top of the chain.
  • The chain does NOT count as a stitch.

Chain 77 (with BLACK)

Row 1: SC into the second chain from hook; SC the rest of the chain; CH 1; turn (76)

Row 2: SC all; CH 2; turn (76)

Row 3-27: DC in all; CH 2; turn (76)

Row 28: DC in all; CH 1; turn (76)



  • Work from the bottom of the graph up, starting at 1/1 in the bottom right-hand corner.
  • All bobbles are a three double crochet bobble.
  • After you have completed the whole graph CH 1 and turn.

Here is where we start working on the bobble pattern. Follow the graph for details on where to change colors.

Downloadable PDF of the chart…Mr. Jack O Lantern Crochet Pillow Cover by Chain 8 Designs

Never worked with the bobble stitch before? Check out my Bobble Stitch Tutorial.



  • The last stitch of the row is worked into the last stitch space, not into the top of the chain.
  • The chain does NOT count as a stitch

After you have finished the last row of the bobble pattern we will continue on and make the top flap.

Row 1: SC in all; CH 2; turn (76)

Row 2-25: DC in all; CH 2; turn (76)

Row 26: DC in all; CH 1; turn (76)

Row 27-29: SC in all; CH 1; turn (76)

Fasten off; weave in ends


With the right side facing up — Countdown 24 bobbles from the top; fold the top flap down and place a temporary knot on both sides at the bottom of the 24th bobble to hold the flap in place; then single crochet down both sides of the flap. Now count up 24 bobbles from the bottom and do the same with the bottom flap as you did the top. Because you have already crocheted the top down it will be hard to count the bobbles so I found it easy to flip it over and count the squares that the bobbles make on the back.

Now that your pillow cover is complete, all that is left is to insert your pillow form.

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I hope that everyone enjoys the spooktacular Mr. Jack O’Lantern and that his toothy grin makes you smile just as much as he is. I would love to see pictures of your versions of Jack. I think he would look awesome with a purple background. Post your pictures on Instagram and use the #chain8designs. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to be notified as soon as the next Halloween themed pillow is released. Till next time…happy hooking!

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