Brioche Stitch Ombre Pillow

Updated: May 13

Down time? Let’s spruce up our home décor! I tried a new stitch that I completely fell in love with. The only problem was that I couldn’t decide which color combination to go with so I ended up with a double sided pillow! Try it out and let me know what you think! I included some additional screen shots to help you through the trickier areas, hope they help!

Pattern Notes:

Do not be intimidated by this stitch, it looks much more difficult than it actually is! I promise! This pattern is worked in rounds with the right side always facing you. It will alternate between the Main Colour (MC) and one of the ombre colors along the way. This is slightly different than an infinity brioche stitch (which has you turn to wrong side to have an additional “cross-over” pattern) but I liked the simplicity this version offered – especially if this is the first time you’re trying it out. I made my pillow with two colour combinations but that is entirely up to your preference.

  • 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 behind 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.

Finished Measurements:

20in x 20in


· 4.50mm crochet hook

· Medium weight, 100% cotton yarns with the following colour distributions:

I used Paintbox Yarns in COTTON:

o Main Color (this will be the lines that carry throughout the pattern)

  • Side A: Light Pink (1000 yds)

  • Side B: White (1000 yds)

o Ombre Yarns:

  • Side A:

  • · Light Grey (200 yds)

  • · Medium Grey (200 yds)

  • · Charcoal (200 yds)

  • Side B:

  • · Light Pink (200 yds)

  • · Medium Pink (200 yds)

  • · Dark Pink (200 yds)

· Tapestry Needle

· 20in pillow or stuffing

Skill Level: Intermediate


20 Stitches by 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) on 4.50 mm crochet hook


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 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

TR: treble crochet

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. rep: repeat RS: right side sp(s): space(s) ss: slip stitch st(s): stitch(es) WS: wrong side yo: yarn over hook 


The pattern can be dowloaded from my Etsy store right here!