Free Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Sherbet Throw Pillow


The deliciously bright hues of Red Heart® Gumdrop™ yarn remind me of juicy rainbow sherbet, so I designed this sweet and funny crocheted pillow to add a summery pop of color to your couch, bed, or favorite easy chair. Use this pattern to make just one or two scoops instead of three. You’ll be constructing the pillow in two pieces – front and back – and sewing them together. Go crazy with your favorite colors and flavors!

Materials List

  • Crochet Hooks, size H/5.0mm and size I/5.5mm
  • Red Heart® Gumdrop™ in Cherry, Orange, and Smoothie – 1 ball each
  • Lion Brand® Yarn Vanna’s Choice® in Mustard – 2 balls
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • 16 oz bag of stuffing



Gauge is not that important in this project. However, you should go down one hook size when changing to Vanna’s Choice® since it is a heavier weight than Gumdrop™.



BLO = back loops only
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet
FPhtr = front post half triple crochet
FPtr = front post triple crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half triple crochet
prev = previous
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side of work
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = triple crochet
WS = wrong side of work
[ ] = repeat what is inside the brackets the number of times indicated


Special Stitches

Sc2tog (single crochet two together): Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through 1 loop. Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through 1 loop. YO and pull through all 3 loops.

FPhdc (front post half double crochet): YO and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull through 1 loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops. Skip st behind the FPhdc.

FPhtr (front post half triple crochet): YO twice and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull through 1 loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through all 3 loops. Skip st behind the FPhtr.

FPtr (front post triple crochet): YO twice and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull though 1 loop, [YO and pull through 2 loops] 3 times. Skip st behind the FPtr.


Sherbet Scoops – Make 2

– Starting with the top scoop, with Cherry and I hook, ch 28.

Row 1: Sk 1st ch, work 27 sc. (27)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st, 25 sc evenly, 2 sc in last st. (29)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 3 times. 23 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 3 times. (35)

Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (35)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. 31 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. (39)

Rows 7-8: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (39)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. 35 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. (43)

Rows 10-11: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (43)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st. 41 sc evenly. 2 sc in last st. (45)

Rows 13-14: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (45)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st. 43 sc evenly. 2 sc in last st. (47)

Rows 16-29: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (47)

Row 30: (WS) Ch 4, turn. 2 tr in BLO in each st across. (94)

Row 31: (RS) Ch 1, turn. 1 sc, [1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 htr, 2 tr each in next 5 sts, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 5 sc] 5 times. 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 htr, 2 tr in next 5 sts, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc each in last 2 sts. Break off Cherry. (124)

– Begin 2nd scoop with Orange. Turn your piece so the unworked front loops from Row 30 are facing you. You will work your new row in these loops. Join Orange in 1st loop. (Photo1)


Row 1: (WS) Ch 1 and sc in same st. Sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 2-24: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 25-26: Repeat Rows 30-31. Break off Orange (117)

-Begin 3rd scoop with Smoothie and repeat the directions for the 2nd scoop, with the unworked front loops of Row 25 of the 2nd scoop facing you.


Cone – Make 2

With the unworked front loops of your last scoop facing you, join Mustard with H hook into 1st unworked front loop. (Photo 2)


Row 1: (WS) Ch 1 and work 47 sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 2 – 11: Ch 1, turn. Work sc evenly across. (47)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 43 sc evenly, sc2tog. (45)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 41 sc evenly, sc2tog. (43)

Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 39 sc evenly, sc2tog. (41)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 37 sc evenly, sc2tog. (39)

Row 16: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 35 sc evenly, sc2tog. (37)

Row 17: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as first st), turn. Work 37 FPhdc evenly across. (37)

Rows 18-19: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 20: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in next 3 sts, [1 FPhtr worked through FPhdc from 3 rows below, 1 sc in next 5 sts] 5 times. 1 FPhtr, then 1 sc in next 3 sts. (37) (Photo 3)


Rows 21-23: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 24: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in next 3 sts, [1 FPtr worked through FPhtr from 4 rows below, 1 sc in next 5 sts] 5 times. 1 FPtr, then 1 sc in next 3 sts. (37) (Photo 4)


Rows 25-27: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 28: Repeat Row 24. (37)

Row 29: Ch 2, turn. 37 FPhdc evenly across. Note: to align the rows correctly, work the 1st FPhdc around the 2nd to last sc from prev row, and not the last sc. Then, to maintain 37 stitches across, work the last FPhdc around the turning chain from prev row.

– At this point, you should now see a complete set of rectangles in your cone. The rest of the pattern repeats this motif. (Photo 5)


Rows 30-53: Repeat Rows 18-29, twice.

– Break off and weave in ends.



With RS of both pieces facing outward, whipstitch or slip stitch the edges together using the same colored yarn as the pieces you are joining, making sure to leave an 8-inch gap somewhere to stuff the pillow before stitching it together completely.


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42 Replies to “Free Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Sherbet Throw Pillow”

  1. Pauline Black says:

    I just finished making this. I googled you after I saw your cupcake dishcloth in Michaels. You have super talented skills! I have to just say THANK YOU!!! My daughter thinks I’m the best mom ever! Haha She totally wants her whole room decked out with cupcakes and cake and ice cream now. I did the top scoop with the cherry gumdrop, and the second with the purple colored gumdrop. And the cone is a light honey colored tan. I’m so psyched how it turned out! It took about 2 weeks, but i’ve been working on like 5 other projects, too. 😉 You explained the special stitches really well, so I didn’t have a prob with the fphtr and fphdc. SO so thrilled with this pattern, and it makes me much more confident in crocheting. I can’t wait to choose which of your patterns I will tackle next!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I’m so sorry it took me so long to respond, but thank you so much for your very sweet note!!!!! Your daughter is a lucky gal!!! 😉

  2. Nadja T says:

    In Love With This Pillow, I Think Ill Be Making It In Lavender ,Turquoise And Baby Pink. And Mustard For The Cone. Thanks For The Super Sweet Pattern. Chow (y)

  3. Michael G. says:

    I’ve been crocheting for 20 years now and also write patterns. I woke up rather early today and found you pattern while playing on tumblr. I am getting started on it right away, only I’m using different yarn since my mom owns a yarn shop (right in our house, so it’s even more convenient than Michael’s our Wal-Mart for me hehe) I’m making it out of vegetable acrylic.. so no plastic bags were harmed in the making of my yarn… Haha sorry, I’m still lacking my coffee…

    1. Michael G. says:

      Totally forgot to mention what colors! I have “violet mist”, “rose bud” and “delicate green”. I figured I’d go with the kids friendly colors that look almost like black raspberry, raspberry/strawberry and pistachio 😉

    2. TwinkieChan says:

      I’d love to see a photo when you’re done!

  4. Amanda says:

    Hello 🙂 First off Thank you for the pattern! It is amazing! Question though…On row 30 where it starts the “drips” I’m not understanding. are we working all the stuff in the [] in one stitch? Because mine is turning out with only room for 3 really BIG “drips”. Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi! You just repeat the instructions inside the brackets 5 times as indicated. There is enough room for all five of them.

    2. Amanda says:

      Never mind 😉 I didn’t do 2 treble crochet in each stitch…only did one! Thanks again for the pattern!

  5. Nik says:

    Hi, I would love to buy the ice cream crochet pillow you made, it’s so pretty. Please let me know if this is possible! Thanks

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi! I don’t have any made, so it would have to be a custom order, which would take a few weeks. Also I never intended to put them in my shop, because they are kinda big, and the shipping would be expensive, plus, the pillow itself is a good deal of work and yarn, and I’d probably price it around $60-$70.

  6. María José says:

    I write you from Chile (a country in the very end of the world) just to say: I LOVE YOUR WORK. I’m always trying new crocheting projects, but this one is one of my favourites. I can’t wait to start! I already bought the yarn, but is not the same because here where I live I don’t have many choices. I really love the gumdrop yarn, but I couldn’t find any like that. So I choosed similar colors with little sparkles. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern of your incredible work. I hope I can make it!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I have made many with just plain yarn, and it’s still cute!! 🙂 Have fun!

  7. Pat says:

    I am trying the ice cream cone pattern. Can you tell me how large this pillow is?
    I did the number of stitches and it looks smaller than on the picture.

    I understand you have to make two pieces. Is there anyone this can be done already joined together?

    I finally got the yarn and am anxious to make it.

    Thank you Pat

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I’m sorry I didn’t take a final measurement, but if you’re using worsted weight yarn, you should be fine. If I had thought of a way to make the work even more efficient, I would have shared that method in the pattern, so unfortunately, sewing two pieces together is the one I recommend here. Thanks!

  8. Lara says:

    Great pattern! For some reason, on the cone, when I get to the fphdc stitches in row 17, they end up in the wrong side of the pillow. Any suggestions as to what I’m doing wrong? Thanks!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      MMM it’s kind of hard for me to troubleshoot like that. If you find that is occurring, then I would just start over with the beginning of the cone with the other side of the Scoops facing you.

      1. Lara says:

        Thank you for your reply…I did start over, and now it is working out. I must have skipped or added an extra row somewhere in there. LOVE this pattern and can’t wait to give the pillow to my little girl. God bless!

  9. So cute pillow to snuggle with it 😀 thanks for the share keep it up!! <3 <3

  10. Natasha jackman says:

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I loved making and my daughter absolutely loves it. I made the full 3 scoop pillow and also two single scoop pillows too.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aw yay! That makes me so happy to hear!

  11. Tyra Wideman says:

    Will you please make a video tutorial on this and do I make two of each ice cream scoop?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Two each of everything, so you can sew it all together like a pillow.

  12. Teresa Griggs says:

    I absolutely love your crazyy ,fun stuff ,cant wait to buy your new book ,your stuff is awsome!!your so creative…love your style of freedom and creativity ! Keep-up the awsomeness!…and thank you for the free patterns as well…

  13. becky d. says:

    You are the best!!!!! I am going to be working on this and your slushee bag. Thank you for all you offer you are the greatest.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you for the sweet note!

  14. Lorraine Mayer says:

    Omg, everyone knows my ice cream addiction so I have to try this pillow. If it weren’t for your incredible Io instruction I would never attempt a project like this. I hope to make two for my twin granddaughters. They like teasing grandma about my love of ice cream.Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi, Lorraine! I hope you have a lot of fun crocheting this ice cream!!! People really loved them when I sold them at a craft fair :). Even just one scoop!

  15. Perdy says:

    How large, or small is this? I couldn’t tell from the pictures and found no dimentions on the pattern.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Sorry I don’t have a sample with me anymore. My guess is about 2 feet tall. I’m 5’4″ if that helps at all with scale.

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