hakuna matata pillow cover crochet pattern

Hakuna Matata Pillow Cover – Crochet Pattern

“Hakuna Matata is not just a phrase, it’s an attitude.”

– Unknown


The Hakuna Matata Pillow Cover crochet pattern is inspired by the well-known Disney classic, The Lion King.

Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase that means “no worries” in English. It’s a phrase that has come to represent a carefree and relaxed attitude towards life. What does it really mean to have a Hakuna Matata attitude in life?

At its core, a Hakuna Matata attitude is about embracing the present moment and letting go of worries about the future or regrets about the past. It’s about living in the here and now and finding joy and contentment in what we have in this moment.

This doesn’t mean that we should ignore our responsibilities or stop planning for the future. It simply means that we shouldn’t let our worries and fears consume us to the point where we can’t enjoy the present. We should take care of what we need to, but also take time to appreciate the good things in our lives.

A Hakuna Matata attitude also means having a positive and optimistic outlook on life. It’s about seeing the good in situations and finding the silver lining in tough times. It’s about focusing on the solutions rather than dwelling on the problems.

In addition, a Hakuna Matata attitude involves being open and adaptable to change. Life is unpredictable, and things don’t always go as planned. But instead of getting stuck in our ways, we should be willing to embrace new experiences and challenges. By doing so, we can learn and grow from our experiences, and become better versions of ourselves.

Having a Hakuna Matata attitude also means being kind and compassionate towards others. It’s about treating people with respect and empathy and seeking to understand their perspectives. It’s about being a source of positivity and support for those around us and spreading joy and kindness wherever we go.

In conclusion, having a Hakuna Matata attitude in life is about living in the present moment, being positive and optimistic, adapting to change, and showing kindness and compassion towards others. By embracing this attitude, we can lead a more fulfilling and joyful life, and inspire others to do the same. Remember, as Rafiki says in The Lion King, “It means no worries, for the rest of your days.”



The Hakuna Matata Pillow Cover is an advanced beginner tapestry crochet pattern. The front panel of the cover is the one that carries the design, while the back panel is made up of a solid color.

The pattern comes with a printable version of the graph, which is broken up into three pages. You’ll need to tape the pages together to form the full design before starting the project.

If this is your first time coming across a tapestry crochet project, I have a series of Tapestry Crochet Tutorial that I would suggest you check out before you start this project. The tutorial provides simple patterns for you to practice as well. The type of tapestry crochet that I used for the Double Happiness Pillow Cover is the one that I called Two-Directional Flat Tapestry Crochet.


To work on this pattern, you will need:

  • Hakuna Matata Pillow Cover crochet pattern by Haven Crochet Designs
  • Caron One Pound yarn (this is a thicker #4 worsted weight yarn; 454g/16oz, 742m/812yds per ball)
    • Main Color – approx. 400 yds
    • Contrast Color – approx. 700 yds
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • (1) 16” x 26” pillow insert (I used FJÄDRAR inner cushion from IKEA)
  • (1) 22” All-purpose zipper (optional, see Alternatives below)
  • Sewing needle (optional, see Alternatives below)
  • White and yellow sewing thread (optional, see Alternatives below)


The finished project fits a 16″ x 26″ pillow insert.


If you don’t wish to use zipper, simply stitch the front and back panel together with a round of single crochet.

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