Can you describe EXACTLY how you introduced her to crate? Putting soft pillow, blanket and toys just isn't enough. You should do crate training over few days period, slowly and step by step, for shorter periods of time, so dog doesn't feel imprisoned inside, but starts accepting it as something good, her place to rest, sleep and relax. Of course, you should include treats and lots of praise. You can also put in your old T-shirt, slippers or something that has your scent and you don't need any longer.
Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.