Buttoned Crochet Pillow
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Three skeins Sensations Angel Hair yarn
- J Crochet Hook
- 14" Pillow form
- 6 lg. safety pins
- Tape measure
- Four 1-1⁄2" buttons, or your choice
- Four 7/8" coordinating buttons, or your choice
- Thread to match yarn color
Shell pattern 5 dc in 1 ch, sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, sk 2 chs, and repeat.
Row 1; in 3rd ch from hook do 3dc, sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, *sk 2 chs, do 5dc in next ch, (shell made), sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, sk 2 chs, do 5dc in next ch, repeat from* until 6 shells have been made, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, sc in last 8 chs. (this will create the band to sew the buttons on) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2; Sc in next 8 sts, ch 1 turn, sc in next 8 sts, ch 1 sc in next 8 sts, 3dcs in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, *5dcs in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from* until end of row, end with a sc. Ch 2 turn.
Row 3; 3dc in first st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5dc in next st, repeat pattern for 6 shells, sk 2 sts, sc in top of dc. Sc in last 8 sts, ch 1 turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until it measures approx. 16"x28". Ending with Row 3.
Check to see if the crocheted piece will cover and fit the pillow form. Do not fasten off. Bring the bottom to the top and pin in place using safety pins to prevent shifting while slip stitching the piece together on 2 sides. Ch 1, starting on the band for buttons, slip stitch along the edge until the corner is reached, do 2 slip stitches in the corner and continue along the edge to the folded edge. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Place pillow form inside crocheted pillow cover. Stack smaller button on larger and sew buttons in position on band.
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