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Cozy Crochet Pillows

Crafting Time:
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Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Simplicity
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Boye® Size Q plastic crochet hook
  • Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Yarn
  • 4 skeins Starlight for round pillow
  • 3 skeins Glacier for neck roll pillow
  • 3 skeins Lion Brand® Hometown USA® Yarn for square pillow
  • Soft n’Crafty® Pillow Forms:
  • 18" square, medium
  • 16" round, medium
  • 14"x6" neck roll, firm
  • 18" square coordinating fabric for back of square pillow
  • Tapestry needle with large eye
  • Basic sewing supplies, scissors & tape measure
  • Sewing machine (optional)

GAUGE: 41?2 sts & 3 rows = 4" in double crochet with yarn held double
      SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES:
    • dc2tog (double crochet 2 together): *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo & pull up loop, yo & draw through 2 loops, rep from * once, yo, draw through all 3 loops.

    • fpdc (front post double crochet): Yo, insert hook from front to back & front again around post of indicated st, yo & pull up loop, (yo & draw through 2 loops) 2 times

    • Adjustable-ring method — Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring & tail firmly between middle finger & thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over with working yarn & draw up a loop. Chain the appropriate number, then work stitches of first round in the ring. After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently on tail to tighten ring.

    DIRECTIONS:

      • All pillows are worked with yarn held double.

      • ROUND PILLOW: Finished size 16" diameter
      • Front:
      • With 2 strands of Starlight held together begin by making an adjustable ring.
      • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as st here & throughout), 11 dc in adjustable ring, sl st to top of ch 3 - 12 dc
      • Rnd 2: Ch 3, fpdc around ch-3, *dc in next st, fpdc around same st, rep from * around, sl st to top of ch 3 - 12 fpdc & 12 dc
      • Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, fpdc around next st, *2 dc in next st, fpdc around next st, rep from * around, sl st to top of ch 3 - 12 fpdc & 24 dc
      • Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, fpdc around next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, fpdc around next st, rep from * around, sl st to top of ch 3 - 12 fpdc & 36 dc
      • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 stitches, fpdc around next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc around next st, rep from * around, sl st to top of ch 3 - 12 fpdc & 48 dc
      • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st & in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off, sew in ends - 60 sc
      • Back:
      • Work as for Front.
      • Assembly:
      • With two strands of yarn & tapestry needle & WS together, sew Front & Back together through back loops of corresponding sc about half way around.
      • Insert pillow form then finish sewing pillow closed. Weave in ends.

      • SQUARE PILLOW: Finished size 17" square
      • Front:
      • With 2 strands of Dallas held together, ch 25.
      • Row 1: Hdc in third chain from hook & in each ch across, turn. - 23 hdc. Piece should be 18" long.Adjust gauge or add or subtract sts as needed.
      • Row 2: Ch 2, skip first st, working in FRONT LOOPS ONLY, hdc in next st & each st across, ending with hdc in top of ch-2 turning chain - 23 hdc
      • Rows 3-16: Rep Row 2. Weave in ends
      • Assembly: Pin right sides of crochet & 18" fabric square together. Sew a 1/2" seam around the square, leaving a 10" opening on one side. Turn right side out, stuff in pillow form & stitch opening closed.

      • NECKROLL PILLOW: Finished size 17"x7"
      • With 2 strands of Glacier held together, make an adjustable ring.
      • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 10 dc in adjustable ring, sl st to top of ch 3 - 11 dc
      • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st & each st around, sl st to top of ch 3 - 22 dc
      • Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st & each st around, sl st to first sc - 22 sc
      • Rnd 4: Ch 3, skip next sc, fpdc around dc below skipped sc, *dc in next sc, skip next sc, fpdc around dc below skipped sc, Rep from * around, sl st to top of ch 3 - 11 dc & 11 fpdc
      • Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to top of first sc - 22 sc
      • Rnd 6: Ch 2, fpdc around dc under first sc, dc in next sc, *skip 1 sc, fpdc around dc under skipped sc, dc in next sc, Rep from * around, sl st to top of first fpdc - 11 fpdc & 11 dc
      • Rnds 7- 22: (Rep Rnds 3-6) four times.
      • Rnd 23: Rep Rnd 3.
      • Rnd 24: Rep Rnd 4.
      • Weave in any ends. Insert pillow form; continue crocheting:
      • Rnd 25: Ch 2, (dc2tog over next 2 sts) around, sl st to top of first st, fasten off leaving long tail for sewing - 11 dc2tog
      • Use tapestry needle to weave tail in & out of sts, pull tight & fasten off. Weave in ends.

      • ABBREVIATIONS:
      • ch = chain
      • hdc = half double crochet
      • dc = double crochet
      • rep = Rep
      • rnd = round
      • sc = single crochet
      • sl st = slip stitch
      • st = stitch
      • yo = yarn over

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