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Crochet Parquet Pillow Cover

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Lily Sugar'n Cream
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 skein each, Lily Sugar n' Cream cotton yarns, 4 oz: Cornflower A, Ecru B, Rose Pink C, Softly Taupe D
  • 16" square pillow form
  • Size 6 or G crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge

GAUGE: 14 sc and 15 rows = 4"

DIRECTIONS:

MOTIF: Make 8. With A, ch 31 loosely.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working in front loops only, 1 sc in each sc across. Join B. Turn.
3rd row: With B, ch 1. Working in front loops only, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. Working in unused loop as previous row, 1 sc in each sc across. Join A. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. *4 sc in next sc. Drop loop, insert hook in first sc of 4-sc group. Pull dropped loop through, ch 1 - Popcorn made. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Rep from * once more. Popcorn in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st across. Turn.
7th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Popcorn in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Turn.
8th row: As 6th row.
9th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. *Popcorn in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Popcorn in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 4 sc. 1 sc in each of last 4 sc.
10th row: As 6th row.
11th row: As 7th row.
12th row: As 6th row.
13th row: As 5th row.
14th row: As 6th row. Join B at end of row.
15th and 16th rows: As 3rd and 4th rows. Join C at end of 16th row.
17th row: Ch 3. *Miss next 3 sc. 1 tr in next sc. Working behind tr just worked, 1 dc in each of 3 missed sc. Rep from * across to last sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn from * across to last sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
18th row: Ch 3. *Miss next 3 dc. 1 tr in next st. Working in front of tr just worked, 1 dc in each of 3 missed dc. Rep from * to last st. 1 dc in last st. Join B. Turn.
19th and 20th rows: With B, as 3rd and 4th rows. Join D at end of 20th row. Turn.
21st row: Ch 4. Miss first sc. *(Yoh) twice. Draw up a loop in next sc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops. Miss next 2 sc. Yoh and draw up a loop in next sc. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times. Ch 2. 1 dc at top of V as follows: Yoh. Insert hook from right to left under 2 strands at top of V and complete as dc – Cross stitch made. Rep from * to last sc. 1 tr in last sc. Turn.
22nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in next st. *2 sc in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Rep from * across. Join B. Turn.
23rd and 24th rows: As 3rd and 4th rows, joining A at end of 24th row.
25th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Front and Back: Sew 4 motifs tog in parquet order as shown in photo.
Joining Front and Back: With WS facing each other, join B with sl st to any corner. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 56 sc evenly along 3 sides of pillow, having 3 sc in corners. Insert pillow form.
Complete rnd of sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. *Miss next sc. (2dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next sc. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around.
Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Finished size: 14" square.

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