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Loop Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Yarns, 1 skein each: Fiesta® country blue (A); Super Saver® buff (B)
  • Size K-10½ crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
  • 14" pillow form
  • Yarn needle
GAUGE: 12 sc = 4"; and 16 rows = 4" in pattern Regular instruction lists begin with 'Directions' in bold, 'Notes' are italicized and each line is double spaced by 2
tags.

DIRECTIONS:

Pillow Back: With B, ch 34. Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across; turn – 33 sc.
Rows 2-43: ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fasten off at the end of Row 43.
Border: RS facing, join A in top right hand corner sc. Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 1, work 36 sc evenly spaced down edge, ch 1, working across bottom of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, ch 1, work 36 sc evenly spaced up edge, slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Pillow Front: With B, ch 34. Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across; turn – 33 sc.
Rows 2 & 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in back loop of first 3 sc, ch 3, slip st in top of last sc made, *sc in back loop of next 2 sc, ch 3, slip st in top of last sc made; repeat from * to last 2 sc; sc in back loop of last 2 sc; turn. Fasten off. Row 5: (RS) With A, join in back loop of first sc 2 rows below;
ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc across; turn. Rows 6 & 7: Working in both loops, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 8: Rep Row 4. Rows 9-12: With B, rep Rows 5-8. Rows 13-52: Rep Rows 5-12, 5 times.

Border: RS facing, join A in back loop of first sc in top right-hand corner of Row 51.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc across Row 51, ch 1, work 36 sc evenly spaced along side edge, ch 1, working across bottom of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, ch 1, work 36 sc evenly spaced along side edge,
ch 1, join with slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Assembly & Border: Place front & back pieces WS tog.
Rnd 1: With A, begin at upper-right corner, ch 1, working through both front & back scs tog (sc in each sc across, 2 sc in corner ch-space) 3 times; working through single thickness of pillow front only, sc in each sc across,
2 sc in corner ch-space, join with slip st to front loop of first sc. Rnd 2: *Ch 5, slip st in front loop of next sc*,
rep from * around, join with slip st in front loop of first. Rnd 3: Join B in back loop of 1st sc in upper right-hand corner 2 rnds below, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in back loop of first sc, 3 dc in back loop of each sc around,
join with slip st to top of ch-3. Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off. Insert Pillow form into cover. Sew opening closed.

Finished size 14-½" square

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