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Mr. and Mrs. Pillows
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Mr. and Mrs. Pillows

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

  • Red Heart® With Love®: 1 skein each of Eggshell A, Pewter B, and Tan C
  • Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • 12" (30.5 cm) square pillow forms (2)
  • 8" (20.5 cm) square pillow form (1)
  • Pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

GAUGE:

12 sts = 4" (10 cm); 6 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

DIRECTIONS:

Large pillows each measure 13" (33 cm) square Small pillow measures 9-1/2" (24 cm) square

NOTES:

1. Each pillow is made from two sides.
2. Letters are worked separately, as long strips of crochet that are arranged on the front of each pillow and sewn in place.
3. Two sides (front and back) are sewn together, a pillow form inserted, and edging round worked to complete each pillow.

SIDE FOR LARGE PILLOW (make 4 – 2 for each of the 2 pillows)
With A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 11 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st (corner made), dc in next st; repeat from * 2 more times, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—28 sts (5 dc across each side between 2-tr at corners).
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 5 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—44 sts (9 dc across each side).
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 9 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last 4 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—60 sts (13 dc across each side).
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 13 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last 6 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—76 sts (17 dc across each side).
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 17 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last 8 sts; insert hook in top of beginning ch, yarn over with C and draw through all loops on hook to complete round and change color—92 sts (21 dc across each side). Fasten off A.
Round 7: With C, ch 3, dc in next 10 sts, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 21 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last 10 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—108 sts (25 dc across each side).
Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next 12 sts, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 25 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last 12 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—124 sts (29 dc across each side).
Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next 14 sts, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 29 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last 14 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—140 sts (33 dc across each side).
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next 16 sts, *(2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 33 sts; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last 16 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—156 sts (37 dc across each side between 2-tr at corners).
Fasten off.

SIDE FOR SMALL PILLOW (make 2)
With A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rounds 1–7: Work same as Rounds 1–7 of Side for Large Pillow—108 sts (25 dc across each side).
Fasten off.

AMPERSAND (& – for small pillow)
With B, ch 48.
Row 1: Work (3 dc, ch 2, slip st) in 3rd ch from hook (first end of letter made), sc in each remaining ch across.
Row 2: Turn, skip first 2 sc, (2 dc, ch 2, slip st) in next sc (second end made); leave remaining sts unworked.
Fasten off. Shape piece into an "&", pinning in place on one of the Sides for Small Pillow. Sew in place and remove pins.

M (make 2 – 1 for each large pillow)
With B, ch 51.
Rows 1 and 2: Work same as Rows 1 and 2 of Ampersand.
Fasten off. Shape piece into an "M", pinning one "M" in place on each of two Sides for Large Pillow. Sew in place and remove pins.

R (make 2 – 1 for each large pillow)
With B, ch 20.
Rows 1 and 2: Work same as Rows 1 and 2 of Ampersand.
Fasten off. Shape piece into an "r", pinning one "r" in place following each "M". Sew in place and remove pins.

S (for "Mrs" large pillow)
With B, ch 25.
Rows 1 and 2: Work same as Rows 1 and 2 of Ampersand.
Fasten off. Shape piece into an "s", pinning in place following the "r". Sew in place and remove pins.

FINISHING:

Assemble Large Pillows
Hold one front (with letters) and one back (with no letters) with wrong sides together. With yarn needle and C, sew pieces together across three sides, sewing between Rounds 9 and 10. Insert pillow form and sew fourth side closed.
Edging Round: With right side facing and working in back loops only of Round 10 of both thicknesses, join C with slip st, slip st all the way around. Fasten off.

Assemble Small Pillow
Assemble same as large pillow, using A to sew piece together between Rounds 6 and 7. Work Edging Round, same as for large pillow.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

A, B, and C = Color A, Color B, and Color C
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
() = work directions in parentheses into same st
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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