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Mustache Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 skein each of Soft White A and Black B
  • Crochet hook: 5mm [US H-8]
  • 12" long x 16" wide (30.5 x 40.5 cm) pillow form
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

GAUGE:

3 repeats = 3-1/2" (9 cm) across widest points in pillow pattern; 6 rows = 4" (10 cm). CHECK THE GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches
sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc3tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop in next st] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

SIZE:

Pillow measures 12" long x 16" wide (30.5 x 40.5 cm)

DIRECTIONS:

PILLOW:
Side (make 2)
With A, ch 40.
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch count as first dc), *skip next 3 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch; repeat from * to last 4 ch, skip next 3 ch, sc in last ch, turn—9 sc and 8 ch-3 sps.
Rows 2–24: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in first sc, *skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * to beginning ch-3, sc in top of beginning ch-3, turn.
Row 25: Ch 3, dc in first sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch-3, turn.
Round 26: Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, *working across long side, sc 46 sts evenly spaced to last sc, 3 sc in last st, working across ends of rows of short side, sc 33 sts evenly spaced to last row,* 3 sc in last row; repeat from * to * once; join with slip st in first sc.

MUSTACHE:
First Half
With B, ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—4 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in remaining 3 sc, turn—5 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—7 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3—9 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—10 sc.
Row 7: Repeat Row 4.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in remaining sc—9 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in remaining sc, turn—10 sc.
Rows 10-14: Repeat Rows 8 and 4 twice, then repeat Row 4 once more—8 sc.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, sc2tog, turn—7 sc.
Rows 16 and 17: Repeat Rows 8 and 4 once—6 sc.
Row 18: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, 2sc2tog, turn—5 sc.
Row 19: Repeat Row 8—4 sc.
Row 20: Ch 1, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, turn.
Row 21: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn.
Rows 22 and 23: Repeat Rows 20 and 21 once.
Row 24: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc3tog, turn—3 sc.
Row 25: Ch 1, sc2tog, 2 sc in next sc, turn.
Row 26: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc2tog, turn.
Row 27: Ch 1, slip st in first 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—2 sc.
Row 28: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, slip st in last sc, turn.
Row 29: Ch 1, skip first sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.
Round 30: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around mustache; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Second Half
Repeat Rows 1-28.
Row 29: Ch 1, skip first sc, 2 sc in last sc, do not turn.
Round 30: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around mustache; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Weave in ends. Using photograph as a guide, sew mustache halves in place on right side of one pillow side. With wrong sides of pillow sides held together, join A with slip st to inner loops of any pair of corner sts in Round 26. Working through inner loops only, sc in each st around 3 sides. Insert pillow form and sc in remaining sts; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Working through both layers of sides around base of Round 26, embroider with back st around pillow form. Secure last stitch and weave in remaining ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch (es)
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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