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Pillow Power

designed by Linda Permann
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Brighten up your decor with this fun and modern pillow cover. Shown in Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell.

Measurement

Single Size
Pillow measures approx 16" [40.5 cm] square, with pillow form inserted
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The materials for this project cost $20.16

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Single Size

Pillow measures approx 16" [40.5 cm] square, with pillow form inserted

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Coral(ish), 00014Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast B

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Grey(ish), 00003Edit Color
$3.99

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$9.98

Materials not included in this kit:

16" [40.5 cm] square pillow form.

The materials for this project cost $20.16

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

reverse sc = reverse single crochet

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Pillow measures approx 16" [40.5 cm] square, with pillow form inserted

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (85 g/3. oz;153 m/167 yds)
Contrast A Coralish (00014) 1
Contrast B Greyish (00003) 1
Size 5 mm (U.S. H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 16" [40.5 cm] square pillow form. Yarn needle. Tapestry needle (for sewing button).

GAUGE

Rounds 1–5 worked as for Pillow Back measure approx 4 1/2" [11.5 cm] square.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Pillow is worked in two pieces. Each piece is worked in the round from the center out. Both pieces are joined and turned at the end of each round.

PILLOW BACK
With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch, turn - 12 dc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Round 2 (WS): Ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-2 sp, sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp] 4 times; join with sl st in first sc, turn - 20 sc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Round 3 (RS): Ch 3, dc in each sc to first corner ch-2 sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in each sc to next corner ch-2 sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in each remaining sc; join with sl st in top of beginning ch, turn - 36 dc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Round 4 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each st to first corner ch-2 sp, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each remaining st; join with sl st in first sc, turn - 44 sc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Round 5–18: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 seven times - 212 sc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Fasten off.

PILLOW FRONT
With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times; join with sl st in beginning ch, turn - 12 dc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Round 2 (WS): Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in each st across to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, Cl in next st, [sc in next st, Cl in next st] across to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each st across to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, Cl in next st, [sc in next st, Cl in next st] to end of round; join with sl st in first sc, turn - 4 clusters, 16 sc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Round 3 (RS): Ch 3, dc in each st to first corner ch-2 sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in each remaining st; join with sl st in beginning ch, turn - 36 dc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Round 4 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first st, Cl in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, Cl in next st, [sc in next st, Cl in next st] across to next corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc), Cl in next st, [sc in next st, Cl in next st] to end of round; join with sl st in first sc, turn - 10 clusters, 34 sc and 4 ch-2 sps.
Rounds 5–18: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 seven times - 212 sts and 4 ch-2 sps.
Fasten off.

BUTTON
Note: Do not turn at the ends of rounds. Holding 2 strands of B together throughout, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), 9 hdc in ring; join with sl st in top of beginning ch - 10 hdc.
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch - 20 hdc.
Round 3: Ch 1, rev sc in each st around; join with sl st in first st - 20 rev sc.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

FINISHING
Block both pieces to 16" [40.5 cm] square.
Note: If your blocked pieces are larger than 16" [40.5 cm], unravel rounds until squares measure approximately 16" [40.5 cm]. Weave in the ends.

Pillow Edging
Place two pillow pieces together with WS together. With RS of pillow front facing, count back 8 stitches from one corner and insert hook through both loops of both pieces, yarn over with A and draw up a loop.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, working through both thicknesses, [sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp, 2 sc in corner ch-2 sp] 4 times, sc in next 8 sts. Insert pillow form, then continue to sc across; join with sl st in first sc of round - 220 sc. Fasten off.
Round 2 (RS): Join B with sl st in any sc, ch 1, rev sc around; join with sl st in first st - 220 rev sc.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Using B, sew button to center front of pillow. Insert needle all the way through pillow to back side and then back to front again, through button, tufting center of pillow. Repeat once or twice more and sew "X" shape in center of button. Fasten off and weave in the ends.