Reversible Spike Stitch Pillow Cover

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Reversible Spike Stitch Pillow Cover

Hi, I am Sarah Zimmerman, the crochet designer behind the blog Repeat Crafter Me. It is such a treat to be guest posting here at Yarnspirations!

I got my hands on the new Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn and I am absolutely loving the texture! It’s a tubular yarn that is soft yet sturdy…almost like it was made from jersey sheets. It’s perfect for home décor items like rugs, placemats, coasters, and PILLOWS! Which is what I’m going to show you today!

This reversible Spike Stitch pillow cover is just that: reversible! On one side you have decorative jagged stripes that are made by using the spike stitch. The other side is just a simple one color, single crochet stitch with button closure. This allows the cover to be removeable for easy cleaning!

Reversible Spike Stitch Pillow in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by RepeatCrafterMe


If you aren’t familiar with spike stitches, don’t let them intimidate you. Essentially they are elongated single crochets. With a basic single crochet you work directly into the stitch below the new row but with a spike stitch you are going to move your hook down and work into the rows below the new row (row 2 or 3). I have included a short video in the tutorial to help clear up any confusion!

Reversible Spike Stitch Pillow in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by RepeatCrafterMe


There are so many color options of Bernat Maker Home Dec hat you can combine and use for your pillow! Can’t wait to see how yours turn out!

Materials:

Bernat Maker Home Dec in Steel Blue, Woodberry, Clay, and Green (?)

Size H Crochet Hook

1.5 inch button

16×16 pillow form

Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

SC = Single Crochet

Spike Stitch = Insert hook 1-4 rows below and make a single crochet loose enough for the yarn to pull all the way back up. Please refer to video.

Spike Stitch Pillow Cover Side:

With green:

Chain 45, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down, chain 1, turn

Row 2-4: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (44 SC)

At end of row 4 change to blue yarn

Row 5: SC in first, spike stitch one row down, spike stitch 2 rows down, spike stitch 3 rows down, repeat from beginning, chain 1, turn (11 sets of spike stitches)

Row 6-9: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (44 SC)

At end of row 9 change to red yarn

Row 10: Same as row 5

Row 11-14: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (44 SC)

At end of row 14 change to gray yarn

Row 15: Same as row 5

Row 16-19: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (44 SC)

At end of row 19 change to green

Row 20: Same as row 5

Row 21-24: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (44 SC)

At end of row 24 change to blue and repeat pattern 2 more times starting from Row 5.

End with a Row of blue spike stitches.

Fasten off and weave in ends

Pillow cover should be approx. 16×16 inches

Simple Single Crochet Pillow Cover Side with Button Closure:

You will make two pieces

Piece 1:

With blue yarn

Chain 45, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down, chain 1, turn

Row 2-32: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn

Row 33: SC in first 22 stitches, chain 6 and SC back in the same stitch, SC in remaining stitches in row.

Fasten off and weave in ends

Piece 2:

Chain 45, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down, chain 1, turn

Row 2-32: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Lay the two simple SC pieces so they are slightly overlapping on top of the Spike stitch cover. You will now SC the edges together! There will be two parts on either side where you will SC through 3 pieces (where piece 1 and piece 2 overlap)

Sew button below loop closure

Insert pillow form!


Reversible Spike Stitch Pillow in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by Repeat Crafter Me


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