Crochet Along – Santa Pillow – Free Pattern

 

Santa Pillow – Crochet Along Pattern With Maggie Weldon

Here are the beginning instuctions for the Santa Pillow Crochet-Along.  We have just finished a video to go with it.  I will post a link here later this afternoon.
You will start this crochet project by crocheting the 2 checked strips that you see in the photo above.  The first strip will be finished off.  After completion of the second strip you will finish off the red and with the green you will crochet along the sides of the rows – 64 hdc for 32 rows.  Once that is complete you will sew the first strip to the top of Row 32.  The back is solid red.

In the next posting I will start giving you directions for the pieces that make up the Reindeer and the Santa.

Crochet-Along Christmas Pillow

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Intermediate

Size: To fit 18 inch Pillow

 

Materials: Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: Cardinal Red (CR) – 9 oz, 470 yd (255 g, 423 m), Medium Thyme (MT) – 7 oz, 365 yd (200 g, 335 m), Soft White (SW) – 1½ oz, 78 yd (42 g, 70 m), Tan (T) – 1 oz, 52 yd (28 g, 48 m), Medium Brown (MB) – ½ oz, 26 yd (14 g, 24 m), small amount Cherry Red (CR)

Red Heart Classic and Red Heart Supersaver used in model.

 

Additional Materials: Yarn Needle; 18 inch square pillow form.

Crochet Hook:Size G-6 (4.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 7 hdc = 2 inches; 5 rows hdc = 2 inches

JOINING WITH SC

When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

TO CHANGE COLORS

Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.

 
 

BACK

Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with CR, ch 65; hdc in 2nd ch from hook, (hdc in next ch) across. (64 hdc)

Rows 2-48: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.

At the end of Row 48, finish off and weave in ends.

FRONT

Top Strip

Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at short side edge, with CR, ch 9, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, (hdc in next ch) across. (8 hdc)

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.

At the end of Row 6, change color to MT. Carry CR.

Rows 7-12: With MT, ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.

At the end of Row 12, drop MT and pick up CR.

Rows 13-18: With CR, ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.

At the end of Row 18, drop CR and pick up MT.

Rows 19-42: Rep Rows 7-18 twice.

At the end of Row 42, drop CR and pick up MT.

Rows 43-48: Rep Rows 7-12.

At the end of Row 48, finish off and weave in ends.

BOTTOM STRIP

Rows 1-48: Rep Rows 1-48 of Bottom Strip. At the end of Row 48, DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Body of Pillow

Row 1: Ch 1, working in sides of rows over dropped yarn, work 8 hdc evenly across each color stripe.

(64 hdc)

Rows 2-32: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across. (64 hdc)

At the end of Row 32, finish off and weave in ends.

Stay tuned there is more to this pattern coming soon….

All Rights Reserved ã2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

Maggie’s Crochet

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