Alaska Snow Flowers Pillow
Designed By: Joyce Nordstrom
Skill Level: Easy
RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 316 Soft White MC, 347 Light Periwinkle A, 320 CornmealB, 20 yds 962 Seascape C.Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Pillow Form shaped to fit six-sided figure, Yarn needle.
Size: Pillow measures 12” x 12”.
GAUGE: 1 Diamond = 3½” wide x 5” long. CHECK YOUR GAUGE: Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Fpdc (front post double crochet) = Yo, insert hook from the front side of the work to back and to front again around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through two loops (1 loop on hook)
PILLOW FRONT & BACK
Diamond (Make 12 in MC, 6 in A, 6 in B)
Ch 5. Slip st into first ch to form a loop.
Round 1: Slip st into ch, ch 1; * [2 sc; hdc, dc, trc, ch 1 (for end space), tr, dc, hdc, 2 sc] all into ring; repeat from *. Slip st into top of ch-1 to join.
Round 2: Ch 3 (for hdc and ch 1): * [skip 1 st, hdc in next st, ch 1] twice, skip next st, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1] in ch-1 end space; [hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] 2 times; hdc in next st, ch 1**, hdc in next st, ch 1; repeat from *, ending at **, slip st into 2nd ch of beginning ch-3 (16 ch-1 spaces).
Round 3: Slip st in first ch-1 space; ch 2, * hdc, hdc in same space; [2 hdc in next space] twice; [2 dc, ch 1 for end space, 2 dc] in end space; [2 hdc in next space] 3 times; [hdc, ch 1 for side space, hdc] in next space; repeat from *; slip st in top of ch-2. Fasten off.
Arrange 12 diamonds to make flower shape as shown (each with 6 in MC, one with center in A and one with center in B). With wrong sides together and using matching color, slip st through back loops of diamonds to join.
Make center bobble
Attach matching flower color to any ch-1 end space at center of flower. Ch 3 (for dc), 5 dc in same space, drop loop of last dc, insert hook through top of ch-3, grasp loop and pull through to create bobble. Cut yarn, leaving tail to sew in place. Using long cut end, whip sides and end of bobble to cover center ends of flower diamonds.
Round 1: Join MC in any outside corner. Ch 2, * [fpdc around next st, hdc in next hdc] 4 times; fpdc around next st; hdc in ch-1 end space; dc in next ch-1 end space of joining, hdc in next ch-1 end space, [fpdc around next st, hdc in next hdc] 4 times, fpdc around next st; [hdc, ch 2, hdc] in ch-1 side space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 (counts as last hdc). Fasten off.
Round 2: Join C in any ch-1 side space. Ch 3 for dc, * [hdc in hdc, fpdc around fpdc] 5 times, hdc in hdc, fpdc around dc, hdc in hdc, [fpdc around fpdc, hdc in next hdc] 5 times, [dc, ch 1, dc] in side space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat with slip st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Assemble Pillow: With Right Side facing, join MC in any outside ch-1 corner of one side of pillow. Ch 1, sc in same space, ch 2 for hdc, * fpdc around dc, [hdc in hdc, fpdc around fpdc] to next outside corner, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in corner; repeat from * around. Repeat for other side of pillow. With wrong sides together, join A in any outside corner, inserting hook through matching corners of each side. Working from let to right, ch 1, [sc, ch 1, sc] in same corner, [sc in next hdc, ch 1, skip fpdc] around pillow, working [sc, ch 1, sc] in each outside corner. When pillow is half assembled, insert pillow form and work to end. Fasten off.
ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single
crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn
over needle; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of
times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or **
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