Free Pinwheel Pillow Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com

 

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From RedHeart.com

Pinwheel Pillow

LW2128
Designed By:
Skill Level: Intermediate

 
RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 319 Cherry Red A, 316 Soft White B, and 312 Black C.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]. Yarn needle; purchased black fabric-covered 16” square pillow; black sewing needle and thread.
  Pillow measures 16” x 16”.
GAUGE: Motif = 6½” across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Special Technique
Do not cut colors but drop to wrong side; pick up and resume working with colors as required.
PILLOW TOP
Square (Make 4)
With A, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, drop A to wrong side, with B 3 dc in ring, ch 2, drop B to wrong side, with C 3 dc in ring, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of ch-3; TURN.Round 2 (Wrong Side): With C (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) all in first ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, drop C, with B 3 dc in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, drop B, with A 3 dc in same space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in first ch-2 space, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of ch-3; TURN.
Round 3 (Right Side): With A, (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) all in first ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, drop A, with B 3 dc in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, drop B, with C 3 dc in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in first ch-2 space, ch 2; join; TURN.
Round 4 (Wrong Side): With C (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) all in first ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, drop C, with B 3 dc in same space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, drop B, with A 3 dc in same space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, 3 dc in first ch-2 space, ch 2; join; TURN.
Round 5 (Right Side): With A (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) all in first ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, drop A, with B 3 dc in same space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, drop B, with C 3 dc in same space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in first ch-2 space, ch 2; join. Fasten off.

Assembly
Arrange squares, right side up, being sure that colors form a pinwheel as shown. Join squares as follows: Holding 2 squares at a time with right sides together and working through both layers, join C in a corner ch-space with an sc; * [ch 3, sc in next ch-space] 5 times *, ch 2, pick up next pair of squares, sc in corner ch-space; repeat from * to * once more. Fasten off. Repeat across squares so that they are joined both vertically and horizontally.

Border
Round 1: With right side facing, join C in any corner ch-2 space; ch 1, * (sc, ch 3, sc) all in corner space, [ch 3, sc in next space] 10 times, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc.

Round 2: Slip st into corner space, (ch 3, 2 dc, 3 dc) all in same space, * [3 dc in next space] 11 times **, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next corner space; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3 – 39 dc on each side between corner spaces. Fasten off.

Round 3: Join A in any ch-2 space; ch 1, [3 sc in ch-2 space, sc in each dc to next ch-2 space] 4 times; join – 41 sc between center corner sc. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join B in center sc of any corner; ch 1, [3 sc in center corner sc, sc in each sc to next center corner sc] 4 times; join – 43 sc between center corner sc. Fasten off.
Round 5: Repeat Round 4 with A increasing 1 sc at center of each side – 46 sc between center corner sc.
Round 6: Join C in center sc of any corner; ch 3, (dc; ch 3; sc in top of dc just made – picot made; 2 dc) all in center corner sc, * dc in next sc, picot, [dc in next 3 dc, picot] 15 times **, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) all in next center corner sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing
Center Pillow Top on purchased pillow. Sew in place with sewing needle and thread.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = colors A, B, C; ch = chain;
dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single
crochet; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as
indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of
times specified.

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