Free Yule Tree Throw & Pillow Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com

LW3678-Yule-Tree-Throw-Pillow

From RedHeart.com

 

Yule Tree Throw & Pillow

This elegant design will add a note of comfort to any style of decorating and will be enjoyed whenever the weather is cold. The cable patterns are beautifully designed, featuring fir trees along the centers of both throw and pillow.

Pattern #: LW3678

Designed by: Bonnie Barker

Project Type: Throws/Afghans, Seasonal, Christmas

Skill Level: Advanced

Required Supplies:

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 16 balls 9621 True Green
    Note: 13 balls are needed to make Throw only;3 balls are needed to make Pillow only
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Stitch marker (for hook change at center section)
  • Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:
12 x 16″ (30.5 x 40.5 cm) pillow form

GAUGE: 14 sts = 4″ (10 cm); 8 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge. Gauge is not critical for this project.
Throw measures 44 x 60” (112 x 152.5 cm)
Pillow measures 13 x 17” (33 x 43 cm)
Special Stitches
Bpdc (back post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from back side of work to front and to back again around the post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
Fpdc (Front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
Bptr (Back post treble crochet) = [Yarn over] twice, insert hook from back side of work to front and to back again around post of the indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times.
Fptr (Front post treble crochet) = [Yarn over] twice, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of the indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times.
2/2 Back Cross (2 over 2 Back Cross) = Skip next 2 stitches, Fptr around each of next 2 stitches, working behind the 2 stitches just made, Fptr around each of the 2 skipped stitches.
2/2 Front Cross (2 over 2 Front Cross) = Skip next 2 stitches, Fptr around each of next 2 stitches, working in front of 2 stitches just made, Fptr around each of the 2 skipped stitches.
Notes
1. Throw is worked in one piece. Pillow is worked in three pieces: front and two back panels. Each row of Throw and front of Pillow is divided into three sections. The first and last sections are worked in a cable post stitch pattern using the larger hook. The center section is worked in a tree-pattern using double crochet, post stitches, and chain-spaces and the smaller hook. Markers are used to indicate where the center section begins and ends, and to remind you to change the hook at these locations.
2. For Throw, even-numbered rows are right side rows. Except for ribbing rows, Fptr and Bptr (treble crochet post stitches) are worked on right side rows (even-numbered rows). Fpdc and Bpdc (double crochet post stitches) are worked on wrong side rows (odd-numbered rows).
3. For Pillow, odd-numbered rows are right side rows.
4. The turning chain at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch. This means that when beginning a row, you skip the first stitch of the previous row (because the turning chain has already “worked into” the first stitch), and the last stitch of each row is worked into or around the turning chain of the previous row.
THROW
Ribbing
With larger hook, ch 155.
Row 1 (wrong side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first st), dc in each remaining ch across, turn—154 sts.
Rows 2–7: Ch 2 (counts as first st here and throughout), *Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st; repeat from * to end of row, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Begin Cable Pattern on Sides
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as first st here and throughout), [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; place marker in last st made; change to smaller hook, dc in next 21 sts, place marker in last st made; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn. The markers indicated the center section that is worked using the smaller hook. The two outer sections are worked using the larger hook. Move markers up as work progresses.
Row 9: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts (to marked st); change to smaller hook, dc in next 21 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts (to last 10 sts), [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 21 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 11: Repeat Row 9.
Row 12: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 21 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 13: Repeat Row 9.
Begin Tree Pattern in Center Section
Note: The cable pattern on the sides should continue as before. A tree pattern is worked in the center section. Check the cable pattern after each row to verify consistency.
Row 14: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, Fpdc around each of next 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 15: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, Bpdc around each of next 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Row 16: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 4 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 6 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 4 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 17: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 4 sts, working in free loops (unworked loops of Row 15, behind the slip sts of Row 16) of previous row, tr in next 13 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 4 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Row 18: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 5 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7] 5 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 5 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 19: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 5 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 11 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 5 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Row 20: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 6 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 4 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 6 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 21: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 6 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 9 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 6 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Row 22: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 7 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7] 3 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 7 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 23: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 7 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 7 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 7 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Row 24: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 8 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 2 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 8 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 25: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 8 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 5 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 8 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Row 26: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 9 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 27: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 3 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 9 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Row 28: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 10 sts, (slip st, ch 7, slip st) in front loop of next st, dc in next 10 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 29: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 10 sts, working in free loop of previous row, tr in next free loop, working in both loops, dc in next 10 sts; change back to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 56 sts, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 5 times, turn.
Rows 30–33: Repeat Rows 10–13.
Rows 34 and 35: Repeat Rows 10 and 11.
Begin Second Tree
Row 36: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, Fpdc around each of next 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 37: Repeat Row 15.
Row 38: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 4 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 6 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 4 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 39: Repeat Row 17.
Row 40: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 5 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7] 5 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 5 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 41: Repeat Row 19.
Row 42: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 6 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 4 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 6 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 43: Repeat Row 21.
Row 44: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 7 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7] 3 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 7 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 45: Repeat Row 23.
Row 46: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 8 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 2 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 8 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 47: Repeat Row 25.
Row 48: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 9 sts; change back to larger hook, [2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross] 7 times, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 49: Repeat Row 27.
Row 50: Ch 3, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 10 sts, (slip st, ch 7, slip st) in front loop of next st, dc in next 10 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [2/2 Front Cross, 2/2 Back Cross] 5 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 4 times, Bptr around next st, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 51: Repeat Row 29.
Repeat Rows 8–51 for third and fourth trees.
Repeat Rows 8–29 for fifth tree. Remove the markers.
Ribbing
Last 7 Rows: Repeat Row 2 seven times.
Fasten off.
Finishing Throw
Weave in ends.
PILLOW
Front
With larger hook, ch 56.
Row 1 (wrong side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first st), dc in each remaining ch across, turn—55 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first st here and throughout), Fpdc around next st, *Bpdc around next st, Fpdc around next st; repeat from * to turning ch, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, Bpdc around next st, *Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st; repeat from * to turning ch, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first st here and throughout), [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, place marker in last st made; change to smaller hook, dc in next 21 sts, place marker in last st made; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning ch-space, turn. The markers indicated the center section that is worked using the smaller hook. The two outer sections are worked using the larger hook. Move markers up as work progresses.
Row 6: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 21 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, Fpdc around each of next 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 8: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, Bpdc around each of next 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 4 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 6 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 4 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 4 sts, working in free loops (unworked loops of Row 8, behind the slip sts of Row 9) of previous row, tr in next 13 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 4 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 11: Ch 3, [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 5 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7] 5 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 5 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 12: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 5 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 11 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 5 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 13: Ch 3, [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 6 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 4 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 6 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 14: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 6 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 9 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 6 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 15: Ch 3, [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 7 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7] 3 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 7 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 16: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 7 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 7 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 7 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 17: Ch 3, [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 8 sts, [working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, ch 5] 2 times, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 8 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 18: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 8 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 5 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 8 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 19: Ch 3, [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, working in front loops only, slip st in next st, ch 5, slip st in next st, ch 7, slip st in next st, working in both loops, dc in next 9 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 20: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 9 sts, working in free loops of previous row, tr in next 3 free loops, working in both loops, dc in next 9 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 21: Ch 3, [Bptr around next st, FPtr around next st] 4 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross; change to smaller hook, dc in next 10 sts, (slip st, ch 7, slip st) in front loop of next st, dc in next 10 sts; change back to larger hook, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, [Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st] 4 times, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 22: Ch 2, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 4 times, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts; change to smaller hook, dc in next 10 sts, working in free loop of previous row, tr in next free loop, working in both loops, dc in next 10 sts; change to larger hook, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 4 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Rows 23 and 24: Repeat Rows 5 (without placing new markers) and 6. Remove the markers.
Rows 25–28: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 twice.
Fasten off.
Back Panel 1
With larger hook, ch 34.
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first st), dc in each remaining ch across, turn—33 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first st here and throughout), Fpdc around next st, *Bpdc around next st, Fpdc around next st; repeat from * to turning ch, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, Bpdc around next st, *Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st; repeat from * to turning ch, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first st here and throughout), [Bptr around next st, Fptr around next st] 11 times, 2/2 Back Cross, 2/2 Front Cross, Fptr around next st, dc in turning chspace, turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around each of next 8 sts, [Bpdc around next st, Fpdc around next st] 11 times, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Rows 7–24: Repeat last 2 rows 9 times.
Row 25: Repeat Row 3.
Rows 26 and 27: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 28: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.
Back Panel 2
With larger hook, ch 34.
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first st), dc in each remaining ch across, turn—33 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first st here and throughout), Fpdc around next st, *Bpdc around next st, Fpdc around next st; repeat from * to turning ch, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, Bpdc around next st, *Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st; repeat from * to turning ch, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first st here and throughout), Bptr around next st, *Fptr around next st, Bptr around next st; repeat from * across, dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, Fpdc around next st, *Bpdc around next st, Fpdc around next st; repeat from * across, hdc in turning ch-space, turn.
Rows 7–24: Repeat last 2 rows 9 times.
Row 25: Repeat Row 3.
Rows 26 and 27: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 28: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.
Finishing Pillow
With wrong sides of pieces together, arrange back panels on top of front panel. Allow back panel 1 to overlap with back panel 2, with cable post stitch pattern at the center of the back. Match stitches of front and backs across the two long edges. Pin pieces together. Working from right side with smaller hook and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with slip st anywhere in outer edge and slip st all the way around the outer edges. Fasten off. Sew buttons to edge of back panel 2 in line with the third opening from the top and third opening from the bottom of the cable post stitch pattern on back panel 1. Weave in any remaining ends. Insert pillow form. Button closed.
ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble (triple) crochet; ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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