Free Southwest Pillow from RedHeart.com

southwest pillow

From www.RedHeart.com

Southwest Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW5153
Designed By:     Salena Baca

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Stellar™: 2 balls 9804 Comet C and 1 ball each 9949 Star A and 9201 Galaxy B
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
Large eye yarn needle

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

Soft textured yarn in shades that remind us of the beauty of the Southwest are combined in this easy crochet pillow. Fringe is added to each end to add a trendy finish.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 8 sc = 4” (10 cm); 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in single crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Pillow measures 18” wide x 12” long (45.5 x 30.5 cm).

Notes
1. Pillow cover is made from front and back panels worked in rows and then sewn together.
2. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Cut old color.

Special Stitches
sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc3tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
dc3tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Special Technique
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

PILLOW COVER
Front Panel
With A, ch 38.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—37 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2; change to B, turn.
Row 5: Repeat Row 2.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2; change to C, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * 4 times, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, skip next st, sc in last st, turn—6 sc, 11 hdc, and 30 dc.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc3tog, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, sc2tog; change to B, turn—47 sc.
Row 9: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), *dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, dc3tog; repeat from * 4 times, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in last 2 sts, turn—6 sc, 12 hdc, and 19 dc.
Rows 10–14: Repeat Rows 6–10; change to A at end of Row 14.
Rows 15–24: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.

Back Panel
With C, ch 38.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—37 sc.
Rows 2–24: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.
Joining Round: Hold panels with wrong sides together and front panel facing; working through both thicknesses, join C
with sc in first st of last row, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, *skip next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * across to last st, 3 sc in last st; ***working in ends of rows, 2 sc in each even-numbered row*** down first side; working in opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, 2 sc in next ch, **skip next ch, 2 sc in next ch; repeat from ** across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; repeat from *** to *** up other side, inserting pillow form before completing round; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Fringe
Attach fringe only across side edges.
Cut 28 strands of A, 12 strands of B, and 8 strands of C, each 10” (25.5 cm) long. Fold strand in half to form a loop. Insert crochet hook from front to back in end of same color row. Place fold on hook and draw fold through, forming a loop. Thread ends of strands through loop and pull to tighten.
Repeat to attach matching fringe in end of each row.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.;
ch = chain(s);
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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