Last week I told you about my office Christmas party grab bag gift, this week I’ll show you the matching pillows! I loved working with this yarn so much and the soft, cushioned finished product that I couldn’t resist another crochet pattern. This time I made a few pillow covers. These are super fast and super easy to work and the variations are seemingly endless.
I made some of the pillows in a variegated yarn and let the colorway do all the work and then used a contrasting color to add rows for a striped look on the others. I love them together!
In attempt to repurpose (and save a trip to the craft store) I used old throw pillows as the filling. After washing and drying them, I simply crocheted two crocheted squares in the super bulky yarn and then joined them together over the old pillow with a simple single crochet around to join. It’s an easy way to finish them off and I like the edged effect too.
Basic Throw Pillow
• Bernat Super Bulky Blanket Yarn – amount depends on size
• Hook M/9.00 mm
• Pillow form in desired sizes
• Yarn needle for weaving ends
Gauge: Not important for this project
Hdc – half double crochet
• Beginning ch1 of the round does not count as a stitch
• Start each round in the same stitch as the beginning ch1
• Number in ( ) at end of row/round indicates the number of stitches in that row/round
• Work instructions in [ ] or between **, the designated number of times
Row 1: Chain enough stitches for the width of your pillow form, less one stitch, hdc in 4th stitch from hook and each remaining stitch to end.
Row 2: Ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch, to end.
Repeat Row 2 until pillow is as long as the pillow form. Fasten off.
Edge/Joining: With wrong sides facing each other, join the yarn in any corner through both layers, ch1, *sc3 in corner, sc in each stitch to next corner*, repeat between * until you have 3 sides completed, insert the pillow form and continue to end. Join with slip stitch to beg stitch. Fasten off.
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