I have one more pattern I’d like to share with you that uses the Little Darlings crochet pattern from this past summer, the Peaks & Valleys Pillows. This is a basic chevron pillow but with added cuteness! Of course you can make it without the flowers too!
These pillows are so easy & quick to make I often make them for gifts and love experimenting with different color combinations.I added this cute little flower and you can too with my Little Darlings flower pattern (click the picture below).
Peaks & Valleys!
• Worsted weight yarn, I used Lily Sugar and Cream; ~250 – 350 yards in as many colors as you wish
• Hook H/5.00 mm
• Yarn needle for weaving ends
• 3/4″ buttons – 6 to 8 as you wish
Gauge: 15 hdc; 8 rows = 4”
Beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
• Weave ends as you work
• Number in ( ) at end of Row/Round indicates the number of stitches in that Row or Round
• Work instructions in [ ] or between *, the designated number of times
To increase width, add 15 chains for each repeat
Row 1: Ch69, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc next 6 sts, skip 2, sc next 6 sts, 3sc in next st] 3 times; sc next 6 sts, skip 2, sc next 6 sts, 2sc in last st.
Row 2: Ch1, turn, 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook, [hdc next 6 sts, skip 2, hdc next 6 sts, 3hdc in next st] 3 times; hdc next 6 sts, skip 2, hdc next 6 sts, 2hdc in last st.
Row 3: Ch1, turn, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc next 6 sts, skip 2, sc next 6 sts, 3sc in next st] 3 times; sc next 6 sts, skip 2, sc next 6 sts, 2sc in last st.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3, until length is 2 times the length of the pillow insert, less ½”.
Last Row: Repeat Row 2 one more time. Fasten off.
To assemble plain pillow:
1. With right sides together, match chevrons stitch for stitch and whip stitch across.
2. Working along one open side, whip stitch closed.
3. Turn pillow cover right side out, insert pillow, whip stitch the last side closed.
To assemble button side pillow:
• With right sides together, match chevrons stitch for stitch and whip stitch across. Turn pillow cover right side out.
• First side:
Row 1: Join yarn on one open side, ch1, work a round of sc evenly around to end (I work 1 sc in side of each sc row and 2sc in side of each hdc row), join with sl st to first st.
Row 2: Ch2 (does not count as st), working in back loop only, dc in each st around to end, join with sl st to first st.
Row 3: Ch1, working in back loop only, sc in each st around to end, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off leaving a long tail that will be used to whip stitch the end closed. Thread yarn needle and whip stitch side closed.
• Second side:
Rows 1 & 2: Join yarn on second side, repeat Rows 1 & 2 of First.
Row 3: Ch1, working in back loop only, sc in each st around to end, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.
Sew buttons in place on bottom part of open side and use spaces between dc on top side as the buttonholes. Sew buttons in place on the opposite side (these are decorative only, not functional so you can sew them to the top.)
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