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Striped Throw Pillow

By: Melissa Leapman

Caron International Cozi yarn makes this pillow one of the softest you will ever have. The striped throw pillow uses neutral colors which allows you to put it in any room.

FINISHED SIZE: 18" X 18"

PLEASE NOTE: One or more yarns used in this project have been discontinued. You may be able to locate it at ShopCaron.com or selected retail locations, but supplies are limited. If you wish to make this project using a substitute yarn, please go to the Yarn Substitution Chart. Please keep in mind that you should always begin with a gauge swatch and be sure to convert yardage for any substitute yarn.

 

MATERIALS:

  • Caron International Cozi: 3 skeins Sandstone (A), 2 skeins Toasted Almond (B), and 1 skein Charcoal (C) (or for variation with solid back, yarn requirements are: 2 skeins Sandstone (A), 1 skein Toasted Almond (B), and 3 skeins Charcoal (C)
  • Crochet hook, size K/10.5 (6.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Pillow form, 18 x 18"

PLEASE NOTE: Yarn usage may vary depending on your particular yarn techniques.

GAUGE:
In patt, 3 sc measure 2" across. To save time, take time to check gauge.

NOTE:
Each sc counts as one st.

 

STRIPE PATTERN: Stripe Pattern: 6 rows A, 3 rows B, 6 rows C, 3 rows B, 6 rows A.

PillowMotif (Make 8): With A, ch 26.
Foundation Row (RS): Sc into second ch from hook and into each ch across—25 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc into each sc across—25 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-23: Cont in Stripe Patt, repeat last row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 24: As last row.
Fasten off.

 

FINISHING:
With RS facing, refer to illustration, and sew motifs tog for each side of pillow.
With RS facing and using A, work one rnd of sc around all four sides to join, working 3 sc into each corner.

 

VARIATION:
For a pillow with a solid back, crochet 4 motifs only, and sew them tog as illustrated for the front. For the back: with C, ch 51.
Foundation Row (RS): Sc into second ch from hook and into each ch across—50 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc into each sc across—50 sts. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last row until piece measures approx 18 _" from beg.
Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
With RS facing and using A, work one rnd of sc around all four sides to join, working 3 sc into each corner.

Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water. Lay flat to dry.

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