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Pretty Pink Crochet Afghan and Pillow Set

By: Roseanna Beck

Make a beautiful afghan and pillow set that's perfect for a baby's nursery with one of Roseanna Beck's free and easy crochet patterns.  Pastel pink paired with a shell stitch give this afghan-and-pillow set a delicate, yet intricate look.

 

Afghan Size: 40” x 50”

Materials:

  • H crochet hook or size needed for guage
  • 470 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • 890 yds. Baby Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn
     

GUAGE: 4 row pattern – 3”
Sh St, V St, Sh St, V St – 4”

STITCH GUIDE

Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
Special Stitches: Shell Stitch (Sh St) – 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc
V St – 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc


Row 1 – With pink ch 154 st, Sh St in 7th ch from hook, *skip 3 ch, V St in next ch, skip 3 ch,
Sh St in next ch, rep from * across alternating Sh St and V St ending with a Sh St,
skip 2 ch, work 1 dc in last ch, ch 3 and turn. (19 Sh St and 18 V St)
Row 2 – V St in first ch 2 sp of Sh St, Sh St in ch 2 sp of V St, rep across alternating V St and
Sh St, ending work 1 dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 3 – Sh St in first ch 2 sp of V St, V St in next ch 2 sp of Sh St, rep across alternating Sh St
and V St, ending work 1 dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 4 – Repeat Row 2, fasten off and turn.
Row 5 – Join white with a sl st in dc, ch 2, Sh St in first V St, V St in next Sh St, rep across
alternating Sh St and V St, ending work 1 dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 6 – Repeat Row 2 and fasten off.

Repeat pattern sequence of 4 rows pink and 2 rows white for 11 sequences then 4 more rows
of pink for a total of 70 rows.


EDGING:

Work along bottom edge and starting at left edge join white with a sl st in ch st below first
Sh St, (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch st below V St, rep across ending (sc, ch 2,
3 dc) in last ch st below Sh St, work along straight edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch of beg chs, (sc,
ch 3, sc) in each dc across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in first dc of V St, work along top edge (sc, ch 2,
3 dc) in each ch 2 sp across, work along straight edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in top of first dc of row,
(sc, ch 3, sc) in each dc across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch before first Sh St, join to beg sc and
fasten off.


Baby Pillow

SIZE: 10 ½” x 11”

Materials:

  • 90 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • 110 yds. Baby Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • G crochet hook or size needed for guage
  • polyfiber fill
  • ½ yd. white polyster lining

GUAGE: 3 row pattern – 3”
Sh St, V St, Sh St, V St – 4”

STITCH GUIDE

Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
Special Stitches: Shell Stitch (Sh St) – 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc
V St – 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc


PILLOW SQUARES (make 2)

Row 1 – With pink ch 42 st, Sh St in 7th ch from hook, *skip 3 ch, V St in next ch, skip 3 ch,
Sh St in next ch, rep from * across alternating Sh St and V St ending with a Sh St,
skip 2 ch, work 1 dc in last ch, ch 3 and turn. (5 Sh St and 4 V St)
Row 2 – V St in first ch 2 sp of Sh St, Sh St in ch 2 sp of V St, rep across alternating V St and
Sh St, ending work 1 dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 3 – Sh St in first ch 2 sp of V St, V St in next ch 2 sp of Sh St, rep across alternating Sh St
and V St, ending work 1 dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 4 – Join white with a sl st in dc, ch 2, V St in first Sh St, Sh St in next V St, rep across
alternating V St and Sh St, ending work 1 dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 5– Repeat Row 3 and fasten off.

Repeat pattern sequence of 3 rows pink and 2 rows white 1 time then 3 more rows of pink
for a total of 13 rows.

PILLOW LINING

Make a 9” x 10” pillow lining leaving one side open and fill with the polyfiber fill. Sew
remaining side when filled.


EDGING AND JOINING OF 2 PILLOW SQUARES

With wrong sides together work through both sides. Work the following edging inserting the
pillow before finishing the last side.
Work along bottom edge and starting at left edge join white with a sl st in ch st below first
Sh St, (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch st below V St, rep across ending (sc, ch 2,
3 dc) in last ch st below Sh St, work along straight edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch of beg chs, (sc,
ch 3, sc) in each dc across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in first dc of V St, work along top edge (sc, ch 2,
3 dc) in each ch 2 sp across, work along straight edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in top of first dc of row,
(sc, ch 3, sc) in each dc across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch before first Sh St, join to beg sc and
fasten off.

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