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Addictive Peppermint Throw and Pillow

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This is surely the most delicious crochet blanket pattern that you have ever seen! You won't want to stop crocheting this Addictive Peppermint Throw and Pillow until you have completely finished. Both items add a nice festive touch for the holiday home. Believe it or not our beginner crochet patterns can introduce you to a wide world of crocheting fun. Once you snuggle up with an Addictive Peppermint Throw and Pillow, you'll be all ready for some cozy winter hibernation.

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Addictive Peppermint Throw and Pillow
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Primary Technique: Crochet

Occasion/Theme: Winter

Intermediate

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 10 balls 4600 White A and 6 balls 9925 Really Red B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle, 16” (40.5 cm) diameter round pillow form, locking stitch marker (optional)

Instructions:

THROW
Large Motif (make 42: 10 with Edging #1, 10 with Edging #2, 9 with Edging #3, 9 with Edging #4, 2 with Edging #5, 2 with Edging #6)
With A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in ring, [ch 1, dc in ring] 6 times, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces worked with A.
At the end of each round, drop and enlarge the loop on the hook so that it doesn’t unravel as you work the next round. If desired, place loop on a stitch marker.
Round 2: With B, working in front of Round 1, join B with slip st in beginning ring between the beginning ch and first dc of Round 1, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in ring between next 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in ring between next 2 dc] 6 times, ch 1, bring A loop and working yarn to the front of piece; working behind the A loop and working yarn, join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces worked with B.

Round 3: Place A loop back on hook, slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same space, bring B loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-1 space] 7 times, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—16 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces with A.
Round 4: Place B loop back on hook, slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 3, dc in same space, [ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2] 7 times, ch 2, bring dropped A loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—16 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces with B.
Round 5: Place A loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, bring dropped B loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 3, skip next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space] 7 times, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 dc and 8 ch-3 spaces with A.
Round 6: Place B loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, [ch 3, skip next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space] 7 times, bring dropped A loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 dc and 8 ch-3 spaces with B.
Round 7: Place A loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, bring dropped B loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 4, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space] 7 times, ch 4; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc and 8 ch-4 spaces with A.
Round 8: Place B loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, [skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 4] 7 times, ch 4, bring dropped A loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc and 8 ch-4 spaces with B.
Round
9:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip first
dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2
dc in next ch-4 space, bring dropped
B
loop
and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 5, skip
next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4
space] 7 times, ch 5; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—40 dc and 8 ch-5
spaces with
A
.
Round
10:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2
dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space, [ch 5, skip next
dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space] 7
times, ch 5, bring dropped
A
loop and working
yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—40 dc and 8 ch-5 spaces with
B
. Fasten off
B
.
Edging
Notes
for Large Motif Edgings #1–#6
All edging stitches are worked in
A
stitches
of Round 9. As instructed, work in front of or
behind, but not into,
B
stitches of previous
round. After completion, label each motif with
its edging number for easier identification
when assembling throw.
Edging
#1:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc,
(dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in
next dc, dc in next ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, 4 dc in same ch-5 space, [working in
front of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc,
(dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in
next dc, dc in next ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, 4 dc in same ch-5 space] 7 times; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—80 dc and
8 corners. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for
sewing.
Edging
#2:
Place
A
loop back on hook,
working in front of
B
sts, skip first dc, slip st in
next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, working behind
B
sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space
(corner made), [working in front of
B
sts, skip
next dc, dc in next 4 dc, working behind
B
sts,
(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner
made)] 7 times; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—80 dc and 8 corners. Fasten
off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Edging
#3:
Place
A
loop back on hook,
working in front of
B
sts, skip first dc, slip st
in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc)
in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in
next ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, 4 dc
in same ch-5 space, [working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc)
in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in
next ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, 4 dc in
same ch-5 space] 4 times, working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2,
dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, 2
dc in next ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts,
6 dc in same ch-5 space, [working in front
of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in
next ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, 6 dc
in same ch-5 space] 2 times; join with slip st
in top of beginning ch—88 dc and 6 corners.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Edging
#4:
Place
A
loop back on hook,
working in front of
B
sts, skip first dc, slip st
in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next
ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, (4 dc, ch
2, 3 dc) in same ch-5 space (corner made),
[working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc
in next 4 dc, working behind
B
sts, (3 dc, ch
3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made)] 4
times, working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc,
dc in next 4 dc, working behind
B
sts, (3 dc,
ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made),
[working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc in
next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working
behind
B
sts, 6 dc in same ch-5 space] 2
times; join with slip st in top of beginning
ch—88 dc and 6 corners. Fasten off, leaving a
long tail for sewing.
Edging
#5:
Place
A
loop back on hook,
working in front of
B
sts, skip first dc, slip st
in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc)
in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in
next ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, 4 dc in
next ch-5 space,
[working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc
in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc (corner
made), dc in next dc, dc in next ch-5 space,
working behind
B
sts, 4 dc in same ch-5
space] 2 times, working in front of
B
sts, skip
next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next
dc (corner made), dc in next dc, 2 dc in next
ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, 6 dc in
same ch-5 space, [working in front of
B
sts,
skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5
space, working behind
B
sts, 6 dc in same
ch-5 space] 4 times; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—92 dc and 4 corners. Fasten
off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Edging
#6:
Place
A
loop back on hook,
working in front of
B
sts, skip first dc, slip st
in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next
ch-5 space, working behind
B
sts, (4 dc, ch
2, 3 dc) in same ch-5 space (corner made),
[working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc
in next 4 dc, working behind
B
sts, (3 dc, ch
3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made)] 2
times, working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc,
dc in next 4 dc, working behind
B
sts, (3 dc,
ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made),
[working in front of
B
sts, skip next dc, dc in
next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working
behind
B
sts, 6 dc in same ch-5 space] 4
times; join with slip st in top of beginning
ch—92 dc and 4 corners. Fasten off, leaving a
long tail for sewing.
Small
Motif (make 30)
With
A
, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form
a ring.
Rounds
1–2:
Work same as Rounds 1–2 of
large motif—8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces.


Fasten off
B
.
Round
3:
Place
A
loop back on hook, slip st in
first ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc here
and throughout), dc in same space, [ch 2, 2
dc in next ch-1 space] 7 times, ch 2; join with
slip st in top of beginning ch—16 dc and 8
ch-2 spaces.
Round
4:
Ch 3, dc in same st as join, *ch 3,
2 dc in next dc (corner made), 2 hdc in next
ch-2 space, sc in next 2 dc, 2 hdc in next
ch-2 space, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * 3
times, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc (corner made), 2
hdc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 2 dc, 2 hdc
in last ch-2 space; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—40 sts and 4 corners.
ASSEMBLY
With right sides facing, arrange large motifs
as shown in assembly diagram. Using
photograph as a guide, position rounded
edges of motifs with edgings #3–#6 facing
outwardly. Place small motifs in spaces
between large motifs. Sew all motifs together.
FINISHING
Border
Round
1:
With right side facing, join
A
with
slip st in back loop of any dc, working in back
loops only, slip st in each dc around; join with
slip st in first slip st. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
PILLOWCASE
Rounds
1–8:
Work same as Rounds 1–8 of
large motif—32 dc and 8 ch-4 spaces with
B
.
Round
9:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip first
dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2
dc in next ch-4 space, bring dropped
B
loop
and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 5, skip
next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4
space] 7 times, ch 5; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—40 dc and 8 ch-5
spaces with
A
.
Round
10:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2
dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space, [ch 5, skip next
dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space] 7
times, ch 5, bring dropped
A
loop and working
yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top
of beginning ch—40 dc and 8 ch-5 spaces
with
B
.
Round
11:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3
dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, bring dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 6,
skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5
space] 7 times, ch 6; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—48 dc and 8 ch-6
spaces with
A
.
Round
12:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3
dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, [ch 6, skip next
dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space] 7
times, ch 6, bring dropped
A
loop and working
yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top
of beginning ch—48 dc and 8 ch-6 spaces
with
B
.
Round
13:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4
dc, 2 dc in next ch-6 space, bring dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 7,
skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next ch-6
space] 7 times, ch 7; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—56 dc and 8 ch-7
spaces with
A
.
Round
14:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4
dc, 2 dc in next ch-6 space, [ch 7, skip next
dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next ch-6 space] 7
times, ch 7, bring dropped
A
loop and working
yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top
of beginning ch—56 dc and 8 ch-7 spaces
with
B
.
Round
15:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5
dc, 2 dc in next ch-7 space, bring dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 8,
skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch-7
space] 7 times, ch 8; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—64 dc and 8 ch-8
spaces with
A
.
Round
16:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5
dc, 2 dc in next ch-7 space, [ch 8, skip next
dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch-7 space] 7
times, ch 8, bring dropped
A
loop and working
yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—64 dc and 8 ch-8
spaces with
B
.
Round
17:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6
dc, 2 dc in next ch-8 space, bring dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 9,
skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next ch-8
space] 7 times, ch 9; join with slip st in top of
beginning ch—72 dc and 8 ch-9
spaces with
A
.
Round
18:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6
dc, 2 dc in next ch-8 space, [ch 9, skip next
dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next ch-8 space] 7
times, ch 9, bring dropped
A
loop and working
yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top
of beginning ch—72 dc and 8 ch-9 spaces
with
B
.
Round
19:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc,
2 dc in next ch-9 space, bring dropped
B
loop
and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 10,
skip next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next ch-9
space] 7 times, ch 10; join with slip st in top
of beginning ch—80 dc and 8 ch-10 spaces
with
A
.
Round
20:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7
dc, 2 dc in next ch-9 space, [ch 10, skip next
dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next ch-9 space]
7 times, ch 10, bring dropped
A
loop and
working yarn to front of piece; join with slip
st in top of beginning ch—80 dc and 8 ch-10
spaces with
B
.
Round
21:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8
dc, 2 dc in next ch-10 space, bring dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch
11, skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next
ch-10 space] 7 times, ch 11; join with slip st
in top of beginning ch—88 dc and 8 ch-11
spaces with
A
.
Round
22:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8
dc, 2 dc in next ch-10 space, [ch 11, skip next
dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next ch-10 space]
7 times, ch 11, bring dropped
A
loop and
working yarn to front of piece; join with slip
st in top of beginning ch—88 dc and 8 ch-11
spaces with
B
.
Round
23:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9
dc, 2 dc in next ch-11 space, bring dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch
12, skip next dc, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next
ch-11 space] 7 times, ch 12; join with slip st
in top of beginning ch—96 dc and 8 ch-12
spaces with
A
.
Round
24:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9
dc, 2 dc in next ch-11 space, [ch 12, skip next
dc, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next ch-11 space]
7 times, ch 12, bring dropped
A
loop and
working yarn to front of piece; join with slip
st in top of beginning ch—96 dc and 8 ch-12
spaces with
B
.
Round
25:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc
in next 9 dc, dc in next ch-12 space, bring
dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of
piece, [ch 11, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next
9 dc, dc in next ch-12 space] 7 times, ch 11;
oin with slip st in top of beginning ch—88 dc
and 8 ch-11 spaces with
A
.
Round
26:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next 9 dc, dc in next ch-12 space, [ch 11, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 9 dc, dc in next
ch-12 space] 7 times, ch 11, bring dropped
A
loop and working yarn to front of piece; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—88 dc and
8 ch-11 spaces with
B
.
Round
27:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc
in next 8 dc, dc in next ch-11 space, bring
dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of
piece, [ch 10, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next
8 dc, dc in next ch-11 space] 7 times, ch 10;
join with slip st in top of beginning ch—80 dc
and 8 ch-10 spaces with
A
.
Round
28:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next 8 dc, dc in next ch-11 space, [ch 10, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 8 dc, dc in next
ch-11 space] 7 times, ch 10, bring dropped
A
loop and working yarn to front of piece; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—80 dc and
8 ch-10 spaces with
B
.
Round
29:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc
in next 7 dc, dc in next ch-10 space, bring
dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of
piece, [ch 9, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 7
dc, dc in next ch-10 space] 7 times, ch 9; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—72 dc and
8 ch-9 spaces with
A
.
Round
30:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next 7 dc, dc in next ch-10 space, [ch 9, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next
ch-10 space] 7 times, ch 9, bring dropped
A
loop and working yarn to front of piece; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—72 dc and
8 ch-9 spaces with
B
.
Round
31:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc
in next 6 dc, dc in next ch-9 space, bring
dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of
piece, [ch 8, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 6
dc, dc in next ch-9 space] 7 times, ch 8; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—64 dc and
8 ch-8 spaces with
A
.
Round
32:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next 6 dc, dc in next ch-9 space, [ch 8, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc, dc in next
ch-9 space] 7 times, ch 8, bring dropped
A
loop and working yarn to front of piece; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—64 dc and
8 ch-8 spaces with
B
.
Round
33:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc
in next 5 dc, dc in next ch-8 space, bring
dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of
piece, [ch 7, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 5
dc, dc in next ch-8 space] 7 times, ch 7; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—56 dc and
8 ch-7 spaces with
A
.
Round
34:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next 5 dc, dc in next ch-8 space, [ch 7, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 5 dc, dc in next
ch-8 space] 7 times, ch 7, bring dropped
A
loop and working yarn to front of piece; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—56 dc and
8 ch-7 spaces with
B
.
Round
35:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc
in next 4 dc, dc in next ch-7 space, bring
dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of
piece, [ch 6, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 4
dc, dc in next ch-7 space] 7 times, ch 6; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—48 dc and
8 ch-6 spaces with
A
.
Round
36:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next 4 dc, dc in next ch-7 space, [ch 6, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc in next
ch-7 space] 7 times, ch 6, bring dropped
A
loop and working yarn to front of piece; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—48 dc and
8 ch-6 spaces with
B
.
Round
37:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc
in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-6 space, bring
dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of
piece, [ch 5, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 3
dc, dc in next ch-6 space] 7 times, ch 5; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—40 dc and
8 ch-5 spaces with
A
.
Round
38:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next 3 dc, dc in next ch-6 space, [ch 5, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next
ch-6 space] 7 time, ch 5, bring dropped
A
loop
and working yarn to front of piece; join with
slip st in top of beginning ch—40 dc and 8
ch-5 spaces with
B
.
Round
39:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc
in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-5 space, bring
dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of
piece, [ch 4, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2
dc, dc in next ch-5 space] 7 times, ch 4; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc and
8 ch-4 spaces with
A
.
Round
40:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next 2 dc, dc in next ch-5 space, [ch 4, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next
ch-5 space] 7 times, ch 4, bring dropped
A
loop and working yarn to front of piece; join
with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc and
8 ch-4 spaces with
B
.
Insert pillow form inside pillow and work
remaining rounds to encase the pillow form.
Round
41:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next dc, dc in next ch-4 space, bring dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch
3, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc in
next ch-4 space] 7 times, ch 3; join with slip
st in top of beginning ch—24 dc and 8 ch-3
spaces with
A
.
Round
42:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next dc, dc in next ch-4 space, [ch 3, skip
next dc, dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-4
space] 7 times, ch 3, bring dropped
A
loop and
working yarn to front of piece; join with slip
st in top of beginning ch—24 dc and 8 ch-3
spaces with
B
.
Round
43:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next ch-3 space, bring dropped
B
loop and
working yarn to front of piece, [ch 2, skip next
dc, dc2tog, dc in next ch-3 space] 7 times, ch
2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—16
dc and 8 ch-2 spaces with
A
.
Round
44:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in
next ch-3 space, [ch 2, skip next dc, dc2tog,
dc in next ch-3 space] 7 times, ch 2, bring
dropped
A
loop and working yarn to front
of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning
ch—16 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces with
B
.
Round
45:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, (ch 2, dc) in next
ch-2 space (beg dc2tog made), bring dropped
B
loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch
1, skip next dc, dc2tog working first “leg” in
next dc and 2nd “leg” in next ch-2 space] 7
times, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning
ch—8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces with
A
.
Round
46:
Place
B
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next dc, (ch 2, dc) in next
ch-2 space (beg dc2tog made), [ch 1, skip
next dc, dc2tog working first “leg” in next dc
and 2nd “leg” in next ch-2 space] 7 times,
ch 1, bring dropped
A
loop and working

arn to front of piece; join with slip st in top
of beginning ch—8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces.
Fasten off
B
, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Round
47:
Place
A
loop back on hook, skip
first dc, slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 3, bring
B
yarn tail to front of piece, [skip next dc, dc
in next ch-1 space] 7 times; join with slip st
in top of beginning ch. Fasten off
A
, leaving a
long tail for sewing—8 dc.
FINISHING
Weave
A
tail through each
A
dc on Round 47,
pull tightly to close. Do not weave in end.
Thread
B
tail on yarn needle. [Insert needle
from front to back through center hole then
from back to front through top of next
B
dc on
Round 46 (straight st made)] 16 times—16
straight sts (in 8 pairs) with
B
.
Pull
A
tail again to tighten, if needed.
Weave in ends.

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