Welcome back! We are making some fabulous pillows during our Crochet-Along. Based on the instructions for Week 1, you should have your yarn, hook and other materials ready. You should also know which pillow you want to make, if not both. Now we are ready to crochet some great decor!
We will start by making the front and back of the pillow. You can find the pattern below, as well as a video for each pillow. First chain 37 and DC 5th from the hook, then DC all the way across. Be sure you look at the abbreviations and diagram before starting, so you know how the pillow will be made.
BEG = Beginning, CH = Chain, HDC = Half Double Crochet, ST – Stitch, SL ST = Slip Stitch, SC = Single Crochet, DC = Double Crochet, TR = Triple Crochet, FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet, BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
I wanted to show you the repeat pattern. The red lines going up and down are showing you that each basket weave is in sets of 4. The red solid line on the left side is where the pattern is reversed to create the basket weave look.
Here are some things to keep in mind before you begin:
- The color transition (for the rainbow pillow) will cause wasted yarn as you need to start each at a specific point. This means you have to get to the point in the skein that matches the rest of the skeins to be consistent with the coloring. You might want to buy a 4th skein just in case.
- When doing the black side of the pillow you will use eyelash and black worsted yarn at the same time.
- Working with extra skeins at the same time causes you to go a bit slower, which is okay.
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from the hook. Dc in every ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch2. *FPDC in the next 4 dc, BPDC in the next 4 dc. Repeat from * all the way across and finish with 1 hdc into the top of the stitch below. Turn.
Row 3: Ch2. *BPDC in the next 4 dc, FPDC in the next 4 dc. Repeat from * all the way across and finish with 1 hdc into the top of the stitch below. Turn.
Row 4: Ch2. *FPDC in the next 4 dc, BPDC in the next 4 dc. Repeat from * all the way across and finish with 1 hdc into the top of the stitch below. Turn.
Rows 4-25: Repeat rows 2-4 seven times.
Row 26: Repeat row 2.
Do a second panel by repeating the above instructions.
Pillow Option 1:
Pillow Option 2:
Don’t forget there are prizes just for posting pictures. Three winners will be chosen at random, so be sure you post your WIP’s and finished pillows in our online gallery!
Crochet Along Schedule
Week One, Starting February 22 – Gather Materials
Week Two, Starting February 29 – Start Pillow
Week Three, Starting March 7 – Finishing, Assembly and Sharing Photos
March 12th – Announcement of Winners