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Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Fall Pillow Cover

Summer Fall Pillow Cover
By Berta Gilholm

Materials:
Scrap yarn I'm using:
Colors: Your choice, I used leftover cotton mix (Lily Sugar n’ Cream, Lion Cotton Ease, Red Heart Eco Cotton, Bernat Grace) I will classify color placement with the following:
Color Codes – I used (A) Dark color (B) Medium color (C) Light color - For Summer Side.
Colors for Fall Side will be under Log Cabin Instructions.
Crochet Hook size J/10 – 6mm and a Yarn Needle
Any size pillow form (Pattern through row 19 is for a 25 inch pillow)

Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first st of row, Sc = single crochet, Dc = double crochet, Hdc = half double crochet, St = stitch, FO = fasten off, Rnd = round.

(Summer Side) Basic Granny Work in rounds and crochet ends into your work as you go.
Pattern: With (A) Ch 3, slst in 3rd ch from hook to make a ring, do not fasten off,
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, *ch 3, 3 dc, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3, join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (A)
Rnd 2: Join (C) in ch 3 corner, Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner, *dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner), repeat from * 2 more times, Dc in next 3 dc, join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (C)
Rnd 3: Join (B) in ch 3 corner, Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner, *dc in next 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner), repeat from * 2 more times, Dc in next 7 dc, join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (B)
Repeat the Basic Granny Pattern Row 2 for the number of rows it will take to cover your pillow. When you reach the desired size FO and weave in ends.
On each new round join the desired color increasing 4 dc in each corner and having the additional # of stitches from the * repeat as follows:
Rnd 4: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 11 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in each corner)
Rnd 5: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 15 dc on sides, (2 dc ch 3, 2 dc in each corner)
Rnd 6: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 19 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in each corner)
Rnd 7: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 23 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 8: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 27 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 9: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 31 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 10: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 35 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 11: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 39 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 13: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 43 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 14: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 47 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 15: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 51 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 16: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 55 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 17: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 59 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 18: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 63 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Rnd 19: Repeat Row 2 with *dc in next 67 dc on sides, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next corner)
Note: If you prefer you can make 2 of the basic Granny’s for your pillow and then complete under Finish.

(Fall Side) Basic Log Cabin Granny Work Back and forth in rows and crochet ends into your work as you go. These rows will be worked around the main center square for pattern. Use the colors you prefer; the placement chart has the colors I used.and can be used for figuring out where to join and FO yarn colors to create the Log Cabin.
Colors: Tan, Green Yellow, Wine, Orange, Salmon, Brown (in border)
Instructions:
Cabin Center:
With Tan, Ch 13,
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in each ch across, turn (12 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across row, turn (12 sc)
Row 3 - 12: Repeat Row 2 – 10 times, FO Tan, Join Green in same sc that you ended on,

Cabin Wall Rows:
Row 1: With Green Ch 1, sc in first 11 sc, 3 sc in last sc (corner made), working around corner sc in each end st of the 11 rows, turn (22 sc + 3 corner sc )
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in sc’s across row to corner , 3 sc in corner sc, sc in each sc across row to end, turn (24 sc + 3 corner sc )
Row 3 and 4: Repeat basic directions for Row 2, adding 2 sc to each row in the corners.
Row 4 will have (28 sc + 3 corner sc)
FO Green, working from back, Join Yellow in the corner sc.

Continue in established pattern as in row 2, crocheting 4 rows of each color, increasing 2 sc on each row in the corners and joining each new color in the corners as following the Color Placement Chart:
Make the square as large as you want. FO and do Border.
I repeated the cabin wall rows 7 times for a total of 14 color changes.
Not to confuse you, mine is 28 rows around the center square in any direction. (4 rows x 7 repeats)

Border: Work all the way around the log cabin square. If you are making a different size, start # of sc on your sides will be different and sc 3 sc in the corners.
(For a 25 inch Pillow) Join Yellow in any corner stitch,
Round 1: Ch 1, *3 sc in corner, 1 sc in next 59 sc across side, Repeat from * 3 more times, jwslst to first sc, (236 sc + 4 sets of 3 corner sc)
Round 2: Ch 2, Hdc in next sc,  *3 hdc in corner, 1 hdc in next 61 sc across side, Repeat from * 2 more times, 3 hdc in corner, 1 hdc in next 61 sc across side,  jwslst to first ch 2, (244 hdc + 4 sets of 3 corner hdc) FO Yellow, Join Orange in any corner stitch,
Round 3: Ch 1, *3 dc in corner, 1 dc in next 63 hdc across side, Repeat from * 3 more times, jwslst to first dc, (252 dc + 4 sets of 3 corner dc) FO Orange, Join Brown in any corner stitch,
Round 4: Ch 1, *3 sc in corner, 1 sc in next 65 dc across side, Repeat from * 3 more times, jwslst to first sc, (260 sc + 4 sets of 3 corner sc) FO Brown, Join Green in any corner stitch,
Round 5: Ch 1, *3 sc in corner, 1 sc in next 67 sc across side, Repeat from * 3 more times, jwslst to first sc, (268 sc + 4 sets of 3 corner sc)
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next sc,  *3 dc in corner, 1 dc in next 69 sc across side, Repeat from * 2 more times, 3 dc in corner, 1 dc in next 67 sc across side,  jwslst to first ch 3, (276 dc + 4 sets of 3 corner dc) FO Green, Join Brown in any corner stitch,
Round 7: Ch 1, *3 sc in corner, 1 sc in next 71 dc across side, Repeat from * 3 more times, jwslst to first sc, (284 sc + 4 sets of 3 corner sc)
Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next sc,  *3 dc in corner, 1 dc in next 73 sc across side, Repeat from * 2 more times, 3 dc in corner, 1 dc in next 71 sc across side,  jwslst to first ch 3, (292 dc + 4 sets of 3 corner dc) FO Brown, Weave in ends and Finish,
Finish: Use a matching color of yarn on seams (I used a 6 foot piece and left a 7” tail at beginning. Lay Summer side and Fall side together (front to front) Whip Stitch around 3 sides of the 2 squares through both pieces, turn the piece inside out, stuff with pillow and whip stitch the end together hiding  stitches by catching only inside stitches with your needle. Tie the beginning tail and ending Tail  together in a little bow and stuff inside the corner (that way if you or a friend spills something you can undo it and wash it).

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