Double Take Pillows


Seeing double? Not quite! Take a second glance and you’ll realize the yarn colors in these bright geometric pillows are reversed to create interesting accents for your home décor.

Materials

  • Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, one skein: Aran Fleck (A); Buff (B); Café (C); Real Teal (D)
  • Pillow form, 14”x14”

Abbreviations

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
slip st = slip stitch

Tools

  • Crochet hooks: size US F-5 (3.75mm); size US G-6 (4mm)

Directions

  • Gauge
  • 1. Small square = 7”. Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
  • Side 1-Small Square (Make 4)
  • 1. Note: Leave a 6” tail when starting or ending a color. Use these to sew squares together.
  • Increase Rows
  • 1. Row 1 (Right Side): With larger hook and A ch 6; dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch; turn; 1 segment.
  • 2. Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in ch-3 space of Row 1; turn; 2 segments.
  • 3. Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in ch-3 space of last row] twice; turn; 3 segments. Fasten off.
  • 4. Row 4: Attach color B in top of last dc made; ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, * (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across; turn; 4 segments.
  • 5. Rows 5 and 6: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, * (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across; turn; 6 segments at end of Row 6. Fasten off.
  • 6. Rows 7, 8 and 9: Repeat Rows 4-7 with C, increasing one segment each row; 9 segments at end of Row 9. Fasten off.
  • Decrease Rows
  • 1. Row 10: Attach D in ch-space of last segment made; (ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 space, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space] 7 times, slip st in next ch-3 space; turn; 8 segments.
  • 2. Row 11: Slip st across first 3 dc, * (slip st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space; repeat from * to last ch-3 space; slip st in last ch-3 space; turn; 7 segments.
  • 3. Rows 12-17: Repeat Row 11, decreasing one segment each row; 1 segment at end of Row 17. Fasten off.
  • Side 2-Small Square (Make 4)
  • 1. Work Rows 1-17 same as Side 1 in the following color sequence: Rows 1-3: C; Rows 4-6: B; Rows 7-9: A; Rows 10-17: D.
  • Assembly
  • 1. Lay Side 1 squares down, right sides up, to form a larger square with D at the outer four corners; sew together. Weave in ends.
  • 2. Lay Side 2 squares down, right sides up, to form a larger square with D at the outer four corners; sew together. Weave in ends.
  • Edging
  • 1. Rnd 1: Hold the 2 large squares with wrong sides together; with smaller hook attach D at a corner; working through both layers, ch 1, work sc evenly around 3 sides, working 3 sc in each corner, insert pillow form, complete working across last side; join with a slip st in first sc.
  • 2. Rnd 2: Ch 1, working from left to right, work Reverse sc in each sc around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

by Delma Myers for Coats & Clark

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