Cozy at Home Tunisian Tassel Pillow

Add some beauty to your home with this classic crochet pillow. Create a dramatic visual effect easily by varying two different types of stitches. We promise, it’s not as complicated as it looks! Plus, this pillow requires no shaping, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to practice a new stitch with success.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 16” x 16”

Gauge: 11 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic; 170 yards [156 meters]/100 grams): #125 Taupe (MC, 2 skeins), #098 Fisherman (1 skein, CC)

Hook: US size M/N (9 mm) Tunisian cabled crochet hook

Notions: Tapestry needle, 16” x 16” pillow form

Special Stitches

Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss): Working from right to left, hold working yarn behind work, insert hook under next vertical bar, yo, draw up a lp.

Tunisian Purl Stitch (Tps): Working from right to left, hold working yarn in front of work, insert hook under next vertical bar, yo, draw up a lp.

Return Pass (RP): Working from left to right, yo, draw through first lp on hook, *yo, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across.

Reverse single crochet: Work sc in opposite direction by inserting hook in next st (to the right of right-handed and to the left of left-handed), yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through both lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Color change for Side 1 occurs at the beginning of Return Pass

Pattern

Side 1

With CC, ch 41.

Row 1: Load hook by inserting hook in next ch, yo, pull up a lp across. Change color to MC, RP. (41 sts)

Row 2: (Tss, Tps) across. Change to color to CC, RP.

Row 3: (Tps, Tss) across. Change color to MC, RP.

Rows 4-31: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 32: Sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Side 2

With MC, ch 41.

Row 1: Load hook by inserting hook in next ch, yo, pull up a lp across. RP. (41 sts)

Row 2: (Tss, Tps) across. RP.

Row 3: (Tps, Tss) across. RP.

Rows 4-31: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 32: Sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Finishing

With wrong sides together, reverse single crochet around 3 sides, working 3 sts in corners. Insert pillow and reverse single crochet the final edge.

Create 4 tassels and attach at corners.

Weave in any ends.

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