Laila C2C Pillow

Laila is a good introduction to the C2C stitch pattern with just enough color changes to really get the hang of this stitch. The Hygge yarn is a dream to work with, so soft and yet sturdy. The overall design is fairly easy and quick to make.

Skill level: Easy

Size: 16” x 16”.

Gauge: 5 blocks = 4” [10 cm]

Yarn: Red Heart Hygge yarn (70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon; (132 yards [121 meters]/141 grams): #8656 Teal (MC, 2 balls), #8339 Cloud (CC1, 1 ball), #8319 Rust (CC2, 1 ball)

Hook: US Size H/8 (5mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 16” square pillow form

Abbreviations

C2C – corner to corner block stitch

Pattern Notes

Wind each color yarn into 3 small balls, leaving some in the main yarn ball. You will use separate balls for each section of color so there are not as many ends to weave in later.

Follow color changes according to chart.

When changing colors, drop the current color and pull up the new color when making the sl st into top of ch-3 at end of a block of stitches.

Make 2 pieces. Front and back are the same.

Pattern

Use the chart for color changes. Row 1 begins in bottom right corner of chart.

Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs (beg block made), turn block to left. (1 block)

Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs (beg block increase made), sl st in top of ch-3 sp of first block below, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, turn piece to left. (2 blocks)

Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs (beg block increase made), sl st in top of ch-3 sp of block below, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, turn piece to left. (3 blocks)

Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs (beg block increase made), sl st in top of ch-3 sp of block below, [ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block] 2 times, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, turn piece to left. (4 blocks)

Rows 5-17: Cont with increases at beg of each row. (17 blocks at end of Row 17)

Row 18 (Dec): Sl st in 2 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp (dec made), [ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block] 14 times, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block, turn piece to left. (16 blocks)

Row 19 (Dec): Sl st in 2 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp (dec made), [ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block] 13 times, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block, turn piece to left. (15 blocks)

Row 20 (Dec): Sl st in 2 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp (dec made), [ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block] 12 times, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block, turn piece to left. (14 blocks)

Row 21 (Dec): Sl st in 2 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp (dec made), [ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block] 11 times, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block, turn piece to left. (13 blocks)

Rows 22-31: Cont with decreases at beg of each row. (3 blocks at end of Row 31)

Row 32 (Dec): Sl st in 3 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp (dec made), ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block, turn piece to left. (2 blocks)

Row 33 (Dec): Sl st in 3 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp (dec made), ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 sp of next block. Do not fasten off. (1 block)

Border

These are all right side rows.

Rnd 1: At end of the last C2C row, ch 1, sc evenly around entire piece with 3 sc in side of each block, sc in each dc, 3 sc in each corner, join in first sc. Fasten off. (216 sts)

Rnd 2: With CC1, join with sl st in first st, ch 1, sc in each st around with 3 sc in corner sts, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (224 sts)

Rnd 3: With CC2, rep Rnd 2. Fasten off. (232 sts)

Finishing

Pull all yarn ends to wrong side of work.

Weave in all loose ends.

Place wrong sides of front and back pieces together, join CC2 with sl st in any st, sc front and back pieces together all around the pillow. When you have 3 sides joined, place the pillow form inside and continue to sc the pieces together, join in first st.

Fasten off.

Weave in any rem ends.

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