Rhea Pillow

The Rhea Pillow was designed to display the beauty of its stitches with super-bulky yarn that helps the stitch stand out. Complete your pillow design with a pom pom edging for a fun and funky twist.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 18” x 18”

Gauge: 7 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] with larger hook

Materials

Super bulky weight yarnYarn: Bernat Softee Chunky (100% Acrylic; 108 yards [99 meters]/100 grams): 28203 Teal (MC, 3 balls), 28219 Seagreen (CC, 1 ball)

Hook: US size N/15 (10.0 mm), US size J/10 (6.00 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 16 x 16 pillow insert

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in 2 separate panels and then crocheted together around a pillow insert

Pattern

Front Panel

With larger hook and MC, ch 24.

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook (sc, ch 1, sc), *sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch; rep from * across. (24 sc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across. (24 sc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Rows 3-4: With CC, rep Row 2.

Rows 5-6: With MC, rep Row 2.

Rows 7-26: Rep the color sequence of Rows 3-6.

Fasten off.

Back Panel

With larger hook and MC, ch 24.

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook (sc, ch 1, sc), *sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch; rep from * across. (24 sc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Rows 2-26: Ch 1, turn, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across. (24 sc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Do not fasten off.

Joining

Using larger hook and MC from the last row of Back Panel, join both panels together, sc evenly around 3 sides. Place pillow insert inside the open end and sc along last edge closing the pillow completely. Join with a sl st. Do not fasten off.

Border

Using smaller hook, *ch 6, in 4th ch from hook for first half of pom pom, (yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) twice, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook, ch 3, in back bar of 3rd ch from hook (yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) twice, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook, sl st into the ch where you made the first part of the pom pom, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st; rep from * around. Join with a sl st. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

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