Royal Rhinestone Pillow

 Add sparkle to your home decor with this textured cushion embellished with sparkly rhinestones. It’s the ideal project for anyone looking to add some glam to their current home décor.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 15” square

Gauge: 14 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Ganga Acrowools Flite Joy (50% Polyester, 50% Acrylic; 148 yards [135 meters]/75 grams): FAT- 0314, Purple (4 balls)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 15” zipper, matching sewing thread, needle for sewing, 12 mm crystal clear round flat back sew on gems (20 pieces), 6mm crystal clear acrylic rhinestones (84 pieces), fabric glue, 15” pillow form

Pattern Notes

Cushion cover is worked flat, folded into half, and seamed on the sides.

Pattern

Row 3: Ch 2, sk first st, *sc, in tr 2 rows below, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * 7 times to last 2 sts, sc in tr 2 rows below, sc in 2nd ch of tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, tr in sc 2 rows below, *Fptr, Fpdc, Fphdc, Fpsc, Fphdc, Fpdc, 2 Fptr; rep from * 7 times until last  st, tr in 2nd ch of t-ch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, sk first st, *2 tr, dc, hdc, sc in center tr of row 3, hdc, dc, tr; rep from * 7 times until last 2 sts, 2 tr, turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, sk first st, * Fpsc, Fphdc, Fpdc, Fptr, tr in st 2 rows below, Fptr, Fpdc, Fphdc; rep from * 7 times until last 2 sts, Fpsc, sc, turn.

Rep Rows 3-6 until piece meas 30”, ending with Row 4.

Fasten off

Finishing

Attaching Stones

Rhinestones will be attached to the sc sts on front side of the cushion, follow diagram to see placement of sew-on gems and stick-on rhinestones.

Seaming Edges

Fold in half and join yarn to edge of front side of cushion. Join edges with sl st evenly on both sides. Do not cut yarn on second edge, ch 1 and continue to sl st around top open edges of cushion, join with sl st. Fasten off.

Sew zipper along open edge of cushion using matching thread.

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