Durango Pillow Set

Give your home some modern, minimalist style this set inspired by the free-spirited mountain town of Durango, Colorado.  Colorful single crochet stitches through the front loop create a woven-like textile that’s simple but beautiful. And if you’re still not convinced this needs to be your next project: there’s no need to weave in ends! Because the yarn can be cut at each color change and knotted at the back of the work and sewn inside the finished pillow, there’s no need to carry colors or weave in ends!

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: 17.5” square to fit an 18” square pillow form, 22.5” square to fit a 25” square pillow form.

Gauge: 16 sts and 17 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% Cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/71 grams)

For 18” pillow: Hot Blue (MC, 5 balls), Ecru (CC1, 1 ball), Tea Rose (CC2, 1 ball), Tangerine (CC3, 1 ball)

For 24” pillow: Indigo (MC, 7 balls), Ecru (CC, 2 balls)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 18” or 24” pillow form

Abbreviations

flo: front loop only

Pattern Notes

To change colors, yarn over with the new color to complete the last stitch.

Yarn is cut after each row. Yarn tails can be knotted and hidden inside the pillow.

Pattern

Front/Back (Make 2)

18” Pillow

With MC, ch 69.
Rows 1-11: With MC, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), sc in each st, turn. Fasten off MC after Row 11. (68 sts)

Row 12 (RS): With CC1, ch 1, sc in first st and next 3 sts, with MC sc in next 60 sts, with CC1 sc in last 4 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 13 (WS): With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 4 sts, sc in next 60 sts, sc in flo of last 4 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 14: With CC1, ch 1, sc in first st and next 7 sts, with MC sc in next 52 sts, with CC1 sc in last 8 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 15: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 8 sts, sc in next 52 sts, sc in flo of last 8 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 16: With CC2, ch 1, sc in first st and next 11 sts, with MC sc in next 44 sts, with CC2 sc in last 12 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 17: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 12 sts, sc in next 44 sts, sc in flo of last 12 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 18: With CC2, ch 1, sc in first st and next 15 sts, with MC sc in next 36 sts, with CC2 sc in last 16 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 19: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 16 sts, sc in next 36 sts, sc in flo of last 16 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 20: With CC3, ch 1, sc in first st and next 19 sts, with MC sc in next 28 sts, with CC3 sc in last 20 sts. Fasten off, furn. (68 sts)

Row 21: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 20 sts, sc in next 28 sts, sc in flo of last 20 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 22: With CC3, ch 1, sc in first st and next 23 sts, with MC sc in next 20 sts, with CC3 sc in last 24 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 23: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 24 sts, sc in next 20 sts, sc in flo of last 24 sts. Fasten off, turn. (68 sts)

Row 24: As Row 20.

Row 25: As Row 21.

Row 26: As Row 18.

Row 27: As Row 19.

Row 28: As Row 16:

Row 29: As Row 17.

Row 30: As Row 14.

Row 31: As Row 15.

Row 32: As Row 12.

Row 33: As Row 13.

Rows 34-43: With MC, ch 1, sc in each st, turn. Fasten off MC after Row 43. (68 sts)

Rows 44-75: Rep Rows 12-43.

24” Pillow

With MC, ch 93.
Rows 1-13:  With MC, ch 1 (does not count as st here or throughout), sc in each st, turn. Fasten off MC after Row 13. (92 sts)

Row 14 (RS): With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and next 3 sts, with MC sc in next 84 sts, with CC sc in last 4 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 15 (WS): With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 4 sts, sc in next 84 sts, sc in flo of last 4 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 16: With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and next 7 sts, with MC sc in next 76 sts, with CC sc in last 8 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 17: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 8 sts, sc in next 76 sts, sc in flo of last 8 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 18: With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and next 11 sts, with MC sc in next 68 sts, with CC sc in last 12 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 19: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 12 sts, sc in next 68 sts, sc in flo of last 12 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 20:  With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and next 15 sts, with MC sc in next 60 sts, with CC sc in last 16 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 21: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 16 sts, sc in next 60 sts, sc in flo of last 16 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 22: With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and next 19 sts, with MC sc in next 52 sts, with CC sc in last 20 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 23: With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 20 sts, sc in next 52 sts, sc in flo of last 20 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 24:  With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and next 23 sts, with MC sc in next 44 sts, with CC sc in last 24 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 25:  With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 24 sts, sc in next 44 sts, sc in flo of last 24 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 26:  With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and next 27 sts, with MC sc in next 36 sts, with CC sc in last 28 sts. Fasten off.  Turn. (92 sts)

Row 27:  With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 28 sts, sc in next 36 sts, sc in flo of last 28 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 28: With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and next 31 sts, with MC sc in next 28 sts, with CC sc in last 32 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 29:  With MC, ch 1, sc in flo of next 32 sts, sc in next 28 sts, sc in flo of last 32 sts. Fasten off, turn. (92 sts)

Row 30: As Row 26.

Row 31: As Row 27.

Row 32: As Row 24.

Row 33: As Row 25.

Row 34: As Row 22:

Row 35: As Row 23.

Row 36: As Row 20.

Row 37: As Row 21.

Row 38: As Row 18.

Row 39: As Row 19.

Row 40: As Row 16.

Row 41: As Row 17.

Row 42: As Row 14.

Row 43: As Row 15.

Rows 44-57: With MC, ch 1, sc in each st, turn. Fasten off MC after Row 57. (92 sts)

Rows 58-99: Rep Rows 14-57.

Finishing

Pull all yarn tails to WS of work and knot if desired.

Block to dimensions if desired.

With RS of Pillow Front and Back facing out, work sc through both layers evenly around 3 edges of Pillow. Insert pillow form and work sc evenly along the last side to close the opening.

Weave in all ends.

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