L is for Love Pillow

What’s not to love about a snuggly pillow in some super-soft yarn? This 12 x 16 pillow is a great accent piece to add to any piece of furniture in your home. Practice your tapestry crochet skills with this fun piece. 

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 12” x 16”

Gauge: 10 sts and 11 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Hygge (70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon; 212 yards [194 meters]/227 grams): Pearl 8406 (MC, 1 ball), Rust 8319 (CC, 1 ball),

Hook: US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm)

Notions: 12×16 pillow form, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked back and forth in rows using the tapestry crochet technique.

2 panels are made and then crocheted together around a pillow form.

Each panel is the same, just invert the colors for the second panel.

Each color is carried throughout the pattern under the active yarn stitches.

Pattern

With MC, ch 40.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. (39 sc)

Rows 2-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each across. (39 sc)

Rows 9-24: Ch 1, turn, sc across by following the chart and changing colors when indicated.

Rows 25-32: With MC, ch 1, turn, sc in each across. (39 sc)

Fasten off.

Make a second panel by inverting the colors.

Border

With wrong sides together and panel 1 facing you, attach CC to top right corner of both panels, ch 1, sc evenly around 3 sides, placing 3 sc in each corner, insert pillow form, sc evenly along last side, join.

Finishing

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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