Over the Moon Pillow

Catch some z’s during your next trip with this waxing crescent moon. This cute pillow can serve as décor in a nursery or as a little neck pillow in the car.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 14” tall x 5” wide before stuffing.

Gauge: 20 sts = 4” [10 cm].

Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so fiber filling doesn’t show.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Soft (100% Acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/141 grams): 4601 Off White (CA, 1 ball), 9518 Teal (CB, small amount)

Hooks: Size US F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook

Notions: Tapestry needle, fiber filling

Pattern Notes

This pillow is made with simple increases, seaming, and embroidered details.

Pattern

Back Panel

With CA and beginning at center, ch 46.

Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 45 ch. (45 sts)

Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in each of first 3 sts, sc in each st across to last 3 sts, 2 sc in each of last 3 sts. (51 sts)

Row 3: Rep Row 2. (57 sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 2. (63 sts)

Row 5: Rep Row 2. (69 sts)

Row 6: Rep Row 2. (75 sts)

Row 7: Rep Row 2. (81 sts)

Row 8: Rep Row 2. (87 sts)

Row 9: Rep Row 2. (93 sts)

Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 68 sts, sl st in next st, sk 24 sts. (69 sts)

Row 11: Turn, sl st in first st, sc in next 45 sts, sl st in next st, sk 22 sts. (47 sts)

Row 12: Turn, sl st in each of first 2 sts, sc in next 43 sts, sl st in next st, sk next st. (46 sts)

Row 13: Turn, sl st in each of first 2 sts, sc in next 42 sts, sl st in next st, sk next st. (45 sts)

Row 14: Turn, sl st in each of first 2 sts, sc in next 41 sts, sl st in next st, sk next st. (44 sts)

Row 15: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 sts, sc in next 38 sts, sl st in next st, sk 2 sts. (42 sts)

Row 16: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 sts, sc in next 34 sts, sl st in next st, sk 3 sts. (38 sts)

Row 17: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 sts, sc in next 31 sts, sl st in next st, sk 3 sts. (35 sts)

Row 18: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 sts, sc in next 28 sts, sl st in next st, sk 3 sts. (32 sts)

Row 19: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 sts, sc in next 25 sts, sl st in next st, sk 3 sts. (29 sts)

Row 20: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 sts, sc in next 21 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sk 3 sts. (26 sts)

Row 21: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 sts, sc in next 18 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sk 3 sts. (23 sts)

Row 22: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 sts, sc in next 15 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sk 3 sts. (20 sts)

Edging

Rnd 1: Turn, sc in first 20 sts, turn to work along side of rows, [sc in side of next row, sc in next 3 sts across row] 3 times, [sc in side of next row, sc in next st across row] twice, sc in side of next row, sc in next 22 sts across row, turn to work along shaped edges, sc in side of each of next 5 rows, [sc2tog in side of next 2 rows] twice, sc in side of next row, turn to work along unworked side of foundation chain. Sc in next 45 sts across row, turn to work along shaped edges, sc in side of next row, [sc2tog in side of next 2 rows] twice, sc in side of next 5 rows, turn to work along top rows, sc in next 23 sts, [sc in side of next row, sc in next 3 sts across row] 4 times, place marker.

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around to marker, move up marker, sl st to join.

Fasten off.

Front Panel

Rep as for Back Panel but do not fasten off.

Sleepy Eye with Eyelashes

Thread yarn needle with CB. Embroider sleepy eye with eyelashes with backstitch on Front Panel.

Fasten off and weave in ends on wrong side of Front Panel.

Finishing

Assembly

Place Front Panel right side up on top of Back Panel so stitch markers are in same position. Lining up stitches and joining by working through both layers, sc in next 58 sts, 3 sc in corner point, sc in next 8 sts around the edge, stuff corner with fiber filling, sc in next 53 sts, 3 sc in corner point, sc in next 10 stitches, stuff corner with fiber filling, sc in next 24 sts, continuing to stuff as you seam the project together every few rows. Join with sl st to first st.

Fasten off.

With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of pillow.

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