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Sundown Pillow

The Sundown Pillow is made from 2 squares seamed together using the whip stitch. The front square features a textured herringbone stitch in the center and uses tapestry crochet to create a zig-zag pattern on each side. The pillow is finished with large tassels in each corner.

Time: Day project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 16” x 16”

Gauge: 4” = 14 sts x 16 rows in sc after blocking.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand, Basic Stitch Anti Pilling Yarn (100% acrylic, 185 yards [170 meters] / 100 grams) Hazelnut (MC, 2 balls) Adobe (CC1, 2 balls)

Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

16” x 16” cushion insert

Pattern Notes

Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

The charts are worked flat. Read RS rows (even numbers) from right to left, and WS rows (odd numbers) from left to right.

To change colors, work to the last 2 loops on the hook of the previous color, yarn over with the new color and draw through to complete the stitch.

When working 2 colors in the same row, carry color not in use along top of previous row, working current color stitches over and around color not in use.

Abbreviations

Rsc – Reverse Single Crochet

Hsc – Herringbone Single Crochet

Rhsc – Reverse Herringbone Single Crochet

Special Stitches

Reverse Single Crochet (RSC) – Insert hook into stitch from back to front, pull up a loop, YO and pull through both loops on the hook.

Herringbone Single Crochet (HSC) – Insert the hook through the left-most vertical bar of the stitch you have just completed then into the next stitch on the previous row, pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Reverse Herringbone Single Crochet (RHSC) – Keeping the working yarn in front, roll the top of your work towards you to work into the back of the previous row. Insert the hook from right to left through the vertical bar on the back of the stitch you have just completed, then under both loops of the next stitch on the previous row from back to front, pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Pattern

Front Panel

With C1, Ch 21

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch and all remaining chs, ch 1, turn. (45)

Rows 2-17: Following the color changes on the chart, sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 18: With MC, sc in the first st, hsc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Rsc in the first st, rhsc across, ch 1, turn.

Rep rows 18-19 another 7 times.

Rows 34-50: Following the color changes on the chart, sc across, ch 1, turn.

Fasten off.

Back Panel

With MC, ch 46.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch and all remaining chs, ch 1, turn. (45)

Row 2-50: Sc across, ch 1, turn.

Fasten off.

Border

Work border separately on each panel.

With RS facing, join C1 to the panel’s top right corner.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, work hsc evenly spaced around all edges of the panel, working 3 hsc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, rsc in first st, work rhsc evenly spaced around all edges of the panel, working 3 rhsc in each corner; join with sl st in the first rsc.

Fasten off your working yarn and weave in all ends. Block each panel before seaming.

Seaming

Hold both panels together with RS facing out. Whip stitch together along three edges, place cushion insert between the panels and continue seaming the final edge. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Tassels

Make 4.

Cut a piece of card 4” wide and wrap C1 around the card approximately 70 times. Fasten off. Cut a long strand and tie a knot tightly at the top enclosing all wraps. Cut through the bottom of the wraps and carefully remove them from the card. Cut another long strand and wrap it tightly around the loose ends 1 inch from the top knot. Feed ends under the loops and pull down tightly securing the wrap. Straighten and trim ends of tassel to neaten. Feed the ends of the top knot through the corner of the cushion and secure.

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