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LC1236 PRETTY PILLOWS - Skill level: Intermediate

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning); ch = chain; cl = cluster; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; lp = loop; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; sp = space; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified; † = repeat directions between † as indicated.

©1999 COATS & CLARK

Pillow Top measures approximately 13½" across.

MATERIALS

J.&P. COATS® "LusterSheen®", Art. A95: 1 Ball of No. 425 Bluette or No. 1 White.

Crochet Hook: U.S. Size E-4 [3½mm]. 14" Purchased pillow; sewing needle and thread.

GAUGE: Rnds 1-2 = 1¾" across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

Ch 5; join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, tr in same sc as joining, ch 2, [2 tr in next sc, ch 2] 7 times; join to top of ch-4.

Rnd 3: Ch 4, tr in next tr, [ch 4, tr in next 2 tr] 7 times; (ch 1, dc in top of ch-4) to join and form last ch-4 sp.

Rnd 4: Sl st under dc, ch 4, (dc, hdc, sc) all over dc, * sc in next st; ch 3, sl st in side of last stpicot made; sc in next st **, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 4, tr, dc, hdc, sc) all in next ch-4 sp; rep from * around, end at **; (sc, hdc, dc, tr) all in last sp; (ch 3, sc in top of ch-4) to join and form last ch-4 sp.

Rnd 5: [Ch 11, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp] 8 times; join with a sl st to first ch of first ch-11.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 4 ch, * 5 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch, dc in next 2 sc, dc in next 11 ch, dc in next 2 sc **, dc in next 5 ch; rep from * around, end at **; join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 7: Sl st in next 4 dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, skip 4 dc, dc in next 15 dc, ch 4, skip next 4 dc **, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) all in 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sc in next dc, [ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc] 7 times, ch 4 **, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in same ch as joining, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 4, sc in ch-4 lp, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 lp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 lp] 6 times, ch 4 **, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 10: Ch 3, * dc in next dc, (dc, ch 5, dc) all in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) all in next sc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 5, dc) all in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 lp, [ch 3, sc in next lp] 5 times, ch 4 **, dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 11: Ch 3, * dc in next 2 dc, † ch 5, sc in ch-5 lp, ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4 †, sc in ch-4 lp, ch 4, dc in next 3 dc; rep from † to † once more; sc in next ch-3 lp, [ch 3, sc in next lp] 4 times, ch 4 **, dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 12: Ch 3, * dc in next 2 dc, † ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 5] twice, dc in next 3 dc †, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) all in next sc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc; rep from † to † once more; ch 4, sc in next ch-3 lp, [ch 3, sc in next lp] 3 times, ch 4 **, dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 13: Ch 3, * dc in next 2 dc, † ch 5, [sc in next lp, ch 5] 3 times, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4 †, sc in ch-4 lp, ch 4, dc in next 3 dc; rep from † to † once more; sc in next ch-3 lp, [ch 3, sc in next lp] twice, ch 4 **, dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 14: Ch 3, * dc in next 2 dc, † ch 5, [sc in next lp, ch 5] 4 times, dc in next 3 dc †, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) all in next sc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc; rep from † to † once more; ch 4, sc in next ch-3 lp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 lp, ch 4 **, dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, * dc in next 2 dc, † ch 5, [sc in next lp, ch 5] 5 times, dc in next 3 dc †, ch 3, sc in ch-4 lp, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc; rep from † to † once more; ch 4, sc in ch-3 lp, ch 4 **, dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 16: Ch 2, holding back last lp on hook, dc in next 2 dc, yo and through all 3 lps on hookbeg cl made; * ch 5, [sc in next lp, ch 5] 6 times; holding back last lp on hook, dc in next 3 dc, yo and through all 4 lps on hook3-dc-cl made **; 3-dc-cl over next 3 dc; rep from * around, end at **; join to top of beg cl.

Rnd 17: Sl st in next 2 ch, ch 1, * (sc, ch 3, sc) all in 3rd ch of ch-5 lp, ch 6, sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2; rep from * around; join to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Center pillow top over front of purchased pillow; pin in place. Sew to pillow.

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