how to make a gauge swatch
Row 1 Work 10 Fdc – 10 sts.
Rows 2-9 Work Rows 2-9 of Pillow Cover instructions (below).
Resulting gauge swatch should measure approx 4" x 4"/10cm x 10cm. Adjust hook size If necessary to obtain correct gauge.
pillow cover (make 2)
Row 1 Work 42 Fdc.
Rows 2 (right side)-4 Ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), turn, *BPdc around next 4 sts, FPdc around next 4 sts; rep from * across, end with hdc in sp before turning ch – 40 post sts and 2 hdc.
Rows 5-8 Ch 2, turn, *FPdc around next 4 sts, BPdc around next 4 sts; rep from * across, end with hdc in sp before turning ch.
Rows 9-12 Ch 2, turn, *BPdc around next 4 sts, FPdc around next 4 sts; rep from * across, end with hdc in sp before turning ch.
Rows 13-36 Rep Rows 5-12 three more times.
Place pieces together with wrong sides together. Join yarn through both thicknesses, in any corner.
Round 1 Working through both thicknesses, *work sc evenly spaced across one side of pillow cover, work 3 sc in corner st; rep from * 2 more times; place pillow form into cover and work sc evenly spaced across last side, work 3 sc in last corner st; join with sl st in first sc. (When working in ends of rows, work one or two sts around the post of the hdc or ch-2 at the end of each row). Fasten off. Weave in all ends.