Sassy Stripes Crochet Pillow

Sassy Stripes Pillow

This fun striped pillow design is made with one of my favorite stitch patterns—griddle stitch! Choose your favorite three coordinating colors and create a pillow that will be perfect for your décor.

Sassy Stripes Pillow

by Carolyn Christmas

Size

Fits 16” pillow form

 

Materials

1 ball (100gm/190 yds./174m) each three colors KnitPicks Dishie 100% cotton worsted-weight yarn—Mulberry 25784 (A), Fiesta Red 25786 (B), and Silver 25789 (C)

H (5.00mm) crochet hook

 

Gauge

15 sts = 4”; 12 rows pattern stitch = 4”

Instructions

Pillow front

Step 1: Work striped section

Row 1: With A, ch 29, sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) across, turn. (28)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, turn. Fasten off.

Row 3: Join B with sc in first st, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, turn.

Rows 4-6: Repeat row 2. At end of row 6, fasten off.

Repeating row 2 for pattern and joining new colors as in row 3, work random stripes of A, B and C for a total of 40 rows. My stripes are as follows:

Rows 7-8: C

Rows 9-10: B

Rows 11-14: A

Rows 15-16: C

Rows 17-18: B

Rows 19-20: A

Rows 21-24: C

Rows 25-26: A

Rows 27-30: B

Rows 31-32: C

Rows 33-34: A

Rows 35-36: B

Rows 37-40: C

 

Step 2: Turn piece and work along ends of rows.

Sassy Stripes Crochet Pillow - Diagram 250x250-140620

Row 1: Join B with sc in end of first row; sc in end of each row across, turn. (40)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, turn.

Rows 4-12: Repeat row 3. At end of row 12, fasten off.

 

Step 3: Turn piece and work along bottom edge (see diagram). Work along ends of rows just made.

Row 1: Join C with sc in end of first row, sc in end of each of next 11 rows, sc in each st along 28 sts of starting ch, turn. (40)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, turn.

Rows 4-12: Repeat row 3. At end of row 12, fasten off.

 

Step 4: Turn piece and work along side edge (see diagram). Work in row 12 of color B section, then work in ends of rows just made.

Row 1: Join A with sc in first st on row 12 of color A section, dc in next st, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across the 28 stitches of row 12, then working in ends of rows of color C section, sc in end of first row, dc in end of next row) across 12 rows, turn. (40)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, turn.

Rows 3-12: Repeat row 2. At end of row 12, fasten off.

 

Pillow back

Row 1: With A, ch 53, sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) across, turn. (52)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) across, turn.

Repeating row 2 and working in stripes as established with striped section, work 2 rows each color repeating A, B, and C for 52 rows. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Holding pieces wrong sides together and working through both layers, join B with sc in any corner, work 52 sc along each edge of pillow with 2 sc in each corner; insert pillow form before completely closing opening, join. Fasten off.

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