Cor­ner-to-Cor­ner Pil­low

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

16 inches wide x 16 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Red Heart Su­per Saver medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (7 oz/ 364 yds/198g per skein): 1 skein each #334 buff, #406 medium thyme, #378 claret and #5851 denim

• Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Ta­pes­try nee­dle

• 16-inch pil­low form

GAUGE

5 blocks mea­sured hor­i­zon­tally = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Each Side is made of 4 dou­ble cro­chet blocks worked in di­ag­o­nal rows. Rows in­crease by 1 block to the mid­point, then de­crease by 1 block to op­po­site cor­ner. Re­fer to Chart for num­ber of blocks in each row and color changes. Be­gin by wind­ing half of medium thyme and denim into sep­a­rate balls. Wind sev­eral yards of buff into sep­a­rate ball. Claret may be used di­rectly from skein. Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-6 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and 3 chains un­less oth­er­wise stated. When chang­ing col­ors, drop color not in use to wrong side of work, in­sert hook in next chain-3 space, yarn over new color and draw through chain-3 space and loop on hook. If color not in use is car­ried across wrong side of piece, align this yarn with chain-3 space and work dou­ble cro­chet stitches over it. Do not fas­ten off or cut any color not in use un­til no longer needed as in­di­cated on Chart. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place a slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.

Shell: (Sc, ch 3, 2 dc in sc just made) in in­di­cated st or sp.

PIL­LOW SIDE

Make 2. Row 1 (RS): With medium thyme, ch 6 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, turn. (1 block)

Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, turn. (2 blocks)

Rows 3–9: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp of each block across, turn. (9 blocks) Rows 10–17: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp of each block across, chang­ing col­ors (see Pat­tern Notes and Stitch Guide) as in­di­cated in Chart, turn. (17 blocks at end of last row) Rows 18–32: Ch 1, sl st in first 3 dc, *sl st in next ch-3 sp**, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at ** and chang­ing col­ors as needed and in­di­cated in Chart, turn. (2 blocks at end of last row) Row 33: Ch 1, sl st in first 3 dc, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, sl st in last ch-3 sp. Fas­ten off. (1 block)

BOR­DER

Rnd 1 (RS): With RS fac­ing, sc join (see Spe­cial Stitches) buff in base of first dc in set-up row, ch 3, 2 dc in sc just made (shell made), sk next 2 dc, * shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in each of next 16 sps be­tween blocks to cor­ner**, shell in first dc of last block at top cor­ner, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (68 shells)

Rnd 2: Sc join denim in first ch-3 sp, *2 sc in same sp, [sk 2 dc, 2 dc in sc of next shell, sc in next ch-3 sp] 17 times, rep from * around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Rnd 3: Sc join claret in 2nd st of any 3-sc group, 2 sc in same st, *sc in each st to next 3-sc group**, 3 sc in 2nd sc of next 3-sc group, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

ASSEM­BLY

Us­ing claret and hold­ing pieces with WS tog, whip­stitch (see il­lus­tra­tion) tog along 3 sides, in­sert pil­low form, whip­stitch rem side.

Pop­u­lar charted afghan de­signs worked cor­ner-to-cor­ner are fun to make and of­fer tons of de­sign op­tions. If you have never tried this tech­nique, start with this pil­low and learn the ba­sics.

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