Rustic Cabin Pillow
Front Panel is worked from Chart with odd-numbered rows worked from right to left and even-numbered rows worked from left to right. Yarn bobbins are recommended for colorwork to minimize tangling. Optional: When changing color, carry and work over color not in use on back side of piece until needed. Do not cut any color until Front Panel is completed. Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
PILLOW FRONT PANEL
With A, ch 101. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (100 sc) Rows 2 & 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Rows 4–48: Referring to Chart (see Pattern Notes and Color Chart on page 60), rep row 2, changing color (see Stitch
Guide) as indicated and working over colors (see Pattern Notes) not in use, if desired. Rows 49 & 50: With A, rep rows 2 and 3. At end of row 50, fasten off.
With A, ch 101.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (100 sc)
Rows 2–50: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, do not fasten off. Remove lp from hook and place on locking marker to prevent unraveling.
With WS held tog, pin Panels tog. Working through both thicknesses of sts and in ends of rows, sc evenly sp 3/4 of the way around. Stuff with fiberfill or foam pieces, taking care to fill corners well and work into desired shape. Sc in rem sts and ends of rows to close, join (see Pattern Notes) in first sc. Fasten off.
For each Fringe, cut 1 strand of A, B and C, each 12 inches long. Hold 3 strands tog and fold in half to form a lp. Insert crochet hook from RS through any sc. Place fold on hook and draw fold through, forming a lp. Thread ends of strands through lp and pull to tighten. Rep to attach Fringe in each st around. Trim ends evenly to desired length.
Snuggle by the fire and dream of your own log cabin in the woods! Worked in single crochet intarsia, this project is a perfect way to try a new technique.