Siesta Pillow Cover

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Yarn: 125 yards of worsted weight yarn in colors A-D, 40 yards of color E

Tools and Supplies: 5.0mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors, 19″ throw pillow

Skill Level: Intermediate

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sc)single crochet, (sl st)slip stitch, (dc)double crochet

Instructions

Side One:

Motif #1

With A, ch.4, join w/sl st. in 1st  ch. to form ring.

Round 1: Ch.1, sc 8 in ring, join w/sl st in 1st  sc. (8sc)

Round 2: Ch.1, 2sc in each sc around, join w/sl st in 1st  sc. (16sc)

Round 3: Ch.1, sc in same sp, *ch.3, ** sk nxt sc, sc in nxt sc * repeat around from * 7 more times ending at ** join w/sl st in 1st  sc (8 ch.3 sp.)

Round 4: Ch.1, sc in 1st  sc, * 3 sc in nxt ch.3 sp., ** sc in nxt sc * repeat around from * 7 more times ending at ** join w/sl st. in 1st  sc. (32 sc) Finish off.

Round 5: With B, join w/sc in any sc, sc in nxt 2sc, 2sc in nxt sc, * sc in nxt 3sc, 2sc in nxt sc* repeat from * around 6 more times, join w/sl st in 1st  sc. (40 sc)

Round 6: Ch.4 (counts as dc + 1ch), dc in same sp., * ch.4, ** sk nxt 4sc, (dc, ch.1, dc) in nxt sc * repeat from * around 7 more times ending at **, joining w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (16dc, 8 ch4 sp.) Finish off.

Round 7: With C, join w/sl st. in any ch.1 sp., ch.4 (counts as dc + 1ch), dc in same sp., * 8dc in nxt 4ch. sp., dc in nxt 2 dc, 8dc in nxt 4ch. sp., ** (dc, ch.1, dc) in nxt ch.1 sp. * repeat from * 3 more times ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (4 v-stitch[dc, ch.1, dc}). Finish off.

Round 8: With D, join w/sl st. in ch.1 sp., ch.5 (counts as dc +2ch), dc in same sp, *sk nxt dc, sc in nxt 18 dc, ** (dc, ch.2, dc) in nxt ch.1 sp. *, repeat from * 3 more time ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.

Round 9: Ch.3, (counts as dc), * (2dc, ch.2, 2dc) in nxt corner ch.2 sp., dc in nxt 20 st (19 st. on the last repeat)* repeat from * 3 more time, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (80 dc + 4[2dc, ch.2, 2dc] corner sts.)

Finish off. Complete Motifs #2, #3, & #4.

 

 

Motif #2

Rounds 1-4: B

Rounds 5-6: C

Round 7: D

Rounds 8-9: A

Motif #3

Rounds 1-4: C

Rounds 5-6: D

Round 7: A

Rounds 8-9: B

Motif #4

Rounds 1-4: D

Rounds 5-6: A

Round 7: B

Rounds 8-9: C

 

Assembly: With E, arrange motifs as seen below. Join w/sc in top of Right corner of ch.1 sp. of Motif#1 and top Left corner or ch.1 sp. of Motif#2. Sc again in same sp., seam Right side of Motif#1 and Left side of Motif#2 together by sc in each dc and 2sc in bottom ch.1 sp. Finish off. (Piece #1 created) Repeat again w/Motif#3 and Motif#4. (Piece #2 created) Seam piece #1 & #2 in same manner w/bottom of piece #1 and top of piece#2.

Side Two:

Row 1: With A, ch. 53, sc in 2nd  ch. from hook and each ch. across (52 sc). Turn.

Row 2: Ch.1, sc in each sc across (52 sc).

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2. Finish off.

Row 6: With B, join w/sc in 1st  st., * ch.2, sk 2 sc, sc in nxt sc* repeat from * across. Turn.

Row 7: Ch.1, sc in 1st  sc, *ch.2, sk 2 ch, sc in nxt sc * repeat from * across. Turn.

Row 8-9: Repeat Row 7. Finish off.

Row 10: With C, join w/sc in 1st  sc, *2 tr 4 rows down(underneath 1st  row of ch.2 sp.) sc in nxt sc * repeat from * across to end. Turn.

Row 11: Ch.2 (counts as hdc), hdc in nxt st., and each st. across. Turn. Finish off.

Row 12: With D, join w/sc in 1st  st., sc in each st. across. Turn.

Row 13-16: Repeat Row 2. Finish off.

Rows 17-20: With A, Repeat Rows 6-9.

Rows 21-22: With B, Repeat Row 10-11.

Rows 23-27: With C, Repeat Rows 12-16.

Rows 28-31: With D, Repeat Rows 6-9.

Rows 32-33: With A, Repeat Rows 10-11.

Rows 34-38: With B, Repeat Rows 12-16.

Rows 39-42: With C, Repeat Rows 6-9.

Rows 43-44: With D, Repeat Rows 10-11.

Rows 45-49: With A, Repeat Rows 12-16.

Join front and back piece w/E. Sc evenly around 3 sides then insert pillow. Seam final side, join w/sl st. in 1st  sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.

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