Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Scalloped Pillow & Pattern

Ta-Dah!

This was my secret project that I had to write the pattern for! I finally saw my mom last night and she remembered to bring the pillow.

The back with the matching material.


It's not exactly like the one I was trying to mimic, but it's pretty darn close! I probably need to make some adjustments to the pattern so that the pillow doesn't show through in places, but I don't have the patience for that. You can take this pattern and make it as is or adjust it to your liking. It's not hard at all once you get the pattern down. A couple of rows and you'll have it. Just remember that every four rows you'll increase the number of ruffles you're making per round. Actually, you don't even have to remember because it's in the pattern!


I really hope someone makes it and sends me a picture of their finished pillow. The possibilities with color combinations are endless.


I got the idea for a ruffled pillow from Royal Sisters blog, which you can find the link for in my sidebar, but the pattern is completely and utterly my own. After requesting the pattern and being politely denied (which I totally understood), I had to make up a pattern in my own little pea brain, and it wasn't easy! Just ask Bev. I sent her 50 million revised patterns to test before settling on this final one. Please let me know if you find a problem in this pattern. It's here for anyone to use as they please. I hope you enjoy. And please do send me photos if you make one.


Scalloped Pillow Cover
designed by: Pammy Sue

Hook Size H
Yarn Used in Photo: Less than one skein each of Color A & Color B; Color A: Vanna’s Choice in Fern; Color B: Red Heart Soft in Teal

(Make two if you want the front and back of your pillow to look the same.)

With Color A, ch 3; join with sl st to first ch to form a circle.


R1: Ch 4, (1 dc in ring, ch 1) five times; join with sl st to third ch of first ch4. (6 dc + 6 ch1 sps)

R2: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into same sp. (Petal made), (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into each remaining ch1 sp; join with sl st into first sc. Do not fasten off. (Optional: You can fasten off after each round of color and weave in the ends if you like, but it’s just easier to carry it along the back, especially if you’re using only two colors. The back will not show once you cover your pillow.)

R3: Working behind petals of previous round, join Color B between two petals, ch 3, (sl st into back of first sc of next petal, ch 3) around; join with sl st to first ch of first ch3.

R4: Sl st into next ch3 sp, ch 1, (1 sc, 2 hdc 1 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) into same sp, (1 sc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) into each remaining ch3 sp; join with sl st into first sc.

R5: Working behind petals of previous round, join Color A between two petals, ch 4, (sl st into back of first sc of next petal, ch 4) around; join with sl st into first ch of first ch4.

R6: Sl st into next ch4 sp, ch 1, (1 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) into same sp, (1 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) into each remaining ch4 sp; join with sl st into first sc.

R7: Working behind petals of previous round, join Color B between two petals, ch 5, (sl st into back of first sc of next petal, ch 5) around; join with sl st into first ch of first ch5.

R8: Sl st into next ch5 sp, ch 1, (1 sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) into same sp, (1 sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) into each remaining ch5 sp; join with sl st into first sc.

(Note: You will now be making two petals onto each petal of previous round. You will do this every eight rounds.)

R9: Working behind petals of previous round, pick up Color A and join between two petals, (ch 3, sl st into middle dc of petal, ch 3, sl st into back of last sc of petal) around; join with sl st to first st of first ch3.

R10: Sl st into ch3 sp, ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into same sp, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into each remaining ch3 sp; join with sl st into first sc.

R11: Working behind petals of previous round, join Color B between two petals, ch 4, (sl st into back of first sc of next petal, ch 4) around; join with sl st into first ch of first ch4.

R12: Sl st into ch4 sp, ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into same sp, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into each remaining ch4 sp; join with sl st into first sc.

R13: Working behind petals of previous round, join Color A between two petals, ch 5, (sl st into back of first sc of next petal, ch 5) around; join with sl st into first ch of first ch5.

R14: Sl st into ch5 sp, ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into same sp, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into each remaining ch5 sp; join with sl st into first sc.

R15: Working behind petals of previous round, join Color B between two petals, ch 6, (sl st into back of first sc of next petal, ch 6) around; join with sl st into first ch of first ch6.

R16: Sl st into ch6 sp, ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 7 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into same sp, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 7 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) into each remaining ch6 sp; join with sl st into first sc.

Repeat R9-16 until pillow is desired size.
You'll have to figure out how to attach the finished cover to the pillow and decide whether you want to make yours the same on the front and back, crochet a completely different back, or use material as I did. My mother stitched the crocheted front to the pillow after I covered it with the material. I'm sure there's a better way to do this, but it's my first one evah so I kind of winged it.

4 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see this one come to life. What colors are you going to use? Keep us posted on how you change up the pattern.

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  2. Love your pillow very pretty color it is a nice day today sun hope that it melts more snow. Hope all well with you keep up the good work here love visiting to see what your making next. Take care friend.

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  3. That is sooooooooo pretty! Just love it and did you notice how well it goes with the prints you wanted to get from Etsy?

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  4. This is beautiful!

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