Color Block Pillow Cover by Dianne Hunt
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Color Block Pillow Cover

Crochet
November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
5.5 mm (I)
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
Finished size 16 1/2" x 17"
US
This pattern is available for free.

This Color Block Pillow Cover is a simple and fairly quick project that can be worked up in several evenings. You can choose your favorite colors to create a beautiful and simple pillow cover to change things up a bit.

Materials

  • Yarn - Red Heart Super Saver, #4, worsted weight, 364 yds/skein. 2 skeins needed
  • Hook - I/5.5mm hook
  • 16” Pillow form
  • 12” zipper
  • Needle and thread for sewing zipper to pillow
  • Stitch markers Needle for weaving in
    ends

Size
16 ½” x 17”

Gauge
12 dc sts = 4”; 8 dc rows = 4”

Special Stitches
Foundation double crochet (Fdc) - ch2, yo, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull yarn through, (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (you will have 3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 remaining loops on hook), yo, and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook. You have created your first Fdc. Tutorial here from Cre8tion Crochet.

Experience Level
Easy to Intermediate – The crocheting is simple but you should know how to sew a zipper onto a crocheted piece.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch2 does not count as a stitch.
  • When switching from CA to CB, or CB to CA, change colors before completing the last stitch in a row.
  • Your Fdc row is your right side. Use a stitch marker to help you recognize the RS.
  • Instructions on border and attaching sides included in pattern instructions.