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Love Shack Pillow

Crochet Today!, Jan/Feb 2012
Crochet
November 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
500 - 750 yards (457 - 686 m)
approx. 14"/35.5cm in diameter

Personalize a record pillow with his or her favorite song this Valentine’s Day!

RED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g skeins, each approx 364yd/333m (acrylic)

  • 1 skein #319 Cherry Red
  • 1 skein #311 White
  • 1 skein #312 Black

AUNT LYDIA’S Fashion Crochet Thread, Size 3, each ball approx 150yd/137m (cotton)

  • 1 ball #12 Black

NOTIONS

  • Embroidery needle
  • 2 black buttons, .5”/13–14mm diameter
  • Sewing needle
  • Black thread
  • 16”/40.5cm diameter purchased circular pillow form (or see below for directions for making your own)
  • Stitch markers in different colors
  • Yarn needle

Finished Measurements
Diameter Approx 14”/35.5cm
Depth Approx 4”/10cm

If you can’t find a circular pillow form you can make one!
TO MAKE PILLOW FORM:

You will need 1/2 yard of a lightweight dark colored, woven fabric (not stretchy), needle & thread, fiberfill stuffing, a piece of string, a marking tool that shows up on dark fabric (chalk, gel pen, silver sharpie, etc), and sewing pins.

Fold piece of fabric in half. Take piece of string (or dental floss or non-stretchy scrap yarn) and tie a small loop at each end so that (from end to end) it measures 8”. Place the two layers of fabric on a table or floor with the small piece of cardboard centered underneath it. Using a pin, anchor one end of string to center of fabric by pushng the pin (through loop) into cardboard (you will have to hold this in place with one hand while you draw the circle (as follows) with the other hand. Place the tip of marking tool (chalk, gel pen, etc) in the loop at the other end of string. Pulling gently on string (to keep it taught) and draw a large circle on the top layer of fabric. The diameter of this circle should measure 16”. Using sewing pins, pin the two layers together on the circular line. Using a sewing machine or hand needle and thread, stitch around circle leaving an opening of about 5”. Trim away fabric leaving a 3/8” seam allowance, and turn right side out. Stuff firmly and evenly with fiberfill. Squish down on the pillow (with your hands) to flatten it as you stuff it. You want a firmly stuffed but flat shape. With a needle and thread stitch the opening in pillowcase closed.