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Ribbon Corsage Pillows

Crochet
January 2006
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6.25 rows = 4 inches in single crochet
15.0 mm (P/Q)
135 - 180 yards (123 - 165 m)
16 (18)" square
This pattern is available for download for $1.75.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “Work up these pillows in two different sizes, then embellish them with elegant ribbon for a shabby chic effect on your windowsill or love seat. Each pillow is worked as one piece, then folded the fabric and sewed it, leaving one side open for the pillow form. Instead of sewing the smaller pillow closed after inserting the form, she used contrasting ribbon to tie the opening closed. Worked in a bulky, hand-dyed alpaca, this project goes quickly and is perfect for the beginner.”

Finished Size: 16 (18)” square.

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Hand Dyes (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 45 yd (41 m)/3½ oz 100 g; CYCA #6 super bulky): #1012 light blue, 3 (4) skeins.

Yarn weight: #6 - super bulky

Gauge: 5 sc and 6¼ rows = 4”.

Needles: Hooks: Size Q (16 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: 2 yd 2½” wide wire-edged ribbon; 2 yd 1” wide double-faced satin ribbon; assorted buttons in varied sizes; removable stitch marker; matching embroidery fl oss; sharp-point sewing needle; straight pins; tapestry needle; 14 (18)” pillow form; fabric to cover pillow forms, if desired (about 1 yd of fabric will cover both pillows); chalk for tracing.

Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2006