Lyn's Rose Garden Pillow by Melanie Grobler

Lyn's Rose Garden Pillow

Crochet
August 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
3.0 mm
1800 - 1950 yards (1646 - 1783 m)
one size
US
This pattern is available for free.

I have made two pillows using the same pattern, one in cotton (which is a large pillow) and one in bamboo (which is a smaller pillow).

CAL STARTS 30 August 2019:
PART ONE: 30 August
PART TWO: 6 September
PART THREE: 13 September
PART FOUR: 20 September
PART FIVE: 27 September
PART SIX: 4 October

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The pattern uses some lots of overlay crochet. You will make a pillow covered with roses on the front, and the back is a granny square that uses changes in colour and stitch work to make it fun to do, and pretty to look at.

MATERIALS USED
Cotton
6 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Nikkim (A) – Natural #500
2 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Nikkim (B) – Mint #554
2 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Nikkim (C) - Raspberry #559
2 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Nikkim (D) - Pink #521
2 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Nikkim (E) - Ballet Pink #522

Bamboo
4 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Serina (A) - Sand #655
2 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Serina (B) - Camo Green #641
2 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Serina (C) - Plum #644
2 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Serina (D) - Sugar Purple #645
2 x 50g balls Vinnis Colours Serina (E) - Purple Pink #605

Sewing needle
Scissors
3.5mm hook if you work is loosely, and 4 mm hook if you work tighter (I used a 4 mm hook)
Pillow 60cm x 60cm (X inches)

You are welcome to make the pattern in any yarn however depending on the yarn and your tension the size of the finished item may vary from mine.

YARN DETAILS
Vinnis Colours Nikkim 100% Cotton Yarn, which is colourfast and made in South Africa. DK / Light Worsted - 119m/50g (130/1.75oz), recommended hook size: 4mm (USA G-6). The yarn is hand dyed and balled by women from an economically depressed rural area of South Africa. The sale of the product has empowered ad brought economic benefits to their community. Hand dyed yarn gives your garment a unique marbled effect.

NOTES & TIPS

  • My pattern uses US terminology.

  • Crochet skill level – confident beginners/intermediate (and if you struggle there are links to my photo tutorials) and there will be short video tutorials for the tricky bits.

  • I have also included helpful hints along the way, and are in italics

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  • Use your stitch markers as often as you can, to help with stitch counting.

  • Have fun with this pattern!