Pillow Cover Classic Beetle Retro Car by Millionbells

Pillow Cover Classic Beetle Retro Car

May 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
This pattern is available for $5.50 USD buy it now

Do you love classic Beetles and tapestry crochet ? Then this is the perfect pattern for you !

This PDF Crochet Pattern describes in US terms how to crochet a pillow cover as shown in picture, made using 8 ply / DK soft acrylic yarn (wool or cotton will be suitable too) and crochet hook E (3.5 mm). Stylecraft Special DK was used to create the cover in the pictures.

Finished size will be approx. 16.5” (42 x 42 cm) including the edge, suitable for a slightly smaller sized square pillow insert. (for example 15.75” x 15.75” (40 x 40 cm))
The back side of the pillow cover is worked up in an attractive checkered pattern using matching colors and has an opening with button closure across the center, to easily insert / remove the inside pillow for washing.

The pillow cover is made in 2 separate panels, worked in flat rows (tapestry technique), then joined together and finished off with a nice edging all around.

Skill level: intermediate crochet.
Gauge: 8 sts x 9 rows: 1,57” x 1,57” (4 x 4 cm)

Full color charts and written instructions are both included.

Materials used:

  • crochet hook size E (3.5 mm)
  • yarn in green (approx. 170 gr, 550 yds, 500 m), red (approx. 100 gr, 325 yds, 300 m) white, grey, black (each approx. 40 gr, 130 yds, 110 m)
  • stitch marker, tapestry needle, pins, scissors
  • square pillow insert approx. 15.75” x 15.75” (40 x 40 cm)
  • 3 buttons, diameter approx. 0.8” (2 cm), transparent or colors of your choice
  • optional: kitchen scale, measuring tape; to weigh/measure separate balls of yarn

Stitches used: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, tapestry technique, optional: blocking

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This pattern is my own original design and is written in ENGLISH, in US terminology. Full color charts are included as well.

  • English version (US terminology) of the pattern (PDF) is available as instand download after received payment.