Crochet Granny Squares – A Pretty Pillow





SIZE: 15″ square.

MATERIALS:
Brunswick Aspen (bulky yarn), 1 2-ounce skein each brick heather No. 1474 (color A), ginger heather No. 14861 (B), cotton candy No.1458 (C), cherry smash No. 1420 (D).
crochet hook size H, or size to crochet to gauge.
1/2 yard orange felt.
1 pound kapok or Dacron stuffing.









GAUGE: Square measures 15″.

SQUARE: With A, starting at center, cc 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 7 h dc in ring (8 hd, counting ch-2 as 1 h dc); join with sl st to top of ch-2.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, work dc in next h dc, * ch 2, y o hook, draw up lp in same st where last dc was made, y o, draw through 2 lps on hook (2 lps remain on hook), y o, draw up Ip in next st, y o, draw through 2 Ips on hook, y o, draw through remaining 3 Ips on hook (dc cl completed). Repeat from * 6 times more; ending last repeat with dc in base of ch-3, ch 2; join with sl st to top of ch-3 (8 dc cl, counting ch-3 as 1 dc). Break off.
Rnd 3: With B, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, * ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2; join with sl st in top of ch-3. Break off.
Rnd 4: Sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, work 3 dc in same sp, * ch 2, 4 dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2; join. Break off.
Rnd 5: With C, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, in same sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 4 dc (first corner), * ch 1, 4 dc shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, in next sp work 4 dc, ch 1 and 4 dc (another corner). Repeat from * twice more; ch 1, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; join. Break off.
Rnd 6: Sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 6, h dc in same sp (first corner lp), * (ch 4, h dc in next ch-1 sp) twice; ch 4, in next ch-1 corner sp work h dc, ch 4 and h dc (another corner lp). Repeat from * twice more; (ch 4, h dc in next ch-1 sp) twice; ch 4; join to 2nd ch of ch-6. Break off.
Rnd 7: Sl st in any corner lp, ch 3, in same lp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 4 dc, * (ch 1, work 4 dc in next ch-4 sp) 3 times; ch 1, work 4 dc, ch 1 and 4 dc in next corner lp. Repeat from * twice more; (ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp) 3 times; ch 1; join. Break off.
Rnd 8: With B, working in back lp only of each st, sl st in any corner ch-1 st, work sc, ch 1 and sc in same st, sc in each st around, working sc, ch 1 and sc in each corner st; join. Break off.
Rnd 9: With D, sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, in same sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 4 dc, * ch 1, skip next 5 sc, working in back lp only (work 4 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 4 sc) 3 times; work 4 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 5 sc, work 4 dc, ch 1 and 4 dc in next ch-1 corner sp. Repeat from * twice more; ch 1, skip next 5 sc, (4 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 4) 3 times; work 4 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip last 5 sc; join. Break off.
Rnd 10: Sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 6, h dc in same sp, * (ch 4, h dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times; ch 4, h dc in next ch-1 corner sp, ch 4, h dc in same sp. Repeat from * twice more; (ch 4, h dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times; ch 4; join with sl st in 2nd ch of ch-6. Break off.
Rnd 11: Sl st in any corner lp, ch 3, in same lp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 4 dc, * (ch 1, work 4 dc in next ch 4 sp) 6 times; ch 1, work 4 dc, ch 1 and 4 dc in next corner lp. Repeat from * twice more; (ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp) 6 times; ch 1; join. Break off.
Rnd 12: Working in back lp only of each st, using A, sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, work 3 sc in same sp; sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner sp; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 13: Working in back lp only of each st, work 3 sc in next (corner) sc; sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc; join.
Rnds 14 and 15: Repeat Rnd 13.
Break off.

ASSEMBLE: Cut two 16″ squares felt ( 1/2 ” seam allowance included). Pin or baste granny square on one felt piece, having yarn edge just over seam line. With right sides of felt pieces facing and granny square sandwiched between, stitch around 3 sides, catching yarn edge in stitching. Turn and stuff. Sew fourth side closed.

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  1. Martha May 26, 2014

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