Granny Square Crochet – Pillowcovers – Round Pillow

Size –About 12″ in diameter.

Sport yarn, 6 ozs. main color (MC) 4 ozs. contrast color (CC).
Hook size D.
Covered pillow form.

COVER: With MC, ch 7, sl st to form a ring;
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc) 5 times, end this and next 14 rnds with ch 2, sl st to top of ch-3, sl st to first ch-2 sp—6 dc groups
Rnd. 2 ( Inc Rnd): Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first sp, * (ch 2, 3 dc) twice in next sp (inc made), repeat from * around—12 groups.
Rnd 3 (Even Rnd): Ch 3, 2 dc in first sp, * ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, repeat from *.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sp, * work inc in next sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, repeat from * around—18 groups.

Rnd 5: With CC, work even.
Rnd 6: Inc in every second sp—27 groups.
Rnd 7: Work even.
Rnd 8: With MC, work even .
Rnd 9: Inc in every third sp—36 groups.
Rnds 10 and 11: Work even.
Rnd 12: Inc in every fourth sp—45 groups.
Rnds 13 and 14: With CC, work even.
Rnd 15: Inc in every fifth sp—54 groups.
Rnd 16: With MC, work even.
Rnd 17: Working in back lps only, sc in each dc and sp around, join with sl st.
Rnd 18: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as sl st, * ch 2, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to ch-3, sl st to first sp.
Rnds 19-21: Even. Fasten off.

Form Picots: Working with MC into front loops of Rnd 17, sc from left to right around; sl st to close. Fasten off.

BACK: Work a second piece the same as Rnds 1 through 17. Fasten off.

FINISHING: With right sides tog, sl st around using MC, inserting hook in front loops and sk every 4th st of large piece. Leave 8″ open. Turn right side out; insert pillow form, sew closed. With MC. sc left to right along seam, insert hook into free loops of sc rnd. Fasten off.

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