Granny Square Crochet – One Square Pillow





SIZE: About 13 1/2″.

MATERIALS:
Sports yarn about 8 ozs. of main color (MC) and 4 oz. contrasting color (CC).
Crochet hook size D.
Covered pillow form.





TOP: Starting at center, with CC, ch 8; join with a sl st to make a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, work 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3, join with a sl st to top of ch 3, sl st in each of next 2 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, work 2 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 3 dc in same ch-3 sp (first corner made), * ch 2, work 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 3 dc in same ch-3 sp (another corner made), repeat from * twice more, ch 2; join with a sl st to top of ch 3, sl st in next 2 dc.
Rnd 3: Work first corner as in Rnd 2, * ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, work another corner in next corner sp, repeat from * twice more, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; join with a sl st to top of ch 3. Break off CC.
Rnd 4: With MC, sl st in any corner sp and work a first corner in that sp, * (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) twice, ch 2, work another corner in next corner sp. Repeat from * twice more, (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) twice, ch 2; join with a sl st to top of ch-3, sl st in next 2 dc.
Rnd 5: Work a first corner as in Rnds 2 and 3, * ch 2, work 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * to next corner, ch 2, work a corner in next corner sp. Continue around in pattern; join with a sl st to top of ch-3, sl st in next 2 dc.
Repeat this rnd for pattern, changing colors as follows:
Work 1 more rnd MC * one rnd CC. 3 rnds MC, repeat from * 4 times, end 1 rnd CC.

BOTTOM: Make same as Top.





FINISHING: With right sides facing, sl st around 3 sides of pillow, working in front loop only of each st. Turn to right side. Insert pillow form and whip stitch opening.

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