Crochet Granny Squares – Lacy Motif Pillow Square





SIZE: About 8″ square.

MATERIALS:
Crochet Cotton No. 40; 2 large balls.
Steel Crochet hook size 12, or size required to crochet to gauge.
1 15″ covered pillow.

GAUGE: 1 motif—about 1 3/4″.





FIRST MOTIF: Ch 8.
Rnd 1: (Dc, ch 5) 3 times in 8th ch from hook, sk 2 ch (on bottom of foundation chain), sl st in next ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 9 sc in each of the 4 ch-lps formed on rnd 1.
Rnd 3: Working through back lps of sts only, sl st in each of next 6 sc, ch 4, * dc in each of next 6 sc, tr in next sc, (dbl tr, ch 2, dbl tr) in next sc (corner made), tr in next sc, repeat from * around, end last repeat dc in each of next 3 sc and next 3 sl sts, tr in next sl st, (dbl tr, ch 2, dbl tr) in next sl st, join with sl st to top of starting ch-4.
Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), * sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc, tr, ch 5, tr, dc) in ch-2 corner sp, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2,repeat from * around, end last repeat ch 2, join with sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch- 5.
Rnd 5: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 4 sts, ch 5, dbl tr in corner ch, ch 5, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, repeat from * around, end last repeat 2 dc in ch-2 sp, join with sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch-5.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, * (sc, ch 5, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 6 sts, ch 5, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sl st in each of next 4 ch, ch 3, sk dbl tr, sl st in each of next 4 ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next st, ch 5, sc in each of next 6 sts, repeat from * around, end last repeat sc in each of last 5 sts, join with si st to top of starting ch.
Fasten off.

SECOND MOTIF: Repeat first motif through Rnd 5.
Rnd 6 (joining rnd): Ch 2, (sc, ch 5, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 6 sts, ch 5, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sl st in each of next 4 ch, holding first and second squares wrong sides together, ch 1, sc in corner ch-3 sp on first square, ch 1, sk dbl tr on 2nd square, sl st in each of next 4 ch on 2nd square, ch 1, sk 1 ch on 2nd square, sc in next st, ch 2, sc in ch-5 sp on first square, ch 2, sc in each of next 6 sts on 2nd square, sc in ch-2 sp on 2nd square, ch 2, sc in ch-5 sp on first square, ch 2, sc in same ch-2 sp on 2nd square, sc in each of next 6 sts on 2nd square, ch 2, sc in ch-5 sp on first square, ch 2, sc in next st on 2nd square, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sl st in each of next 4 ch on 2nd square, complete rnd as on first square with no further joinings.

Continue now to make a piece 5 motifs wide by 5 motifs long, joining motifs in same manner as 2nd motif
along 1 or 2 sides as necessary.





FINISHING: Starch piece lightly and sew to center of covered pillow.

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