Red Heart Super Saver Patriotic Pillow

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by Kristen Stoltzfus, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Patriotic Pillow

Give a cheer for the Red, White and Blue with this patriotic pillow. It’s perfect for a room accent or to give to anyone who has a loved one serving our country.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 14 sts (4 inch) and 8 rows of sc (2-1/2 inch) to crochet a pillow that measures approximately 17 inch x 17 inch (fit is tight). Save time, check your gauge. If the hook listed under supplies do not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special abbreviation: picot = Ch 2, slip st in top of last tr made Note: Flag is worked in rounds starting at the bottom edge. The open edges are sewn together, and the stars are appliquéd onto the pillow. Pillow is reversible. The Cherry Red stripes and Royal Blue field are worked in a spiral, without joining. Join other rounds with a slip st in first hdc unless otherwise stated.
  • 2
    Pillow: With Cherry Red, ch 121, being careful not to twist ch, join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
  • 3
    First Cherry Red Stripe: Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first ch, sc in each ch around; do not join, work in a spiral – 121 sc. Mark first st of round, moving marker up as work progresses. Round 2: *Sc in next sc, sc in back loop only of next sc; repeat from * around; do not join. Round 3: *Sc in back loop only of next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around; do not join. Repeat Rounds 2-3 until first Cherry Red Stripe measures 3 inch from beginning, slip st in next st. Fasten off Cherry Red.
  • 4
    First Soft White Stripe: Round 1: With right side facing, join Soft White with a slip st in any st, ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in first st, hdc in each st around; join with a slip st in first hdc – 121 hdc. Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in each st around; join with a slip st in first hdc. Repeat Round 2 until First White Stripe measures 3 inch from beginning. Fasten off Soft White.
  • 5
    Second Cherry Red Stripe: Round 1: With right side facing, join Cherry Red with a slip st in any st, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st around; do not join. Repeat Rounds 2-3 of First Cherry Red Stripe until Second Cherry Red Stripe measures 3 inch from beginning.
  • 6
    Second White Stripe: Repeat Round 2 of First White Stripe until Second White Stripe measures 3 inch from beginning.
  • 7
    Royal Blue Field: Round 1: With right side facing, join Royal Blue with a slip st in any st, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st around; do not join. Repeat Rounds 2-3 of First Red Stripe until Royal Blue field measures 5-1/2 inch from beginning. Fasten off Royal Blue.
  • 8
    Star (make 10): With Soft White, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form ring. Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), *3 hdc in ring, ch 1; repeat from * 4 times; join with a slip st in first hdc – 15 hdc. Round 2: Ch 2, *hdc in first hdc, tr in next hdc, picot, hdc in next hdc, ch 1, slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first hdc. Fasten off, leaving a long sewing length – 5 points.
  • 9
    Finishing: Weave in ends except long sewing ends. Flatten pillow cover. With Cherry Red, whipstitch bottom edge closed. Insert pillow form, making sure corners are aligned with bottom corners, using Royal Blue, whipstitch top edge closed. Weave in ends. Block stars. With sewing lengths, sew 5 stars evenly spaced on Royal Blue Field, on both sides of pillow.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Cherry Red 104212439
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Soft White 104212435
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Royal Blue 104212493
  • Fairfield Processing Soft Square 18 inch 104238571
  • Susan Bates Aluminum Silvalume Crochet Hook 5 mm H8 104236320
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Yarn Needle
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