Caron Simply Soft Full Circle & Color Wheel Pillows

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by Caron Design Team

Caron Simply Soft Full Circle & Color Wheel Pillows

Soft, bright, and cheerful! Choose from dozens of colors at A.C. Moore to crochet pillows that will freshen and accent your décor.

Use a gauge of 14 dc and 7 rows (4") to crochet the Full Circle Pillow to (and/or gauge of 14 s and 16 rows) to crochet the Color Wheel Pillow). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Full Circle Pillow:
    Notes:
    •To make any of the Full Circle Pillows, you will need 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft Yarn. From left to right, as shown, the project uses Blue Mint, Mango and Ocean.
    •Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout. Pillow is worked in one piece.
    Front and Back:
    Ch 4.
    Rnd 1: 17 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 18 dc.
    Rnd 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 27 dc.
    Rnd 3: Ch 3. (2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc) 8 times. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 36 dc.
    Rnd 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. (2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc) 8 times. 2 dc in next dc. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 45 dc.
    Rnd 5: Ch 3. (2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc) 8 times. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 54 dc.
    Rnd 6: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. (2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc) 8 times. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 63 dc.
    Rnd 7: Ch 3. (2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 6 dc) 8 times. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of last 5 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 72 dc.
    Rnd 8: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 6 dc. (2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc) 8 times. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 81 dc. Cont in same manner, inc 9 dc every rnd until there are 153 dc. Place marker at end of rnd.
    Next 3 rnds: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch-3.
    Proceed as follows:
    Rnd 1: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 14 dc. Dc2tog. (1 dc in each of next 15 dc. Dc2tog) 8 times. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 144 sts rem.
    Rnd 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Dc2tog. (1 dc in each of next 14 dc. Dc2tog) 8 times. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 135 sts rem.
    Rnd 3: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 12 dc. Dc2tog. (1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Dc2tog) 8 times. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 126 sts rem.
    Rnd 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 11 dc. Dc2tog. (1 dc in each of next 12 dc. Dc2tog) 8 times. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 117 sts rem.
    Insert pillow form. Cont in same manner, dec 9 dc every rnd until 18 sts rem.
    Fasten off, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts. Pull tightly and fasten securely.
  • 2
    Color Wheel Pillow:
    Notes:
    •Before starting, pick 8 colors of Caron Simply Soft Yarn. Assign each color a letter from A to H. Use these letters to correspond with the A, B, C, D, E, etc. in this project.
    •Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout. To join new color, work to last 2 loops on hook. Draw new color through last 2 loops then proceed with new color.
    •Insert pillow form at halfway point of joining Front and Back.
    Front and Back (make alike):
    With A, ch 4.
    Rnd 1: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 16 dc.
    Rnd 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 32 dc.
    Rnd 3: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
    Rnd 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st.1 dc in next sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in next sc) 15 times. Join C with sl st to top of ch 3. 48 dc.
    Rnd 5: With C, as 3rd rnd.
    Rnd 6: Ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. 2 dc in next sc. (1 dc in each of next 2 sc. 2 dc in next sc) 15 times. Join D with sl st to top of ch 3. 64 dc.
    Rnd 7: With D, as 3rd rnd.
    Rnd 8: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc) 15 times. Join E with sl st to top of ch 3. 80 dc.
    Rnd 9: With E, as 3rd rnd.
    Rnd 10: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. 2 dc in next sc. (1 dc in each of next 4 sc. 2 dc in next sc) 15 times. Join F with sl st to top of ch 3. 96 dc.
    Rnd 11: With F, as 3rd rnd.
    Rnd 12: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in each of next 5 sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 5 sc) 15 times. Join G with sl st to top of ch 3. 112 dc.
    Rnd 13: With G, as 3rd rnd.
    Rnd 14: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 5 sc. 2 dc in next sc. (1 dc in each of next 6 sc. 2 dc in next sc) 15 times. Join H with sl st to top of ch 3. 128 dc.
    Rnd 15: With H, as 3rd rnd.
    Rnd 16: Ch 3. 1 dc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
    Join Front and Back:
    Rnd 1: With WS facing each other, join H with sl st to any dc. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
    Rnd 2: Working from left to right instead of from right to left, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
  • 3
    Abbreviations:
    Approx = Approximately
    Beg = Beginning
    Ch = Chain(s)
    Cont = Continue(ity)
    Dc = Double crochet
    Dc2tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook
    Dec = Decrease(ing)
    Inc = Increase(ing)
    Rem = Remaining
    Rep = Repeat
    Rnd(s) = Round(s)
    Sc = Single crochet
    Sl st = Slip stitch
    Sp = Space
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    WS = Wrong side
    Yoh = Yarn over hook

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Both Pillows:
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn in a Variety of Colors (See Notes Under Each Pillow’s Instructions), Crochet Hook 4.5 mm & Stitch Markers
  • •Full Circle Pillow:
  • 14” Round Pillow Form
  • •Colorwheel Pillow:
  • 16” Round Pillow Form