Red Heart Soft Peppermint Throw and Pillow

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by Bendy Carter, Red Heart

Red Heart Soft Peppermint Throw and Pillow

A fun and cheerful way to welcome the chill of winter.

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 1 small motif (3-1/2 inch) and 1 large motif (7-3/4 inch) to crochet a throw that measures approximately 47 inch wide x 55 inch long and a pillow that measures 16 inch in diameter. Save time, check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Download the template for abbrevations not explained elsewhere and the pattern.
    Special stitches and techniques:
    beg dc2tog = (Ch 2, dc) in next stitch.
    dc2tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
    Interlocking crochet = Work the current round in front of the previous round but not into its stitches. Insert the hook through the chain space of the previous round and into the indicated stitch or chain space of same color round as your current yarn. As you work the new stitch, bring it forward through the chain space of the previous round. For example, in Round 3 (worked with White), insert the hook in the next chain space of Round 2 and, pulling the stitch forward, work in the indicated stitch of Round 1 (worked with White). Do not work over or into the stitches of Round 2.
    Notes:
    Throw motifs and pillow are made with interlocking crochet technique in joined rounds with right side facing at all times.
    Last loop of each round is dropped after round is joined; next color is returned to the hook and worked in front of previous round. Colors are alternated as this sequence is repeated. Be sure to bring working yarn and loop of color not in use to front of piece when instructed. Do not cut yarn until instructed.
    White stitches are only worked in White stitches of odd-numbered rounds and Really Red stitches are only worked in Really Red stitches of even-numbered rounds.
    You may find it helpful to enlarge the dropped loop or place it on a locking stitch marker so it doesn’'t unravel as you work the next round.
    Pillow is made in one piece with first side worked in increasing interlocked rounds and second side worked in decreasing interlocked rounds. Pillow form is inserted before last rounds are worked.
  • 2
    Throw:
    Large Motif (make 42: 10 with Edging #1, 10 with Edging #2, 9 with Edging #3, 9 with Edging #4, 2 with Edging #5, 2 with Edging #6)
    With White, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
    Round 1 (right side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in ring, [ch 1, dc in ring] 6 times, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces worked with White.
    At the end of each round, drop and enlarge the loop on the hook so that it doesn'’t unravel as you work the next round. If desired, place loop on a stitch marker.
    Round 2: With Really Red, working in front of Round 1, join Really Red with slip st in beginning ring between the beginning ch and first dc of Round 1, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in ring between next 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in ring between next 2 dc] 6 times, ch 1, bring White loop and working yarn to the front of piece; working behind the White loop and working yarn, join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch— 8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces worked with Really Red.
    Notes for Rounds 3 through 10:
    Begin interlocking technique. Current round is always worked in front of previous round but not into its stitches. White stitches are only worked in White stitches of odd-numbered rounds and Really Red stitches are only worked in Really Red stitches of even-numbered rounds.
    Round 3: Place White loop back on hook, slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same space, bring Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-1 space] 7 times, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—16 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces with White.
    Round 4: Place Really Red loop back on hook, slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 3, dc in same space, [ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2] 7 times, ch 2, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—16 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 5: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 3, skip next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space] 7 times, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 dc and 8 ch-3 spaces with White.
    Round 6: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, [ch 3, skip next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space] 7 times, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 dc and 8 ch-3 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 7: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 4, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space] 7 times, ch 4; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc and 8 ch-4 spaces with White.
    Round 8: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, [skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 4] 7 times, ch 4, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—32 dc and 8 ch-4 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 9: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space] 7 times, ch 5; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—40 dc and 8 ch-5 spaces with White.
    Round 10: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space, [ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space] 7 times, ch 5, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch —40 dc and 8 ch-5 spaces with Really Red. Fasten off Really Red.
  • 3
    Edging:
    Notes for Large Motif Edgings #1– through #6:
    All edging stitches are worked in White stitches of Round 9. As instructed, work in front of or behind, but not into, Really Red stitches of previous round. After completion, label each motif with its edging number for easier identification when assembling throw.
    Edging #1: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 4 dc in same ch-5 space, [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 4 dc in same ch-5 space] 7 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—80 dc and 8 corners. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    Edging #2: Place White loop back on hook, working in front of Really Red sts, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, working behind Really Red sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made), [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, working behind Really Red sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made)] 7 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—80 dc and 8 corners. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    Edging #3: Place White loop back on hook, working in front of Really Red sts, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 4 dc in same ch-5 space, [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 4 dc in same ch-5 space] 4 times, working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 6 dc in same ch-5 space, [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 6 dc in same ch-5 space] 2 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—88 dc and 6 corners. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    Edging #4: Place White loop back on hook, working in front of Really Red sts, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, (4 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-5 space (corner made), [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, working behind Really Red sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made)] 4 times, working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, working behind Really Red sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made), [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 6 dc in same ch-5 space] 2 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—88 dc and 6 corners. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    Edging #5: Place White loop back on hook, working in front of Really Red sts, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 4 dc in next ch-5 space, [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 4 dc in same ch-5 space] 2 times, working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc (corner made), dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 6 dc in same ch-5 space, [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 6 dc in same ch-5 space] 4 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—92 dc and 4 corners. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    Edging #6: Place White loop back on hook, working in front of Really Red sts, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, (4 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-5 space (corner made), [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, working behind Really Red sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made)] 2 times, working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, working behind Really Red sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-5 space (corner made), [working in front of Really Red sts, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, working behind Really Red sts, 6 dc in same ch-5 space] 4 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—92 dc and 4 corners. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
  • 4
    Small Motif (make 30):
    With White, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
    Rounds 1-–2: Work same as Rounds 1–2 of large motif —8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off Really Red.
    Round 3: Place White loop back on hook, slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same space, [ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-1 space] 7 times, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—16 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces.
    Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, *ch 3, 2 dc in next dc (corner made), 2 hdc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 2 dc, 2 hdc in next ch-2 space, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * 3 times, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc (corner made), 2 hdc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 2 dc, 2 hdc in last ch-2 space; join with slip st in top of beginning ch— 40 sts and 4 corners.
  • 5
    Assembly:
    With right sides facing, arrange large motifs as shown in assembly diagram that is part of the template. Using photograph as a guide, position rounded edges of motifs with edgings #3– through #6 facing outwardly. Place small motifs in spaces between large motifs. Sew all motifs together.
  • 6
    Finishing:
    Border:
    Round 1: With right side facing, join White with slip st in back loop of any dc, working in back loops only, slip st in each dc around; join with slip st in first slip st. Fasten off.
    Weave in ends.
  • 7
    Pillowcase:
    Rounds 1– through 8: Work same as Rounds 1–8 of large motif— 32 dc and 8 ch-4 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 9: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space] 7 times, ch 5; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—40 dc and 8 ch-5 spaces with White.
    Round 10: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space, [ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 space] 7 times, ch 5, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—40 dc and 8 ch-5 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 11: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 6, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space] 7 times, ch 6; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—48 dc and 8 ch-6 spaces with White.
    Round 12: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, [ch 6, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-5 space] 7 times, ch 6, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch— 48 dc and 8 ch-6 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 13: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-6 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 7, skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next ch-6 space] 7 times, ch 7; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—56 dc and 8 ch-7 spaces with White.
    Round 14: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-6 space, [ch 7, skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next ch-6 space] 7 times, ch 7, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—56 dc and 8 ch-7 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 15: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next ch-7 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 8, skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch-7 space] 7 times, ch 8; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—64 dc and 8 ch-8 spaces with White.
    Round 16: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next ch-7 space, [ch 8, skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch-7 space] 7 times, ch 8, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—64 dc and 8 ch-8 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 17: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch-8 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 9, skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next ch-8 space] 7 times, ch 9; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—72 dc and 8 ch-9 spaces with White.
    Round 18: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch-8 space, [ch 9, skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next ch-8 space] 7 times, ch 9, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—72 dc and 8 ch-9 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 19: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next ch-9 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 10, skip next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next ch-9 space] 7 times, ch 10; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—80 dc and 8 ch-10 spaces with White.
    Round 20: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next ch-9 space, [ch 10, skip next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next ch-9 space] 7 times, ch 10, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch— 80 dc and 8 ch-10 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 21: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next ch-10 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 11, skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next ch-10 space] 7 times, ch 11; join with slip st in top of beginning ch —88 dc and 8 ch-11 spaces with White.
    Round 22: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next ch-10 space, [ch 11, skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next ch-10 space] 7 times, ch 11, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—88 dc and 8 ch-11 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 23: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next ch-11 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 12, skip next dc, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next ch-11 space] 7 times, ch 12; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—96 dc and 8 ch-12 spaces with White.
  • 8
    Pillowcase (continued):
    Round 24: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next ch-11 space, [ch 12, skip next dc, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next ch-11 space] 7 times, ch 12, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 96 dc and 8 ch-12 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 25: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 9 dc, dc in next ch-12 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 11, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 9 dc, dc in next ch-12 space] 7 times, ch 11; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 88 dc and 8 ch-11 spaces with White.
    Round 26: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 9 dc, dc in next ch-12 space, [ch 11, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 9 dc, dc in next ch-12 space] 7 times, ch 11, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 88 dc and 8 ch-11 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 27: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 8 dc, dc in next ch-11 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 10, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 8 dc, dc in next ch-11 space] 7 times, ch 10; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 80 dc and 8 ch-10 spaces with White.
    Round 28: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 8 dc, dc in next ch-11 space, [ch 10, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 8 dc, dc in next ch-11 space] 7 times, ch 10, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 80 dc and 8 ch-10 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 29: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next ch-10 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 9, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next ch-10 space] 7 times, ch 9; join with slip st in top of beginning ch72 dc and 8 ch-9 spaces with White.
    Round 30: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next ch-10 space, [ch 9, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next ch-10 space] 7 times, ch 9, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 72 dc and 8 ch-9 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 31: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc, dc in next ch-9 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 8, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc, dc in next ch-9 space] 7 times, ch 8; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 64 dc and 8 ch-8 spaces with White.
    Round 32: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc, dc in next ch-9 space, [ch 8, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc, dc in next ch-9 space] 7 times, ch 8, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 64 dc and 8 ch-8 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 33: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 5 dc, dc in next ch-8 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 7, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 5 dc, dc in next ch-8 space] 7 times, ch 7; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 56 dc and 8 ch-7 spaces with White.
    Round 34: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 5 dc, dc in next ch-8 space, [ch 7, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 5 dc, dc in next ch-8 space] 7 times, ch 7, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 56 dc and 8 ch-7 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 35: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc in next ch-7 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 6, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc in next ch-7 space] 7 times, ch 6; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 48 dc and 8 ch-6 spaces with White.
    Round 36: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc in next ch-7 space, [ch 6, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc in next ch-7 space] 7 times, ch 6, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 48 dc and 8 ch-6 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 37: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-6 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 5, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-6 space] 7 times, ch 5; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 40 dc and 8 ch-5 spaces with White.
    Round 38: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-6 space, [ch 5, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-6 space] 7 time, ch 5, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 40 dc and 8 ch-5 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 39: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-5 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 4, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-5 space] 7 times, ch 4; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 32 dc and 8 ch-4 spaces with White.
    Round 40: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-5 space, [ch 4, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-5 space] 7 times, ch 4, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 32 dc and 8 ch-4 spaces with Really Red. Insert pillow form inside pillow and work remaining rounds to encase the pillow form.
    Round 41: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-4 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 3, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-4 space] 7 times, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 24 dc and 8 ch-3 spaces with White.
    Round 42: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-4 space, [ch 3, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-4 space] 7 times, ch 3, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 24 dc and 8 ch-3 spaces with Really Red.
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    Pillowcase (continued):
    Round 43: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next ch-3 space, bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 2, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next ch-3 space] 7 times, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 16 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces with White.
    Round 44: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, beg dc2tog, dc in next ch-3 space, [ch 2, skip next dc, dc2tog, dc in next ch-3 space] 7 times, ch 2, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 16 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces with Really Red.
    Round 45: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, (ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space (beg dc2tog made), bring dropped Really Red loop and working yarn to front of piece, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc2tog working first "leg" in next dc and 2nd "leg" in next ch-2 space] 7 times, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces with White.
    Round 46: Place Really Red loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next dc, (ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space (beg dc2tog made), [ch 1, skip next dc, dc2tog working first "leg" in next dc and 2nd "leg" in next ch-2 space] 7 times, ch 1, bring dropped White loop and working yarn to front of piece; join with slip st in top of beginning ch 8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off Really Red, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    Round 47: Place White loop back on hook, skip first dc, slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 3, bring Really Red yarn tail to front of piece, [skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space] 7 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off White, leaving a long tail for sewing 8 dc.
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    Finishing:
    Weave White tail through each White dc on Round 47, pull tightly to close. Do not weave in end.
    Thread Really Red tail on yarn needle. [Insert needle from front to back through center hole then from back to front through top of next Really Red dc on Round 46 (straight st made)] 16 times— 16 straight sts (in 8 pairs) with Really Red.
    Pull White tail again to tighten, if needed.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Soft Yarn White 104212368 (10)
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn Really Red 104595723 (6)
  • 16 inch Round Pillow Insert
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook Crystalites 5.5 I9 104236388
  • Locking Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Yarn Needle
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