August 8, 2018

Decorative Flamingo C2C Pillow

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 10"height x 10"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.5mm (7)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Salmon Pink (45yds), White (75yds), Light Pink (155yds) & Black (3yds)
*12" by 22" fabric (for lining)
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

PATTERN NOTES - must read..
 *I used the corner-to-corner (C2C) method to crochet the graph.
 *This pillow is square so you don’t have to worry about increasing on one side and decreasing on the other. The square shape makes it less confusing if you are new to corner-to-corner crochet, like I am.
 *You'll find below the graph, written directions and color block directions to help you make this pillow. I included all 3 instructions since everyone has a different preference.
 *After you finish the graph below you will need to make a second piece for the back in a solid color (I used light pink).
This is the back side of the pillow.

GRAPH
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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS
COLOR CHART
Salmon Pink: S
White: W
Light Pink: P
Black: B

Increases
Row 1: up S1
Row 2: down S2
Row 3: up W1, S1, W1
Row 4: down W1, S3
Row 5: up S2, P1, S1, W1
Row 6: down W2, S1, P1, S2
Row 7: up S2, P2, S1, W2
Row 8: down W2, S1, P3, S2
Row 9: up S2, P3, S1, W3
Row 10: down W3, S1, P4, S2
Row 11: up S2, P4, S1, W4
Row 12: down W4, S1, P5, S2
Row 13: up W1, S2, P4, S1, W5
Row 14: down W6, S1, P4, S2, W1
Row 15: up W1, S3, P3, S1, W7
Row 16: down W8, S6, W2
Row 17: up W2, S2, W1, S3, W9
Decreases
Row 18: down W12, S2, W2
Row 19: up W2, S8, W5
Row 20: down W4, S8, W2
Row 21: up W2, S8, W3
Row 22: down W2, S2, W8
Row 23: up W8, S1, W2
Row 24: down W1, S4, W2, B1, W2
Row 25: up W2, P2, S4, W1
Row 26: down W1, S1, B1, S1, P3, W1
Row 27: up W1, P2, S3, W1
Row 28: down W1, S2, W3
Row 29: up W5
Row 30: down W4
Row 31: up W3
Row 32: down W2
Row 33: up W1

COLOR CODE DIRECTIONS


































ASSEMBLE
     You can either sew the pieces together or single crochet them. If you're going to single crochet them together; attach the yarn at any point on the edge and a good way to keep your stitches even is to alternate between making 2 sc and then 3 sc along. Leaving one side open so you can line your pillow and stuff it.
     You would need to line your pieces or make a cushion so the fiberfill won’t show through and/or if you wash the pillow the fiberfill won’t come out. You can sew or glue the fabric in place. (Even if you decide to wash it, the glue won’t come undone. I have washed several beanies that I have made for my son and the embellishments have stayed intact.)
     Now you'll need to stuff your pillow moderately firm or to your liking. Continue to finish closing off the pillow. If you are single crocheting the pieces together, remember to slip stitch to the first stitch to give it an even finish. Finish off, secure and weave in the ends.


This pillow will go great with the other Flamingo items that I have available.
You can purchase these patterns over on any of my shops (Ravelry or Etsy)
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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (August 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

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