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Cozy Cottage Crochet Popcorn Pillow

Popcorn Pillow Add a touch of warmth to your favorite chair this fall with these inviting Crochet Popcorn Pillows, October's Crochet Project of the Month. The popcorn stitches create a wonderfully textured design.

Finishing Size:

  • Size: 16" x 16"

Gauge:

  • 3 double crochet (dc) = 1"
  • 2 rows = 1"

Materials:

  • 4 ply knitting worsted weight yarn &shy 14 ozs color of your choice
  • Size J crochet hook or size to obtain gauge.
  • Pillow form
 

Pillow Front:

Chain (ch) 3, join with slip stitch to form ring.

Round 1:

  • Ch 3 (counts as stitch), work 2 dc in ring, [ch 1, 3 dc in ring] repeat directions in brackets twice more = 3 times in all, ch 1, join with slip stitch to top of beginning ch.

Round 2:

  • Ch 3, work 5 dc in next stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first of the 5 dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through, ch1 to close = popcorn stitch made, [dc in next stitch, work 1 dc and ch 1 and 1 dc all in next ch space for corner dc in next stitch, popcorn in next stitch] repeat directions in brackets twice more = 3 times in all, dc in next stitch, work corner as before in last ch space, join to top of ch 3.

Round 3:

  • Ch 3, work 4 dc in same place, drop loop from hook, insert hook in top of ch 3, pick up dropped loop and pull through, ch 1 to close = beginning popcorn made, [dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, work 2 dc and ch 1 and 2 dc all in corner ch space, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch] repeat directions in brackets twice more = 3 times in all, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, work corner as before in last ch space, dc in 1 stitch, join to top of first popcorn.

Round 4:

  • Ch 3, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 4 stitches, work 2 dc and ch 1 and 2 dc all in corner chain space [dc in 4 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 4 stitches, work corner as before] repeat directions in brackets twice more = 3 times in all, dc in each stitch to end, join.

Rounds 5 and 6:

  • Ch 3, [dc in each stitch to next corner space, work 2 dc and ch 1 and 2 dc all in ch space] repeat directions in brackets 3 times more = 4 times in all, dc in each stitch to end, join.

Round 7:

  • Ch 3, [popcorn in 1 stitch and dc in 1 stitch alternately across to next corner space, work 1 dc and ch 1 and 1 dc all in ch space] repeat directions in brackets 3 times more = 4 times in all, popcorn in 1 stitch and dc in 1 stitch alternately to end, join.

Round 8:

  • Ch 3, [dc in each stitch to next corner space, work 1 dc and ch 1 and 1 dc all in ch space] repeat directions in brackets 3 times more = 4 times in all, dc in each stitch to end, join.

Round 9:

  • Repeat Round 7.

Round 10:

  • Repeat Round 8.

Round 11:

  • Repeat Round 5.

Round 12:

  • Ch 3, dc in 3 stitches, (popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 5 stitches) twice, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, [work 2 dc and ch 1 and 2 dc all in corner space, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, (dc in 5 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch) 5 times, dc in 1 stitch] repeat directions in brackets twice more = 3 times in all, work corner as before, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, (dc in 5 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch) twice, dc in last stitch, join.

Round 13:

  • Ch 3, dc in 2 stitches, (popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 3 stitches) twice, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in each stitch to next corner space, [work 2 dc and ch 1 and 2 dc all in ch space, dc in 4 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, (dc in 3 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch) 4 times, dc in 3 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in each stitch to next corner space] repeat directions in brackets twice more = 3 times in all, work corner as before, dc in 4 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, (dc in 3 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch) twice, join.

Round 14:

  • Ch 3 and complete beginning popcorn as for Round 3, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, (dc in 3 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch) twice, dc in each stitch to next corner space, [work 1 dc and ch 1 and 1 dc all in ch space, dc in 7 stitches, (popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 3 stitches) 4 times, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in each stitch to next corner space] repeat directions in brackets twice more = 3 times in all, work corner as before, dc in 7 stitches, (popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 1 stitch, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 3 stitches) twice, join.

Round 15:

  • Ch 3, popcorn in 1 stitch, (dc in 5 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch) twice, dc in each stitch to next corner space, [work 2 dc and ch 1 and 2 dc all in ch space, dc in 9 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, (dc in 5 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch) 4 times, dc in each stitch to next corner space] repeat directions in brackets twice more = 3 times in all, work corner as before, dc in 9 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in 5 stitches, popcorn in 1 stitch, dc in last 4 stitches, join. Fasten off.

Pillow Back:

Chain (ch) 3, join with slip stitch to form ring.

Round 1:

  • Work as for front.

Round 2:

  • Ch 3 [dc in each stitch to next ch space, work 1 dc and ch 1 and 1 dc all in ch space for corner] repeat directions in brackets 3 times more = 4 times in all, join to top of ch 3.

Rounds 3-6:

  • Ch 3, [dc in each stitch to next corner space, work 2 dc and ch 1 and 2 dc all in ch space] repeat directions in brackets 3 times more = 4 times in all, dc in each stitch to end, join.

Rounds 7-11:

  • Repeat Round 2.

Rounds 12-15:

  • Repeat Round 3. At end of last round, fasten off.
 

Finishing:

  • Sew front and back together along three sides, using back loops only of last rounds. Insert pillow form and sew remaining side closed.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.

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