Here is the “Christmas C2C Pocket Pillow”!!News . Patterns - Christmas . Patterns - Decor . Patterns - Pillows
In my last 2 posts I launched 2 of my 3 new Christmas C2C patterns. The first two were the “Christmas Stripes C2C Afghan” and the “Christmas C2C Coaster Set”. Both are so pretty and are great to add to your own home and are wonderful Christmas gifts!
Well, today I am launching the “Christmas C2C Pocket Pillow”! It is fun to make and is a beautiful coordinate to go with the other two patterns!
It is made with Caron “Simply Soft” yarn, but you could easily make it with another #4 weight yarn of your choice.
I plan on adding these items to my own Christmas decor and I think I will make a few to give to friends and family this holiday season.
Of course, any of these items can be made in different colors for all times of the year, too!
Here I am including the C2C charts for the project. But, if you would like the written directions, I have included them in my ad-free PDF patterns available in my Etsy Shop and Ravelry Store. Just click the buttons to go to the shops.
Well, here is the lovely pattern! I hope you try it. And, I woujld love to see your finished projects! Just post @lakeviewcottagekids on Instagram or add your photo to this page in the comments area!
Crochet Pocket Pillow
“Christmas C2C Pocket Pillow” Pattern
Designed By: Christine Longe of Lakeview Cottage Kids
Here is the “Christmas C2C Pocket Pillow” Pattern! It has a wonderful texture, is easy to make and is perfect for the Christmas season! And it is a perfect compliment to the “Christmas Stripes C2C Afghan”! I think you may want to add this one to your own personal Christmas decor and you may want to make some for Christmas gifts!! It is so pretty and works up very fast!!! Add a Christmas book and/or movie, some candy canes and you have a lovely gift for kids or adults!!
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Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
I have included the C2C Chart and also the written directions. Choose the one that you are most comfortable with to complete the afghan.
Size: Pillow Cover Front (Harvest Red) 20 “ x 20 “ square
Pillow Cover Back (Dark Sage ) 20” x 20” square
Pocket Front (Dark Sage) 20 “ wide x 11’ tall
4 inch square = 4.5 squares x 4.5 squares
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Caron “Simply Soft” Yarn
(Each skein is 170 g / 6 oz, 288 meters / 315 yards)
The colors and amounts used in this blanket are:
– 1 skein of Harvest Red
– 1 skein of Dark Sage
– Crochet Hook: Size “H”/5.00 mm
- Yarn Needle (Used for working in loose yarn ends, sewing the pocket to the front square and attaching the buttons)
- 1 20’ x 20’ pillow form
– Dressmaker pins
- Finished Size: Approximately 20 inches x 20 inches
- This pattern uses US Crochet Terminology
- This pattern is using the C2C crochet technique
- To assist you in learning or reviewing the C2C Crochet technique, please check out my video tutorials on YouTube.
- Each square counts as one C2C square
- The chart is read from starting at the bottom right and working back and forth diagonally to the top left.
- Stitches Used in the Pattern:
– ch = chain
– sl st = slip stitch
– dc = double crochet
– sc = single crochet
Pocket Pillow Pattern
(Be sure to read through the entire pattern before you begin.)
To make this pocket pillow, make the three C2C pieces: the back square (Dark Sage), the front square (Harvest Red), and the pocket rectangle (Dark Sage). I have provided the charts and written directions for each.
Once you have all 3 completed, lay the pocket rectangle (Dark Sage) on top of the front square (Harvest Red). Lay it on by matching the bottom and up the 2 sides. The squares and rectangle don’t really have a right and wrong side so it doesn’t really matter which side you use. You will notice that the pocket is 2 squares narrower than the front square. That is done purposely so the pocket will not sag as much as it could if it were the same size. So just stretch it to match as you sew the two pieces together. You may want to use sewing/dressmaker pins to hold the sides in place. Refer to the photos of the completed pillow for placement of the pillow rectangle.
Using the yarn needle and a running stitch, sew the pocket to the front square along the sides and bottom – sew about 1/4 inch away from the edges. (The side of the Harvest Red front square with the pocket attached will now be referred to as the right side of the front.)
Next, match up the wrong side of the front (Harvest Red) square over the back square (Dark Sage). You should see the pocket as you match things up. Do this matching as accurately as possible along all sides.
Now using the “H” hook, and starting at the top left-hand side of the pillow, seam the pillow front and back pieces together. I do this having the project laying on a table. You need to keep the sides matched up and as flat as possible. You may want to pin the squares together to hold them in place. To create the seam,( it will show on the outside of the pillow), work sc’s down the side making sure to catch a stitch on the front square and a corresponding stitch on the back square. It will take approximately 65 sc’s per side. In each corner, work 3 sc’s and then continue along to the next side. Totally you will work down the left side of the front, turn the corner, work across the bottom of the pillow, turn the corner, and work the right side of the pillow. Leave the yarn without fastening off.
Now, insert the 20” x 20” pillow form into the crochet pillow cover that you have created through the top opening.
Once it is in and adjusted properly so it fits, continue to seam across the top of the pillow to close everything up. Once again, you may want to pin the top together to hold everything in place. End by working 2 more sc in the last corner (this was where you started.)
Fasten off. Weave in all loose ends.
To hold the pocket in place and to keep it from sagging, measure over 7 squares (approximately 7 inches) from left side of top of pocket. (Refer to the photos for placement.). Using yarn and yarn needle, attach button to pillow. Be sure to go through pocket and front square fabric. I used Harvest Red yarn to contrast with the Dark Sage Pocket.
Measure over 7 squares (approximately 7 inches) from the right side of top of pocket. (Refer to photos for placement.) And, just like on the left side, attach the second button to the pillow. Be sure to go through the pocket and front square fabric.
The three C2C charts are pictured below.
1. “Christmas C2C Pocket Pillow” Pattern – (Chart) Back of Pillow (Square) (Dark Sage)
2. “Christmas C2C Pocket Pillow” Pattern – (Chart). Front of Pillow (Square) (Harvest Red)
3. “Christmas C2C Pocket Pillow” Pattern – (Chart). Pocket of Pillow (Rectangle)
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