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Crochet One-Skein Wonders
Designed by Gwen Steege

Hand-dyed Freia yarn makes only one transition from gold through green, brown, and burgundy to rich purple in a single skein. 
This pillow makes use of the entire skein to take advantage of the lively palette.

Finished Measurements
12"/30.5 cm square

Gauge
Rounds 1–6 = 3¾"/9.5 cm

Pattern Essentials
Beg popcorn Ch 3 (counts as dc), make 4 more dc in same st, drop loop from hook and insert hook from front to back through top of ch-3 then into dropped loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook.
Popcorn Make 5 dc in 1 st, drop loop from hook and insert hook from front to back through top of first st in the popcorn, then into dropped loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook.

Posted by Storey Publishing Published See Storey Publishing's 34 projects » © 2019 Judith Durant / Storey · Reproduced with permission. · Excerpted from Crochet One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman. Project designed by Gwen Steege, photographed by Keller + Keller Photography. Used with permission from Storey Publishing.
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  • How to crochet a granny square cushion. Sunflower Pillow - Step 1
    Step 1

    Crocheting the Pillow Front
    See chart.
    Begin with an adjustable ring (see page 271).
    Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 12 sc.
    Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in same st, 2 dc in each sc around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. 
You now have 24 dc.
    Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. 
You now have 36 dc.
    Rnd 4: Beg popcorn in first st, 2 sc in next dc, *popcorn in next dc, 2 sc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of beg popcorn. You now have 54 sts.
    Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 60 dc.
    Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each sc around, join with slip st to top of ch-3.
    Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, join with slip st to first sc.
    Rnd 8: Ch 2 (counts as FPdc), FPdc in next 3 sc, 2 FPdc in next sc, *FPdc in next 4 sc, 2 FPdc in next sc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-2. You now have 72 dc.
    Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 84 sc.
    Rnd 10: Ch 2 (counts as FPdc), FPdc in next 12 sc, 2 FPdc in next sc, *FPdc in next 13 sc, 2 FPdc in next sc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-2. You now have 90 sts.
    Rnd 11: Beg popcorn, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *popcorn in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of beg popcorn. You now have 120 sts.
    Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st to first sc.
    Rnd 13: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 8 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, *hdc in next 9 sc, 2 hdc in next sc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-2. You now have 132 hdc.
    Rnd 14: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 9 hdc, 2 dc in next hdc, *dc in next 10 hdc, 2 dc in next hdc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. You now have 144 dc.
    Rnd 15: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc in next 23 dc, 2 sc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc. 
You now have 150 sc.
    Rnd 16: Ch 2, FPdc in each st around, join with slip st to top of ch-2.
    Rnd 17: Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with slip st to top of ch-2.
    Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st to first sc.
    Rnd 19: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 23 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, *hdc in next 24 sc, 2 hdc in next sc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-2. You now have 156 hdc.
    Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in first 6 hdc, *hdc in next 6 hdc, dc in next 7 hdc, 3 tr in next hdc, dc in next 7 hdc, hdc in next 6 hdc, sc in next 12 hdc; repeat from * around, omitting last 6 sc, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 164 sts.
    Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, *hdc in next 6 hdc, dc in next 7 dc, tr in next tr, 3 tr in next tr, tr in next tr, dc in next 7 dc, hdc in next 6 hdc, sc in next 12 sc; repeat from * around, omitting last 6 sc, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 172 sts.
    Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, *hdc in next 6 hdc, dc in next 7 dc, tr in next 2 tr, 3 tr in next tr, tr in next 2 tr, dc in next 7 dc, hdc in next 6 hdc, sc in next 12 sc; repeat from * around, omitting last 6 sc, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 180 sts.
    Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, *hdc in next 6 hdc, dc in next 7 dc, tr in next 3 tr, 3 tr in next tr, tr in next 3 tr, dc in next 7 dc, hdc in next 6 hdc, sc in next 12 sc; repeat from * around, omitting last 6 sc, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 188 sts.
    Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, *hdc in next 6 hdc, dc in next 7 dc, tr in next 4 tr, 3 tr in next tr, tr in next 4 tr, dc in next 7 dc, hdc in next 6 hdc, sc in next 12 sc; repeat from * around, omitting last 6 sc, join with slip st to first sc. You now have 196 sts.
    Rnd 25: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 22 sts, 2 hdc in next 3 sts, *hdc in next 46 sts, 2 hdc in next 3 sts; repeat from * two more times, hdc in next 23 sts, join with slip st to top of ch-2. Fasten off.
    Block completed cover to 12"/30.5 cm square.

  • Step 2

    Making the Fabric Pillow Back
    Fold and press a ½" (1.3 cm) hem on all sides of fabric. Using matching perle cotton and embroidery needle, embroider a line of chain stitches (see box) near the fold line around all four sides of the fabric pillow cover, working 52 chain stitches on each side. Chain stitches should be the same size as hdc stitches in Round 25 of crocheted cover.

  • Step 3

    Joining Crochet to Fabric
    Rnd 1: Beginning at the corner of one side, attach the crocheted cover to the fabric pillow as follows: Ch 1, sc through each hdc and chain st around, join with slip st to first sc, inserting pillow before completing the fourth side.
    Rnd 2: Ch 1, **(sc, picot-2, sc, picot-3, sc, picot-4, sc, picot-3, sc, picot-2, sc) in corner st, *ch 4, skip 3 sts, (sc, picot-4, sc) in next st; repeat from * across to 4 sts before corner, skip next 3 sts; repeat from ** around, join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

  • Step 4

    Embroidering Chain Stitches on Fabric
    Bring the needle from back to front through the fabric at the starting point and pull all but a short tail through the fabric. Bring the needle from front to back one or two threads away from the starting point and pull the thread through, leaving a small loop of thread on the front. Bring the thread to the front and through the loop at the desired length of your chain stitch. Bring the thread to the back one or two threads away from the last point, catching the loop; pull the thread through to the back, leaving a loop for the next stitch.

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Suzanne W.
Suzanne W. · Marietta, Georgia, US
Beautiful!!
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