Fun Flower Pillow

Author

by Michelle Grissam

Introduction

pillowThis cheery, cuddly pillow is sure to brighten even the dullest day. It’s a fabulous project for beginners, so come on all you newbies out there, show us what you got.

Materials List

  • Sport Weight Baby Yarn, 2 colors A & B (pick your favorites!)
  • Size I hook
  • Polyester Fiberfill for pillow stuffing
  • Small piece of yarn, stitch marker, or safety pin to mark rounds

Notes

I used 2 colors for the front of the flower and one single color for the back.

The Pattern

Flower Pillow Body (make 2)

*Do not join rounds; use a piece of yarn or safety pin to mark the first stitch of each round*

With Color A: Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring

Rnd 1. ch 1, 9 sc in ring (9 sc total)
Rnd 2. 2 sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 3. (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (27)
Rnd 4. (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (36)
Rnd 5. (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (45) – join Color B in last st
Rnd 6. (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (54)
Rnd 7. sc in each sc around
Rnd 8. Repeat rnd 7
Rnd 9. (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (63)
Rnd 10. repeat rnd 7
Rnd 11. (sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (72)
Rnd 12. repeat rnd 7
Rnd 13. (sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (81)
curl up with me!Rnd 14. (sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (90)
Rnd 15. (sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (99)
Rnd 16. (sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (108)
Rnd 17. repeat rnd 7
Rnd 18. (sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around until last st, sc in last st (116)
*Do not fasten off*

1st Petal

Row 19. sc in each of the next 21 sc, turn (21)
Row 20. ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (23)
Row 21. ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 21 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (25)
Row 22. ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn
Row 23-24. repeat row 22
Row 25. ch 1, dec over next 2 sc, sc in each sc across w/ dec over last 2 sc, turn (23)
Row 26-35. repeat row 25 (3)
Row 36. sc in each sc across
*Fasten off*

Remaining Petals (make 4)
Skip 2 sc on round 18
Row 19. Join with sc in next sc, sc in next 20 st, turn (21)
Row 20. Repeat rows 20-36 of the 1st Petal

*At end of 5th petal, do not fasten off*

Rnd 37: Turn, ch 1. Working in ends of rows and in each sc, sc around outer edge of flower; join with a sl st to first sc. After first side, fasten off. After second side, fasten off leaving length for sewing. With wrong sides together, sew flower sides together through Back Loops only, stuffing firmly with filling before closing.

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