Friday, March 3, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Party Time Mini Pillow!


The Party Time Mini Pillow is a fun and quick little project that will brighten up any space! Use it in a child's room, playroom, or reading nook to add a bright pop of color. Be sure to check out the video below to learn how to make your own DIY pillow form too!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Party Time Mini Pillow
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials for Crocheted Pillow Cover:

  • 6.0 mm J crochet hook
  • 1 ball of Tweed Twist by Red Heart in "Neon Royal"  (affiliate link here)
  • Small amounts of brightly colored worsted weight yarn for pom poms (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Shocking Pink, "Spring Green" "Delft Blue" and "Bright Yellow"
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Materials for DIY Pillow Form (or you can use a store bought one if you like):

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill or stuffing of your choice
  • 2 pieces of scrap fabric cut into 8 inch squares

    
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Sizing:
  • 8 inches tall
  • 8 inches wide

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:



Instructions:

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Chain 5, then work 3 dc into the center of the ring, then ch 2. Work the (3 dc, ch 2) two more times into the center of the ring. Work 2 more dc into the center of the ring, and join with a sl st to close.

Round 2: In any corner, tie on a new color then ch 5. Work two dc into the center of the ring. Work a dc in each of the next three stitches. To work the corner, work two dc, ch two, then two more dc in the ch 2 space from the previous round. Work the next side the same way, working a dc in the next three stitches, then work the next corner by working 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in the same space. Keep working in this manner all the way around the square. At the corner where the round began, work one more dc in the corner space, Join with a sl st to close round.

Round 3: In any corner, tie on a new color then ch 5. Work 2 dc in the same space. Work a dc in each stitch across the top (there will be seven this time), Work the corner the same way as the previous round (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) Keep going in this manner all the way around, working the corners and the sides as before. When reaching the last corner, work one more dc, and join with a slip stitch to close.

Repeat round 3 until for a total of 6 rounds (or desired dimensions). Each side will grow in stitch count as square get larger, but corners are always worked the same way.

Finishing & Assembly:

Sandwich squares together (right sides facing outward on both sides) and seam the left side, bottom, and left side with a single crochet stitch (work a sc in each st, 3 sc at each of the corners), leaving the top open. Place the pillow form inside and continue seaming across the top. Fasten off and weave in all ends. Check out the video if you'd like to make your own DIY pillow form.

Make 4 pom poms with colors of your choice. I made each one of mine about 2 inches wide. Tie each one into each of the corner spaces and trim tails flush to the pom pom. If you've never made a pom pom, the video will walk you through step by step.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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