Crochet Pillow Cover with Circles
1 skein of Stone Washed by Scheepjes in shades 802, 820, 816, 815, 806, 817, 808, 813, 805 and 801. (each color);
Crochet hook 3,25 mm;
Zip 30 cm long;
Size: 44cm x 44cm (17 ½” x 17 ½”).
Stitches control: 20 sts x 21 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”)
Each stripe with dots (18 rows) is made with yarn in 2 colors.
1st row: Ch86 with 802 (C1). Starting in 2nd ch from hook sc in every ch to the end. (85sc) Turn;
2nd-3rd rows: Ch1 (doesn’t count as sc here and throughout), 85sc. Turn;
4th row: you will start working with shades 802 (C1) and 820 (C2) at the same time.
Ch1, *8sc with C1 (change yarn on 8th sc), 5sc with C2 (change yarn on 5th sc), 3sc with C1* 5 times, 5sc with C1. Turn;
5th row: Сh1, *7sc with C1, 5sc with C2, 2sc with C1* 5 times, 5sc with C1. Turn;
6th row: Сh1, *6sc with C1, 9sc with C2, 1sc with C1* 5 times, 5sc with C1. Turn;
7th-12th rows: Сh1, *5sc with C1, 11sc with C2* 5 times, 5sc with C1. Turn;
13th row: as the 6th row;
14th row: as the 5th row;
15th row: as the 4th row. Cut C2 leaving 15cm (6”) tail;
16th-18th rows: with C1 as row 2. Change to 816. Cut C1 leaving 15 cm (6”) tail;
Next stripe (rows 19-36) will be worked with shades 816 (C3) and 815 (C4).
19th-21st rows: with C3. As the 2nd row;
22nd row: Ch1, *5sc with C4, 11sc with C3* 5 times, 5sc with C4. Turn;
23rd row: Ch1, *6sc with C4, 9sc with C3, 1sc with C4* 5 times, 5sc with C4. Turn;
24th row: Ch1, *7sc with C4, 7sc with C3, 2sc with C4* 5 times, 5sc with C4. Turn;
25th-30th rows: Ch1, *8sc with C4, 5sc with C3, 3sc with C4* 5 times, 5sc with C4. Turn;
31st row: as 24th row;
32nd row: as 23rd row;
33rd row: as 22nd row. Cut C4 leaving 15cm (6”) tail;
34th-36th rows: with C3. As 2nd row. Change to 806. Cut C1 leaving 15 cm (6”) tail;
37th-54th rows: repeat 1st-18th rows, working with shades 806 (C1) and 801 (C2);
55th-72nd rows: repeat 19th-36th rows, working with shades 808 (C3) and 813 (C4);
73rd-90th rows: repeat 1st-19th rows, working with shades 805 (C1) and 817 (C2).
After 90th row change to shade 808 and crochet around the whole square making 85 sc on each side and 3 sc in each corner (for even and neat work - make 17sc into every stripe on the sides). Finish with sl st in 1st sc of this rnd or with NJ in 2nd sc. Cut yarn and weave all tails in.
Make in the same way, as front.
Place front and back with wrong sides facing. Crochet joining row on the back. With shade 813 start joining both parts on the bottom approx 5 cm (2”) before the corner – for an appropriate size of the zip opening. Crochet with sc till the 1st corner (insert the hook under all 4 loops), continue crocheting along 3 next sides, and make the same amount on another edge of the bottom as in the beginning. Don’t fasten off and continue to crochet with sc on the back only. When you come to the beginning of joining row, cut yarn leaving approx 50cm (20”) tail and NJ in 1st sc of joining row. Now crochet with sc along unworked part of the zip opening (on the wrong side of the front part). When you come to the beginning of joining row, again - cut yarn leaving approx 50cm (20”) tail and finish with NJ to the beginning of joining row. Pin zip to the opening on the bottom of the cover with a few sewing pins and sew it along the opening using yarn tails with running stitch. Secure the tails and cut yarn.