AMERICAN THREAD "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN
3—70 yd. skeins Black
1—70 yd. skein each Lavender and Lilac
3 yds. each Orange and Yellow
Plastic Crochet Hook Size H OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE BELOW
Shredded Foam Rubber or Kapok
½ yd. Lining Material
GAUGE: 3 d c = 1 inch (Pansy); 3 s c = 1 inch (Pillow)
PANSY: With Lavender ch 8, join to form a ring, * ch 3, 3 d c in ring, ch 3, turn. 2nd ROW: 2 d c in same space, 3 d c in each of next 2 d c, 3 d c in top of ch 3, ch 3, turn. 3rd ROW: 2 d c in same space, 1 d c in each d c, work 3 d c in turning ch, ch 3, turn. 4th ROW: Same as last row but ch 1 to turn. 5th ROW: 1 s c in each of next 2 sts, 1 s d c in each of next 2 sts (s d c: yo hook, insert in st, pull through, yo and pull through all loops at one time), 1 d c in each of next 12 sts, 1 s d c in each of next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. Repeat last row twice, sl st down side of petal, sl st into ring, repeat from * of 1st row twice, cut Lavender. Attach Lilac in ring, ch 3 and work 4 d c in ring, ch 3, turn. 2nd ROW: 2 d c in same space, 3 d c in each remaining st. 3rd and 4th ROWS: Same as 3rd row of Lavender petal. 5th ROW: 1 d c in each st, ch 1, turn. 6th ROW: 1 s c in each of next 2 sts, 1 s d c in each of next 2 sts, 1 d c in each of next 15 sts, 1 s d c in each of next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. Repeat last row twice, cut yarn. Attach Lilac in ring, and work 1 more petal in same manner, cut yarn. Work a row of s c around all petals working Lavender on Lilac petals, and Lilac on the 3 Lavender petals. With Yellow and Orange embroider the Lavender petals as illustrated using long and short sts.
PILLOW: (NOTE: Work in back loop of sts throughout.) With Black ch 2, 8 s c in 2nd st from hook, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beg of each round. 2nd ROUND: 2 s c in each s c. 3rd ROUND: * S c in 1st s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around. 4th ROUND: Inc 8 sts evenly spaced all around, but do not work inc over inc of previous round. Repeat 4th round until there are 12 inc rounds. Then work even until section measures 14 inches, cut yarn. Work another section in same manner.
LINING: Cut 2 sections allowing about ½ inch all around for seams. Seam allowing opening for filling. Fill with shredded foam rubber. Sew opening closed.
FINISHING: Weave pillow sections tog in back loop of sts all around leaving an opening. Insert lining in pillow and sew opening closed. Tack petals in position having the 2 Lilac petals at top.
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