Bluebird Pillow Cases Pattern

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Bluebird Pillow Cases Pattern

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"GEM" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 35, size 30
1 ball each Blue, White and Tinted Pink and Yellow or
"STAR" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 30, size 30
2 balls each Blue and White
1 ball Tinted Pink and Yellow and
"STAR" SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY COTTON, Article 50
1 skein each Yellow and Black
Steel crochet hook No. 12
1 pr. hemstitched pillow cases.

STARTING AT LOWER WING: With Blue ch 9, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 3, turn.
2nd Row—2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each s c increasing 2 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.
3rd Row—3 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each of the next 10 s c, 2 s c in each of the next 2 s c, ch 3, turn.
4th Row—3 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each s c increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.
5th Row—Working in s c, increase 1 s c at beginning and end of row, ch 3, turn.
6th Row—2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each s c increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.
7th Row—Work same as 5th row.
8th Row—2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 7 s c, sl st in next s c, ch 1, turn.
9th Row—Skip the sl st, 1 s c in each s c, increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 3, turn.
10th Row—S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 4 s c, sl st in each of the next 2 s c, cut thread, do not turn.

TAIL SECTION: Skip 2 s c of 7th row, attach Blue in next s c, 1 s c in each s c increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.
9th Row—Same as 5th row.
10th Row—Same as 6th row.
11th Row—Increase 1 s c at end of row, ch 3, turn.
12th Row—2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn.
13th Row—Increase 1 s c at end of row, ch 4, turn.
14th Row—2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 9 s c, sl st in next s c, ch 1, turn.
15th Row—Skip the sl st, 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, ch 1, turn.
16th Row—2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in next s c, sl st in next s c, ch 1, turn.
17th Row—Skip the sl st and 1 s c, 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c, ch 1, turn.
18th Row—2 s c in 1st s c, sl st in next s c, ch 1, turn.
19th Row—1 s c in each s c, cut thread, turn.

UPPER WING: Skip 2 s c of 13th row, attach thread in next s c, 1 s c in each s c, decreasing 1 s c at end of row (to decrease: insert hook in st, pull loop through, insert hook in next st, pull loop through, thread over and pull through all loops at one time), ch 1, turn.
15th Row—Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each remaining s c, ch 1, turn.
16th Row—2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each of the next 9 s c, ch 1, turn.
17th Row—Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each s c increas­ing 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.
18th Row—Decrease 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.
19th Row—Same as 17th row of upper wing.
20th Row—2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each of the next 6 s c, ch 1, turn.
21st Row—Skip 1 st, decrease in next 2 sts, 1 s c in each remaining s c, increasing 1 s c in last s c, ch 3, turn.
22nd Row—S c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn.
23rd Row—Skip 1 st, 1 s c in each remaining s c increasing 1 s c in last s c, cut thread.
Work 2 more birds in same manner.

FLOWERS: With Tinted Pink and Yellow ch 6, join to form a ring, * ch 4, work 3 tr c in ring keeping last loop of each st on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ch 4, s c in ring, repeat from * 3 times, cut thread. Work 7 more flowers in same manner. Appliqué birds and flowers to pillow case as illustrated. With Yellow "STAR" SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY COTTON work a French Knot in center of each flower. Embroider a Black French Knot for eye. Embroider beak with Yellow using a straight st as illustrated.

EDGE: With White work a row of s c around lower edge of pillow case, join.
2nd Row—Ch 7, tr c in same space, * skip 3 s c, tr c, ch 3, tr c in next st (shell), repeat from * all around, join in 4th st of ch.
3rd Row—Ch 7, tr c in same space, * shell in 1st tr c of next shell, repeat from * all around, join, cut thread.
4th Row—Attach Blue, * 2 s c in next loop, ch 3, 2 s c in same space, repeat from * all around, join in 1st s c, cut thread. Work another pillow case in same manner.