Square Pillow Pattern

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Square Pillow Pattern

LILY DOUBLE QUICK Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art. 50: 4 skeins Gold and 2 skeins Dk. Emerald.

No. 3 Steel Crochet Hook.

A 14-inch square pillow.

With Gold make 18 inch chain.

ROW 1: Holding Green along chain and working over it, sk 3 ch, dc in next 4 ch holding the last 2 lps of final dc on hook, drop Gold, draw Green thru 2 lps; * working over Gold, sc in next 4 ch holding 2 lps of 4th sc on hook, drop Green, join Gold thru 2 lps. Always join each color in this way,—thru last 2 lps of final st in previous color. Working over Green, dc in next 4 ch, drop Gold, join Green. Repeat from * for 13½ inches, ending with 3 Gold dc; holding back the last lp of each dc on hook, make 2 dc in next ch, Y O and draw thru all 3 lps on hook at same time (2-dc Cluster).

ROW 2: Draw Green thru lp on hook (ch-1 made), turn, sc in 1st 4 dc, (join Gold, dc in next 4 sc, join Green, sc in next 4 dc) repeated across; join Gold.

ROW 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in 1st 4 sc, (join Green, sc in next 4 dc, join Gold, dc in next 4 sc) repeated across, ending with 3 dc, a 2-dc Cluster in end sc. Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until piece is square. Fasten off.

EDGE: Attach Green to last row and * work across with hdc in each sc, sc in each dc; make 3 sc in corner, work sc across next side, 3 sc in corner; repeat from * around; join, fasten off. Make a 2d piece.

Stretch and pin pieces right-side-down in correct size. Steam and press dry thru a cloth. With wrong sides facing and working thru both thicknesses, attach Green to one corner, sc around 3 sides, insert pillow and com­plete other side; join.

RND 2: (Ch 1, sl st in next sc) repeated around; join and fasten off.