Pillow Top Pattern #9016

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Pillow Top Pattern #9016

Materials: Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Pearl Cotton, size 5, 3 balls of Ecru and 3 balls of Brown.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 7.
A pillow, 20 x 15½ inches.
¾ yd. of monk's cloth or any fabric desired.

Gauge: 10 d c make 1 inch; 4 rows make 1 inch.

Strips (Make 2). Starting at "A" on chart, with Brown ch 56 (to measure about 6 inches). 1st row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each of next 3 ch; then thread over, insert hook in next ch and draw loop through, thread over and draw through 2 loops, drop Brown, attach Ecru and draw through remaining 2 loops (6 Brown d c made, counting turning ch-3 as 1 d c). With Ecru, d c in each of next 18 ch, carrying Brown concealed in d c's and completing last d c with Brown; then, concealing Ecru in d c's, with Brown make d c in each of next 18 ch, completing last d c with Ecru; with Ecru, d c in each of next 6 ch, concealing Brown as before and completing last d c with Brown; with Brown d c in each of next 6 ch, concealing Ecru and completing last d c with Ecru. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Make d c in each d c across, making 12 Ecru d c, 12 Brown d c, 12 Ecru d c, 6 Brown d c, 12 Ecru d c. (Be sure always to complete last d c of each color-group with contrasting color.) With Brown, ch 3, turn. Hereafter follow chart from "B" to complete one strip. (Strip should measure about 16½ inches. If not, add a few more patterns.)

Cut a piece of fabric 9½ x 16½ inches, and 2 pieces, each 3½ x 16½ inches. Sew a ¼-inch hem on both long edges of large piece, and on one long edge of each small piece. Sew a crocheted strip to each hemmed edge of large piece. Then sew the hemmed edge of one small piece to each crocheted strip. Cut a piece of material same size as this entire piece, for back of pillow top. Sew both long sides together on wrong side, allowing ½ inch for seams. Turn piece right side out, and fray both short sides, forming a 2-inch fringe. Sew with over-and-over stitches along base of fringe to prevent further raveling. Insert pillow, and sew both short ends together 1 inch above base of fringe.

Pillow Top Pattern #9016