Throw Pillows


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Tunisian Pillows

designed by Kim Guzman © Aug. 2001

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Technique: Tunisian Crochet





Finished Size 14″ x 14″

Materials

  • 14″ Afghan Hook: Size I (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Regular Crochet Hook Size H
  • 2 balls Aunt Lydia’s® Denim Quick Crochet – Bleached
  • 2 balls Aunt Lydia’s® Denim Quick Crochet – Chambray
  • 2 14″ x 14″ Pillow Forms
  • Yarn Needle
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape

Special Stitches

Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS): Insert your hook, from front of the fabric to the back, BETWEEN the front and back vertical bars, yarn over, pull up a loop. Ensure that you’re placing your hook between the bars of the SAME stitch and not between the stitches.

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS): Placing your hook BEHIND your work, insert your hook in a side-to-side motion under the back vertical bar, yarn over, pull up a loop. For the
Tunisian Simple Stitch (above), you place your hook under the front vertical bar. This is the reverse. It makes a firm
ridge on the right side of your work.

Closing the stitches: Unless instructed otherwise, all rows are closed with a typical Tunisian crochet closing as follows: chain 1, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] across. One loop remains on your hook.

Please see my Videos for the Tunisian Knit Stitch and the Tunisian Reverse Stitch.

Gauge A 23 lp × 27 row swatch worked in Stitch Pattern with Size I Afghan Hook measures a 6″ square. [Always take time to check your gauge.]

Stitch Pattern

Row 1: (Opening Stitches) With Afghan Hook, make a length of ch as specified. Insert hook in the back horizontal bar of the second ch from hook and pull up a lp (two lps now on hook). * Insert hook in the back horizontal bar of the next ch and pull up a lp. Rep from * across. You will end with the same number of lps as the original ch. Do not turn. (Closing Stitches) Close normally (see above). Do not turn.

Row 2: (Opening Stitches) Sk first vertical bar. [TRS, TKS] across. Do not turn. Close normally.

Row 3: (Opening Stitches) Sk first vertical bar. [TKS, TRS] across. Do not turn. Close normally.

Rep Rows 2-3 throughout.

Moss Stitch Pillow (White)

[Make 2] With Bleached Denim and afghan hook, ch 51. Beg Stitch Pattern (see above). Cont in Stitch Pattern until you reach 13″ (approximately 59 rows). Fasten off.

With Front side facing, join Bleached Denim with sl st using regular crochet hook at right top corner. Ch 1. Work 3 sc in same sp of joining. Inserting hook as for Afghan Knit St, work 49 sc across the top. Work 3 sc in corner. Work 49 sc evenly across the remaining 3 sides, with 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Joining: Holding front and back of pillow together, with Back Sides facing, join Chambray Denim in any center sc of 3-sc corner, ensuring that you insert your hook in same sc of both sides of pillow. Ch 1. *Reverse sc across to center sc of corner. Work 2 Reverse sc in center sc of corner. Rep from * until 3 sides of the pillow have been joined. Insert pillow form and complete the fourth side. Sl st to the first Reverse sc. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Honeycomb Pillow (Blue)

[Make 2] With Chambray Denim and afghan hook, ch 51. Beg Stitch Pattern (see above). Cont in Stitch Pattern until you reach 13″ (approximately 59 rows). Fasten off.

With Back side facing, join Chambray Denim with sl st using regular crochet hook at right top corner. Ch 1. Work 3 sc in same sp of joining. Inserting hook as for Afghan Knit St, work 49 sc across the top. Work 3 sc in corner. Work 49 sc evenly across the remaining 3 sides, with 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Joining: Holding front and back of pillow together, with Front Sides facing, join Bleached Denim in any center sc of 3-sc corner, ensuring that you insert your hook in same sc of both sides of pillow. Ch 1. *Reverse sc across to center sc of corner. Work 2 Reverse sc in center sc of corner. Rep from * until 3 sides of the pillow have been joined. Insert pillow form and complete the fourth side. Sl st to the first Reverse sc. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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