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Lakeside Crochet Pillow Collection: Part 2

You can find the part 1 HERE: Parts 3 and 4 will be released next week.

Today I am sharing Part 2 of the Lakeside Pillow Collection. After today you will have one of the two pillows done!  We are going to be crocheting the front panel of the Lake Breeze Pillow and joining the back and front together.

The front panel is made using a combo of traditional and solid granny squares that are joined using single crochet. That join forms a nice raised edge to each square. Then I added a simple single crochet in the back-loop border. I love the subtle texture of that stitch when it is worked in the round.

Schedule

You can find Part 1 here: Lake Breeze Back Panel and Material List

Today-Part 2: Lake Breeze Front Panel

Part 3 & 4: Beach Cottage Pillow

 

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Materials List

This is your materials list for the entire project (2 pillows). I am anticipating having yarn leftover but cannot say how much for sure.

-5 skeins of Big Twist Value from Joann Fabrics or similar #4/Worsted Weight yarn in 5 colors: Denim, Medium Denim, Sky Blue, Cream and Soft Gray

-5 mm/h hook

-Tapestry needle

-Scissors

-2- 18×18 in Pillow forms

Lake Breeze Crochet Pillow: Front panel and joining

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Abbreviations

-Dc: Double Crochet

-Sl st: Slip Stitch

-Ch(s): Chain(s)

-Sp(s): Space(s)

-Sc: Single Crochet

-BLO: Back Loop Only

Overall Pattern Notes

Ch 3 counts as Dc

For the traditional granny squares I used only 4 of the 5 colors: Cream, sky blue, medium denim and denim, changing colors each round. The 5th color (soft gray) I saved for my center solid square, joins and border. I did this on purpose so my joins stood out.

Instructions

Granny square: Make 4, changing color each row.

Make a magic circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3.  * 3 dc in ring, ch 3 repeat from * 2 more times. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st. Break yarn and join next color in any ch 3 sp

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into same space as ch 3. * ch 1, (3dc, ch 3, 3dc) in next ch 3 sp. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st. Break yarn and join next color in any ch 3 corner sp

Rnd 3: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same space a s ch 3. * Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. ( 3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, join with slip stitch to top of ch 3. Break yarn and join new color in any ch 3 sp.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, ( 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same space as ch 3. * (ch 1, 3 dc) in next 2- ch 1 sps, ch 1. (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp. Repeat from * 2 more times. (ch 1, 3 dc) in next 2- ch 1 sps, join with sl st to top of ch 3. Break yarn and weave in ends.

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Solid Granny square: Make 5, 1 in each color.

Make a magic circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, *ch 2, 3 dc repeat 2 more times. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, Dc in next 2 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 2 more times. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, Dc in next 4, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * 2 more times. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 2 sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 4:  Ch 3, Dc in next 6, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 11 sts. Repeat from * 2 more times. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 4 sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Joining your granny Squares

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I chose to use a single crochet join, this gave me the raised edges around each square. To do this you need to put wrong sides together and then using your 5th color ( soft gray for me) single crochet through the back loop of the front square and the front loop of the back square. You will join the horizontal rows first starting at the bottom and then the vertical ones. Sarah over at Repeat Crafter Me has a fantastic photo tutorial on how to do this join, you can find that HERE.

Border

Rnd 1. Using same color as your joins, for me this was the Soft Gray,  Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each stitch around placing 5 sc in each corner space. Join to top of first sc

Rnd 2-5: WORKING IN BLO FOR ENTIRE ROUND. Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each stitch around placing 3 sc in each corner stitch. Join to top of first sc using a sl st. Note: I changed color after round 3 to medium denim. 

Lets make a pillow!

Lake Breeze Pillow | The Lakeside Pillow Collection | Free Crochet Pattern | Part 2 | The Unraveled Mitten

Now we get to put this pillow together!! Yay! Who’s excited?!

Put your to panels together with wrong sides together. Choose your join color. I picked the denim.  Attach your yarn through both panels near one of the corners. Ch 1, Sc same st as ch 1 and in each around, placing 3 sc in each corner until you have 3 sides joined. Slip your pillow form into the pocket and continue to sc the pocket closed. Join to top of first sc with a sl. st. Cut yarn and weave in ends. Ta-da!!

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I can’t wait to see your pillows! Share your projects with me on Facebook and Instagram.

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5 comments

  1. Kay Greenwood says:

    I really love the colours you’ve chosen for these pillows. What brand of yarn did you use? As I would like to do mine in the same colour. 😊

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