You can find parts 1 and 2 here.
We are going to be crocheting pillow number 2 today! The Beach Cottage pillow is made up of squares of double crochet stripes along with traditional granny squares. I love the contrast between the two. The double crochet stripes remind me of how the water changes color as you look out across the lake.
As with the Lake Breeze pillow, I will be using the same 5 colors that were inspired by my love of the Great Lakes. The only difference is that instead of using the Soft Gray for the joins and border, I will be using the cream.
Since this took me a little longer than I expected to get on the blog, instead of breaking this pillow down into parts I am putting the whole pattern out today. Yay for you guys!
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The Beach Cottage Pillow: free Crochet Pattern
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This is your materials list for the entire project (2 pillows).
-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. You will have yarn left over, I have about 1/4-1/2 yarn left from each skein. This would also be a great scrappy project!
-5 mm/h hook
-2- 18×18 in Pillow forms
Gauge and Sizing
Your front and back panel should measure anywhere from 16-17 inches across and tall
-Dc: Double Crochet
-Sl st: Slip Stitch
-Sc: Single Crochet
-BLO: Back Loop Only
Overall Pattern Notes
Ch 3 counts as Dc in granny squares
For the striped squares I used 4 of the 5 colors (soft gray, sky blue, medium denim and denim), I left out the cream and used that for the joins and border.
Back panel Instructions
*ch 2 does not count as a dc
Row 1: Ch 58, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across, Turn
Row 2: ch 2, dc in same st as ch2 and in each across. Change color, turn.
Row 3: ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each across, turn
Row 4: ch 2 , dc in same st as ch 2 and in each across, change color, turn.
Row 5-32: repeat rows 3 and 4. After last row, cut yarn and weave in ends.
Front Panel Instructions
Solid Color Granny square: Make 5, 1 in each color.
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.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 ( counts as 1 dc + ch 1), (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next ch 3 sp. *Ch 1, (3dc, ch 3, 3 dc ) in next ch 3 sp. repeat from * 1 more time. Ch 1, ( 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last 3 sp. Join to 3rd beginning ch with a sl st.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 sp. * Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp. repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 1, ( 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch 3 space, ch 1. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.
Rnd 4: Ch 4 ( counts as 1 dc + ch 1), *3 dc in next ch 1 sp. (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next ch 3 sp. ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. repeat from * 2 more time. 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, ( 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last ch 3 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch 1 sp. Join to 3rd beginning ch with a sl st. Cut yarn, finish off and weave in ends.
Striped Squares: Make 4
Row 1: Ch 18, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st across.
Row 3-9: Repeat row 2. I did 2 rows of each color and then a single row of the first color as the last row. Weave in ends.
Joining your squares
I used the same join from the Lake Breeze pillow. It is a single crochet join and creates a nice raised “box” around each square. You can refer back to that post here and here is the tutorial I used from the uber talented Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me.
Rnd 1. Using same color as your joins, for me this was the Cream, 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.
Joining your panels
I joined these panels in the same manner as pillow 1, the Lake Breeze Pillow. 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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