I’m back! At least for a moment 😁 I’ve been playing around with my yarn stash and made a really simple, easy peasy pillow pattern. I think it’s a good beginner project, and it whips up quickly. Now if only I could type up the pattern just as quickly…hard to do on a phone! Lol
Neck Pillow Pattern
©Amanda Bryant 2016
Crafters Secret 100% Acrylic yarn (7 oz, 199 grams, 355 yards, 325 meters)- 1 skein Color#/Name: 15/Passport (available at Hobby Lobby stores)
Size 3.5 mm crochet hook
GAUGE- isn’t really important, but use a hook small enough so that the stitches are close together and the stuffing doesn’t pop out through the stitches.
DIMENSIONS- approximately 12″ long, 15″ circumference ** you can make the pillow any length and stuff it as firmly or as loosely as you wish.
**Every round is ended with a sl st join to the first sc of the previous round**
Round 1- make 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, join (6 sc)
Round 2- ch 1, make 2 sc in ea sc around, join (12 sc)
Round 3- ch 1, *make 1 sc in the first sc, 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * around, join (18 sc)
Round 4- ch 1, *make 1 sc in ea of the first 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * around, join (24 sc)
Round 5- ch 1, *make 1 sc in ea of the first 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc; repeat from * around, join (30 sc)
Rounds 6-10- following the pattern set above, increase each round by 6 sc until you have a total of 60 sc’s. (Round 6= 36 sc, Round 7= 42 sc, Round 8= 48 sc, Round 9= 54 sc, and Round 10= 60 sc)
Round 11- ch 1, working in back loops of each sc only, make 1 sc in ea sc around, join (60 sc)
Round 12- ch 1, working in both loops of each sc again, make 1 sc in ea sc around, join (60 sc)
Round 13- ch 1, make 1 sc in ea sc around, join (60 sc)
**Repeat Round 13 until the length of the piece measures approximately 10″ from Round 12 (where you worked in only the back loops), or until you’ve reached your desired length. Note that once you’ve stuffed your pillow there will be a bit of extra length added on to each end where the increase and decrease rounds are. For my pillow, this was about 1″ on either end.
Round 14- ch 1, working in back loops only, make 1 sc in ea sc around, join (60 sc)
Round 15- (start decreasing)- ch 1, working in both loops again, *make 1 sc in ea of the first 8 sc, then sc2tog; repeat from* around, 54 n (54 sc)
Round 16-ch 1, *make 1 sc in ea of the first 7 sc, then sc2tog; repeat from * around, join (48 sc)
Round 17-ch 1, *make 1 sc in ea of the first 6 sc, then sc2tog ; repeat from * around, join (42 sc)
Rounds 18-22- Following the pattern set above, decrease each round by 6 sc’s, until you are left with 12 sc’s. (Round 18=36 sc, Round 19=30 sc, Round 20=24 sc, Round 21=18 sc, Round 22=12 sc) **After Round 18 or 19 begin stuffing your pillow, and continue stuffing until the desired firmness is met.
Round 23-ch 1, *sc2tog; repeat from * around, join (6 sc)
Next-leaving a long yarn tail, fasten off. Using the yarn needle, weave yarn tail through the last 6 sc and pull tightly to close up the hole. Secure the yarn and weave the remaining tail inside the stuffed pillow.