Classic Granny Square Pillow

Categories: Decor, Pillow, Crochet, Holiday

What you need to make this project

Materials
Soft Touch Pillow 14" x 14"
Supplies
worsted weight yarn in 4 colors (Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy, White, and Guava, Red Heart With Love in Pewter)
I crochet hook
scissors
yarn needle

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Soft Touch® Pillow 14″ x 14″

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Instructions

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Step One

Begin by making a large granny square.

start with first color (white)

ch 4, join with slip stitch to make ring

Round 1: ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, join to first, change to new color (burgundy)

Round 2:  ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 space, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in each of the next 3 ch 1 spaces, 3 dc in next ch space, ch 1, join with slip stitch, change to next color (gray)

Round 3: ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 space, [3 dc in between clusters, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner] repeat around, end with 3 dc in starting corner, ch 1, slip stitch to join, change to next color (green)

Round 4: ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 space, [3 dc in between two sets of clusters, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner] repeat around, end with 3 dc in starting corner, ch 1, slip stitch to join, change to next color (white)

Continue working the same pattern, 3 dc in between each set of clusters along the side, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in each corner, for a total of 18 rounds changing color each round rotating through the 4 colors

When you finish all 18 rounds finish off, cut yarn, and weave in ends

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Step Two

Lay your granny square wrong side up and place the pillow in the center with the points on the center of each side.

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Step Three

Fold the corners to the center on the pillow

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Step Four

Stitch the sides of the granny square together by working a slip stitch through the back loops of each side. Starting in one corner insert your hook in the back loop on one side then insert in the back loop on the other side, pick up your working yarn and pull through, repeat. Stitch from one corner all the way to the opposite corner diagonally, then start at one of the other corners and repeat. You are basically stitching an x on the back.

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Step Five

You can use either side as the front of your pillow, the more classic looking granny square side, or the side with the x. By making this in red, green, gray, and white it is perfect for Christmas but it could easily be made in any color to match your decor or the holiday.