Hi guys! This week I have some good and bad news to share with you. I will get the bad news out of the way first, so we can focus on the positive. Bad News: Lion Brand is discontinuing their Color Made Easy Bulky weight 5 yarn. I used this yarn in the Mountain Mama Blanket, the Cottage Quilt Blanket, and the Flower Power Crochet Circular Pillow that I am sharing today. It is already hard enough to find good quality bulky weight 5 yarn, and Lion Brand is discontinuing one of the best. Lion Brand’s website only has one color available, but you can still find lots of colour options on LoveCrafts.com. Do you have a bulky weight yarn that you love? Please share your favourite(s) in the comments below, so that we have some alternative options to turn to. Thanks guys!
Good News: Free Pattern Below and 50% off Your Next Pattern!
The good news is that the Flower Power Circular Pillow Pattern is available for free on the blog below. Post a picture of your completed Flower Power Pillow on Ravelry, under the “Projects” section in your profile, and I will send you a 50% off coupon code that you can use on any one pattern in my Ravelry Store. I hope you enjoy making this pillow, and please let me know if you have any questions as you work through the pattern!
The Flower Power Pillow was featured in the Bring on Spring Blog Hop, hosted by Ashley Edmonds of Through the Loop Yarn Crafts. The blog hop is running from Feb. 1 – Mar. 1, so make sure to check in with Ashley each day to receive a free PDF pattern!
You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE Printable PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE! or Ravelry HERE! This PDF includes the complete pattern and step-by-step pictures, along with a video tutorial, so you can follow along on paper, highlight and make notes. It is a total of 12 pages including the cover page.
- Approximately 300 yards of any bulky weight 5 yarn
- 6.5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker or Safety Pin
- 14” Round Pillow insert
- 2 Skeins of Lion Brand Color Made Easy Weight 5 Bulky (100% Acrylic, 247yd/ 226 m, 7 oz/ 200g) – Millennial (approx 300 yards used)
If you don’t have any Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn, don’t panic. You can use any bulky weight 5 yarn to make this pillow pattern; just make sure to check your gauge/measurements as you crochet. Here are a couple of alternatives to get you thinking:
- Red Heart Soft Essentials (20 Colours)
- Lion Brand Hue and Me (18 Colours)
- 2 Strands of any Medium 4 Worsted Weight Yarn Held Together – this is a perfect option for those wanting to de-stash!
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Puff Stitch Photo Tutorial:
YO, and insert the hook in the st.
YO and draw up a loop – there should be 3 loops on the hook.
Rep Step 2, two more times – there should be 7 loops on the hook.
YO and pull through the first 6 loops on the hook – there should be 2 loops remaining on the hook.
YO and pull through the last 2 loops to close the st.
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Sp(s) – space(s)
- YO – yarn over
- Sk – skip
- MR – magic ring
- Ch – chain
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- Hdc – double crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- Tc – triple crochet
- Ps – puff stitch
-  – Repeat the instructions inside these brackets.
This crochet circular pillow is designed to fit a 14″ round pillow insert. Checking your measurements and gauge as you crochet is important for this pattern because it has to fit around the pillow insert.
- The circle measures 4.25″ in diameter after Round 3 (from one edge of the pillow to the other).
- The pillow measures 11″ in diameter after Round 9.
- The circle measures 14″ in diameter after Round 12.
- The beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
- As you crochet, make sure to check your measurements using the gauge listed above for Round 3, 9 and 12.
- Making a Magic Ring tutorial.
-  – Repeat the instructions inside these brackets.
- Some rounds are joined with a slip stitch to close, while others are not joined – this creates a more seamless look throughout the pillow. Use a stitch marker to mark the 1st stitch of the round, to help you keep track.
- Video Tutorial: Half Double Crochet in 3rd Loop only Technique
Pillow Circle: Make 2*
Make a MR.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, [Ps, Ch 1] 6 times in MR. Join with a sl st. (6 Ps + 6 ch-1s)
Make a sl st into the ch-1 sp.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps, ch 1) in ch-1 sp] 6 times. Join with a sl st. (12 Ps + 12 ch-1s)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, dc in 1st st, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps) in ch-1 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st] 5 times, (Ps, ch 1, Ps) in ch-1 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp. Do NOT join with a sl st. (12 Ps + 6 ch-1s + 24 dc)
*Place a stitch marker in the 1st st of Rnd 4 to mark your place. In Rnd 4, ch-1 sps count as sts.
Rnd 4: 1 hdc in 1st 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts] 9 times, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in last 2 sts. Do NOT join with a sl st. (52 hdc)
Rnd 5: In 3rd loop only, 1 hdc in 1st st, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts] 10 times, 2 hdc in last st. Sl st into the 3rd loop of the 1st hdc of the round. (63 hdc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, in 3rd loop only, 1 tc in 1st 5 sts, [2 tc in next st, 1 tc in next 5 sts] 9 times, 2 tc in next st, 1 tc in last 3 sts. Join with a sl st. (73 tc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts] 10 times, 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st. (84 sc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 1st st, sk 3 sts, [(dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, sk 3 sts] 20 times. Join with a sl st. (42 dc + 21 ch-1s)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, dc in 1st st, [2 dc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st] 10 times, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next st. Join with a sl st. (94 dc)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, tc in 1st 5 sts, [2 tc in next st, tc in next 8 sts] 9 times, 2 tc in next st, tc in last 7 sts. Do NOT join with a sl st. (104 tc)
Rnd 11: In 3rd loop only, hdc in 1st 2 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 9 sts] 10 times, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in last st. Do NOT join with a sl st. (115 hdc)
Rnd 12: In 3rd loop only, hdc in 1st 8 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts] 9 times, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in last 7 sts. Sl st into the 3rd loop of the 1st hdc of the round. (125 hdc)
Fasten off and leave a long tail (approx. 20″) to sew the circles together!
Repeat this process to make a second circle!
Sewing Your Crochet Circular Pillow Together:
Sewing is probably my least favourite part of any project, but when you start to sew the two circles together, you will be able to watch your pillow come to life. It’s so exciting! To sew these circles together, we will be using a technique called the whip stitch. If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, there is a great tutorial by Wool and the Gang to help you here.
- Place the circles on top of each other, making sure that the right sides are facing outward. Thread the yarn needle with the long tail you left (about 20″), and begin to whip stitch around the circle.
- When you have sewn halfway around your circle, insert your pillow form. Continue to whip stitch around your circle.
- When you have sewn your last pair of stitches together, work the remaining tail through your work. I recommend making a knot before cutting the yarn tail – this makes your work more secure and will stop it from unraveling between washes.
If you have any questions as you work through the pattern, please reach out to me. I’d be more than happy to help! Simply comment below, or send me an e-mail through my contact page.
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