Hi Hook Nookers! My name is Lisa Rollins and I am a crochet designer and blogger at Stitch In Progress. As a former teacher, I have always been interested in learning new things and teaching others what I have learned. For me, crochet is no different.
I love learning new stitches and then using those new skills to create something beautiful and useful. I am always searching for new stitches to learn and practice and then turn into patterns. My life as a maker has always been more about the learning process involved in creating something new than the final product. Of course, I do love to finish a design and create that final product, but my thrill is in seeing it all come together!
So, the Home to Stay Pillow Pattern was designed after I started playing around with textures and wanted to see how they would look with the yarn that my daughter picked out for her room. She is 11 and at that stage between child and teen. She wants her room to be more grown up, but not completely. So, the Hygge yarn gives a perfect soft and fuzzy feel to a more grown up texture and look. She loves the pillow and I hope you do too.
Yarn: Red Heart hygge, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 8oz/227g, Pearl, 212 yards/121 meters - 2 skeins
Hook: K/6.5 mm
Pillow form - 14 x 14 inches
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
tc - treble crochet
st(s) - stitch(es)
bobble - yarn over, insert into st, *yarn over and pull through st to pull up a loop, pull through two loops, repeat from * 3 more times, yarn over and pull through the 5 loops left on hook
Of first section - 10 sts x 11 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches
14 x 14 inches
In row 4, you will end with 2 sc stitches to keep the height of the rows at a sc height. On row 2, you will already end with a sc stitch
Treble crochet cobbles and the bobbles are worked on the wrong side of the pattern. This pushes the stitch out to the right side of the pattern when you work the single crochet beside it. Push the cobble/bobble stitch toward the right side as you work and make the sc low and tight to make the cobble/bobble stick out more.
There is a chart at the bottom of the post to show the placement of the alternating cobbles and the rows of bobbles.
I do have an alternating cobble stitch tutorial on my blog if you would like to see how that is worked too.
Row 1 - (Right side): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (39 sts)
Note #1: Place a stitch marker around any stitch on row 1 to mark as right side.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *tc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to end, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, tc in first sc, *sc in next sc, tc in next sc; repeat from * to last two st(s) , sc in last 2 st(s), turn.
Row 5 : Repeat Row 3
Row 6 - 13 - Repeat rows 2 - 5
Rows 14 - 15 - Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 16 - (Wrong side) 1Ch 1, sc in first st, *bobble in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * to end with sc in last st, turn.
Rows 17 - 23 - Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 24 - 31 - Repeat rows 16-23.
Row 32 - Repeat row 16.
Rows 33 - 35 - Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 36 - 47 - repeat rows 2-5 until row 47.
Finish and weave in ends.
Row 1 - Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (39 sts)
Row 2 - Ch 1, sc in first st and each st across, turn.
Row 3 - 50 - repeat row 2.
Place wrong sides together and starting on one side. Working through both layers, work a sc in each stitch to end of side, ch 3, then work a sc in each stitch of the next side. Repeat for third side, then insert pillow form and finish last side with a sc in each st to seam, ch 3 and sl st into first sc.
Finish and weave in ends.
Tips and Other Ideas
You can work side 1 twice to make the pillow textured on both sides.
You could also work the bobbles in a different color yarn to make them stand out more.
I hope you find that this pattern works as perfectly in your home as it does mine.
The pattern will work in a variety of yarns and colors and can be made to match your decor and be that special homemade touch that makes your home feel cozy and classic.