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Free Crochet Box Stitch Pillow
Box Stitch Pillow

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn; Main Colour-Med Green 2.5 ozs,
Colour A-Dk Green
              2.5 ozs, Colour B-Lt Green 1.5 ozs
  Crochet Hook Size J or 6.00 mm
  Square Pillow Form 14” x 14”

Finished Size 14” x 14”
Gauge: In pattern, 13 sts and 9 rows = 4”

Stripe Sequence:
2 rows Main colour, 2 rows colour A, 2 rows Main colour, * 2 rows colour
B, 2 rows Main colour, 2 rows colour A, 2 rows Main colour; repeat from *
2 times more.

Front:
With main colour, ch 47 loosely.
Row 1: (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across: 45 sts.
Note: Loop a short piece of yarn around any stitch to mark last row as
right side.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc, now and throughout), turn; dc in next
dc, * work front post dc (fpdc) around post of next dc, dc in next dc;
repeat from * across to last st, hdc in last st; finish off: 45 sts.
Row 3: With wrong side facing, join new colour with sl st in first hdc, ch 2,
work fpdc around post of next dc, (dc in next fpdc, work fpdc around
post of next dc) across to last hdc, hdc in last hdc.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc in next fpdc, (work fpdc around post of next dc, dc
in next fpdc) across to last hdc, hdc in last hdc; finish off.
Rows 5-30: Repeat rows 3 and 4, 13 times.
Edging:
With right side facing, join colour A with sl st in first hdc; ch 1, (sc in each
st across to corner, 3 sc in corner, work 45 sc evenly spaced across to
corner, 3 sc in corner) twice; join with sl st to first dc, finish off: 192 sc.

Back:
Work same as front; do not finish off.

Finishing:
With colour A, work reverse double crochet joining as follows: With
wrong sides together and front facing, work through both sts of both
pieces as follows: ch 4, working from left to right, skip next st, * yo, insert
hook in next st to right of hook, yo and draw through, under and to left of
loop on hook (3 loops on hook), (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook)
twice, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around inserting pillow form before
closing; join with sl st to base of beginning ch 4, finish off.