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Pillow
Front Post Square Pillow

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn; Main Colour 2 ozs, Colour A 1.5 ozs, Colour B 1.5 ozs
  Crochet Hook Size K or 7.00 mm
  Square Pillow Form 14” x 14”

Finished Size Approximately 14” x 14”
Gauge: In pattern, 12 sts and 7 rows = 4”

Front:
With main colour ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with sl st to
first dc (now and throughout): 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, work fptr around post of next dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (shell made), * dc in next dc, work
fptr around post of next dc, dc in next dc, work shell in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 2 times more: join.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp (Vst made), * dc in next 3 dc, work
fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc, work Vst in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * 2 times more, dc in last 2 dc; join, finish off.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Colour A with sl st in first dc; ch 3, work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc, work fptr
around post of next dc, work shell in next ch-1 sp, work fptr around post of next dc, * (dc in next 3 dc, work fptr around post of
next st) twice, work shell in next ch-1 sp, work fptr around post of next dc; repeat from * 2 times more, dc in last 2 dc; join, finish
off.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join Colour B with sl st in first dc; ch 3, work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc, work fptr
around post of next fptr, dc in next 2 dc, work Vst in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr, * (dc in next
3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr) twice, dc in next 2 dc, work Vst in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, work fptr around post of
next fptr; repeat from * 2 times more, dc in last 2 dc; join.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, (work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc) twice, work shell in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, * (work fptr
around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc) 3 times, work shell in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * 2 times more, work
fptr around post of next fptr, dc in last 2 dc; join.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, (work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc) twice, work fptr around post of next dc, dc in next dc, work Vst
in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, work fptr around post of next dc, dc in next 3 dc, * (work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3
dc) 3 times, work fptr around post of next dc, dc in next dc, work Vst in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, work fptr around post of next
dc, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 2 times more, work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in last 2 dc; join, finish off.
Rnd 8: With right side facing, join Colour A with sl st in first dc; ch 3, work fptr around post of next fptr, (dc in next 3 dc, work
fptr around post of next fptr) twice, dc in next 2 dc, work shell in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr,
* (dc in next 3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr) 4 times, dc in next 2 dc, work shell in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, work
fptr around post of next fptr; repeat from * 2 times more, dc in next 3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in last 2 dc; join,
finish off.
Rnd 9: With right side facing, join main colour with sl st in first dc; ch 3, (work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc) 3
times, work fptr around post of next dc, work Vst in next ch-1 sp, work fptr around post of next dc, * (dc in next 3 dc, work fptr
around post of next st) 6 times, work Vst in next ch-1 sp, work fptr around post of next dc; repeat from * 2 times more, (dc in
next 3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr) twice, dc in last 2 dc; join.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, work fptr around post of next fptr, (dc in next 3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr) 3 times, dc in next dc, work
shell in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, work fptr around post of next fptr, * (dc in next 3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr) 6
times, dc in next dc, work shell in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, work fptr around post of next fptr; repeat from * 2 times more, (dc
in next 3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr) twice, dc in last 2 dc; join.
Rnd 11: Ch 3, (work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc) 4 times, work Vst in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, * (work fptr
around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc) 7 times, work Vst in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 2 times more, work fptr
around post of next fptr, (dc in next 3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr) twice, dc in last 2 dc; join, finish off.
Rnd 12: With right side facing, join Colour A with sl st in first dc; ch 3, (work fptr around post of next fptr, dc in next 3 dc) 4
times, work fptr around post of next dc, work shell in next ch-1 sp, * (work fptr around post of next st, dc in next 3 dc) 8 times,
work fptr around post of next dc, work shell in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * 2 times more, work fptr around post of next st, (dc in
next 3 dc, work fptr around post of next fptr) 3 times, dc in last 2 dc; join, finish off.
Edging:
With right side facing, join Colour B with sl st in first dc; ch 1, (sc in each st across to corner, (3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in corner) 4
times, sc in each st across; join with sl st to first sc, finish off; 172 sc.

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

Finishing:
With Colour B, 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.