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Free Crochet Taste of the
Tropics Pillow
Taste of the Tropics Pillow

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 4 oz yellow, 2 oz rust, 1 oz camel
    Crochet Hook Size H or 5.00 mm
    Pillow Form 14” x 14”

Finished Size 14” x 14”
Gauge: 3 hdc = 1”; 2 rows hdc = 1”

Front:
Starting in center with yellow, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc, in ring, ch 2) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Break off.
Rnd 2: Join rust in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in same sp, (sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, sk 1 dc, 6 dc in ch-2 sp) 3 times, sk 1 dc, sc in
next dc, sk 1 dc, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Break off
Rnd 3: Join camel in any sc, ch 3, sc in same st, * ch 6, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc. Rep from * 2 times, ch 6, join with sl st in
2nd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 4, (dc, ch 1) in same sp 3 times, then dc in same sp once more, ch 1, * 5 sc in ch-6 sp, ch 1,
(dc, ch 1) 4 times in next ch-3 sp, dc once more in same sp, ch 1 (corner made). Rep from * around, ending with 5 sc in ch-
6 sp, ch 1, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Break off.
Rnd 5: Join rust in center dc of any corner, ch 4, dc in same st, * (ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next
sc) 2 times, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc (corner). Rep from * 2 times, (ch 1, dc in
next ch-1 sp) 3 times, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc) 2 times (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times, ch 1, join with sl st in
3rd ch of beg ch-4. Break off.
Rnd 6: Join camel in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, * (2 dc in next ch-1 sp) 8 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)
in next corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 2 times, (2 dc in next ch-1 sp) 8 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Break off.
Rnd 7: Join yellow in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, * sk 3 dc, dc in next dc, dc in last skipped dc, (sk
1 dc, dc in next dc, dc in skipped dc) 7 times (8 crossed sts), * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 2 times, sk 3
dc, dc in next dc, dc in last skipped dc, (sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, dc in skipped dc) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Break off.
First Corner:
Row 1: With right side facing, join rust in 3rd dc of any corner, ch 2, sk 1 dc, hdc in each of next 16 dc across to last 2 dc at
next corner, sk 1 dc, hdc in next dc, ch 2 turn. (18 hdc)
Row 2: Sk 1 hdc, hdc in each hdc across to last 2 hdc, sk next hdc, hdc in next hdc, ch 2, turn. (2 hdc dec)
Rows 3-8: Rep row 2.
Row 9: Holding last lp on hook, hdc in each hdc across, yo pull through all lps, ch 1, sc in ch. Break off.
Work as for first corner on remaining three sides of square.

Finishing: Weave in all ends.
Border:
Rnd 1: Join rust in sc at tip of any point, 3 sc in same st, * 2 sc in ends of each row across to dc, sc in dc, sc in ch-2 sp, sc
in next dc, 2 sc in end of each row across to next sc at tip of point, 3 sc in sc. Rep from * around, ending with 2 sc in end of
each row across to beg of rnd, join. Break off.
Rnd 2: Join yellow in center sc at any corner, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, * sk 1 sc, hdc in next sc, hdc in skipped sc (hdc cross
stitch), Rep from * around, working 3 hdc in center sc in each corner. Join with sl st in beg ch-2. Break off.
Rnd 3: Join rust in center hdc at any corner, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, * hdc in each st across to center hdc at next corner, 3
hdc in corner. Rep from * around, join. Break off.

Back:
With yellow, ch 47.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2, turn.
Rows 2-28: Hdc in each hdc across, ch 2, turn. Break off at end of last row.
Finishing: Pin back and front together. With right side of front facing you, join yellow in any corner, working through both
thicknesses, sc evenly around 3 sides, working 3 sc in each corner. Leave 4th side open. Insert pillow form, sc across 4th
side. Join and break off.