Monday, October 16, 2017

All-In-One Four Seasons Pillow

One pillow displays each season.  How neat is that?  An "All-In-One" Four Seasons Convertible Pillow.  This is a great project for anyone who has limited storage space.  No need to buy new pillow forms; no need to store away the out of season pillows.

Fall and Winter on the outside; turn inside out and you have Spring and Summer!!!

All-In-One Four Seasons Convertible Pillow

The Four Panels:





Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  12" x 12"

Gauge:  7 HDC stitches x 6 rows = 4" 

--10.0mm hook for panels 
--5.0, 6.0 and 8.0mm hooks for appliqués
--Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn in yellow, blue, brown and dark red
--#4 worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice
--12" x 12" pillow form
--tapestry needle for weaving 

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet 
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off 

Panels (make 4:  1 brown, 1 blue, 1 yellow and 1 dark red):
1.  Ch21.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
2.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
3-20.  Repeat #2.  
At the end of Row 20, FO and weave ends.  

For the appliqués, you can choose whatever you want to display on each panel.  There are tons of seasonal appliqué patterns that are free on Pinterest.  

I used my Owl Appliqué pattern.   Here's the link to it:
(The only difference:  I used 8mm hook for the larger owl and a 6mm hook for the smaller one.)   

I chose to make a snowman.  I did not write the pattern down for this.  But, I used worsted weight 
yarn in white, black, blue and orange.  I used small animal eyes for the eyes, mouth and belly.  I made 2 circles with the lower circle made with 5 rounds of stitches and the upper circle made in 4 rounds.  

I chose to make 2 white clouds, the cross with a sash and a mound.  

For the clouds, I started with a Ch6.  HDC in the 2nd ch from hook and into the next 3 ch.  3 HDC st in the last ch.  Rotated and worked HDC in each of the next 4 base ch and then 2 HDC in the last ch.  Sl st join and Ch1.  I then worked *3 HDC in first st, Sl st in next st and SC in next st.* I just repeated this around.  Joined and FO.  Leave tail for attaching to panel.  

For the vertical portion of the cross: 
1.  I ch4.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
2.  HDC in each st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
I repeated #2 until it was approximately 6" long.  
For the horizontal portion:
1.  Same as vertical, except only make 9 rows.  

For the mound, I started with a Ch15.  HDC in 2nd ch and across.  Ch1 and turn.  For rows 2-4, I made an HDC dec at the beginning and at the end of each row.  For the 5th Row, HDC across.  FO and leave tail for attaching.  

I chose to make the sun and an apple tree. I did not write this pattern down.  .  

1.  To assemble the panels, you will first whipstitch the wrong sides of Fall and Spring together.  Whichever panel you have on top, then use that color of yarn to join the pieces.  You will work all around the panels.
2.  When you whipstitch, go thru both loops of the top panel and only the back loop of the bottom panel.  Sl st join, FO and weave ends.  
3.  Repeat #2 and #3 with the Winter and Summer panels.  
4.  For the final assembly, make sure Summer panel is facing up (Winter is facing down); then lay Fall/Spring panel with Fall facing up (Spring facing down) on top of the Summer/Winter panel.  This is so your 2 outside panels are Fall and Winter and your inside panels are Spring and Summer.  Now, with yarn joined in the lower left corner, whipstitch up the side, across the top and down the other side.  Leave the bottom open.  FO and weave ends.  

Now, you have a Convertible Four Seasons Pillow Cover..... 

Happy Crocheting...

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  1. Great idea,,,, but where is the pattern?

    1. I'm going to post the pattern in the next day or so. Sorry about the delay.