garden party: lily® sugar'n cream® tulip pillow (crochet)

Grow a garden of blooming tulips on this sweet spring pillow. No water is required to keep these crochet flowers alive all season long.

Designed by Elizabeth Smith

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProchetByEAS
Grow a garden of blooming tulips on this sweet spring pillow. No water is required to keep these crochet flowers alive all season long.

Designed by Elizabeth Smith

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProchetByEAS
Time Required :
Over an hour
Difficulty Level :
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.
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Project Instructions

Use the following abbreviation guide as you work.

Gauge:
15 SC x 19 rows = 4" x 4"

Abbreviations:
ST = Stitch
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SC2TOG = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together (single crochet decrease)
Measurements:
Made to fit a 12" x 12" pillow form.

Notes:
Pillow is worked in two pieces and then crocheted together. Each piece is worked back and forth in rows.
CH 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
Use picture as guide for flower color changes (repeat pattern Pink, Purple, Blue).
Front:
Ch 48
Row 1: SC in second CH from hook and in each CH across, CH 1, turn. (47 SC)
Rows 2-4: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn. (47 SC)
Row 5: SC in first 8 SC, *(changing to Hot Green SC, CH 9, SC, CH 10, SC, CH 9, SC) in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in next 9 SC; repeat from * 2 times (changing to Hot Green SC, CH 9, SC, CH 10, SC, CH 9, SC) in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in last 8 SC, CH 1, turn. (63 SC + 4 sets of loops) See Figure 1.
Row 6: SC in first 8 SC (keeping CH loops to the front of work) skip first SC of loops, SC2TOG across middle 2 SC of loops, skip last SC of loops, *SC in next 9 SC, (keeping CH loops to the front of work) skip first SC of loops, SC2TOG across middle 2 SC of loops, skip last SC of loops; repeat from * 2 times, SC in last 8 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC) See Figure 2.
Row 7: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn. (47 SC)
Row 8: SC in first 5 SC, *picking up first loop made from row 5 SC in next SC, skipping middle loop SC in next 5 SC, picking up last loop SC in next SC, SC in next 3 SC; repeat from * 2 times, picking up first loop made from row 5 SC in next SC, skipping middle loop SC in next 5 SC, picking up last loop SC in next SC, SC in last 5 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC) See Figure 3.
Row 9: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn. (47 SC)
Row 10: SC in first 8 SC, *changing to flower color & working thru center loop, work 6 DC in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in next 9 SC; repeat from * 2 times; changing to flower color & working thru center loop work 6 DC in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in last 8 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC + 4 groups of 6 DC) See Figures 4 & 5.
Row 11: SC in first 8 SC, CH 1 skipping the 6 DC and pushing them to the front of the work, *SC in next 4 SC, (changing to Hot Green SC, CH 9, SC, CH 10, SC, CH 9, SC) in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in next 4 SC, CH 1, skipping the 6 DC and pushing them to the front of the work; repeat from * 2 times, SC in last 8 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC + 3 sets of loops)
Row 12: SC first 13 SC (keeping CH loops to the front of work) skip first SC of loops, SC2TOG across middle 2 SC of loops, skip last SC of loops, *SC in next 9 SC (keeping CH loops to the front of work) skip first SC of loops, SC2TOG across middle 2 SC of loops, skip last SC of loops; repeat from * 1 time, SC in last 13 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC)
Row 13: SC in each SC across, CH1, turn. (47 SC)
Row 14: SC in first 10 SC, *picking up the first loop SC in next SC, skipping middle loop SC in next 5 SC, picking up the last loop SC in next SC, SC in next 3 SC; repeat from * 1 time, picking up the first loop SC in next SC, skipping middle loop SC in next 5 SC, picking up the last loop SC in next SC, SC in last 10 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC)
Row 15: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn. (47 SC)
Row 16: SC in first 13 SC, *changing to flower color & working thru center loop work 6 DC in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in next 9 SC; repeat from * 1 time, changing to flower color & working thru center loop work 6 DC in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in last 13 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC + 3 groups of 6 DC)
Row 17: SC in first 8 SC *(changing to Hot Green SC, CH 9, SC, CH 10, SC, CH 9, SC) in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in next 4 SC, CH 1 skipping the 6 DC and pushing them to the front of the work, SC in next 4 SC; repeat from * 2 times, (change to Hot Green SC, CH 9, SC, CH 10, SC, CH 9, SC in next SC, changing to Soft Ecru SC in last 8 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC + 4 sets of loops)
Rows 18-53: Repeat Rows 6-17, three times.
Rows 54-58: Repeat Rows 6-10.
Row 59: SC in first 8 SC, CH 1 skipping the 6 DC and pushing them to the front of the work, *SC in next 9 SC, CH 1 skipping the 6 DC and pushing them to the front of the work; repeat from * 2 times, SC in last 8 SC, CH 1, turn. (47 SC)
Row 60: SC in each CH and SC across. (47 SC)
Rows 61 & 62: SC in each SC across. (47 SC)
Back:
Ch 48.
Row 1: SC in second CH from hook and in each CH across, CH 1, turn.
Rows 2-62: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn.
Finishing:
Holding both back and front pieces together with wrong sides facing each other, join Soft Ecru at the top of the pillow, SC thru both thicknesses evenly around, working 3 SC in each corner stitch.
Insert pillow when you have crocheted around 3 sides, then continue working SC STS evenly thru both thicknesses, SL ST to first SC and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew in all remaining ends.
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