Red Heart® Gumdrop™ Rainbow Sherbet Throw Pillow (Crochet)

The deliciously bright hues of Red Heart® Gumdrop™ yarn remind me of juicy rainbow sherbet, so I designed this sweet and funny crocheted pillow to add a summery pop of colour to your couch, bed or favourite easy chair.

Use this pattern to make just one or two scoops instead of three. You’ll be constructing the pillow in two pieces – front and back – and sewing them together. Go crazy with your favourite colours and flavours!

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Twinkie Chan is a crochet designer from San Francisco with an insatiable appetite for creating fun, food-themed accessories. Since she launched her website in 2005 with a dozen scrumptious scarves, her unique work has been featured online, in print, on television and in art shows. Inspired by the high demand from her fans for her crochet patterns, she published her first book, "Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats To Wear,” in 2010.
 

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Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Red Heart® Gumdrop™ Yarn – Cherry (1 Ball), Orange (1 Ball) and Smoothie (1 Ball) Lion Brand® Yarn Vanna’s Choice® – Mustard (2 Balls)
  • Crochet Hooks, Size H/5.0mm and Size I/5.5mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stuffing, 16 oz.
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Instructions

Gauge: Gauge is not that important in this project. However, you should go down one hook size when changing to Vanna’s Choice® since it is a heavier weight than Gumdrop™.

Special Stitches

Sc2tog (single crochet two together): Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through 1 loop. Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through 1 loop. YO and pull through all 3 loops.

FPhdc (front post half double crochet): YO and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull through 1 loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops. Skip st behind the FPhdc.

FPhtr (front post half triple crochet): YO twice and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull through 1 loop, YO and pull through 2loops, YO and pull through all 3 loops. Skip st behind the FPhtr.

FPtr (front post triple crochet): YO twice and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull though 1 loop, [YO and pull through 2 loops] 3 times. Skip st behind the FPtr.

Sherbet Scoops – Make 2

Starting with the top scoop, with Cherry and I hook, ch 28.

Row 1: Sk 1stch, work 27 sc. (27)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st, 25 sc evenly, 2 sc in last st. (29)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 3 times. 23 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 3 times. (35)

Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (35)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. 31 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. (39)

Rows 7-8: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (39)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. 35 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. (43)

Rows 10-11: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across.(43)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st. 41 sc evenly. 2 sc in last st. (45)

Rows 13-14: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across.(45)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st. 43 sc evenly. 2 sc in last st. (47)

Rows 16-29: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across.(47)

Row 30: (WS) Ch 4, turn. 2 tr in BLO in each st across. (94)

Row 31: (RS) Ch 1, turn. 1sc, [1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 htr, 2 tr in next 5 sts, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 5 sc] 6 times. 1 sc in last st. Break off Cherry. (117) If you only want a single scoop cone, skip to Cone instructions now.

Begin 2nd scoop with Orange. Turn your piece so the unworked front loops from Row 30 are facing you. You will work your new row in these loops. Join Orange in 1st loop.


Row 1: (WS) Ch 1 and sc in same st. Sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 2-24: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 25-26: Repeat Rows 30-31. Break off Orange (117)

Begin 3rd scoop with Smoothie and repeat the directions for the 2nd scoop, with the unworked front loops of Row 25 of the 2nd scoop facing you.

Cone – Make 2

With the unworked front loops of your last scoop facing you, join Mustard with H hook into 1st unworked front loop.


Row 1: (WS) Ch 1 and work 47 sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 2 - 11: Ch 1, turn. Work sc evenly across. (47)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 43 sc evenly, sc2tog. (45)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 41 sc evenly, sc2tog. (43)

Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 39 sc evenly, sc2tog. (41)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 37 sc evenly, sc2tog. (39)

Row 16: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 35 sc evenly, sc2tog. (37)

Row 17: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as first st). Work 37 FPhdc evenly across. (37)

Rows 18-19: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 20: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in next 3 sts, [1FPhtr worked through FPhdc from 3 rows below, 1 sc in next 5 sts] 5 times. 1FPhtr, then 1 sc in next 3 sts. (37)


Rows 21-23: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 24: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in next 3 sts, [1FPtr worked through FPhtr from 4 rows below, 1 sc in next 5 sts] 5 times. 1FPtr, then 1 sc in next 3 sts. (37)

Rows 25-27: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 28: Repeat Row 24. (37)

Row 29: Ch 2, turn. 37 FPhdc evenly across. Note: to align the rows correctly, work the 1st FPhdc around the 2nd to last sc from previous row, and not the last sc. Then, to maintain 37 stitches across, work the last FPhdc around the turning chain from previous row.

At this point, you should now see a complete set of rectangles in your cone. The rest of the pattern repeats this motif.

Rows 30-53: Repeat Rows 18-29, twice.

Break off and weave in ends.

Assembly

With RS of both pieces facing outward, whip-stitch or slip stitch the edges together using the same coloured yarn as the pieces you are joining, making sure to leave an eight-inch gap somewhere to stuff the pillow before stitching it together completely.

Abbreviations

BLO = back loops only
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet
FPhtr = front post half triple crochet
FPtr = front post triple crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half triple crochet
prev = previous
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side of work
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = triple crochet
WS = wrong side of work
[ ] =repeat what is inside the brackets the number of times indicated