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Harvest Pumpkin Pillow Crochet Pattern

Good afternoon crochet lovers and do I have an cute pillow pattern for your Thanksgiving home decor that you can whip up in no time at all!  My “Harvest Pumpkin Pillow”  was a labor of love and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed working on it.  This is my first time working on a chart pattern so be kind but I do appreciate any feedback in regard to the pattern.

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This time of the year I am thinking about Fall time colors, smells and goodies. Like pumpkins!  I was looking for Fall decor items and just did not see anything I really like out in stores…hence my creation of the Harvest Pumpkin Pillow crochet pattern.

Introduction

This pattern is an easy level tapestry crochet pattern as it incorporates just 2 stitches that includes the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch. In addition it uses just two colors of yarn and you will enjoy seeing the design come to life as you complete each row of the pillow cover panel.  The pattern includes both written instructions and a chart for ease of implementation.  In other words it is easy to use.

You will create the front and back panels separately and join them together as the last step of the process. So let us move onto the pattern!

Harvest Pumpkin Pillow Pattern

Dimensions:

12” T x 16” W

Pattern in US terms

Supplies:

1 skein Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn  in Ivory (100% acrylic, 355 yds/325 m, 7 oz/199 g)

1 skein  Red Heart Roll With It Melange (100% acrylic, 389 yds/356m, 5.29 oz/150 g)

G/6-4.5 mm hook * My Favorite Hook Furl’s Odyssey

yarn needle

scissors

12″ x 16″ pillow form

Gauge:

16 st x 15 rows = 4” in single crochet

Notes:

  • The front panel of the pillow is worked using the tapestry crochet technique. There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest on how to do this crochet technique. But to put it simply it is crocheting with more than one color of yarn to create an image.
  • It’s a good idea to print the chart and highlight the rows as you complete them
  • All rows are worked with both yarns to keep the gauge and tension consistent. Crochet over the second yarn (yarn not in use) when working each single crochet to avoid floats in yarn.
  • When reading the pattern chart, note that the odd numbered rows are the right side of the pattern and the even numbered rows are the wrong side of the pattern
  • Right side rows (odd numbered) are read right to left <<<
  • Wrong side rows (even numbered) are read left to right >>>
  • When you are working with 2 strands of yarn it is best to crochet tightly to avoid the second color being seen through the stitches. However, do not crochet so tight that you cause your projection too curl up or the width to taper in on the sides.
  • Chain 1 at beginning of rows do not count as stitches
  • Each cell on chart equals one single crochet stitch
  • Each line on chart equals one row of single crochet
  • Change colors are completed on the last pull through of last single crochet of old color sequence see images A-1 & A-2

A-1
Insert hook into last stitch of old color sequence, pull up loop

A-2

with new color yo, pull through both loops on hook, color change complete

Abbreviations:

MC:  main color
CC:  contrast color
ch:  chain
sc:  single crochet
st:  stitch
sl st:  slip stitch
sp:  space
rep:  repeat

Front Panel

MC ch 56, {55 plus 1 for turning chain}. Make first sc in 2nd ch from hook {start crocheting over CC on first sc}.  After the end of each row ch 1, turn. Follow chart below by working all stitches in single crochet stitch, starting at bottom right for row 1. MC worked for white cells and CC worked for the orange cells.

Row 1-4: MC times 55
Row 5: MC times 11, CC times 6, MC times 2, CC times 7, MC times 3, CC times 7, MC times 2, CC times 6, MC times 11
Row 6: MC times 10, CC times 35, MC times 10
Row 7: MC times 9, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 9
Row 8: MC times 8, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 8
Row 9: MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 3, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7
Row 10: rep row 9
Row 11: MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 5, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 6
Row 12: rep row 11
Row 13: MC times 5, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 5
Row 14: rep row 13
Row 15: MC times 4, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 9, CC times 2, MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 4
Row 16-19: rep row 15
Row 20: MC times 4, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times
7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 4
Row 21: rep row 20
Row 22: MC times 5, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 5, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 5
Row 23: rep row 22
Row 24: MC times 6, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 3, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 6
Row 25: rep row 24
Row 26: MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7
Row 27: MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7, CC times 3, MC times 6, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 6, CC times 3, MC times 7, CC times 2, MC times 7
Row 28: MC times 8, CC times 2, MC times 5, CC times 25, MC times 5, CC times 2, MC times 8
Row 29: MC times 8, CC times 8, MC times 2, CC times 7, MC times 1, CC times 3, MC times 1, CC times 7, MC times 2, CC times 8, MC times 8
Row 30: MC times 9, CC times 6, MC times 10, CC times 4, MC times 11, CC times 6, MC times 2, CC times 1, MC times 6
Row 31: MC times 5, CC times 1, MC times 1, CC times 1, MC times 5, CC times 1, MC times 5, CC times 3, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 2, CC times 3, MC times 24
Row 32: MC times 23, CC times 3, MC times 4, CC times 1, MC times 1, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 1, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 2, MC times 3
Row 33: MC times 9, CC times 1, MC times 1, CC times 1, MC times 3, CC times 1, MC times 1, CC times 1, MC times 5, CC times 1, MC times 4, CC times 7, MC times 20
Row 34: MC times 30, CC times 1, MC times 1, CC times 1, MC times 5, CC times 1, MC times 5, CC times 1, MC times 10
Row 35: MC times 22, CC times 1, MC times 1, CC times 1, MC times 30
Row 36: MC times 31, CC times 1, MC times 23
Row 37: MC times 55
Row 38-40: rep row 37

Back Panel

Ch 56, {55 plus 1 for turning chain}.

Row 1: sc every ch across, mark as right side, ch 1, turn{55 sc}
Row 2: sc in every st across, tech 1, turn
Row 3-40: rep row 2
 


 

Fasten off

Attaching Panels Together:

Lay front panel and back panel together with wrong sides facing.  You will notice the front panel will be a bit larger than the back panel.  Therefore after you start joining the front and back panels they start to match up.

Rnd 1: sl st in bottom right side corner sp, ch 1, [3 sc in same sp as ch 1, sc thru both front and back loops of both panels evenly up side to next corner] 3 times.  3 sc in next corner sp, insert pillow form between carefully panels. Sc across bottom to next corner, sl st to beg sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends

Your pillow is now complete and ready to use. Above all I hope you enjoyed this pattern!

Don’t forget to PIN this image!

Happy crocheting!
Chrissy

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