Friday, September 6, 2013

Crochet Puff Stitch Granny Square Pillow





Download Pattern Instructions here

This is my new Crochet Puff Stitch, Granny Square, Pillow. I wanted to make into a pillow because of how soft the stitch is. All those Puff stitches create a nice cushion.

The Puff Stitch Video can be found HERE. The video is 1 color only. 

There are 2 different sides. I wanted to do something different.  I have yardage for each side because I used different weight yarn. 

15 inches is the pillow size.

Side 1: Solid Cream Color (Lionbrand Baby Soft - 1 pound)  (thin worsted weight)

All 13 Rows = 209 yards of Thin worsted yarn
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Side 2: Solid colored - Yarn: Caron 1 pound (Deep Violet, Lilac, Cream, Sky Blue)






If you were to do a solid colored granny square with Worsted Weight Yarn it would be 121 yards.  


Hook Size: J
14 inch pillow





Row 1: ch1 (Work 1 Puff st in ring, chain 1)8 times in the ring, Join with a slip stitch to the top of the 1st Puff Stitch. Cut yarn and finish off. (8 puff stitches)


Row 2: ch1, Do (1 Puff, ch1) x2 in the same space and in each ch1sp all the way around, join in the top of the beginning Puff stitch (16 Puff stitches)


Row 3: We start to square off the granny square

ch1, Do 1 Corner in same space, ch1. Do (1 Puff in next ch-space, ch1)x3 then *Do 1 Corner, ch1. Do (1 Puff st in the next ch1-space, ch1)x3* Repeat from * to * then join in the top of the beginning Puff st . (20 Puff stitches)


Row 4: ch1, Do 1 Puff st in same space, ch1. Do 1 Corner in next ch3-space, ch1. Do (1 Puff st in the next ch1-space, ch1)x4. *Do 1 Corner in next ch3-space, ch1. Do (1 Puff st in the next ch1-space, ch1)x4* repeat from * to * then do (1Puff st, ch1) in each ch1-space and join in the top of the Puff st. (24 Puff stitches)


Row 5: ch1, do 1 Puff in same space, ch1, 1 Puff in next ch1-space, ch1. *Do 1 Corner in next ch3-space, ch1. Do (1 Puff in next ch1-space, ch1)x5* Repeat 3 times total then do 1 Co rner in next ch3-space, ch1, do (1 Puff, ch1) in each ch1-space and join in the top of the beginning Puff st. (28 Puff stitches)

You can continue in the same manner as many rows as are needed.




If you need to change yarns every row like the other side of my pillow here is the pattern..



The beginning chain 3 counts as the first DC

Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring



Row 1: ch1 (Work 1 Puff st in ring, chain 1)8 times in the ring, Join with a slip stitch to the top of the 1st Puff Stitch. Cut yarn and finish off. (8 puff stitches)



Row 2: Join yarn in any ch1-space and chain 1. Do (1 Puff, ch1) x2 in the same space and in each ch1sp all the way around, join in the top of the 1st Puff stitch (16 Puff stitches)



Row 3: (Starting to square it off) Join yarn in between the a group of 2 puffs. It's also below where you cut off the yarn when you ended row 2. Ch1, Do (1 Corner, ch1)in same space. Do (1Puff, ch1) in each of the next 3 ch1-spaces * Do (1 Corner, ch1)in the next ch1-space. Do (1Puff, ch1) in each of the next 3 ch1-spaces * repeat 2 times total. Then, do (1 Corner, ch1) in next chspace. Do (1Puff, ch1) in each ch1-space then join at the top of the beginning Puff st.

(20 Puff stitches)



Row 4: Join new yarn in any corner ch3-space. Ch1, Do (1 Corner, ch1) in same space *Do (1 Puff, ch1) in each ch1-space, Do (1 Corner, ch1) next ch3-space * repeat 2 more times then Do (1 Puff, ch1) in each of the next 4 ch1-spaces and join in the top of the beginning chain 3. (24 Puff stitches)



Repeat in the same manner as many rows as you need on your square


FINISHING:
One thing I want to say is that I usually make the granny squares ¼ inch less then the size of the pillow so it's taut. If you make the squares to big the pillow form may be loose inside the granny squares.

Take the first granny square and lay it across the pillow form then take safety pins and attach the corners of the granny sq. through the corners of the pillow form. 

Take the 2nd Granny square and lay it on the pillow form. Get the safety pin through the 4 corners of that square as well.

Then, I started doing a single crochet through both sides. Do a single crochet in each side. On the corners, I did 5 single crochets. Just do as many as you think needs to be done. I used an H size hook.

You can do the whip stitch with a yarn needle if you want to.


You can find this pattern, and other Puff stitch pattern, HERE
Thanks for Stopping by!
Heather Gibbs














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