Here is the Felted Fall Leaf Pillow pattern that I have been promising.
**Disclaimer: This pattern has not been tested. All supplies and instructions are complete to the best of my knowledge. If you have a problem with the pattern, Please let me know!
Crochet Felted Fall Leaf Pillow
by: Elizabeth Mareno 2007
Patons Merino Wool (or any 100% feltable wool)
-1 skn Deep Olive (3.5 oz/ 100g/ 223yds)
-1 skn Rich Red (3.5 oz/100g/ 223yds)
-1 skn Old Gold (3.5oz/100g/ 223 yds)
J hook ( I crochet loosely. If you crochet tight, go up one to two hook sizes)
Needle for final assembly.
**Note: Do Not join rounds unless indicated.
Starting @ bottom with Deep Olive:
1- 6sc in 2nd ch. (6)
2- 2sc in each sc (12)
3- Back Loops Only (BLO)- sc in each around (12)
4-8- Both Loops, sc in each.
9- (2hdc in 1sc, hdc in 5sc) twice (14)
10- (2hdc in 2hdc, hdc in 5) twice (18)
11- (2hdc in 1, hdc in 2, 2hdc in 1, hdc in 5) twice (22)
12- hdc in 2, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 9, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 7 (26)
13- hdc in 3, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 11, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 8 (30)
14- hdc in 4, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 13, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 9 (34)
15- hdc in 5, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 15, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 10 (38)
16- hdc in 4, *(2hdc in next, hdc in 1, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 1, 2hdc in 1)*, hdc in 13, repeat from *to* once, hdc in 9 (46)
17- hdc in 6, *(2hdc in 1, hdc in 1, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 1, 2hdc in 1)*, hdc in 17, repeat from *to* once, hdc in 11 (54)
18- hdc in 10, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 25, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 15 (58)
19- hdc in 11, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 27, 2hdc in 2, hdc in 16 (62)
20-28- place marker on 1st hdc of row 20, increase in the same pattern till you have (98) hdc.
29- Continue in same increase pattern making every 7th hdc red, carry red loosely behind work, do not crochet red into olive, this will get felted in, do not cut red @ end of row (102)
30- Only Olive, follow increase pattern. (106)
31- Continue increase making every 5th hdc red (110)
32- Only Olive, hdc in each around, do not increase (110)
33- Hdc in each around making every 3rd hdc red (110)
34- Hdc in each making every 2nd hdc red.
35- RED ONLY, hdc in each.
36-44- RED ONLY, hdc in each.
45- Hdc in each making every 7th gold
46- Red Only, hdc in each
47- Hdc in each making every 5th gold
48- Red Only, hdc in each
49- Hdc in each making every 3rd gold
50- Hdc in each making every 2nd gold
51- GOLD ONLY, hdc in each
52- hdc in 41, hdc dec twice, hdc 49, hdc dec twice, hdc 10 (104)
53- hdc 40, hdc dec twice, hdc 47, hdc dec twice, hdc 9 (100)
54- hdc 39, hdc dec twice, hdc 45, hdc dec twice, hdc 8 (96)
55- hdc 38, hdc dec twice, hdc 43, hdc dec twice, hdc 7 (92)
56-60 Continue in established decrease (less 1 hdc, dec twice, less 2hdc, dec twice, hdc rem st) until you have (72) hdc.
61- hdc 34, hdc dec twice, hdc 31, hdc dec twice (69)
62- hdc 32, hdc dec twice, hdc 29, hdc dec twice (65)
63- hdc 28, hdc dec four times, hdc 23, hdc dec four times (59)
*First Side opening*
64- hdc 27, hdc dec, leave remaining undone (28)
65- ch2(counts as hdc now and throughout), turn, hdc dec, hdc 24, hdc dec. (26)
66- ch2, turn, hdc dec, hdc 21, hdc dec (24)
67- ch2, turn, hdc dec, hdc 19, hdc dec (22)
68- ch2, turn, hdc dec, hdc 17, hdc dec (20)
69-77- Continue in established decrease pattern until you have (1) hdc remaining (hdc dec on last row). Cut and weave in ends.
**Second Side**This side will actually end one row sooner than the first side.
Attach Gold to first open stitch on row 63 with ch2(does not ct as hdc)
64- hdc in same space and next space, hdc in 23, hdc dec.
65- ch2 (DOES ct as hdc), hdc dec, hdc in 20, hdc dec
repeat rows 66 through 76 of first side ending with one hdc.
BEFORE FELTING: sl st veins on one side or both with Olive.
FELT(I find my felted items pick up less "fuzz" when I put them into a pillowcase)- hang upside down and dry thoroughly.
Stuff, sew sides closed securely.
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