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.
- I am 45. I am married to the love of my life. Together we have two beautiful young adults who bring me joy everyday. In 2015 we added another beautiful young adult to our house, our niece, and she has been a great joy! Secretly, I'm counting the years till grandbabies start coming; they just need to find their forever loves first.