Mosaic Crochet Pillow Cover

Which craft: Crochet

Natural cotton worsted from Ice Yarns. I used 4 skeins in the color light camel, 1 skein of baby pink and 1 skein of burgundy.

Suggestion Needles / Hooks: 4 mm. US 6

Techniques:

Drop down dc: Yarn over, insert your hook from bottom to top through the front loop of the sc of the round below. Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through the last two loops on your hook.

Sizes :

one size fits all

Finished measurements :

40x40 cm./15.5"x15.5"

Abbreviations :

Ch chain
Drop down dc double crochet in the front loop of the previous round.
Sc blo single crochet in back loop only
Sl st slip stitch

Project Note:

This pattern is written in US terms.
The pattern is worked in the round.
All single crochets are worked in the back loop only.
All double crochets are worked in the front loops of the previous round.

Pattern :

This is the 2nd version of the mosaic pillow cover. This one is a bit more difficult than the first one. If you want to see the first one then click on the link. They make a great set.
Start with a magic loop in color A.
Round 1: 8sc in the magic loop, pull the tail end to close the ring. Sl st in the first stitch to close the round (8).
Round 2: ch1 in color B (leave color A attached). Sc blo in the first stitch, (sc blo, ch 2, sc blo) in the 2nd stitch, sc blo in the next stitch, (sc blo, ch 2, sc blo) in the next stitch, sc blo in the next stitch, (sc blo, ch 2, sc blo) in the next stitch, sc blo in the next stitch, (sc blo, ch 2, sc blo) in the last stitch. Sl st in the first stitch to close the round (20).'
Round 3: Ch 1 in color A (leave color B attached). Sc in the first 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches. Drop down dc in the front loop of the sc of the previous round, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the front loop of the sc of the previous round, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the front loop of the sc of the previous round, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the front loop of the sc of the previous round. Close the round with a sl st in the first sc.
Round 4: ch 1 in color B. *Drop down dc in the 1st stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next stitch, sc in the next*. Repeat between * until the end. Sl st in the first stitch to close the round.
Round 5: ch 1 in color A. Sc in the 1st stitch (on top of the dc), *drop down dc in the next stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc in the next *. Repeat between * until the end. Sl st in the first stitch to close the round.
Round 6: ch 1 in color B. *sc blo in the next st, drop down dc in the next, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next, drop down dc in the next*. Repeat until the end of the round. Sl st in the back loop of the first stitch to close the round.
Round 7: ch 1 in color A. *Sc blo in the next stitch, drop down dc, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next 3 stitches, drop down dc in the next*. Repeat until the end of the round. Sl st in the back loop of the first stitch to close the round.
Round 8: ch1 in color B. * Sc blo in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next*. Repeat until the end of the round. Sl st in the back loop of the first stitch to close the round.
Round 9: ch1 in color A. * Sc blo in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next*. Repeat until the end of the round. Sl st in the back loop of the first stitch to close the round.
Round 10: ch1 in color B. * Sc blo in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2, sc in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next 3 stitches, drop down dc in the next, sc blo in the next 2 stitches, drop down dc in the next*. Repeat until the end of the round. Sl st in the back loop of the first stitch to close the round.
From now on you add 2 sc blo in the middle of every side, the rest stays the same in every round for the rest of the pattern. So in round 9 you’ve made 1 sc blo in the middle of each side, in round 10 you’ve made 3 sc blo in the middle of each side. In round 11 you make 5 sc blo in the middle, in round 12 7 sc blo and so on.
Keep working the pattern until your work is the size you want. You can change colors whenever you like, I change after a bunch of rounds my color B for a color C and work with this color for the rest of the pattern. Color A stays the same in the whole pattern.
Weave in all of your ends when your work is the height you want.
You can make the back exactly the same or just use color A and make a single crochet foundation chain the same length as the front and work rows of sc on top until you reach the same height as the front.
Lay the two panels on top of each other, right sides in. Sew the two parts together with a whip stitch or make sc to crochet them together. Leave an opening for about 15 cm. or 6”. Turn the work right sides out and put your pillow in. Close the hole with whip stitches. Cut your yarn, bind off and weave in your ends.
And you are all done!

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