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Rainbow Twist Pillow Cover

Rainbow Twist Pillow Cover free crochet pattern
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Rainbow Twist Pillow Cover ~

Crochet Pattern

This Rainbow Twist Pillow Cover was designed for my Charity, Crafting A Rainbow Of Hope! This fun and colorful pillow cover spruces up any area of the home. It also makes for a great gift and/or donate several to your favorite charity. Enjoy!

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Be sure to share this Rainbow Twist Pillow Cover with your friends and fellow Crafters. Enjoy!

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Level of Difficulty – Intermediate

Yarn –  Red Heart Super Saver Stripes, Flamenco Stripe; I used 708 yards

Hook and Notions – Size Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm), scissors, yarn needle, (2) 1-inch buttons, 16×16 pillow

Measurement – Laying flat 18-inches wide and 23-inches long (with flap laying out)

Gauge – 3 patterns + 10 rows = 4-inches (front design)

12 stitches + 8 rows = 4-inches (back design)

Abbreviations
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet

Special Stitches
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)
(Foundation Half Double Crochet) Chain 2, yarn over, insert hook into first chain (2nd from the hook), yarn over, pull up through the first loop on the hook (this is your first chain loop). With 3 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 3. * Yarn over, insert your hook into the first chain loop, yarn over, pull up a loop (this is your second chain loop), yarn over, pull through 3. 2 fhdc completed. Repeat from * until you reach the desired number of fhdc.

Notes
Chain 2 counts as hdc at beginning of row unless otherwise stated.

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Instructions

FDC (see Special Stitches) 62

Row 1: Chain 2 (see pattern notes), * FPdc around each of the next 3 stitches, BPdc around each of the next 3 stitches, repeat from the * across, ending with a hdc in the top of the last stitch. Turn

Row 2: Chain 2, * FPdc around each of the next 2 stitches, BPdc around each of the next 3 stitches, FPdc around the next stitch, repeat from the * across, ending with a FPdc around the last stitch, hdc in the top of the turning chain 2. Turn

Row 3: Chain 2, BPdc around each of the next 2 stitches, FPdc around each of the next 3 stitches, BPdc around the next stitch, repeat from the * across, ending with a BPdc around the last stitch, hdc in the top of the turning chain 2. Turn

Row 4: Chain 2, * BPdc around each of the next 3 stitches, FPdc around each of the next 3 stitches, repeat from the * across, ending with a hdc in the top of the turning chain 2. Turn

Row 5: Chain 2, * FPdc around the next stitch, BPdc around each of the next 3 stitches, FPdc around each of the next 2 stitches, repeat from the * across, work a FPdc around each of the last 2 stitches, hdc in the top of the turning chain 2. Turn

Row 6: Chain 2, * BPdc around the next stitch, FPdc around each of the next 3 stitches, BPdc around each of the next 2 stitches, repeat from the * across, work a BPdc around each of the last 2 stitches, hdc in the top of the turning chain 2. Turn

Rows 7-48: Repeat Rows 1-6

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Working on opposite end of FHDC. (This will be the backside)

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Row 1: Chain 1, sc in the same stitch as the chain 1, sc in each stitch across. Turn (62 sc)

Row 2: Chain 2, hdc in each sc across. Turn (62 hdc)

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Chain 3, dc in each hdc across. Turn (62 dc)

Rows 6-24: Repeat Row 5

Fasten off, be sure to leave long enough tail for sewing.

Lay cover flat (right side up). Start the fold where the backside of Row 1 begins. Pin the sides together.

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Using the mattress stitch sew the sides together.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Turn the pillow cover right side out. Insert the pillow form inside the cover. Place the buttons on the backside of the cover. (The image below is how I placed mine.) (It is up to you where the buttons are placed.)

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Sew the buttons on to the cover.

Pull the flap over and button through the perspective place.

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Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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Be sure to check back with us next week for a new pattern and/or pattern review. We hope you enjoy crocheting and hanging out with us this year! To learn more about my charity Click >>HERE<<

 

Rainbow Twist Pillow Cover

Thank you Red Heart for sending me this fun and awesome yarn.

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