Stylish pillows with classic designs are adorable as they give an ideal makeover to your interiors
17" in diameter
Cordonnet crochet cotton size 20, ecru, about 1,000 yds. Steel crochet hook US size 7 (1,5 mm)
Size for gauge
Elastic thread 3/4 yard. Lined round pillow form 17" in diameter.
GaugeFirst 3 rounds of motif are 2" in diameter.
Ch 8 and join with sl st to form ring.
Round 1: Replacing first tr with 4 ch, in beg ring work 16 tr, close with sl st in top of ch-4.
Round 2: In each tr around work 1 dc + 2 ch, close with sl st in 3rd st of ch-5 and cont with sl st in first ch lp.
Round 3: Replacing first dc with 3 ch throughout, work 5-dc pc and 5 ch in each ch lp around; up to rend 15, close each round with sl st in top of first pc and cont with sl st (s) in first ch lp.
Round 4: Work *1 shell (=pc + 5 ch + pc) in ch lp, 3 ch + 1 sc + 3 ch in next ch 1p, rep from -around.
Round 5: Work * 1 sh in ch 1p, 4 ch, 2 tr in next sc, 4 ch, rep from * around.
Round 6: Work * 1 sh in ch lp, 5 ch, 1 dc worked over post (= stem) of each of next 2 tr, 5 ch, rep from * around.
Rounds 7-43: Work as established following diagram. Replace: on md 16 and on rounds 23 to 32, last 4 ch sts with tr worked in top of first pc (on rounds 16 and 23) and in top of ch-3 (on the other rounds); on rounds 33 to 42, last 3 ch sts with dc. On round 43, close with sl st and fasten off. Run elastic thru ch lps on round 43 as shown on diagram.
By Fujiko Takagi - Fine Art Crochet Magazine - liveinternet.com