Show off your Halloween spirit and celebrate the best time of year with this cute throw pillow! This pattern features graphs for the “Bite Me Bat” and “Lil Punk Pumpkin” pumpkin designs. Make both for a reversible pillow or choose your favorite and make a solid color square for the back. The pillow is worked in the mini corner to corner method.
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Caron Simply Soft: 1 skein black, 1 skein purple, 1 skein gray, 1 skein dark red
(or other worsted weight yarn, or different weight yarn as needed to obtain gauge)
Small amounts of white and pink yarn for the details. I suggest using scrap yarn.
Caron Simply Soft: 1 skein black, 1 skein orange, 1 skein purple (or other worsted weight yarn, or different weight yarn as needed to obtain gauge)
Small amounts of white, pink and green for the details. I suggest using scrap yarn.
Size H8 – 5 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
1 x 18 inch throw pillow insert
18 inch square
ch = chain
yo = yarn over
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
A square consisting of 8 blocks on each side should be roughly 3 inches across.
This pillow is worked in the mini corner to corner (mini C2C) method. Your first diagonal row will consist of 1 square. Each subsequent row will add one square. After the corner you will lose one square each row.
To make the first square: ch 4, hdc in 3rd and 4th ch from hook (1st square & row 1 completed)
To work an increasing row: ch 4, hdc in 3rd and 4th ch from hook, *sl st to ch 2 space of the next square from the previous row (you will need to flip the square up to reach it), ch 2, hdc twice in same ch 2 space* repeat from * to * until you make a square above the last square of the previous row.
To work a decreasing row: turn your work, sl st once along the top of the last square you made and once into the ch 2 space of the last square, *ch 2, hdc twice in same ch 2 space, sl st to ch 2 space of the next square from the previous row* repeat from * to * until you make a square next to the last square from the previous row.
Color Changes: When you have 3 loops of your hook from the last hdc of the current color, draw up a loop from the new color to pull through the 3 loops and finish the hdc, then sl st to the next square and complete it as normal with the new color.
It is suggested to work from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. When working on the right side of the work, keep your tails behind your work. When working on the wrong side of the work, keep your tails in front of your work.
Graphs courtesy of Stitch Fiddle.
With wrong sides facing each other, sl st the two squares together on 3 of the sides, insert an 18 in throw pillow form and sl st the 4th side.
Please do not redistribute this pattern as your own, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you credit Nine Inspired as the designer.