Crocheted Zigzag / Chevron Pillows (Free Pattern)

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These crocheted pillows with a zigzag or chevron design harken back to the 1970s, but with the right colors have a timeless appeal.
 
Finished Dimensions: Approx 14" (35.5 cm) square
 
Yarn: Lily Sugar ’n Cream, a 100% cotton worsted weight yarn with solid colors packaged in 2.5 oz/ 70 g balls containing 120 yds/109 m and ombres packaged in 2 oz/56 g balls containing 95 yds/ 86 m:** 3 balls for one pillow
 
Hook: 5 mm/U.S. H-8
 
Other Materials: 14" (35.5 cm) square pillow form,
yarn needle
 
Gauge: 13 sts and 7 rows = 4" (10 cm) in dc
 
Excerpted with permission from Crochet 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar.

Step 1

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 9 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 11
ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in each of next 11 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 11 ch. Turn.

Step 2

Row 2: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next 10 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of
next 11 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 11 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 11 dc, sk last
turning ch. Turn.

Step 3

Row 3: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), BPdc around post of each of next 10 dc, *3 dc in next
dc, BPdc around post of each of next 11 dc, sk next 2 dc, BPdc around post of each of next 11
dc, rep from * to last 12 sts, 3 dc in next dc, BPdc
around post of each of next 11 dc, sk last turning ch. Turn.
 
Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Step 4

Rep Rows 3 and 4 for pattern until work from beg measures 28" (71 cm) along side edge, ending on
a Row 4. Do not fasten off.

Step 5

Side Edging
Ch 1. Work 1 row sc evenly down left side edge to foundation ch. Fasten off.
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in opposite corner of foundation ch. Work 1 row sc evenly up right side edge. Fasten off.

Step 6

FINISHING
With WS facing each other, fold piece in half and sew 2 sides tog for Front and Back, matching
points of Front with valleys of Back. Fold RS out and insert pillow form. Sew opening closed.
 
Excerpted with permission from Crochet 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar.



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  • by jbail
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    jbail

    How many stitches in the chain to begin the chevron pillow? It isn't included in the instructions

  • by dorothy ann
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    dorothy ann

    I would like to crochet this pillow, however, yo didn't tell how mant stitches to start with In readind the first row, I think kit would be 23 stitches. Is this correct.

  • by jeannemabe1956
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    jeannemabe1956

    First of all as a person who has been crocheting for over 45 years, you tell the people the number to chain. Second of all this isn't a hard pattern to read so no I would not say it's hard to do. If they follow the pattern it's really not hard to do. If the person has a problem reading a pattern then you should also add the picture of how it goes. Thank you.

    • by jbail
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      how many stitches do you think are in the beginning chain? I was thinking 52.

    • by coatesmary
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      I would think 25. If you dc in fourth chain that's (4) then dc in each of next (9) that's (13) then 3 dc in next (1)sc that's (14) Then dc in nect (11) that's (25) . That's how I would start.