Crochet Bauble Pillow

Crochet Bauble Pillow
530 yards worsted weight yarn*
4 buttons
16" pillow
size H hook

gauge: 3 stitches by 3 rows per inch in non-bauble pattern

bauble stitch: Worked on WS rows, *yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull through, yo and pull through 2 stitches on hook* repeat 4 more times working in the same stitch. 6 stitches on hook. Yo and pull through all stitches.

Chain 52 loosely.
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, *dc, sc* across. turn. 51 sts
Row 2: (RS) chain 3 (counts as first dc), skip next stitch, *sc, dc* across. turn. 51 sts.
Row 3: chain 1, *sc, dc* across, sc. turn.

Repeat rows 2-3 until piece measures 2 inches ending with row 2.

Row 4: Chain 1, *sc, bauble, sc, dc* across to last 3 stitches, sc, bauble, sc. turn. 51 sts.
Row 5: same as row 2
Row 6: chain 1, *sc, dc, sc, bauble* across to last 3 stitches, sc, dc, sc. turn. 51 sts.
Row 7: same as row 2

Repeat rows 4-7 until measures 12 inches ending with a WS row.

Row 8: same as row 2
Row 9: same as row 3

Repeat rows 8-9 until piece measures 33 inches.

Buttonhole row
Continuing in pattern work 10 sts, *chain 1, skip next stitch, work 9 stitches* repeat 2 more times, chain 1, skip next stitch, work across.

Work across next row working 1 stitch in each chain 1 space.

Continue to work rows 8-9 until piece measures 34 inches. Fasten off. Block to 16 inches by 34 inches. Measuring on long sides, place markers at 12 inches and at 28 inches from chain row. The first 2 inches and last 2 inches overlap for the button band. Refer to the pictures if you need to. Where pillow is marked with pins are the fold lines for the pillow. Fold pillow WS out and pin into place. Where the button band is created there will be 3 layers thick. Seam using whip stitch. Turn to the RS, sew on buttons and voila!

Please let me know if you have any troubles with this or if you find errors in the pattern.

*I used Red Heart Super Saver Aran Fleck. I hate it. Can't stand acrylic. However I am determined to finish a throw and I decided to make it smaller with a coordinating pillow. I highly recommend working with higher quality yarns. If price is prohibitive, Cascade 220 would work well. Cascade even has a Tweed that looks almost exactly like this yarn if you like this look. When I make this again I think I will try a Rowan Tweed. Just a suggestion. :)

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