Lemmon Pillow

Facts
YarnScheepjes Catona and Scheepjes Catona Denim
Hook2.0 mm
SizePillow: 45×45 cm (17.72×17.72 inches)
Inner cushion: 50×50 cm (19.5×19.5 inches)
Stitches
sl stchschdcdcFLOBLO
Symbols
*…*Repeat stitches
**…**Repeat stitches within repetition
«…»Crocheted in the same or given stitch
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I have used 50g yarn skeins, but I have used so many colors so I think that it would be enough to use 25g for some of them. I made 2 lemon pillows with 50g yarn skeins. (I might have added some odd turquoise yarn skein as well…). The finished work (excluding the inner pillow) weighed approximately 350g. Here is the yarn list:

Catona

100 Lemon chiffon 50g x 1
106 snow white     50g x 1
208 Yellow Gold     50g x 1
212 Sage Green    25g x 1
205 Kiwi               25g x 1
245 Green yellow  25g x 1
246 Icy Pink          25g x 1
114 Shocking Pink 25g x 1
253 Tropic             50g x 1
264 Light Coral      25g x 1
280 Lemon            50g x 1
281 Tangerine        25g x 1
385 Crystalline       50g x 2
389 Apple green     50g x 1
392 Lime Juice       25g x 1
400 Petrol Blue      50g x 1
403 Lemonade       50g x 1
515 Emerald          50g x 1

Denim Catona

166 50g x 1
130 50g x 1
120 50g x 1
171 50g x 1
170 50g x 2

Start by making 3 lemon squares, 2 lime squares, 2 orange squares och 2 grapefruit squares. You can find the instructions on how to make the squares, and crochet terms here.

16  Change yarn, Denim Catona color 170. Start in the ch-2 sp (corner) ch 2 (= 1 hdc), 1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc» in the ch-2 sp, **1 hdc in next st** 26 times* 4 times. For the second repeat to the fourth repeat, replace the first ch 2 with 1 hdc in the beginning.  End the round with 1 sl st in the second ch in the beginning hdc. (Total 30 hdc, 8 ch, 1 sl st) Crochet around all 9 squares.

17 Change yarn, Catona color 385. Start in the ch-2 sp (corner) ch 2 (= 1 hdc), 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc» in the ch-2 sp, **1 hdc in each st** 29 times* 4 times. For the second repeat to the fourth repeat, replace the first ch 2 with 1 hdc in the beginning. End the round with 1 sl st in second ch in the beginning hdc. (Total 132 hdc, 8 ch, 1 sl st) Crochet around all 9 squares.

18  You crochet the squares together when you have crocheted round 16 and 17 on all 9 squares.

Place the squares with the front side against each other. Crochet the squares together 3 by 3, with sc in BLO.
 
 
This is how the the front side looks like after the joining.
 
Crochet sc in the BLO over the corners as well.
This is what it looks like when the corners are joined and the first row is done.
First row done.
 
Second row put together.
 
Third row put together.
 
Fourth and last row put together.
 
19 Change yarn, Denim Catona color 170. It is now time to crochet around all 9 squares to create a big square. (Beginning hdc = ch 2). *1 hdc in each st (Crochet over the corners where the lemon squares meet each other, crochet 4 hdc in BLO, See picture), «2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc» in the ch-2 sp (corner on the big square)* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in second ch in the beginning hdc. (108 hdc on each side)
 
20 Change yarn, Catona color 100. (Beginning dc = ch 3) 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc» in the ch-2 sp (corner), **1 dc in  the next st** 111 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in third ch in the beginning dc.

 
21 Change color, Catona color 280. *«1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc» in the ch-2 sp (corner) **ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st** 57 times, 1 ch* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in first sc.
 
22 Change color, Catona color 106. (Beginning hdc = ch 2).1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc» in the ch-2 sp (corner) **ch 1, 1 hdc over ch-1 sp from previous round 21 and into dc in row 20** 58 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in second ch in beginning hdc.
 
23 Change yarn, Catona color 389. (Beginning hdc = ch 2), 1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc» in the ch-2 sp (corner) ** ch 1, 1 hdc over ch-1 sp of the previous round 22 and into dc in round 21** 59 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in second ch on the beginning hdc.
 
24 Change color, Catona color 400. 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc» in the ch-2 sp (corner). **ch 1, 1 sc over ch-1 sp of the previous round 23 and into the hdc in round 22** 60 times, ch 1* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in the beginning sc.

25 Change color, Catona color 253. (Beginning dc = ch 3). 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc» in the ch-2 sp (corner). **1 dc in each st in BLO** 121 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in third ch in the beginning dc.
 
26 (Beginning dc = ch 3).2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc» in the ch-2 sp (corner). **1 dc in each st** 125 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in third ch in the beginning dc. Don’t cut the remaining yarn! You will use it on row 27.2
 
27.1 Change color to Catona 280. Start in the corner. *1 sc,**ch 3 skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st in FLO** 62 times, ch 3* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in the beginning sc.

27.2 Let’s continue with the yarn (Catona color 253) that you left from row 26. crochet 3 sl st to the ch-2 sp (corner), (Beginning dc = ch 3) 2 dc, ch 2, on the other side of the yellow sc from round 27.1, 2 dc» (corner, see picture) 1 dc in each st and BLO on the st with yellow yarn in FLO = 128 dc* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in third ch in the beginning dc.


 

28 Change color, Catona color 385. Start in the corner. (Beginning hdc = ch 2). 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc» (corner), **1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in BLO in second ch on ch-3 sp from row 27.1 and the dc from round 27.2** 62 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in second ch in the beginning hdc.

 
29 Change yarn, Denim Catona color 171.1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc» in the ch-2 sp (corner), **1 sc in each st** 128 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in the beginning sc.
 
30 Change yarn, Catona color 515.1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc» in the ch-2 sp (corner),**ch 1, skip 1st, 1 sc** 66 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in the first sc.
 
31 Change color, Catona color 246. (Beginning hdc = ch 2). 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc» in the ch-2 sp (corner) **ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 hdc in ch-1 sp** 67 times, ch 1* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in se the beginning hdc.
 
32 Change color, Catona color 385. (Beginning hdc = ch 2).2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc» in the ch-2 sp (corner), 2 hdc, **1 hdc over the ch-1 sp on round 31 down in st from round 30, 1 hdc in next st**68 times, 1 hdc *4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in second ch in the beginning hdc.
 
33 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc» in the ch-2 sp (corner), **1 dc in each st** 142 times* 4 times. End the round with 1 sl st in third ch in the beginning dc. Continue to make more rounds with dc until you get a suitable size. (I crocheted two rows more.)
 
Attach all loose threads.
 
 
Crochet three of the pillow sides together on the wrong side with sl st in BLO (see picture), leave the forth one open.
 
 
Flip the pillow to the rightside and insert the inner cushion.
 
 
Sew or crochet the last edges together? I chose to crochet with sl st in BLO, to get a nice result.
 

You have completed your Lemon pillow! I hope you enjoyed making it. Please hashtag your work with #micmarmik or #micmarmikspattern so I can enjoy your work 🙂  // Micmarmik

 
Symbols explained (US terms):
*…* … times
Repeat the instructions, for example:    “*ch 1, 2 sc* 5 times” would mean    “ch 1 followed by 2 sc, repeated five times”
** … ** … times
Short repeats within a longer ones, for example:    “*ch 1, **1 sc** 2 times* 5 times” would mean    “ch 1 and a repeat of 2 sc; all repeated 5 times”
«…» in …
Stitches to be crocheted in the same stitch, for example:     “«3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc» in the next stitch”
(counts as…)
Replacement for first stitch on a round, for example:     “ch 3 (counts as 1 dc)” would mean     “ch 3 used instead of 1 dc as the initial stitch”  
(Total …)
Sums up number of used stitches, for example:     “ch 1 (= 1 sc), ch 2. (Total 2 ch, 1 sc)” would mean     “used as 2 ch + 1 sc, in total”
st Stitch
lp Loop
ch sp Chain space
BLO Back loop only
FLO Front loop only
sl st Slip stitch
ch Chain
sc Single crochet
hdc Half double crochet
lhdc Long half double crochet
dc Double crochet
ldc Long double crochet
tr Treble crochet
dtr Double treble crochet
FPsc Front post single crochet
BPsc Back post single crochet
FPhdc Front post halfdouble crochet
FPdc Front post double crochet
BPhdc Back post half double crochet
BPdc Back post double crochet
FPtr Front post treble crochet
BPtr Back post treble crochet
2FPdc 2 front post double crochet around same stitch
3FPdc 3 front post double crochet around same stitch
FPdc3tog Front post double crochet 3 together
Pic Picot made with ch 3, 1 sl st in first ch
ch4pic Picot made with ch 4, 1 sl st in first ch

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