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Trend alert: Crochet a cable pillow!

Trend alert: Crochet a cable pillow!
Posted on 29-10-2015 by api_more2make.nl

Crochet a cable and follow the trend! You see them everywhere: cables in all sorts and sizes. Applied in your interior design, clothing, as well as in jewellery or accessories. The big chunky cables are preferred for a more sturdy look, but also the delicate smaller cables are a must have in your designs. What do you think about a cute cardigan with cable structure or a chic hat? We have chosen the cable design for a great home deco project and have crocheted a trendy cable pillow. How to create this beauty? Read on for the free pattern! 

This trendy pillow is made with Katia Peru. Peru is a sturdy yarn consisting of wool, acrylic and alpaca and is ideal for making home decorations. We have chosen Rata (colour 11), but there are plenty of shades available to style this pillow to your own preferences. For this pillow we have used a cable pattern, which is challenging but yields a great result! We recommend this pattern for the more experienced crocheter.

What do you need?

Measurement pillow: 50 x 50 cm

- 6 balls Katia Peru colour 11
Crochet hook no. 7 and 8

Stitches used:
ch.         = chain
sc.         = single crochet
fpdc       = front post double crochet
Crab stitch = work from left to right, instead of right to left. Insert your crochet hook, from front to back, in the next stitch to the right. Make sure that the right side of the work is facing you. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the stitch. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook.

Crochet a Cable Pillow - Free Pattern

Explanation front post double crochet:

A front post double crochet is made by making a dc. in front of another st. of the previous row. Note: with this pattern it is not the previous row, but 2 rows down. You insert your hook around the st. of the previous row. This is done best with dc. and trc. Always insert your hook form right to left in front of the st. and then make a dc. as usual.

Start with ch. 48 + 1 with crochet hook no. 8 or loosely crochet with hook no. 7. Do you want the pillow to be smaller or bigger? Make sure your foundation ch. is a multiple of 16 +1.

Continue with crochet hook. no. 7.

End every row with a turning ch.

Row 1: Sc. 48
Row 2: Sc. 48
Row 3: Sc. 1, fpdc. 2, sc. 2, fpdc. 6, sc. 4, fpdc. 2, sc. 4, fpdc. 6, sc. 4, fpdc. 2, sc. 4, fpdc. 6, sc. 2, fpdc. 2, sc. 1 (the fpdc. is inserted around the sc. of 2 rows down, so in the odd row)
Row 4: Sc. 48
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6: Sc. 48
Row 7: Sc. 1, fpdc. 2, sc. 2, *skip fpdc. 3, fpdc. 3 (Picture 1), now crochet the skipped fpdc. 3 (in sequence you would crochet normally) (Picture 2)* Sc. 4, fpdc. 2, sc. 4, repeat *-*, sc. 4, fpdc. 2, sc. 4, repeat *-*, sc. 2, fpdc. 2, sc. 1.


Row 8: Sc. 48, pay attention that at the cable you sc. all 6 st. (Picture 3 and 4)

Row 9: Repeat row 3, at the cable start with the underlying fpdc. and then the overlying fpdc. (you will have to push aside the fpdc) (picture 5)

Rows 10 - 60: Repeat row 2 - 9 alternately and end with row 4.
Row 61: This is a row of sc. that is crocheted around the whole pillow. So, at the end of row 60 turn your work and sc. 48, in the corners sc. 3, and continue until you have finished all the edges. Cast off.

Ch. 48 + 1 with crochet hook no. 8 or loosely with hook no. 7.
Crochet 60 rows of sc. 48, and end with a row of sc. around the whole patch. Cast off.

Pin the 2 parts with the wrong sides on each other and crochet around 3 edges with a crab stitch. Put your 50 x 50 pillow in the cover and close the last edge with the crab stitch.

Enjoy your show-stopping crochet cable pillow!

Which colour would you pick for this crocheted cable pillow? Show us your home made pillows by sending an email to [email protected]

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