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Pillow – Basket Weave in the round

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Someone gifted me an old couch cushion, so I could use the filling for amigurumi. But this pillow was so big and perfect, that I just wanted to give it a different look and put it on my couch. I am so pleased with how it turned out and I will be making more of these in smaller versions, to go with this one.

Happy making!

This is what you’ll need:

  • Crochet hook 9mm
  • Bulky yarn. I used: Drops Andes, Natural.
  • A pillow
  • Yarn needle

Stitch abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • bpdc = back post double crochet

1: ch multiples of 12 -1. (I did: 10×12=120-1=119)

Close the foundation ch with a sl st

2: ch3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each ch. Close with sl st (end with an even number; multiples of 12)

3 – 8: Do not start with ch * 1fpdc in the next 6st, 1bpdc in the next 6st * repeat to end. Close with a sl st in the first st.  

9 – 14: * 1bpdc in the next 6st, 1fpdc in the next 6 st * repeat to end. Close with sl st

Continue like this until you have reached the desired length, than sew the bottom together, flip inside out and finally sew the top.

And you’re done!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jo L.
    12/03/2018 at 04:32

    In the second picture it says join the foundation row. I’m confused. Wouldn’t it be a circle then? Thank you

  • Reply
    Haaknerd
    12/03/2018 at 06:47

    Yes it is, because you’re crocheting in the round.

  • Reply
    btalbert43
    28/03/2018 at 20:27

    Did you just hold your chain row around the pillow to decide how many chains you need?

    • Reply
      Haaknerd
      30/03/2018 at 08:46

      Yes something like that. I did have to frog a few rows, because the basket weave stitch really stretches out in width.

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