Oblong Pillow Pattern #S-465

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Oblong Pillow Pattern

COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "Speed-Cro-Sheen" MER­CERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 4 balls of No. 126 Spanish Red and 2 balls of No. 123-A Flamingo.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).
Spool of gold metallic thread.
An oblong pillow, 13 x 18 inches.

Starting at narrow edge with Spanish Red, make a chain 16 inches long. 1st row: Working with Red over a strand of Flamingo, sc in 2nd ch from hook, * work­ing over Red with Flamingo, sc in next ch; working over Flamingo with Red, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across until row measures 13 inches, ending with a Red sc. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Working over Flamingo, skip first sc, dc in front loop of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Working over Flamingo with Red, make sc in first dc, * working over Red with Flamingo, sc in next dc, working over Flamingo with Red, sc in next dc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3. turn. Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alternately until piece measures length of pillow, ending with an sc row. Break off Flamingo. With Red sc closely around, making 3 sc in each corner. Join and break off.

WEAVING … Cut a strand of Flamingo slightly longer than width of pillow. Weave through first dc row, working under 1 dc and over next dc. Fasten ends securely. Then weave another strand through same row, working under dc's that were worked over previ­ously. Cut a double strand of gold metallic thread and weave through same dc row, working over and under same dc's as first strand. Weave all dc rows the same way.

Make another piece the same way. With wrong sides facing and working through both thicknesses, attach Red to first sc on long side, sc closely around until 3 sides have been joined. Insert pillow and complete other side.