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Dreamcather again – as a pillow

Crocheted pillow case

Last week I sewed more round pillows as I wanted to crochet covers for them using different yarns and techniques. 😊 In my previous post I wrote about how I made them here.

Today I finished the next crocheted pillow cover, inspired by the dreamcathers I made previously: Dreamcather again – now crocheted.

I wanted that pattern used for the dreamcathers somehow incorporated to the simple cover pattern I used for my round pillows, and here is the result:

It’s actually still very easy, only needed to count a bit.😊 I used a color changing yarn as the base, and white (from the same yarn type) for the ‘dreamcather top’. I made 2 similar circles and sewed them together.

Yarn: Alize Cotton Gold (55% cotton/45% acrylic; 100g – 330mt/361 yds; hook size 3,5-5 mm)

Hook size: 3 mm

Size: diameter cca 40 cm

Stitches used and abbreviations:

  • slst: slip stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet (yarn over 2 times first)
  • dtr: double treble crochet (yarn over 3 times first)
  • ttr: triple treble crochet (yarn over 4 times first)
  • qtr: quadruple treble crochet (yarn over 5 times first)
  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • fptr: front post triple crochet
  • dc inc: double crochet increase – make 2dc’s in the same stitch
  • ch: chain
  • (w): white color
  • (cc): base color (color changing yarn)

Pattern instructions

Join with a slip stitch to first stitch at the end of each round, and ch2 to start next round (does not count as a dc).

R1 (w): 12 dc in magic ring (12 dc)

R2 (w): (dc, fpdc to same dc of round 1) x 12 (24 dc) /keep the white yarn behind the work and change to the base color, slst to first dc to start/

R3 (cc): (dc, dc inc) x 12 (36 dc)

R4 (cc): (dc inc, 2 dc) x 12 (48 dc)

R5 (w): ch 5, fptr to last dc in round 2, ch 2, (fptr to next dc in R2, ch 2) x 23, slst to first fptr. (24 fptr, 24 ch 2 – space)

R6 (w): using R4 dc’s and R5 ch – spaces: insert hook to first ch 2 – space and sc to 2nd dc of R4, ch 4, skip 1 dc, (sc, ch 4, skip 1 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 4, chain 1 and dc to first sc made this round (that way the next row can start from the middle of the chain stitches). (24 sc, 24 ch 4 – space)

All sc stitches from now are made in the next ch – space and the middle dc above it.

R7 (cc): using R4 dc’s: (3 dc, dc inc) x 12 (make dc’s to those dc’s as well that have an sc in it already, do not skip any dc’s from R4). Keep the white yarn in front of the work. (5 x 12 = 60 dc)

R8 (w): using R7 dc’s and R6 ch – spaces: insert hook to first ch 4 – space and sc to 1st dc of R7, ch 4, skip 2 dc, sc, ch 4, skip 1 dc, (sc, ch 4, skip 2 dc, sc, ch 4, skip 1 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 4, chain 1 and dc to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 4 – space)

R9 (cc): using R7 dc’s: (dc inc, 4 dc) x 12 (make dc’s to those dc’s as well that have an sc in it already, do not skip any dc’s from R7). Keep the white yarn in front of the work. (6 x 12 = 72 dc)

Actually from now R8 and R9 are reapated with continuous increases – the white yarn should be kept in front, the base colour behind the work. With the white colour make the chain stitches (+1 in every second white rounds), and an sc to the previous chain space and the base dc above (behind) the chain, in the middle. The dc’s in the odd rounds are increased by 12 every round, increases made to a stitch that has an sc already in it. No dc’s from previous row should be skipped.

Keeping that in mind continue as:

R10 (w): using R9 dc’s and R8 ch – spaces: insert hook to first ch 4 – space and sc to 1st dc of R9, ch 5, skip 2 dc, (sc, ch 5, skip 2 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 5, ch 2 and dc to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 5 – space)

R11 (cc): using R9 dc’s: (3 dc, dc inc, 2 dc) x 12. Keep the white yarn in front of the work. (7 x 12 = 84 dc)

R12 (w): using R11 dc’s and R10 ch – spaces: insert hook to first ch 5 – space and sc to last dc just made, ch 5, skip 2 dc, sc, ch 5, skip 3 dc, (sc, ch 5, skip 2 dc, sc, ch 5, skip 3 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 5, ch 2 and dc to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 5 – space)

R13 (cc): using R11 dc’s: (2 dc, dc inc, 4 dc) x 12. Keep the white yarn in front of the work. (8 x 12 = 96 dc)

R14 (w): using R13 dc’s and R12 ch – spaces: sc to 2nd dc of 4 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 6, skip 3 dc, (sc, ch 6, skip 3 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 6, ch 3 and dc to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 6 – space)

R15 (cc): using R13 dc’s: (5 dc, dc inc, 2 dc) x 12. (9 x 12 = 108 dc)

R16 (w): using R15 dc’s and R14 ch – spaces: sc to 3rd dc of 5 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 6, skip 3 dc, sc (last dc of R15), ch 6, skip 4 dc, (sc, ch 6, skip 3 dc, sc, ch 6, skip 4 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 6, ch 3 and dc to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 6 – space)

R17 (cc): using R15 dc’s: (8 dc, dc inc) x 12. (10 x 12 = 120 dc)

R18 (w): using R17 dc’s and R16 ch – spaces: sc to 3rd dc of 5 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 7 skip 4 dc, (sc, ch 7, skip 4 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 7, ch 3 and tr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 7 – space)

R19 (cc): using R17 dc’s: (2 dc, dc inc, 7 dc) x 12. (11 x 12 = 132 dc)

R20 (w): using R19 dc’s and R18 ch – spaces: sc to 3rd dc of 6 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 7, skip 5 dc, sc, ch 7, skip 4 dc, (sc, ch 7, skip 5 dc, sc, ch 7, skip 4 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 7, ch 3 and tr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 7 – space)

R21 (cc): using R19 dc’s: (dc inc, 10 dc) x 12. (12 x 12 = 144 dc)

R22 (w): using R21 dc’s and R20 ch – spaces: sc to 3rd dc of 6 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 8, skip 5 dc, (sc, ch 8, skip 5 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 8, ch 4 and tr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 8 – space)

R23 (cc): using R21 dc’s: (10 dc, dc inc, 1 dc) x 12. (13 x 12 = 156 dc)

R24 (w): using R23 dc’s and R22 ch – spaces: sc to 4th dc of 7 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 8, skip 5 dc, sc, ch 8, skip 6 dc, (sc, ch 8, skip 5 dc, sc, ch 8, skip 6 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 8, ch 4 and tr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 8 – space)

R25 (cc): using R23 dc’s: (1 dc, dc inc, 11 dc) x 12. (14 x 12 = 168 dc)

R26 (w): using R25 dc’s and R24 ch- spaces: sc to 4th dc of 7 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 9, skip 6 dc, (sc, ch 9, skip 6 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 9, ch 4 and dtr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 9 – space)

R27 (cc): using R25 dc’s: (13 dc, dc inc) x 12. (15 x 12 = 180 dc)

R28 (w): using R27 dc’s and R26 ch – spaces: sc to 4th dc of 7 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 9, skip 6 dc, sc, ch 9, skip 7 dc, (sc, ch 9, skip 6 dc, sc, ch 9, skip 7 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 9, ch 4 and dtr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 9 – space)

R29 (cc): using R27 dc’s: (10 dc, dc inc, 4 dc) x 12. (16 x 12 = 192 dc)

R30 (w): using R29 dc’s and R28 ch – spaces: sc to 4th dc of 8 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 10, skip 7 dc, (sc, ch 10, skip 7 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 10, ch 5 and dtr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 10 – space)

R31 (cc): using R29 dc’s: (7 dc, dc inc, 8 dc) x 12. (17 x 12 = 204 dc)

R32 (w): using R31 dc’s and R30 ch – spaces: sc to 4th dc of 8 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 10, skip 8 dc, sc, ch 10, skip 7 dc, (sc, ch 10, skip 8 dc, sc, ch 10, skip 7 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 10, ch 5 and dtr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 10 – space)

R33 (cc): using R31 dc’s: (12 dc, dc inc, 4 dc) x 12. (18 x 12 = 216 dc)

R34 (w): using R33 dc’s and R32 ch – spaces: sc to 5th dc of 9 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 11, skip 8 dc, (sc, ch 11, skip 8 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 11, ch 5 and ttr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 11 – space)

R35 (cc): using R33 dc’s: (dc inc, 17 dc) x 12. (19 x 12 = 228 dc)

R36 (w): using R35 dc’s and R34 ch – spaces: sc to 5th dc of 9 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 11, skip 8 dc, sc, ch 11, skip 9 dc, (sc, ch 11, skip 8 dc, sc, ch 11, skip 9 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 11, ch 5 and ttr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 11 – space)

R37 (cc): using R35 dc’s: (15 dc, dc inc, 3 dc) x 12. (20 x 12 = 240 dc)

R38 (w): using R37 dc’s and R36 ch – spaces: sc to 5th dc of 10 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 12, skip 9 dc, (sc, ch 12, skip 9 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 12, ch 6 and ttr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 12 – space)

R39 (cc): using R37 dc’s: (11 dc, dc inc, 8 dc) x 12. (21 x 12 = 252 dc)

R40 (w): using R39 dc’s and R38 ch – spaces: sc to 5th dc of 10 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 12, skip 10 dc, sc, ch 12, skip 9 dc, (sc, ch 12, skip 10 dc, sc, ch 12, skip 9 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 12, ch 6 and ttr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 12 – space)

R41 (cc): using R39 dc’s: (17 dc, dc inc, 3 dc) x 12. (22 x 12 = 264 dc)

R42 (w): using R41 dc’s and R40 ch – spaces: sc to 6th dc of 11 dc’s between the 2 sc’s, ch 13, skip 10 dc, (sc, ch 13, skip 10 dc) x 23 around – instead of last ch 13, ch 6 and qtr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 13 – space)

R43 (cc): using R41 dc’s: (2 dc, dc inc, 19 dc) x 12. (23 x 12 = 276 dc)

R44 (w): using R43 dc’s and R42 ch – spaces: sc to 6th dc of 11 between the sc’s, ch 13, skip 10 dc, sc, ch 13, skip 11 dc, (sc, ch 13, skip 10 dc, sc, ch 13, skip 11 dc) x 11 around – instead of last ch 13, ch 6 and qtr to first sc made this round. (24 sc, 24 ch 13 – space)

R45 (cc): using R43 dc’s: (20 dc, dc inc, 2 dc) x 12. (24 x 12 = 288 dc)

When the two circles finished, sew them together (make sure that the middle of the white chains are at the same place, and while sewing, stitch them together as well – I sewed 10 dc’s, and then 2 dc’s whith the chains too).

Cheers,

Judit

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