This free pattern for a Crocheted C2C Cactus Pillow is part of my C2C Cactus Series. Are you new to C2C (corner two corner crochet)? C2C crocheted is working with a cluster of stitches essentially making a square or rectangle working from corner to corner. Using a graph makes it easy to track each row and count your clusters. ChiWei at www.1dogwolf.com has an excellent blog post with helpful information to answer questions about C2C crochet.
I love pillow covers so I was inspired to create a pillow cover with a cactus on it to match my home. I used a C2C crochet method for front and back and joined edges together with a single crochet. The back is two pieces so you can change or wash pillow case if needed. You could also add a button in the back if you wish. Add a flower or two in a color of your choice using my Crocheted Layered Flower Pattern.
Check out my other Crocheted C2C Patterns: Bulky Crocheted C2C Cactus Blanket, Crocheted C2c Cactus ALOE! Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cactus Baby Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cactus Pot Holder, Crocheted C2C Cactus Wall Hanging, and Crocheted C2C Cactus Pillow. All are projects that work up quick and are fun additions to your house or great gifts.
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
Create front panel with cactus, remember to leave you ends on the wrong side when changing colors. At the last cluster, after SL ST, with right side facing you, CH 1, SC in same space, CH 2, in corner SC, CH 1, SC, then CH 2, SC in next gap in between clusters, CH 2, SC in next cluster, continue this all around with SC, CH 1, SC in corners. SL ST to first CH 1. Fasten off and leave a tail and sew in.
Create back bottom panel that is 16 clusters tall. Create top back panel which is 10 clusters tall and when done don’t fasten off. SL ST to corner after last cluster. Turn your work so you’re working on long side (22 clusters), CH 1, SC in same space, CH 2, SC in next gap between clusters. Repeat CH 2, SC in gap all the way across. On last SC, CH 1 and turn work. SC in same space, 2 SC in CH 2 space, continue across and after last SC. This will be the outside border of the 2 back panels. Don’t fasten off.
When lining panels up, there will be an over lap, the SC border on top panel will count as a cluster. To equal 22 clusters on the front you will over lap 5 clusters of the back panel and 4 clusters plus the border of the top so when over lapped you equal 22 clusters. With the front top panel and back bottom panel together and over lapped correctly, SL ST in gap of back panel between cluster 5 and 6. CH 1, SC through both pieces. CH 2, SC in next gap, continue this to the corner, SC, CH 1, SC, continue with CH 2, SC in gap all the way around to where you will attach the 2 pieces together again at SC border. SC through front SC and back between cluster 5 and 6. CH 2, SC in next gap of both pieces. Continue all the way around to first CH 1 and SL ST. Don’t forget to SC, CH 1 SC in corners. Don’t fasten off.
Line up front and back panel, the SC and CH 2 spaces should all match. With the end of the back piece you can SL ST both pieces together and have cactus facing you to SC all the way around. CH 1 SC in same spot you SL ST, 2 SC through front and back CH 2 spaces. Continue to SC, 2 SC through both pieces with a SC, SC in CH 1 space, SC on corners. SL ST to first CH 1, leave a tail, fasten off and sew in.
Sew all you ends in and add a button or two if you desire.
Use first layer from my Crocheted Layered Flower Pattern with pink yarn and I Hook and leave a long tail to sew on.
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