SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Over the weekend, my kids convinced me to bring out our Halloween decorations. We had so much fun decorating that I thought it would be fun to design a Frankenstein pillow. I was inspired by my Frankenstein Hat pattern that I posted last week.
This was a fun and fairly quick project. You could make a pillow like I did, or you could sew the front and back together along the bottom and sides, add a strap, and whala! You have a Frankenstein tote!
I'd love to see the different projects that you guys make out of my Frankenstein pixel graph. Please tag me on social media @lovable_loops so I can see your pictures!
- 4.5mm & G/4mm crochet hooks. I highly recommend these Clover hooks.
- worsted weight yarn in black, white, green and gray
- pillow insert
- tapestry needle
- locking stitch markers
Use a 4.5mm crochet hook.
Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique, starting in the bottom right corner. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square. I chained 5 for each new row (instead of 6) and I chained 2 at the beginning of each square (instead of 3)
Don't know how to crochet a corner to corner (c2c) graph? Watch my two part YouTube tutorial where I show you step-by-step how to crochet my Dog Emoji graph!
--> Row 1: 1W (1)
<-- Row 2: 2W (2)
--> Row 3: 3W (3)
<-- Row 4: 4W (4)
--> Row 5: 5W (5)
<-- Row 6: 6W (6)
--> Row 7: 7W (7)
<-- Row 8: 4W 3G 1W (8)
--> Row 9: 1W 4G 4W (9)
<-- Row 10: 3W 6G 1W (10)
--> Row 11: 1W 7G 3W (11)
<-- Row 12: 2W 9G 1W (12)
--> Row 13: 1W 3G 1B 6G 2W (13)
<-- Row 14: 2W 7G 1B 3G 1W (14)
--> Row 15: 1W 3G 1B 8G 2W (15)
<-- Row 16: 2W 9G 1B 3G 1W (16)
--> Row 17: 1W 3G 1B 10G 2W (17)
<-- Row 18: 1W 1 GY 11G 1B 3G 1W (18)
--> Row 19: 1W 3G 1B 7G 1W 4G 1GY 1W (19)
<-- Row 20: 1W 1GY 4G 2W 3G 1B 3G 1B 3G 1W (20)
--> Row 21: 2W 2G 1B 3G 1B 3G 1W 1B 1W 1G 2GY 1G 2W (21)
<-- Row 22: 2W 2G 1GY 2G 2W 3G 2B 6G 2W (22)
--> Row 23: 3W 7G 1B 3G 1W 1G 3GY 2G 2W (23)
<-- Row 24: 2W 4G 1GY 14G 3W (24)
--> Row 25: 4W 12G 3GY 1G 3B 2W (25)
<-- Row 26: 1W 3B 3G 1GY 12G 4W (24)
--> Row 27: 4W 10G 3GY 2G 3B 1W (23)
<-- Row 28: 1W 2B 4G 1GY 11G 3W (22)
--> Row 29: 3W 5G 1W 3G 3GY 2G 3B 1W (21)
<-- Row 30: 1W 2B 4G 1GY 3G 2W 4G 3W (20)
--> Row 31: 3W 3G 1W 1B 1W 1G 3GY 2G 3B 1W (19)
<-- Row 32: 1W 2B 4G 1GY 2G 2W 4G 2W (18)
--> Row 33: 2W 4G 1W 1G 3GY 1G 4B 1W (17)
<-- Row 34: 1W 3B 3G 1GY 6G 2W (16)
--> Row 35: 2W 4G 3GY 2G 3B 1W (15)
<-- Row 36: 1W 2B 4G 1GY 4G 2W (14)
--> Row 37: 2W 2G 3GY 2G 3B 1W (13)
<-- Row 38: 1W 2B 4G 1GY 2G 2W (12)
--> Row 39: 2W 1G 2GY 1G 4B 1W (11)
<-- Row 40: 1W 3B 4G 1GY 1W (10)
--> Row 41: 1W 1GY 3G 3B 1W (9)
<-- Row 42: 1W 2B 3G 1GY 1W (8)
--> Row 43: 2W 1G 3B 1W (7)
<-- Row 44: 1W 2B 1G 2W (6)
--> Row 45: 2W 2B 1W (5)
<-- Row 46: 1W 1B 2W (4)
--> Row 47: 3W (3)
<-- Row 48: 2W (2)
--> Row 49: 1W (1)
Weave in your ends.
Attach yarn to the corner and (dc 2- ch 2- dc 2) into the corner.
Ch 1 and make 2 dc between the next 2 squares. You will repeat this pattern around the graph: ch 1 and 2 dc in the next space between the squares. In each corner you will (dc 2- ch 2- dc 2).
Note: you can see in the photos that I made groups of 3 dc. If I were to make this pillow again, I would make groups of 2 dc like I wrote in my pattern above. I think the groups of 3 were too much and it made my pillow border have a slight ripple to it.
Use a G 4mm crochet hook.
Now that the front of your pillow is done, it's time to crochet the back. Since the shape of the pillow is a square, I simply made a granny square and increased the size until it reached 13.5" x 13.5". I ended up with 18 rounds. Weave in your ends.
If you don't know how to crochet a granny square, you can follow along to my video tutorial. Just make sure that you are using a G/4mm crochet hook. The reason I used a smaller hook for the pillow cover is because you don't want the spaces (or holes) to be too large and have too much of the pillow insert visible.
Lay your front and back cover with the "right" sides facing out (the "wrong" sides will be touching). Use locking stitch markers to line up pillow and to help keep the squares in place. Use your G 4mm crochet hook and attach the black yarn. Sc three sides of the covers together (in each corner you will sc- ch 1- sc).
Insert the 14" x 14" pillow (you want the insert to be slightly larger than the covers so that your pillow has a "full" look). Take the time to position the pillow before continuing to sc the last side shut. Finish off and weave in your ends.
I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!
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