Sun Welcome Pillow

Have your kids started school yet?

Mine went back for their first day yesterday. Other than the 1.5 hrs waiting to pick them up from the carline in school (please make that start going faster!), we all had a great day!

To celebrate all of the teachers and parents who have kids going to school, I made a new crochet pillow pattern – The Apple Sun Welcome Pillow!

This pattern is part of my Welcome Pillow series. If you haven’t seen the other patterns, you can find them HERE.

DESCRIPTION

The Apple Sun Welcome Pillow uses a combination of intarsia and tapestry crochet techniques. The 2 panels are made individually and then seamed together, leaving one side of the rectangle open. A pillow form is inserted, and the last side is stitched up.

THE YARN

For this pillow, I used #4 worsted weight yarn. I chose I Love this Yarn from Hobby Lobby in the colors “Grey Beard”, “Black”, “Red”, “Brown”, “Green”, and “Yellow”.

I have found that “I Love this Yarn” is a bit thicker than most weight 4 yarns, so make sure you check the gauge if you use a substitute yarn.

DIFFICULTY

This pillow is considered an intermediate pattern because of the multiple colors.

I did tapestry crochet for nearly the whole pillow. I had two bobbins of black on either side of the apple/sun and carried the black throughout the words. I also only had one strand of my main color and carried that throughout the project.

If you would like to see my new YouTube video showing 3 Common Mistakes in Tapestry Crochet, view the video below, or by clicking HERE.

To make the Apple Sun Welcome Pillow, you will need-

MATERIALS

  • US G/4.00 mm crochet hook
  • 375 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn in “Grey Beard”
  • 80 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn in “Black”
  • 17 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn “Red”
  • 5 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn “Brown”
  • 5 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn “Green”
  • 12 yards  –  “I Love this Yarn” or similar weight 4 yarn “Yellow”
  • 20″x12″ pillow insert
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

GAUGE

15 sc sts = 4″

18 rows = 4″

FINISHED SIZE

19.5 x 11.5 inches

TERMINOLOGY

US Crochet Terms Used

  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • CC1 – contrasting color 1
  • CC2 – contrasting color 2
  • CC3 – contrasting color 3
  • CC4 – contrasting color 4
  • CC5 – contrasting color 5
  • MC – main color
  • rem – remaining
  • RS – right side
  • sc – single crochet
  • st/sts – stitch/Stitches
  • WS – wrong side

FRONT

For the front of this pillow, visit this post HERE for the free pattern.

 

Using MC, ch 69
Row 1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (68 sts)
Rows 2-14: ch 1, MC sc 68, turn
Rows 2-14: ch 1, MC sc 68, turn
Row 15: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 6, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 4, turn
Row 16: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 6, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 6, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 3, turn
Row 17: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 3, turn
Row 18: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 19: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, turn
Row 20: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 21: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 6, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 3, turn
Row 22: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 23: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC5 sc 7, MC sc 8, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 24: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 9, CC5 sc 5, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 4, turn
Row 25: ch 1, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 11, MC sc 6, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 26: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 9, CC5 sc 5, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 11, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 27: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 3, CC5 sc 7, MC sc 8, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 28: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 29: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 30: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 5, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 31: ch 1, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 4, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 32: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 3, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 1, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, turn
Row 33: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 2, CC5 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 4, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 3, turn
Row 34: ch 1, MC sc 3, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 5, CC1 sc 4, MC sc 7, CC5 sc 1, MC sc 6, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 7, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 6, MC sc 3, turn

Rows 35-45: ch 1, MC sc 68, turn
Row 46: ch 1, sc across
Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

 

ASSEMBLY

Step 1: Hold Front and Back with RS together. You may want to pin Front and Back together to match panels up.

Step 2: Using the MC, *Sc around first edge, ch 1 at corner*, rep for 3 sides leaving bottom of the pillow open

Step 3: Flip pillow RS out.

Step 4: Insert pillow.

Step 5: Whip st rem side closed. You may want to pin Front and Back together.

Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends.

If you are interested in getting the easy-to-read chart for both sides of the pillow plus the written instructions, you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF in my shop, Etsy, or Ravelry.

Can’t wait to see your Apple Sun Welcome Pillows!

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