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A couple months ago my son asked for a pair of slippers, and he picked out Bernat Blanket yarn. The slippers used up about a quarter of the ball, and it took me a little while to figure out what to make to use up the rest of the ball. I finally decided to make a mini pillow, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
It’s a simple project, but it’s really comfortable and it looks cute too.
The pillow is 6″ across, and mine ended up 12″ long. However, you can make it whatever length you want.
I don’t like seams, but I hate working in the round. To work in rows, but have it look like it was worked in the round when you chain 1 to start a new row do not count the chain 1 and work your first single crochet (or whatever the pattern calls for) in the same stitch as the chain 1.
Continue around, when you slip stitch to complete the row, do not slip stitch to the chain 1, slip stitch to the first single crochet.
What you need
You need a ball of Bernat Big Blanket Yarn
5.5mm crochet hook
ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
Mini Pillow Crochet Pattern
Row 1 – 6 sc in a magic circle, Sl st to first sc. (6)
Row 2 – Ch1, 2 sc (in the same stitch), 2 sc in each around. Sl st to first sc (not ch 1) (12)
Row 3 – Ch 1, 2sc in the same stitch and in each around. Sl st to first sc. (24)
Row 4 – Ch 1, 1 sc in the same stitch, 2sc in next, * 1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch * repeat from star around. Sl st to first sc. (36)
Row 5 – Ch1, 1 sc in same stitch, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next stitch, * 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around. Sl st to first sc (48)
Row 6 – Ch 1, 1sc in same stitch, 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st to first sc (48)
Repeat row 6 until pillow is desired length, then start the decrease rows.
Decrease row #1 – ch1, 1 sc in same stitch, 1sc in next stitch, sc dec* 1 sc in next 2 stitches, sc dec* repeat around. Sl st to first sc. (36)
Decrease row #2 – ch1, 1sc in same stitch, sc dec, * 1 sc in next stitch, sc dec* around. Sl st to first sc. (24)
Note: I like to stuff it here, then continue my rows.
Decrease row #3 – Ch1, start sc dec in same stitch, sc dec around. Sl st to first sc. (12)
Decrease row #4 – repeat row 3 (6).
Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing (8″). Weave it through the 6 sc, pull tight and tie off. Bury the end of the stitch in the pillow.