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Popcorn Pillowghan Square

Popcorn Pillowghan Square Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This square is a result of a request from a fellow crocheter. She asked for a 12"x12" square and here it is. I am into doing popcorns lately so I put some into this square. Imagine a bunch of these squares put together in an afghan!
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Materials Needed:
Red Heart Worsted Weight acrylic yarn in Raspberry.
Size H8/5.0mm aluminum crochet hook
Yarn Needle

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4dc=1"
Finished Size: 12"x12"
Skill Level: Intermediate

How to do a popcorn:
Work 5dc in stitch indicated. Take hook out and insert it into the first dc. Then put the loop back on to the hook and pull this loop through the first dc. Ch1.

NOTE: For all of the rounds except for the last one, you will be working between stitches instead of in them. And I will refer to the spaces between the stitches as sp.

Instructions RND 1: Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3. Work 15dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Slst into the first sp. Ch5. Dc in same sp. Dc in next sp. Ch2. *Sk next sp. Dc in next sp. Dc, ch2, dc in next sp. Dc in next sp. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 3: Slst into the next sp. Ch3, dc in same sp, ch2, 2dc in same sp. Dc in next sp. Pop in next ch2 sp. Dc in next sp. *2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Dc in next sp. Pop in next ch 2sp. Dc in next sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Slst into the first sp. Ch3. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Dc in next sp. 2dc in next sp. Dc in next sp. Ch1. Sk the pop. Dc in next sp. 2dc in next sp. *Dc in next sp. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Dc in next sp. 2dc in next sp. Dc in next sp. Ch1. Sk the pop. Dc in next sp. 2dc in next sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5: Slst into the first sp. Ch3, dc in same sp. Sk next sp. *[2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. Pop in next ch1 sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp.] 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. Rep from * 2 times more. Then rep bet [] one more time. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 6: Slst into the first sp. Pop in first sp using a ch3 as your firstdc. Dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Sk next sp. Dc in next sp. Pop in next sp. 1dc in each of the next 3 sp. Ch1. Sk next pop. Dc in each of the next 3 sp. *Pop in next sp. Dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch 2corner sp. Sk next sp. Dc in next sp. Pop in next sp. 1dc in each of the next 3 sp. Ch1. Sk next pop. Dc in each of the next 3 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3 of first pop.

RND 7: Slst into the first sp after the pop. Ch3. *[2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Dc in next sp. Ch1. Sk the pop. Dc in each of the next 3 sp. Pop in next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 3 sp. Ch1. Sk next pop.] Dc in next pop. Rep from * 2 times more. Rep bet [ ] one more time. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 8: Slst into the first sp. Ch3. Sk next sp. *[2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. dc in next sp. Pop in next ch1 sp. Dc in each of the next 3 sp. Ch1. Sk the pop. Dc in each of the next 3sp. Ch 1. Sk the pop.] Dc in next sp. Rep from 2 times more. Rep bet [ ] one more time. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 9: Slst into the first sp. Ch3. *[Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. Dc in next 2sp. Ch1. Sk the pop. Dc in each of the next 3 sp. Popin ch 1 sp. Dc in each of the next 3 sp. Ch1. Sk the pop. Dc in next sp.] Dc in next sp. Rep from * 2 times more. Rep bet [ ] one more time. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 10: Slst into the first sp. Ch3, dc in same sp. [Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. 1Dc in next sp. 2dc in next sp. 1dc in next 3sp. Ch1. Sk the pop. 1dc in next 3 sp. 2dc in next sp. 1dc in next sp.] 2dc in next sp. Rep from * 2 times more. Rep bet [ ] one more time. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 11: Slst in the first dc then into the next sp. Ch3, dc in same sp. *Sk next sp. [2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in ch2 corner sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 1dc in next sp. Ch1. 1dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 2dc in next sp. 1dc in each of the next 2 sp. Pop in next sp. 1dc in each of the next 2 sps. 2dc in next sp. Sk next sp. 1dc in next sp. ch1. 1dc in next sp. Sk next sp.] 2dc in next sp. Rep from * 2 times more. Rep bet [ ] one more time. join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 12: This is the only rnd where you will work in the stitches. Ch1. (Sc in next st. 2sc in next st. Twice.) 2sc, ch2, 2sc in next ch2 corner sp. *Sc in next st. 2sc in next st. Rep from * across to next corner. (You will work 2 sc in each of the 2 ch1 spaces on each side. and 2sc ch2 2sc in each corner sp. )When you get back to the beginning. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends into work.

How to put the Pillowghan together:
Generally you make 13 squares and sew them together 3x4 squares. Then sew the 13th square to the center square at the bottom of the afghan, right side facing the right side of the afghan. and sew 3 sides of it to the afghan. Leave open the side that faces the inside of the afghan.

To fold it up into a pillow. Lay the afghan down so that the pillow pocket is facing down. Fold the afghan lengthwise into thirds following the seam lines. Then fold up the afghan starting at the end where the "Pocket" is not and fold it up to form a square. Then Turn the Pocket inside out over the folded afghan.

Your pillow is formed.

Design written on Wednesday, April 21, 1999. Copyright ©1999 By Julie A. Bolduc f121001

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