Monday, July 18, 2016

Prayer Pillow

Love Lives On

Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade
because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
far as long as there is memory,
they'll live on in the heart.
Author: Unknown




Materials Used in Model: Red Heart® Classic® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0887 Soft Navy, 0311 White, 0431 Light Grey and 0312 Black (for Police Pillow) Red Heart® Classic® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0886 Blue, 0311 White, 0319 Cherry Red and 0312 Black (for France Pillow) Size H/8-5.00mm Crochet Hook (US) Filling for Plushies (fiberfil or similar) Yarn Needle for Sewing
Pillow: with Pillow color, Chain 2, ___ Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, TURN (2 sts) ___ ROW 2: Inc in ea of nxt 2 sts, TURN (4 sts) ___ ROW 3: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st, TURN (6 sts) ___ ROW 4: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st, TURN (8 sts) ___ ROW 5: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, TURN (10 sts) ___ ROW 6: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, Inc in nxt st, TURN (12 sts) ___ ROW 7: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, TURN (14 sts) ___ ROW 8: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 12 sts, Inc in nxt st, TURN (16 sts) ___ ROW 9: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 12 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, TURN (18 sts) ___ ROW 10: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 16 sts, Inc in nxt st, TURN (20 sts) ___ ROW 11: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 16 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, TURN (22 sts) ___ ROW 12: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 20 sts, Inc in nxt st, TURN (24 sts) ___ ROW 13: sc in ea st across, TURN (24 sts) ___ ROW 14: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 20 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, TURN (26 sts) ___ ROW 15: sc in ea st across, TURN (26 sts) ___ ROW 16: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 24 sts, Inc in nxt st, TURN (28 sts) ___ ROWS 17-18: sc in ea st across, TURN (28 sts/ea row) ___ ROW 19: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 24 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, TURN (30 sts) ___ ROWS 20-24: sc in ea st across, TURN (30 sts/ea row)
First Heart Hump: (Cont from last Row) ___ ROW 25: sc in ea of nxt 12 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st, TURN (14 sts) ___ ROW 26: sc in ea st across, TURN (14 sts) ___ ROW 27: sc in ea of nxt 11 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st, TURN (13 sts) ___ ROW 28: sc in nxt st,. Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 10 sts (12 sts) ___ ROW 29: sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st (10 sts) ___ ROW 30: sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st (8 sts) ___ ROW 31: sc in ea st across, TURN (8 sts) ___ ROW 32: sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st (6 sts) ___ ROW 33: sc in nxt st, (Dec nxt 2 sts tog) twice, sc in nxt st (4 sts) Second Heart Hump: ___ ROW 34: join w/ sc in nxt unworked st on Row 24, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 12 sts, TURN (14 sts) ___ ROW 35: sc in ea st across, TURN (14 sts) ___ ROW 36: sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 11 sts, TURN (13 sts) ___ ROW 37: sc in ea of nxt 10 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st, TURN (12 sts) ___ ROW 38: sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st (10 sts) ___ ROW 39: sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st (8 sts) ___ ROW 40: sc in ea st across, TURN (8 sts) ___ ROW 41: sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st (6 sts) ___ ROW 42: sc in nxt st, (Dec nxt 2 sts tog) twice, sc in nxt st (4 sts)
OUTLINING - working down the outside of the rows just made, sc in ea of nxt 31 sts, Inc in ea of nxt 2 sts, sc in ea of nxt 31 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, sc in same st as first st made this round (92 sts) Repeat Rows 1 through 42 again, work outlining of second heart - place both sections together and working through both sections, sc in ea st around, securing them together; stuffing the Prayer Pillow as you go (92 sts)
TURN, Ch-3, (skp nxt st, hdc in nxt st, ch-1) 4 times, hdc in nxt st, ch-1, skp ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in nxt st, ch-1, (skp nxt st, hdc in nxt st, ch-1), 22 times, (hdc in nxt st, ch-1, skp nxt st) 17 times, slst in 2nd st of beg ch-3, TURN (46 ch sps) Finish off. Secure and weave in tail to hide.
Ruffle: with Alternate Color, join with slst in any of ch spaces. ch-2, 3 DC, hdc in same sp, slst in nxt st, (hdc, 3 DC, hdc in nxt ch-sp, slst in nxt ch-sp) 22 times. For best results, insure that the ch-sp between the heart's humps (skp'd 2 sts) is a slst Ribbon: with 3rd Color, chain 150. Weave through the ch-sp, then tie in a bow. Police Shield: with Light Grey, ___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st (6 sts) ___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st[ 6 times (12 sts) ___ Rnd 3: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in ea of nxt 3 sts] twice (18 sts) ___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st) twice, Inc in nxt st] twice (24 sts) ___ Rnd 5: sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, (sc, hdc) in nxt st, (hdc, sc) in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in nxt st (30 sts) ___ Rnd 6: (sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st) twice, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts,(sc, hdc) in nxt st, (hdc,sc) in nxt st. (sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st) twice, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, ch-2, (DC, hdc) in same st as last sc made, slst in ea of nxt 2 sts, (sc, hdc) in nxt st (hdc, sc) in nxt st, slst in ea of nxt 2 sts, (hdc, DC, ch-2, sc) in nxt st. slst in nxt st. Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Shield to top of Prayer Pillow Mourning Band: with Black, Chain 11, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, 4 sc in end ch st - turn piece to allow you to work up the other side of original beg chain (as if a flat round), sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, Inc in last st (24 sts) Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Band to top of Shield With Light Grey, in BLO on ea of long sides of Band, slst loosely across.
Peace Badge: (Peace badge is made in 2 pieces and sewn together to complete the sign)
with Black, chain 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, Chain-30, slst into first chain made (making sure not to twist ch), slst into bottom of Ch-10/sc worked bar, sc in ea st around the ch-30.

Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure to front of Pillow. Shape this piece in a circle with the bar (ch-10/sc) cutting the circle in half.
Create "arms" of the Peace Badge with Black and by Chaining 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Dec nxt 3 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts. Secure this piece with the decrease (point) on top of the bar.
The "France Prayer Pillow" works 11 Rows of Red, 11 Rows of White and finally 11 Rows of Blue.
**The image posted is for more advanced crocheters due to the color changes in the Ruffle section.

Thank you to Theresa & Jean for testing the accuracy of this pattern