The Instastats Pillow is crocheted using the modified single crochet stitch for tapestry crochet which creates straight vertical lines of stitches. You can learn how to do that stitch on this YouTube tutorial via All Tapestry Crochet (alltapestrycrochet.com).
Hook Size: G (4.5mm)
I used Bernat Maker Home Dec (Sponsored by the wonderful folks at Yarnspspirations.com) in the following colors
Cream (1 skein)
Woodberry (1 skein)
A 12×20″ Pillow form, OR stuffing to fill pillow with
PDF Graph of design: Download here
Finished dimensions: 12×20″ approximately
Ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (American)
Using cream, ch 158.
Join with a slip stitch into the first chain stitch to create a big circle. Be careful not to twist your work. You will work this entire project in the round.
Ch 1, and begin your first row. Place a stitch marker into the ch stitch to keep track of the start of your row.
Work the first row (in the round) with sc stitches. When you get to the end of the round, work a sl st into the starting ch, and chain 1 to move onto the second row. Move your stitch marker up as you go.
On the second row, you will begin using the modified sc stitch that is shown at the top of this post, you will work in this modified sc stitch for the remainder of the project.
NOTE: You will work each row of the graph pattern twice in the round (once for each side of your pouch.)
Work 10 rounds using only the cream, following the graph, until it’s time to add the Woodberry. You will then be carrying both colors up each round as you follow the graph. Remember you will work each row of the graph two times on each round of your work, creating both a front and back side.
For the numbers, I used the birthdays (days of the month) of my family to give them a little meaning. I used a simple surface stitch with the cream yarn to fit them into the design, and I just played around with trial & error until I got them to look and fit the way I wanted.
Once you’ve added your numbers, flip the work inside out and whip stitch along the top of the pillow to form a seam. Flip right side out, and add your pillow form, or begin stitching the bottom seam together and then add stuffing before finishing the seam.
I think this silly pillow makes a great gift for the insta-geek in your life.
All designs are originally created by Stephanie Lewis and copyright protected. For personal use only – please do not sell.