Here is the other free crochet pattern I worked up for Sugar ‘n Cream’s “Sweets and Delights” promo at Michaels for their new range of sugary sweet yarn colors: A Rainbow Cake Throw Pillow that uses five of the new colors! The patterns is available at Michaels.com, and I will also post it here on my blog.
In case you were curious, here is the sample I worked up at home while figuring out the pattern. I didn’t have the purple color (Sherbet) on hand, so I repeated the pink (Strawberry Shortcake). The purple looks really pretty, though, so I can’t wait to find some in the store!
What You’ll Need
Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (2.5 oz./70.9 ga.; 120 yds./109 m) Yarn
- White (MC; 2 Balls or 215 yds./195 m)
- Strawberry Shortcake (Contrast A; 1 Ball or 15 yds./13 m)
- Lemon Meringue (Contrast B; 1 Ball or 15 yds./13 m
- Mint (Contrast C; 1 Ball or 15 yds.13 m)
- Cupcake Blue (Contrast D; 1 Ball or 15 yds./13 m)
- Sherbet (Contrast E; 1 Ball or 15 yds./13 m)
Crochet Hook Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
Finished Size: Approx 12″ (30.5 cm) square.
Gauge: 15 sc and 16 rows = 4″ (10 cm).
ch = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
yoh = yarn over hook
Meringue Swirls (Make 3)
With MC, ch 15.
1st row: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 11 ch. Sc2tog over last 2 ch. 14 sts. Turn.
Note: Work all remaining rows in back loop only of each st.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 11 sc. 2 sc in last st. 14 sts. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in each of next 11 sc. Sc2tog. 14 sts. Turn.
4th to 16th rows: Rep 2nd and 3rd rows 6 times more, then 2nd row once.
Note: Piece should look like a parallelogram, not just a regular rectangle.
At end of 16th row, turn. Ch 1 and join with sl st to 1st row to form a tube.
Fasten off, leaving 18″ (45.5 cm) end. With tapestry needle, thread end through open edge of tube, approx. every other row. Pull tightly to close hole. Tie a knot to secure. Poke needle through center of hole and draw yarn to opposite side. Gather open edge of opposite side of tube in same manner as first edge.
Top of Cake: With MC, ch 2.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next sc. 3 sc. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc each in each sc to end of row. 4 sc. Turn.
6th row: As 4th row.
7th to 42nd rows: Rep 5th and 6th rows 18 times more to keep increasing triangle. 22 sc at end of 42nd row. Drop MC but do not fasten off. Join A.
Note: Carry MC loosely up side of work.
Side of Cake: 1st row: Turn work sideways. With A, ch 1 and work 42 sc evenly across side edge of triangle. Turn.
2nd to 4th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Break A. Pick up MC.
5th and 6th rows: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Drop MC. Join B.
7th to 10th rows: With B, as 2nd row. Turn.
Break B. Pick up MC.
11th and 12th rows: With MC, as 2nd row. Turn.
Drop MC. Join C.
13th to 16th rows: With C, as 2nd row. Turn.
Break C. Pick up MC.
17th and 18th rows: With MC, as 2nd row. Turn.
Drop MC. Join D.
19th to 22nd rows: With D, as 2nd row. Turn.
Break D. Pick up MC.
23rd and 24th rows: With MC, as 2nd row. Turn.
Drop MC. Join E.
25th to 28th rows: With E, as 2nd row. Turn.
Break E. Pick up MC.
29th and 30th rows: With MC, as 2nd row. Turn.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Panel B: Work as for Panel A.
Place Panels A and B on top of each other and decide which panel will be Front of Pillow. With RS of Front Panel facing and MC, work a line of surface sl st along edge between Top and Side of Cake to define that edge. Embroider multi-colored sprinkles onto Top of Cake with various colors using straight st. Sew sides of Panels tog, leaving 8″ (20.5 cm) opening to stuff Pillow. Stuff Pillow, taking care to not over-stuff. Sew opening closed. Sew 3 Meringue Swirls along 42nd row of Top of Cake.