Free Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Sherbet Throw Pillow

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The deliciously bright hues of Red Heart® Gumdrop™ yarn remind me of juicy rainbow sherbet, so I designed this sweet and funny crocheted pillow to add a summery pop of color to your couch, bed, or favorite easy chair. Use this pattern to make just one or two scoops instead of three. You’ll be constructing the pillow in two pieces – front and back – and sewing them together. Go crazy with your favorite colors and flavors!

Materials List

  • Crochet Hooks, size H/5.0mm and size I/5.5mm
  • Red Heart® Gumdrop™ in Cherry, Orange, and Smoothie – 1 ball each
  • Lion Brand® Yarn Vanna’s Choice® in Mustard – 2 balls
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • 16 oz bag of stuffing

 

Gauge

Gauge is not that important in this project. However, you should go down one hook size when changing to Vanna’s Choice® since it is a heavier weight than Gumdrop™.

 

Abbreviations

BLO = back loops only
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet
FPhtr = front post half triple crochet
FPtr = front post triple crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half triple crochet
prev = previous
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side of work
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = triple crochet
WS = wrong side of work
[ ] = repeat what is inside the brackets the number of times indicated

 

Special Stitches

Sc2tog (single crochet two together): Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through 1 loop. Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through 1 loop. YO and pull through all 3 loops.

FPhdc (front post half double crochet): YO and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull through 1 loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops. Skip st behind the FPhdc.

FPhtr (front post half triple crochet): YO twice and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull through 1 loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through all 3 loops. Skip st behind the FPhtr.

FPtr (front post triple crochet): YO twice and insert hook from front to back to front around post of next stitch from row below. YO and pull though 1 loop, [YO and pull through 2 loops] 3 times. Skip st behind the FPtr.

 

Sherbet Scoops – Make 2

- Starting with the top scoop, with Cherry and I hook, ch 28.

Row 1: Sk 1st ch, work 27 sc. (27)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st, 25 sc evenly, 2 sc in last st. (29)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 3 times. 23 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 3 times. (35)

Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (35)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. 31 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. (39)

Rows 7-8: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (39)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. 35 sc evenly. [2 sc in next st] 2 times. (43)

Rows 10-11: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (43)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st. 41 sc evenly. 2 sc in last st. (45)

Rows 13-14: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (45)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next st. 43 sc evenly. 2 sc in last st. (47)

Rows 16-29: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (47)

Row 30: (WS) Ch 4, turn. 2 tr in BLO in each st across. (94)

Row 31: (RS) Ch 1, turn. 1 sc, [1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 htr, 2 tr each in next 5 sts, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 5 sc] 5 times. 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 htr, 2 tr in next 5 sts, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc each in last 2 sts. Break off Cherry. (124)

- Begin 2nd scoop with Orange. Turn your piece so the unworked front loops from Row 30 are facing you. You will work your new row in these loops. Join Orange in 1st loop. (Photo1)

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Row 1: (WS) Ch 1 and sc in same st. Sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 2-24: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 25-26: Repeat Rows 30-31. Break off Orange (117)

-Begin 3rd scoop with Smoothie and repeat the directions for the 2nd scoop, with the unworked front loops of Row 25 of the 2nd scoop facing you.

 

Cone – Make 2

With the unworked front loops of your last scoop facing you, join Mustard with H hook into 1st unworked front loop. (Photo 2)

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Row 1: (WS) Ch 1 and work 47 sc evenly across. (47)

Rows 2 – 11: Ch 1, turn. Work sc evenly across. (47)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 43 sc evenly, sc2tog. (45)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 41 sc evenly, sc2tog. (43)

Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 39 sc evenly, sc2tog. (41)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 37 sc evenly, sc2tog. (39)

Row 16: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 35 sc evenly, sc2tog. (37)

Row 17: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as first st). Work 37 FPhdc evenly across. (37)

Rows 18-19: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 20: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in next 3 sts, [1 FPhtr worked through FPhdc from 3 rows below, 1 sc in next 5 sts] 5 times. 1 FPhtr, then 1 sc in next 3 sts. (37) (Photo 3)

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Rows 21-23: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 24: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in next 3 sts, [1 FPtr worked through FPhtr from 4 rows below, 1 sc in next 5 sts] 5 times. 1 FPtr, then 1 sc in next 3 sts. (37) (Photo 4)

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Rows 25-27: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (37)

Row 28: Repeat Row 24. (37)

Row 29: Ch 2, turn. 37 FPhdc evenly across. Note: to align the rows correctly, work the 1st FPhdc around the 2nd to last sc from prev row, and not the last sc. Then, to maintain 37 stitches across, work the last FPhdc around the turning chain from prev row.

- At this point, you should now see a complete set of rectangles in your cone. The rest of the pattern repeats this motif. (Photo 5)

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Rows 30-53: Repeat Rows 18-29, twice.

- Break off and weave in ends.

 

Assembly

With RS of both pieces facing outward, whipstitch or slip stitch the edges together using the same colored yarn as the pieces you are joining, making sure to leave an 8-inch gap somewhere to stuff the pillow before stitching it together completely.

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6 Responses to Free Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Sherbet Throw Pillow

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  2. Pauline Black says:

    I just finished making this. I googled you after I saw your cupcake dishcloth in Michaels. You have super talented skills! I have to just say THANK YOU!!! My daughter thinks I’m the best mom ever! Haha She totally wants her whole room decked out with cupcakes and cake and ice cream now. I did the top scoop with the cherry gumdrop, and the second with the purple colored gumdrop. And the cone is a light honey colored tan. I’m so psyched how it turned out! It took about 2 weeks, but i’ve been working on like 5 other projects, too. ;) You explained the special stitches really well, so I didn’t have a prob with the fphtr and fphdc. SO so thrilled with this pattern, and it makes me much more confident in crocheting. I can’t wait to choose which of your patterns I will tackle next!

    • TwinkieChan says:

      I’m so sorry it took me so long to respond, but thank you so much for your very sweet note!!!!! Your daughter is a lucky gal!!! ;)

  3. Nadja T says:

    I’m
    In Love With This Pillow, I Think Ill Be Making It In Lavender ,Turquoise And Baby Pink. And Mustard For The Cone. Thanks For The Super Sweet Pattern. Chow (y)

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