Is there anything more magical, more all purpose, more... downright awesome... than BACON? The internet certainly doesn't think so, and who am I to argue with the internet? But a happy tummy full of bacon is just begging for a nap. I can't imagine what you'll dream about when you doze off with this pillow...
Bacon and Eggs Pillow
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This pattern is designed to fit a 12" to 16" pillow form. To fit a 16" x 16" square pillow form, just keep going until it's long enough to wrap around the pillow. This is more of a stitch pattern with a recipe - be sure to read the notes carefully to make your own ooak pillow! UPDATE 8/26/12 More explicit instructions for the rows have been added below.
- Caron Simply Soft Autumn Red, one skein
- Caron Simply Soft Bone, one skein
- Caron Simply Soft White, small amount
- Caron Simply Soft Sunshine, small amount
- Hook: US-H, 5.0mm
- Also needed: Pillow form, 12" x 16"
The Ripple Pattern for the bacon is the same as found in this video tutorial, with two important changes: all stitches are sc, and there are only two sc worked between the increases and decreases. Basically, it's a multiple of 8 plus 1, plus 1 more for the starting chain. See below for a written pattern. Here is an abbreviated chart:
Starting in Row 2, all stitches are worked into the Back Loop Only (BLO), except for the 2 sc in the first and last stitches of ea row. Customize your bacon by switching between rows of "fat" and "meat" as desired. Start and end with red - this will hide the joining row best. The only rule is that you should always work an even number of rows of a color before switching - this will allow you to carry the colors up the side so there will be only a few ends to weave in. Plus it looks nicer, giving you a definite RS and WS.
Row 1: Skip the first ch, and sc twice in the next st. *Sc in the next two ch. Work a sc2tog decrease over the next 3 ch, skipping the 2nd ch. Sc in the next 2 ch.^ Work 3sc in the next ch. Repeat from * until there 8 ch left. Work from * to ^ once more, leaving just the last ch unworked. Work 2 sc into the last ch.
Rows 2-84: Ch1 and turn. Sc twice into the first st. Working into the BLO, *Sc in the next two sts. Work a sc2tog decrease over the next 3 sts, skipping the center st. Sc in the next 2 sts.^ Work 3sc in the next st. Repeat from * until there 8 sts left. Work from * to ^ once more. Sc twice into the last st of the row.
Fold the RS of the fabric together. Ch1 and hold the ends so that the working loop is on your right, with the last row farthest from you and the starting chain end of the fabric closest to you. Pull your hook around to the side closest to you, and sc the ends together, going through both loops on the side facing you and the BLO of the row furthest from you. Weave in any ends, and turn the bacon right side out. Set aside and make the eggs.
THE EGGS: (make 2)
Starting with a magic circle, ch3 and dc 11, join with sl st to work in rnd.
Row 1: Ch3 and dc in same st. Work 2dc in ea st around. Join to top of ch3 with sl st. (24 dc)
Row 2: Ch1 and sc in first 3 sts. Hdc into next 2 sts. Work 3 dc into next st, then hdc in next st. Dc twice in next st, then dc in next st. Hdc in next 3 sts. 3dc into next st. 2dc into next st. Hdc into next 2 sts, then sc in next 3 sts. 4dc into next st, hdc into next st, and then sc in next 2 sts. 3hdc into last st of round, and then break yarn and use seamless join to finish off. Leave a long tail to sew onto the pillow.
Starting with a magic circle, ch1 and sc 6, do NOT join with sl st - work amigurumi style, in a spiral, starting each row right in the top of the first st of the previous row without joining or chaining.
Row 1: Sc twice in ea st around. (12 sc)
Row 2: Sc evenly around. (12 sc) Finish off with seamless join, leaving a long tail to sew onto the whites.
Stuff with a bit of yellow yarn and sew to the whites, wherever desired.
Placing the eggs as desired, sew them to the RS of the pillow using the long white tails. Close one end of the pillow by sc evenly with red yarn. Stuff pillow into case and sc closed other end. Now dream of your next meal!
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