Have you ever fallen in love with a pillow? You might when it comes to the Sunshine Lattice Pillow! Made in mind blowingly soft Knit Picks Billow, this pillow pattern is gorgeous, modern, and ready for extreme cuddling!
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Knit Picks Billow is a 100% cotton, thick and thin bulky weight yarn. The pima cotton is to die for – my entire family went nuts petting it! So it was a real joy to crochet with. Combined with my crochet take on the Rising Suns textile pattern, it’s the perfect way to spruce up any home!
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Sunshine Lattice Crochet Pillow
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- US – J, 6.0 mm hook: Furls Fiberarts
- 360 yds Knit Picks Billow (100% cotton; Bulky/12 ply; 120 yds/110 m; 3.53 oz)
Color A: Turmeric (2 skeins); Color B: Natural (1 skein)
- 14″ x 14″ pillow
- 3 3/4″/19mm buttons
- Notions: stitch markers; yarn/tapestry needles; clips
- Gauge: 2 cluster shells x 6 rows = 4″ in pattern
- For Crochet Stitch Abbreviations and Video Tutorials, please visit the Crochet Abbreviations page!
- This pattern is worked with two active loops, and only turned after the odd numbered rows, as indicated in the pattern. Place a stitch marker in the loop not in use to keep it from ripping out stitches while you work.
- On odd numbered rows beginning with Row 3, working after and before the sc of the previous row occurs in the space between the sc and the cluster shells on either side – though there is no ch sp there, studying the closeup photo should help make the placement visible. “The second dc here encloses the first. If you are right handed “after” will be to the left of the sc, while “before” will be to the right. If you are left handed, “after” will be to the right of the sc, and “before” will be to the left.
Cluster (dc2tog in the same st) – Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), yo and insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops remain on hook), yo and pull through all 3 loops to finish st.
Cluster Shell – (cluster, ch 1, cluster, ch 1, cluster) in one st.
Row 1: With Color A, FDC 43; turn. (43 sts) [Alternate Row 1: Ch 45, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each remaining chain; turn. (43 sts)]
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), cluster in 1st st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts, *cluster shell in the next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts; rep from * until 1 st remains, (cluster, ch 1, dc) in last st, remove hook from loop, do NOT turn. (6 cluster shells and 2 clusters)
Row 3: With Color B, join to 1st st of previous row (3rd ch of ch-4), ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 1, dc after the next sc, ch 1, dc before the same sc, enclosing the previous dc, ch 1, *sc in center cluster of next cluster shell, ch 1, dc after the next sc, ch 1, dc before the same sc, ch 1; rep from * to end, sc in last st, remove hook from loop, turn.
Row 4: Insert hook in active loop of Color A, ch 2, sc in 1st st, *skip next ch-1 sp, cluster shell in next ch-1 sp (between the crossed dc sts), skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * to end, remove hook from loop, do NOT turn. (7 cluster shells)
Row 5: Insert hook in active loop of Color B, ch 4 (counts as ch 1 and dc), dc in 1st st, ch 1, sc in center cluster of next cluster shell, ch 1, *dc after the next sc, ch 1, dc before the same sc, ch 1, sc in center cluster of next cluster shell, ch 1; rep from * to end, 2 dc in last st, remove hook from loop, turn.
Row 6: Insert hook in active loop of Color A, ch 2, sl st in 1st st, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), cluster in same st, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, skip next ch-1 sp, *cluster shell in next ch-1 sp (between the crossed dc sts), skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, skip next ch-1; rep from * to end, (cluster, ch 1, dc) in last st (top of ch-4), remove hook from loop, do NOT turn. (6 cluster shells and 2 clusters)
Row 7: Insert hook in active loop of Color B, ch 3, sc in 1st st (3rd ch of ch-4), ch 1, dc after the next sc, ch 1, dc before the same sc, ch 1, *sc in center cluster of next cluster shell, ch 1, dc after next sc, ch 1, dc before same sc, ch 1; rep from * to end, sc in last st, remove hook from loop, turn.
Row 8 – 55: Repeat Rows 4 – 7; after Row 55, break Color B and finish off.
Row 56: Insert hook in active loop of Color A, ch 3 (does not count as a st), dc in each st and ch-1 sp across; break yarn and finish off. (43 sts)
Assembly: Fold fabric as shown in photo above, so that Row 1 overlaps Row 56; secure sides with clips or stitch markers. Using Color A, sc along each side going through all layers. Add buttons to Row 56 as shown, so that they button through the stitches of Row 1. Insert pillow and button closed.
At that’s that! I really do enjoy this stitch pattern, and hope to be able to make more items with it in the future! What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Knit Picks for providing the yarn for this pattern!
Gorgeous pillow. I love handmade cuchions. Thanks for sharing this pattern.
Have a nice day, Margaret
Thank you so much Margaret!
In the first picture……that gorgeous blanket!!!!! Is there a pattern for it?
Hi Jenny! Yes, that’s the Moroccan Tile Afghan, free here on Moogly: CLICK HERE Thank you so much!
What a lovely pillow! I’m dying to make one. I’ll have to use worsted weight yarn as I don’t currently have any bulky that would fit this pattern. Do you happen to have the multiples for the first row? Thank you for all your hard work and beautiful designs!
LOve this pattern and I will definetly be trying it. Thank you for sharing.
😀 Thank you so much Denise!
Hi Tamara – do you have a pattern for the pink and blue/green items in the pillow picture?
I do! 😀 It’s the Moroccan Tile Afghan – CLICK HERE for the free pattern!
Thank you! Can’t wait to try it
🙂 Thank you Karen!
Hello! I really like this pattern. Thank you for sharing it! I’m wondering how to make one for a smaller pillow… what would be the pattern repeat? Thank you! 😀
It’s a multiple of 6, plus 1 if you are starting with FDC. 🙂
Thank you! 😀
Hi Tamara, I really felt love with this pillow but I find very hard to understand the pattern. It would be possible to have video instructions please?
TIA and anyway, I’ll try to make it
Hi Teresa! I will certainly add it to the to make list! 🙂 Thank you!
Would love to see this as a wristwarmer/hat/cowl pattern too it’s gorgeous!