# Crochet Cowhide Pillow Cover

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Difficulty Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: About 18 inches square.

Yarn: King Cole Pricewise DK (100% Acrylic; 308 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category: DK/3/Light) 2 skeins each #46 Natural and #37 Taupe. This yarn can be purchased through your local yarn shop.

Crochet Hook: G (4 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge. I recommend Furl’s Resin Streamline crochet hooks. They have a wide-ergonomic handle, are lightweight, and have lots of pretty color options.

Notions: 18 inch pillow insert, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 19 sts x 21 rows = About 4 inches in sc.

Notes:

This pattern uses standard US terms.

#### How to Change Colors

When changing colors, work the sc before the change to the last yo, yo with the new color, complete the st, and then work the next st in the new color.

#### How to Handle Colors

You can make “floats” or strands of yarn across the back of your piece between sections of the same color if you would like and just have one strand of each color in use at all times. Just be certain that you aren’t making these floats too tight. Each float will need a little give in it so that your piece can stretch without being pulled tight in spots.

What I preferred to do was wind off small center pull balls of yarn using this method to use as bobbins. Each section of Taupe or Natural had its own bobbin so that I didn’t make many floats across the back. This does tend to cause more tangling, but I found it manageable. When a bobbin runs out, add in a new one in the same way that you would change colors.

Either way, I suggest that when turning between rows, you turn back and forth in opposite directions instead of always turning in the same direction. Alternating directions of your turning causes less tangling.

#### Pillow Panel (make 2)

With Natural, ch 86.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, following chart, or line by line instructions below, for color placement – 85 sts.

Rows 2-94: Ch 1, sc in each st across, using chart, or line by line instructions below, for color placement. Fasten off.

##### Line by Line Color Instructions

Notes: The arrow at the start of each row indicates the direction for working across the chart. All even-numbered, or RS rows, you will work across the chart from right to left. All odd-numbered, or WS rows, you will work across the chart from left to right.

The name of the yarn color is placed in parentheses, “x number” indicates the number of stitches to work in that color.

← Row 1 [RS]: (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 41, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 7

→ Row 2: (Natural) x 6, (Taupe) x 21, (Natural) x 41, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 7, (Taupe)

← Row 3: (Taupe), (Natural) x 7, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 41, (Taupe) x 21, (Natural) x 6

→ Row 4: (Natural) x 6, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 41, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 3

← Row 5: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe), (Natural), (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 46, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 6

→ Row 6: (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 20, (Natural) x 48, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 5

← Row 7: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 46, (Taupe) x 22, (Natural) x 3

→ Row 8: (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 23, (Natural) x 47, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 5

← Row 9: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 6, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 24, (Taupe), (Natural) x 21, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural)

→ Row 10: (Natural), (Taupe) x 26, (Natural) x 20, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe), (Natural) x 18, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 4

← Row 11: (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 18, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 19, (Taupe) x 28

→ Row 12: (Taupe) x 28, (Natural) x 18, (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 18, (Taupe), (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 5

← Row 13: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 13, (Natural) x 16, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural), (Taupe) x 2, (Natural)

→ Row 14: (Natural) x 7, (Taupe) x 22, (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 15, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 4

← Row 15: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 15, (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 10

→ Row 16: (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 14, (Natural) x 5, (Taupe), (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 16, (Natural) x 17, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 3

← Row 17: (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural), (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 15, (Taupe) x 15, (Natural) x 12, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 14

→ Row 18: (Natural) x 28, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 12, (Taupe) x 13, (Natural), (Taupe), (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 10, (Natural), (Taupe) x 2

← Row 19: (Taupe), (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 10, (Natural) x 15, (Taupe) x 12, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 29

→ Row 20: (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 21, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 16, (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 2

← Row 21: (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 15, (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 22, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 4

→ Row 22: (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe), (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 17, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 5

← Row 23: (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 16, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 39, (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 2

→ Row 24: (Natural), (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 6, (Taupe), (Natural) x 33, (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 17, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 4

← Row 25: (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 17, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 9, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 24, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 6, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 2

→ Row 26: (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 24, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 7, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 4

← Row 27: (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 14, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 40

→ Row 28: (Natural) x 40, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 5

← Row 29: (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 12, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 39

→ Row 30: (Natural) x 22, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural), (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 19

← Row 31: (Natural) x 18, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 9, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 12

→ Row 32: (Natural) x 11, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 8, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 17

← Row 33: (Natural) x 17, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 5, (Taupe), (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 8, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 12

→ Row 34: (Natural) x 12, (Taupe), (Natural) x 8, (Taupe) x 10, (Natural) x 21, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 14

← Row 35: (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 21

→ Row 36: (Natural) x 22, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 21, (Natural) x 10

← Row 37: (Natural) x 9, (Taupe) x 23, (Natural) x 22, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 23

→ Row 38: (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 24, (Taupe) x 22, (Natural) x 8

← Row 39: (Natural) x 8, (Taupe) x 20, (Natural) x 25, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 23

→ Row 40: (Natural) x 25, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 25, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 8

← Row 41: (Natural) x 8, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 26, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural), (Taupe), (Natural) x 26

→ Row 42: (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 27, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 8

← Row 43: (Natural) x 8, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 27, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 11, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 14

→ Row 44: (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural), (Taupe), (Natural) x 2, (Taupe), (Natural), (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 28, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 8

← Row 45: (Natural) x 9, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 30, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural), (Taupe) x 13, (Natural) x 13

→ Row 46: (Taupe), (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural), (Taupe) x 16, (Natural) x 29, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 9

← Row 47: (Natural) x 9, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 25, (Taupe) x 23, (Natural) x 8, (Taupe) x 2

→ Row 48: (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 7, (Taupe) x 24, (Natural) x 24, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 9

← Row 49: (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural) x 7, (Taupe) x 3

→ Row 50: (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 9, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 16, (Natural) x 10

← Row 51: (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 16, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe)

→ Row 52: (Taupe), (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural) x 24, (Taupe) x 14, (Natural) x 11

← Row 53: (Natural) x 11, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural), (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural) x 7, (Taupe) x 5

→ Row 54: (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 26, (Natural) x 25, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 6, (Taupe), (Natural) x 13

← Row 55: (Natural) x 20, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 25, (Taupe) x 26, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 7

→ Row 56: (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural) x 39, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 7

← Row 57: (Natural) x 7, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 38, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 7

→ Row 58: (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 8, (Taupe) x 22, (Natural) x 38, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 6

← Row 59: (Natural) x 6, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 39, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 7

→ Row 60: (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 11, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 20, (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 5

← Row 61: (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 21, (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 11, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 8

→ Row 62: (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 18, (Natural) x 11, (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 21, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 6

← Row 63: (Natural) x 6, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 22, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 11, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 8

→ Row 64: (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 11, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural), (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 23, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 6

← Row 65: (Natural) x 6, (Taupe), (Natural) x 24, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 14, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural), (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 7

→ Row 66: (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 13, (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 20, (Taupe) x 10, (Natural) x 30

← Row 67: (Natural) x 31, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 22, (Taupe), (Natural) x 15, (Taupe) x 7

→ Row 68: (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 38, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 29, (Taupe), (Natural)

← Row 69: (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 29, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 39, (Taupe) x 6

→ Row 70: (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 39, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 27, (Taupe) x 4

← Row 71: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 27, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 40, (Taupe) x 6

→ Row 72: (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 39, (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 28, (Taupe) x 4

← Row 73: (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 30, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 42, (Taupe) x 6

→ Row 74: (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 76, (Taupe) x 3

← Row 75: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 40, (Taupe), (Natural), (Taupe), (Natural) x 32, (Taupe) x 6

→ Row 76: (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 32, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe), (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 27, (Taupe) x 4

← Row 77: (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 19, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 12, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 6, (Natural) x 32, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural)

→ Row 78: (Natural) x 36, (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 16, (Natural) x 19, (Taupe) x 5

← Row 79: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 19, (Taupe) x 17, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 7, (Natural) x 33, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural)

Row 80: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 33, (Taupe) x 25, (Natural) x 19, (Taupe) x 4

← Row 81: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 19, (Taupe) x 19, (Natural) x 38, (Taupe) x 5

→ Row 82: (Taupe) x 5, (Natural) x 36, (Taupe) x 21, (Natural) x 20, (Taupe) x 3

← Row 83: (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 18, (Taupe) x 23, (Natural) x 37, (Taupe) x 4

→ Row 84: (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 37, (Taupe) x 23, (Natural) x 18, (Taupe) x 3

← Row 85: (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 17, (Taupe) x 24, (Natural) x 41

→ Row 86: (Natural) x 36, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 3, (Natural), (Taupe) x 20, (Natural) x 17, (Taupe) x 3

← Row 87: (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 17, (Taupe) x 20, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe), (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 2, (Natural) x 36

→ Row 88: (Natural) x 30, (Taupe), (Natural), (Taupe) x 3, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe), (Natural) x 5, (Taupe) x 11, (Natural), (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 18, (Taupe)

← Row 89: (Natural) x 21, (Taupe) x 9, (Natural), (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 6, (Taupe) x 10, (Natural) x 27

→ Row 90: (Natural) x 26, (Taupe) x 12, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 8, (Natural), (Taupe) x 3, (Natural), (Taupe) x 9, (Natural) x 21

← Row 91: (Natural) x 21, (Taupe) x 13, (Natural), (Taupe) x 8, (Natural) x 3, (Taupe) x 14, (Natural) x 25

→ Row 92: (Natural) x 24, (Taupe) x 15, (Natural), (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 12, (Taupe), (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 4, (Natural) x 2

← Row 93: (Natural), (Taupe) x 10, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 2, (Taupe) x 13, (Natural) x 25

→ Row 94: (Natural) x 25, (Taupe) x 13, (Natural), (Taupe) x 11, (Natural) x 4, (Taupe) x 10, (Natural) x 10, (Taupe) x 10, (Natural)

#### Assembly

If you want to weave in the ends of each of the pillow panels, do so now. I did not weave in mine. They are just loose inside the pillow. This is less secure, but I chose not to. I left each of my ends around 6 inches long. If you want to be sure that your stitches do not come loose, weave in the ends.

Rnd 1: With WS together, and working through both layers, join with sc at bottom right corner, working up right side, *[sc in next 9 row ends, skip next row end] 9 times, sc in remaining 4 row ends, 1 additional sc in corner, turn piece 90 degrees, sc in each st across next side**, 1 additional sc in corner, turn piece 90 degrees, repeat from * to **, join to first st with sl st – 344 sts.

Weave in ends from edging. Finished.