Crocheted BlueBird Pillow Cases


Bluebird Pillow Cases

These pillow cases may be made with any of the American Thread Company products listed below:

Material: “OEM” Crochet Cotton Article 35, Size 30: 1 ball Blue, 1 ball White, 1 ball Shaded Pinks. Steel 12 OR

“STAR” Crochet Cotton Article 20, Size 30: 1 ball Blue, 1 ball White, 1 ball Shaded Pinks. Steel 12 OR

“STAR” Crochet Cotton Article 30, Size 30: 2 balls Blue, 2 balls White, 1 ball Shaded Pinks. Steel 12 AND

“STAR” Six Strand Embroidery Cotton Article 50: 1 Skein Yellow, 1 Skein Black

STARTING AT LOWER WING: With Blue ch 9, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 3.

2nd Row-2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each s c increasing 2 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.

3rd Row-3 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each of the next 10 s c, 2 s c in each of the next 2 s c, ch 3, turn.

4th Row-3 s c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each s c increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.

5th Row-Working in s c, increase 1 s c at beginning and end of row, ch 3, turn.

6th Row-2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each s c increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.

7th Row-Work same as 5th row.

8th Row-2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 7 s c, sl st in next s c, ch turn.

9th Row-Skip the sl st, 1 s c in each s c, increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 3, turn.

10th Row-S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 4 s c, sl st in each of the next 2 s c, break thread, do not turn.

TAIL SECTION: Skip 2 s c of 7th row, attach Blue in next s c, 1 s c in each s c increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.

9th Row-Same as 5th row.

10th Row-Same as 6th row.

11th Row-Increase 1 s c at end of row, ch 3, turn.

12th Row-2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn.

13th Row-Increase 1 s c at end of row, ch 4, turn.

14th Row-2 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 9 s c, sl st in next s c, ch 1, turn.

15th Row-Skip the sl st, 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, ch 1, turn.

16th Row-2 s c in 1st s c 1 s c in next s c, sl st in next sc, ch 1, turn.

17th Row-Skip the sl st and 1 s c, 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c, ch 1, turn.

18th Row-2 s c in 1st s c, sl st in next s c, ch 1, turn.

19th Row-1 s c in each s c, break thread, turn.

UPPER WING: Skip 2 s c of 13th row, attach thread in next s c, 1 s c in each s c, decreasing 1 s c at end of row (to decrease: insert hook in st, pull loop through, insert hook in next st, pull loop through, thread over and pull through all loops at one time), ch 1, turn.

15th Row-Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each remaining s c, ch 1, turn.

16th Row-2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each of the next 9 s c, ch 1, turn.

17th Row-Decrease in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each s c increasing 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.

18th Row-Decrease 1 s c at end of row, ch 1, turn.

19th Row-Same as 17th row of upper wing.

20th Row-2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each of the next 6 s c, ch 1, turn.

21st Row-Skip 1 st, decrease in next 2 sts, 1 s c in each remaining s c, increasing 1 s c in last s c, ch 3, turn.

22nd Row- S c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn.

23rd Row-Skip 1 st, 1 s c in each remaining s c increasing 1 s c in last s c, break thread. Work 2 more birds in same manner.

FLOWERS: With Shaded Pinks ch 6, Join to form a ring, * ch 4, work 3 tr c in ring keeping last loop of each st on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ch 4, s c in ring, repeat from * 3 times, break thread. Work 7 more flowers in same manner.

Applique birds and flowers to pillow case as illustrated.

With Yellow “STAR” Six Strand Embroidery Cotton work a French Knot in center of each flower. Embroider a Black French Knot for eye. Embroider beak with Yellow using a straiqht st as illustrated.

EDGE: With White work a row of s c around lower edge of pillow case. Join.

2nd Row-Ch 7, tr c in same space, * skip 3 s c, tr c, ch 3, tr c in next st (shell), repeat from * all around, join in 4th st of ch.

3rd Row-Ch 7, tr c in same apace, * shell in 1st tr c of next shell, repeat from * all around, join, break thread.

4th Row-Attach Blue, * 2 s c in next loop, ch 3, 2 s c in same space, repeat from * all around, join in 1st s c, break thread. Work another pillow case in same manner.

See Similar Patterns: General & Misc.

Crochet Resources...