The pattern is in the Setember/October 2011 issue of Crochet Today magazine. The pattern includes a square version and a round version. I chose the round one simply because all my throw pillows are square and I needed to change up the mix a bit. I used the suggested yarn colors as follows - Red Heart Super Saver #380 Windsor Blue and #313 Aran, but I couldn't find #406 Med Thyme at my local craft store, so I used #661 Frosty Green. The pattern calls for a crocheted front and back for a 16" round purchased pillow form. Being a sewer, I decided to crochet only the front panel and to use fabric for the opposite side. I also added a scalloped crochet edge to bring it all together. I happened to have a piece of quilter's cotton in my stash that complemented the yarn colors perfectly. Here's a shot of the opposite side:
In case wondering minds want to know, here's how I put the whole thing together.
1. I started with my crocheted pillow panel:
2. After measuring to make sure it truly was 16", I cut my cotton fabric to 16 1/2" using a ruler and Sharpie to mark my circle.
3. Then I sewed a 1/4" double fold hem around the circle. To do this, simply sew a basting stitch 1/4" from the edge of the fabric like so:
4. Pull up the bobbin thread and the hem will 'fold itself over'. Then simply fold it over on itself again and topstitch.
5. Then, using Omega nylon thread, I hand sewed a blanket stitch around the circumference of the cotton fabric so I would have a foundation on which to crochet a row of double stitches.
6. Finally, I used a scallop crochet pattern to attach the back to the front. This was a really fast and easy project and it was a great addition to my square, fabric home dec pillows.