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George W Bush Re-Election Pillow Sept 3, 2004 by Lee Ann Hamm

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Materials: You don't have to use Walmart Mainstays--I did 'cause it was cheaper! : )
(1) 8 oz Mainstays 4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn: True White
(1) 8 oz Mainstays 4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn: True Red
(1) 8 oz Red Heart Super Saver 4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn: Blue
Crochet hook size F / 5 / 3.75MM
Large-eyed sewing needle.

Note: Stitches use American terminology.
Gauge: not really important
Finished size: approximately 12" to 12" (inches) to 14" x 14".

Notes: When changing colors, be sure to carry your unused colors by working over the unused color at the time. Odd-numbered rows are read from right to left on chart and even-numbered rows are read from left to right on chart. Row 1 is the bottom of chart and Row 45 is the top of the chart. Each square on chart equals 1 sc stitch. White squares = white yarn; red squares = red yarn; blue squares = blue yarn.

Additional Notes: To change colors, work a sc with the old color, then, pull the new color through the last two loops to complete that single crochet. Always ch 1 and turn to begin each row.

PILLOW (Make 2) Note: you can make two pillow pieces from the chart below, or you can make one from the chart below and one piece done entirely with one color for a solid colored piece.
(With white) ch 47.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across; ch 1, turn (now and throughout pattern). (46 white sc).
Rows 2-8: 1 Sc in each sc across. (46 sc)
Row 9: One sc in each of the next 5 sc working the last pull-thru of 5th sc in blue color; (with blue) 1 sc in next 2 sc working last pull-thru of 2nd sc with white; (with white) 1 sc in each of next 4 sc; (with blue) 1 sc in each of next 5 sc; (with white) 1 sc in next sc; (with blue) 1 sc in each of next 5 sc; (with white) 1 sc in next sc; (with red) 1 sc in next sc; (with blue) 1 sc in each of next 6 sc; (with white) 1 sc in each of next 9 sc (do not carry blue under these 9 white sc's now to the row's end); (with red) 1 sc in next sc; (with white) 1 sc in each of last 6 sc; ch 1, turn.
Rows 10-45: Continue working square according to chart. At the end of last row, fasten off.

Place the 2 squares with the wrong sides together. Be sure that the "W" logo and the year are not showing backwards.

EDGING:
With both pieces (squares) held together and with the 2004 in the lower right hand corner, attach red yarn with a sl st through both thicknesses on any corner.

Rnd 1: Working through both thicknesses on this round, work 3 sc in same corner as joining, work 1 sc in each of the stitches on sides and 3 sc in each corner. Before closing the last side with sc's, stuff the pillow with polyester fiberfill. Sc the last side closed. Sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next sc (this should be the center sc of the 3-sc corner), sc in same st, ch 3, sc in same st, ch 3, (skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3) across. Continue in this manner for remaining sides and also working a (sc, ch 3, sc) in center sc of corners. Sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: (Attach white yarn) Sl st in corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc in corner sp, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next sp, ch 1) across; work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next corner. Continue around in this manner and join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Sl st to beg corner sp, sl st in corner sp, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) ch 1, (4 dc in next sp, ch 1) across; work (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc, ch 1) in next corner. Continue around in this manner and join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 5: (With blue) Attach with sl st in corner sp, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc plus ch-2), (dc, ch 1) 4 times in same sp, dc in same sp = corner made; (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next sp, dc in same sp = Double V-Stitch made. Work Double V-Stitch in next sp across and work corners in same manner around; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 6: Sl st in 1st sp of corner, ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch-1), dc in same sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sp = V-Stitch made. V-Stitch in each sp around and join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Fasten off and sew in all ends well with a large-eyed sewing needle. Enjoy!!


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