Here is a sweet project you can make with your Polar Bear Applique: A Polar Bear Pocket Pillow! Yep, the pillow has a fun and functional pocket on the backside! A great place to keep a book for readers of any age! Plus I added tiny crochet hearts on the front of the pillow to make it perfect for Valentine’s gifting!
To make the pillow you will need to crochet 3 pieces. These are simple single crochet panels. One in turquoise and one gray that are the same size and then a 3rd panel that is half the size of the first two.
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Turqua, Light Gray, and Peach (for the hearts)
Shop these colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– 14 x 14 inch Pillow Form. Shop the Pillow Form HERE on Michaels.com
– Tapestry Needle
Large Pillow Panels: Make one in turquoise and one in gray
Chain 46, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2-50: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (45 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends at the end of row 50.
NOTE: depending on your tension or the slight difference in yarn, one panel may need a few more rows than the other. Line them up and make sure they are the same size.
Half Pillow Panel for Pocket:
with turquoise yarn
Chain 46, SC in second chain from hook and there rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2-25: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (45 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends at the end of row 25.
Step 1: Stitch on your polar bear appliqué and the hearts (optional) to the front turquoise panel of the pillow.
Step 2: Stack your pillow panels. The front turquoise with the bear, then the gray panel, then the pocket panel.
Step 3: Single Crochet the panel edges together. I recommend starting at the bottom edge. Be sure to add in your pillow form before completely stitching it shut!
Keep in mind that you can use any color combos for your Polar Bear Pocket Pillow! Lots of options!