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Dad's Quillow Inspired by Disney's "Hunchback" movie, each square looks like Quasi's amulet

First determine what Dad's favorite color is - that's what's so nice about this pattern, you can use as many colors as you wish. But if you use white for row 2 it will look like an eye,

The Quillow is formed by 13 squares, 12 sewn together to form a lap-quilt (or in this case afghan) and then the 13th is sewn wrong sides together to the back of it along three of its sides.

When not in use the afghan folds in on itself into a pillow which Dad can use to rest his head on while watching T.V.

You will need:

H-hook

I used scraps of yarn so I do not have an estimate of yardage or skeins. I would GUESS 5-6 skeins of solid color, or 1 skein each of the colors you wish to use

Tapestry needle - to weave in yarn ends at end of each row to save time

TO DO: Make 13 of these squares

Row1: Ch 4, join to form ring. Ch4 [counts as tr] , work 17 tr in ring, join to top of ch-4, fasten off. {18 tr}

Row2: Join next color with sl st to any tr. Ch 2, hdc in the same st,* 2hdc in next tr, 2 dc in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, (3 dtr, ch 1, 3 dtr) in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, 2 dc in next tr, (2 hdc in next tr) twice*, 2 hdc in next tr, rep between ** once more, join to top of ch-2, fasten off. {44 sts, 2 ch-1 sps}

Row3: join with sc in ch-1 sp,* ch 5, sc in bet dtr grp and tr grp, Ch 3, sc bet tr grp and dc grp, ch 3, sc bet dc grp and hdc grp, ch3, sc bet each hdc grp, ch 3, sc bet hdc grp and dc grp, ch 3, sc bet dc grp and tr grp,ch 3 , sc bet tr grp and dtr group, ch 5, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3 *, sc in same sp, repeat from ** around second side, join to top of first sc, fasten off. {22 ch loops}

Row4: Join to ch-3 sp with sc,( ch 3, sc in next loop) 5 times, ch 5, sc in next loop. (ch3, sc in next loop) 10 times, ch 5, sc in next loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 4 times, ch 3, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off {20 ch-3 loops, 2 ch-5 loops}

Row5: join with sc to ch-5 loop, *ch 3, sc in next loop* twice, ch 7, sc in next loop, repeat bet ** 5 tomes, ch 7, sc in next loop, repeat bet ** 4 times, ch 7, sc in next loop, repeat bet ** 5 times, ch 7, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, join to first sc, fasten off. {18 ch-3 loops, 4 ch-7 loops}

Row6: Beginning in the Upper right-hand corner - in Ch-7 loop (join with sl st, ch 4, 3 tr) in same loop, *(2 dc, 1 hdc) in next ch-3 loop, (3 sc in next loop) 3 times, (1 hdc, 2 dc ) in next ch-3 loop, (4 tr, ch 1, 2 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc) in next ch-7 loop, (3 sc in next ch-3 loop) 4 times*, ( hdc, dc, 2tr, ch1, 4 tr) in next ch-7 loop, repeat bet ** around, (hdc, dc, 2 tr, ch-1) in last ch-7 loop, join to top of ch-4, fasten off.

Jewels

These are worked in motifs and added to the outside of each block.

RUBIES: With Jewel tone or Red - Red yarn, Make 24.

Row 1: ch 3, in third ch from hook work [hdc, ch 1, (2hdc, ch1) 7 times], join to top of original ch. ch 1, turn {16 hdc, 8 ch-1 sp}

Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each st across top, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, repeat around, join with sl st to top of starting sc. Fasten off.

EMERALDS: (you will need two shades of green) Make 35.

Working on both sides of foundation chain

Row 1: with shade 1 : Ch 6, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, (hdc, ch1, hdc, ch 1, hdc) in end ch, hdc in next 2 chs, (hdc, ch 1) in end ch, join to 2nd ch of turning ch. (each long side should have 4 hdc with one at each narrow end). Fasten off.

Row 2: With shade 2: working in back loops only join with sc in any corner, work sc in each hdc,(sc, ch2, sc) in each corner. Fasten off.

Joining Emeralds to Rubies.this is where it gets complicated

With black join to corner of ruby (right side facing) with sl, ch 8, join with sl to corner on narrow end of emerald (wrong side facing),* ch 8, join to sl st to next stitch of ruby,ch 8, join with sl st to next st on emerald*,work in this manner across sides of gems a total of 5 joins on each, work sc in same st as last sl st, work sc in sts down one side of emerald. Fasten off.

Make 4 strips of R(uby) - E(merald) - R - E - R - E - R; These are for the long side of the amulet.

For the narrow side: using Emerald in center join in the same manner as above, only use chs of 5 to join the Jewels to one another - be extra careful to have like sides of the jewels showing.

 

Copyright 1997 Margaret Hovey

 

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