by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)
What you need
Red Heart worsted weight yarn
Make thirteen, 18 inch blocks. You can use any style granny square that you like. I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn, a G hook and the following pattern.
Basic Granny Square:
Chain 6, join to form ring.
Round 1: CH 3. 2 DC into ring, CH 2. Then 3DC into ring CH 2, three times. join to top of first chain 3.
Round 2-14: Chain 3. DC in each DC to corner. In corner: 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC. (do this all the way around.)
Round 15: Change to white thread and repeat stitches as in Row 2.
Assemble the blocks 4 down and three across.
You will place 2 blocks in the center top position. The top block (of the two blocks) will only be joined at the sides and top. The bottom is left open, as an opening of a pillowcase.
I assembled my blocks using SC’s.
How do you fold it up? With the case opening facing down, fold the two sides in toward the center blocks. Then fold the end up twice. Now you have a stack of blocks. Then turn the pillowcase inside out to put the blocks inside the pillow. VOILA!
Picture 1 (above): This is the finished afghan. The top center square is actually two squares. The sides and top are sewn but the bottom is left open on the top square.
Picture 2: Place the afghan with the pillow opening side down. Fold in both sides.
Picture 3: Then turn the pillow inside out. This will allow you to push the afghan into the pillow opening.
This Project was contributed by DebGirlPower