# I Carried A Watermelon: the Free Watermelon Pillow crochet pattern

Happy May everyone! How scary is it that it’s already May? Well, I’m scared. Hubs and I are moving next month and it just feels like all our time here in NC is just flying past us. Moving across the country again? Yeah, that’s scary. But I’m doing well, preparing where I can and getting a ton of crochet planned 😀

So… now that it’s May, who’s ready for watermelon? Ha! I shared a photo of this pattern on IG and I was just overjoyed at the response, you all are so amazing! I know I love some watermelon in the Summer and it’s been warm the last couple of days so I’m assuming the Summer is right around the corner. I hope for this design that you’re able to make whatever you want. Make a two sided watermelon or do the rind twice with different colors and get a super trippy pattern – you decide. I love to make patterns that enable you to get as creative as you’d like with the finished product. I just can’t wait to see what you make!

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**Materials**

- US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
- Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
- approx 4 oz/ 220 yds
- I used Bernat Super Value

- Yarn needle
- Poly-Fil
- Stitch Markers
(optional)

**Gauge**

- 18 scs x 18 rows = 4″

**Terms/ stitches**

- Magic Circle
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Slip st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet

**Finished measurements**

**Diameter:**11.5″ – 12″ the height will depend up on how much you want to stuff it

**Notes**

- This pattern is worked in 2 pieces, the front and the back, and you close the two pieces together with a single crochet border.
- This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to help you (if you need it) so you can keep track of the rows. The “Rounds” are worked in continuously and the “Rows” you slip st into the first st of the row.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the some rows
**does not**count as a stitch. - All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many single crochets to make.
- The instructions that read (2x + a number + 2x, etc…) mean that you sc twice into the sts that read 2x and sc once in the number of sts indicated. Ex: A: (2x + 7 + 2x) means with color A sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next.
- For the rind size, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out this helpful Moogly video on tapestry. For the flesh side, the flesh side is worked using bobbins for the black seeds (the instructions won’t tell you when to fasten off the color B).
- In the photos: color A is pink (Bernat Super Value in Peony Pink), color B is black (Bernat Super Value in Black), color C is white (Caron One Pound in White), color D is lime green (Bernat Super Value in Lush), and color E is darker green (Bernat Super Value in Grass).

# Pattern Instructions

**– Flesh Side –**

(worked into both loops)

**Round 1: A:** Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle – 6 scs

**Round 2: A:** *(2x)* repeat from * to * 5 more times – 12 scs

**Round 3: A:** *(2x + 1)* repeat from * to * 5 more times – 18 scs

**Round 4: A:** (2x + 2 + 2x + 1), B: (1), A: (2x + 2 + 2x + 2 + 2x + 2 + 2x + 2) – 24 scs

**Round 5: A:** (2x + 3 + 2x + 1), B: (2), A: (2x + 3 + 2x + 2) B: (1), A: (2x + 3 + 2x + 1), B: (1), A: (1) – 30 scs

**Round 6: A:** (2x + 4 + 2x + 4 + 2x + 4 + 2x + 2), B: (2), A: (2x + 4 + 2x + 1), B: (2), A: (1) – 36 scs

**Round 7: A:** *(2x + 5)* repeat from * to * 5 more times – 42 scs

**Round 8: A:** *(2x + 6)* repeat from * to * 5 more times – 48 scs

**Round 9: A:** (2x + 5), B: (1), A: (1 + 2x + 7 + 2x + 7 + 2x + 7 + 2x + 7 + 2x + 7) – 54 scs

**Round 10: A:** (2x + 5), B: (2), A: (1 + 2x + 8 + 2x + 4), B: (1), A: (3 + 2x + 8 + 2x + 8 + 2x + 8) – 60 scs

**Round 11: A:** (2x + 9 + 2x +9 + 2x + 4), B: (2), A: (3 + 2x + 7), B: (1), A: (1 + 2x + 9 + 2x + 9) – 66 scs

**Round 12: A:** (2x + 10 + 2x + 10 + 2x + 10 + 2x + 7), B: (2), A: (1 + 2x + 9), B: (1), A: (2x + 10) – 72 scs

**Round 13: A:** (2x + 11 + 2x + 11 + 2x + 11 + 2x + 11 + 2x + 9), B: (2), A: (2x + 11) – 78 scs

**Round 14: A:** (2x + 12 + 2x + 9), B: (1), A: (2 + 2x + 12 + 2x + 12 + 2x + 12 + 2x + 12) – 84 scs

**Round 15: A:** (2x + 13 + 2x + 9), B: (2), A: (2 + 2x + 13 + 2x + 13 + 2x + 13 + 2x + 8), B: (1), A: (4) – 90 scs

**Round 16: A:** (2x + 14 + 2x + 14 + 2x + 14 + 2x + 14 + 2x + 14 + 2x + 8), B: (2), A: (4) – 96 scs

**Round 17: A:** (2x + 7), B: (1), A: (7 + 2x + 15 + 2x + 8), B: (1), A: (6 + 2x + 15 + 2x + 6), B: (1), A: (8 + 2x + 15) – 102 scs

**Round 18: A:** (2x + 7), B: (2), A: (7 + 2x + 16 + 2x + 8), B: (2), A: (6 + 2x + 8), B: (1), A: (7 + 2x + 6), B: (2), A: (8 + 2x + 16) – 108 scs

**Round 19: A:** (2x + 17 + 2x + 9), B: (1), A: (7 + 2x + 17 + 2x + 8), B: (2), A: (7 + 2x + 17 + 2x + 17) – 114 scs

**Round 20: A:** (2x + 18 + 2x + 9), B: (2), A: (7 + 2x + 18 + 2x + 18 + 2x + 18 + 2x + 18) – 120 scs

**Round 21: A:** (2x + 19 + 2x + 19 + 2x + 3), B: (1), A: (15 + 2x + 19 + 2x + 19 + 2x + 2), B: (1), A: (16) – 126 scs

**Round 22: A:** (2x + 20 + 2x + 2), B: (1), A: (17 + 2x + 3), B: (2), A: (15 + 2x + 20 + 2x + 3), B: (1), A: (16 + 2x + 2), B: (2), A: (16) – 132 scs

**Round 23: A:** (2x + 21 + 2x + 2), B: (2), A: (17 + 2x + 21 + 2x + 21 + 2x + 3), B: (2), A: (16 + 2x +21) 138 scs

You’re finished using color B.

**Round 24: A:** *(2x + 22)* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 144 scs

Fasten off color A.

**Row 25: C:** Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join and into the next 23, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 23 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 150 scs

Fasten off color C.

**Row 26: D:** Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join and into the next 24, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 24 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 156 scs

Fasten off color D, weave in all your ends.

**– Rind – **(worked into both loops)

**Round 1: D:** Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle – 6 scs

**Round 2: D:** (2x + 2x), E: (2x), D: (2x + 2x), E: (2x) – 12 scs

**Round 3: D:** (2x + 1 + 2x), E: (1 + 2x + 1), D: (2x + 1 + 2x), E: (1 + 2x + 1) – 18 scs

**Round 4: D:** (2x + 2 + 2x + 1), E: (1 + 2x + 2), D: (2x + 2 + 2x + 1), E: (1 + 2x + 2) – 24 scs

**Round 5: D:** (2x + 3), E: (2x), D: (3), E: (2x + 3), D: (2x + 3), E: (2x), D: (3), E: (2x + 3) – 30 scs

**Round 6: D:** (2x + 4), E: (2x + 1), D: (3), E: (2x + 4), D: (2x + 4), E: (2x + 1), D: (3), E: (2x + 4) – 36 scs

** Round 7: D:** (2x + 5), E: (2x + 2), D: (3), E: (2x + 5), D: (2x + 5), E: (2x + 2), D: (3), E: (2x + 5) – 42 scs

**Round 8: D:** (2x + 5), E: (1 + 2x + 3), D: (3), E: (2x + 6), D: (2x + 5), E: (1 + 2x + 3), D: (3), E: (2x + 6) – 48 scs

**Round 9: D:** (2x + 4), E: (1), D: (2), E: (2x + 4), D: (3), E: (2x + 7), D: (2x + 4), E: (1), D: (2), E: (2x + 4), D: (3), E: (2x + 7) – 54 scs

**Round 10: D:** (2x + 5), E: (3 + 2x + 4), D: (4), E: (2x + 8), D: (2x + 5), E: (3 + 2x + 4), D: (4), E: (2x + 8) – 60 scs

**Round 11: D:** (2x + 5), E: (4 + 2x +2), D: (1), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2x + 4), D: (1), E: (4), D: (2x + 5), E: (4 + 2x +2), D: (1), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2x + 4), D: (1), E: (4) – 66 scs

**Round 12: D:** (2x + 6), E: (4 + 2x + 3), D: (1), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2x + 4), D: (3), E: (3), D: (2x + 6), E: (4 + 2x + 3), D: (1), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2x + 4), D: (3), E: (3) – 72 scs

**Round 13: D:** (2x + 8), E: (3 + 2x + 3), D: (3), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), D: (3), E: (3), D: (2x + 8), E: (3 + 2x + 3), D: (3), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), D: (3), E: (3) – 78 scs

**Round 14: D:** (2x + 4), E: (1), D: (4), E: (3 + 2x + 4), D: (3), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (3), E: (3), D: (2x + 4), E: (1), D: (4), E: (3 + 2x + 4), D: (3), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (3), E: (3) – 84 scs

**Round 15: D:** (2x + 5), E: (1), D: (4), E: (3 + 2x + 5), D: (3), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 7), D: (3), E: (3), D: (2x + 5), E: (1), D: (4), E: (3 + 2x + 5), D: (3), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 7), D: (3), E: (3) – 90 scs

**Round 16: D:** (2x + 6), E: (2), D: (3), E: (3 + 2x + 6), D: (3), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 8), D: (3), E: (3), D: (2x + 6), E: (2), D: (3), E: (3 + 2x + 6), D: (3), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 8), D: (3), E: (3) – 96 scs

**Round 17: D:** (2x + 7), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2 + 2x + 6), D: (4), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 9), D: (3), E: (3), D: (2x + 7), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2 + 2x + 6), D: (4), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 9), D: (3), E: (3) – 102 scs

**Round 18: D:** (2x + 8), E: (2), D: (5), E: (1 + 2x + 7), D: (4), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), E: (1), E: (4), D: (3), E: (3), D: (2x + 8), E: (2), D: (5), E: (1 + 2x + 7), D: (4), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), E: (1), E: (4), D: (3), E: (3) – 108 scs

**Round 19: D:** (2x + 9), E: (2), D: (6), E: (2x + 7), D: (5), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (2), E: (3), D: (3), E: (3), D: (2x + 9), E: (2), D: (6), E: (2x + 7), D: (5), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), E: (2), E: (3), D: (3), E: (3) – 114 scs

**Round 20: D:** (2x + 10), E: (2), D: (6), E: (2x + 7), D: (6), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (3), E: (3), D: (4), E: (2), D: (2x + 10), E: (2), D: (6), E: (2x + 7), D: (6), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), E: (3), E: (3), D: (4), E: (2) – 120 scs

**Round 21: D:** (2x + 11), E: (1), D: (7), E: (2x + 6), D: (8), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), D: (5), E: (3), D: (5), E: (1), D: (2x + 11), E: (1), D: (7), E: (2x + 6), D: (8), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), E: (5), E: (3), D: (5), E: (1) -126 scs

**Round 22: D:** (2x + 12), E: (1), D: (7), E: (2x + 6), D: (9), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), D: (7), E: (2), D: (6), D: (2x + 12), E: (1), D: (7), E: (2x + 6), D: (9), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), D: (7), E: (2), D: (6) – 132 scs

**Round 23: D:** (2x + 13), E: (2), D: (6), E: (2x + 4), D: (1), E: (2), D: (8), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), D: (8), E: (2), D: (6), D: (2x + 13), E: (2), D: (6), E: (2x + 4), D: (1), E: (2), D: (8), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2x + 5), D: (8), E: (2), D: (6) – 138 scs

**Round 24: D:** (2x + 6), E: (1), D: (7), E: (2), D: (6), E: (2x + 5), D: (1), E: (2), D: (7), E: (3), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (8), E: (2), D: (6), D: (2x + 6), E: (1), D: (7), E: (2), D: (6), E: (2x + 5), D: (1), E: (2), D: (7), E: (3), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (8), E: (2), D: (6) – 144 scs

**Round 25: D:** (2x + 7), E: (2), D: (6), E: (1), D: (7), E: (2x + 5), D: (3), E: (1), D: (8), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (10), E: (1), D: (6), D: (2x + 7), E: (2), D: (6), E: (1), D: (7), E: (2x + 5), D: (3), E: (1), D: (8), E: (2), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (10), E: (1), D: (6) – 150 scs

**Round 26: D:** (2x + 8), E: (1), D: (15), E: (2x + 5), D: (4), E: (1), D: (9), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (18), D: (2x + 8), E: (1), D: (15), E: (2x + 5), D: (4), E: (1), D: (9), E: (1), D: (4), E: (2x + 6), D: (18) – 156 scs

Fasten off, weave in your ends.

**– Closing/ Border –**

Once you’ve got both of your sides completed, place them one on top of the other. While there isn’t a “right side” to this project make sure to place the less pretty sides of your watermelon so that they’re touching (this will be the inside of your ami). Create a slipknot on your hook with color D and begin anywhere by scing into both pieces and continue all the way around. (like you did on the Acorn Ami), pausing 3/4 of the way to fill your pillow with stuffing.

Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

Tada! There’s the new pillow I really hope you like!

See ya next week <3

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