Pink Grapefruit Pillow by Kathleen Berlew

Pink Grapefruit Pillow

May 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 sts and 6 1/2 rounds = 4'' in dc.
5.0 mm (H)
600 yards (549 m)
16" in diameter
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Give your home a squeeze of summer color with the Pink Grapefruit Pillow. Designed to look like a freshly sliced grapefruit, the front will put your color-changing skills to work with post stitches and double crochet. The back is worked in one-color rounds of double crochet. Finishing is easy-peasy grapefruit squeezy: Simply join using single crochet.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size 16” in diameter.

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd 183 m/3 ½ oz 100 g): #0137 California Pink (A), #1382 Bright Yellow (B), and #0208 White (C), 1 ball each.

Hook Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; polyester fiberfill.

Gauge 13 sts and 6 ½ rounds = 4” in dc.

For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online crochet glossary.


  • This pillow consists of two circles worked separately in rounds. After both circles are complete, they are joined together using single crochet.

  • To change colors, work to t he last yarnover, pick up the new color, and complete the stitch with the new color.

  • Work over carried yarn, ensuring that the carried yarn does not constrict the stitches.