National Taco Day – Free Taco Pillow Pattern

Tacos are part of the culture of San Antonio, so National Taco Day is one of the best days of the year. In our house, we eat tacos several times a week – crispy tacos, breakfast tacos, guisada tacos. The list goes on and on. (I’m making myself hungry!) To celebrate this delicious day, I created a giant taco pillow. It’s easy to crochet using super bulky yarn, and it measures a whopping 31″ wide by 15″ tall.

Materials:

Bernat Blanket or other super bulky (6) yarn

17 oz. tan

4 oz. green

1 oz. brown

½ oz. red

½ oz. yellow

Size M (13.00 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil

 

Finished pillow measures approximately 31” wide by 15” tall.

 

DIRECTIONS:

SHELL:

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (14 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (21 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (28 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (35 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (49 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (56 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (63 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (70 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (77 sc).

Rnd 12: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (84 sc).

Rnd 13: *Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (91 sc).

Rnd 14: *Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (98 sc).

Rnd 15: *Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (105 sc).

Rnd 16: *Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (112 sc).

Rnd 17: *Sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (119 sc).

Rnd 18: *Sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (126 sc).

Rnd 19: *Sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (133 sc).

Rnd 20: *Sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (140 sc).

Rnd 21: *Sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (147 sc).

Rnd 22: *Sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (154 sc).

Rnd 23: *Sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (161 sc).

Rnd 24: *Sc in next 22 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (168 sc).

Rnd 25: *Sc in next 23 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (175 sc).

Rnd 26: *Sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (182 sc).

Rnd 27: *Sc in next 25 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (189 sc).

Rnd 28: *Sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (196 sc).

Rnd 29: *Sc in next 27 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (203 sc).

Rnd 30: *Sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (210 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 31: Reverse sc in each st around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

SALAD:

Row 1: With green, ch 61, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next 9 ch, *with red hdc in next 3 ch, with green hdc in next 10 ch,* repeat across.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, with green hdc in next 4 sts, *with red hdc in next 3 sts, with green hdc in next 10 sts,* repeat across.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *with green hdc in next 10 sts, with red hdc in next 3 sts,* repeat across.

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 7:P Ch 1, *hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st,* repeat across. Turn to work across edge of piece with same repeat. Turn to work on opposite side of beg ch with same repeat. Turn to work across other edge with same repeat. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

MEAT:

Row 1: With brown, working behind shell row on edge, 8 hdc across.

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, dec, hdc in next 4 sts, dec (6 hdc). Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:

Lay tortilla flat and mark center.

Mark 2” on both sides of this marker. Pin meat section to this 4” section.

Matching centers, pin the long edge of the salad section to the tortilla.

Sew in place. Then pin and sew opposite side of salad to tortilla, stuffing as you go.

CHEESE:

Cut 7” pieces of yellow yarn. Fold a piece in half, insert hook through st at desired spot, pull loop through st, pull ends through loop. Decorate your taco with as much cheese as you like.

PDF is available on Etsy.

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