Roller Skate Pillow Crochet Pattern

Roller skating was big in the 70s, and it seems to be making a comeback. My husband was a jam skater in his youth, and our children were true rink rats. If the rink was open, they were there! We even tried buying a skating business at the time, the but owner just couldn’t part with her rink. October is National Skating Month, so I made this cute pillow shaped like a roller skate. It uses blanket yarn, so it’s quick and super squishy. Crochet a few different colors for your tween’s bedroom, or add a couple to your game room decor. Show me your color combinations on Instagram.

Roller Skate Pillow with Blanket Yarn

Materials:

Bernat Blanket or other super bulky (6) yarn

8 oz. red

1 oz. gray

1 oz. black

1 oz. white

Size M (13.00 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil

 

Finished pillow measures approximately 16” wide by 17” tall (including wheels).

DIRECTIONS:

BOOT:

Row 1: Beginning at heel with gray yarn, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch (3 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in next st, inc in last st (5 sc).

Rows 3-14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, inc in last st (7 sc).

Rows 16-28: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 29: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, dec over last 2 sts (5 sc).

Row 30: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 31: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next st, dec over last 2 sts (3 sc).

Rnd 32: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. Working down side, 1 sc in each of the 31 row ends. Working across remaining lps of starting ch, 2 sc in first ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch. Work down opposite side with 1 sc in each of the 31 row ends (72 sc). Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off gray.

Rnd 33: Join red yarn at center st of heel end. Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st around. Join with sl st.

Rnds 34-37: Ch 1, sc in each st. Join with sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 38: Ch 1, sc in next 36 sts, work 3 sc tog, sc in next 33 sts (70 sc).

Rnd 39: Ch 1, sc in next 35 sts, work 3 sc tog, sc in next 30 sts, work 2 sc tog (67 sc).

Rnd 40:  Ch 1, sc in next 33 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 27 sts, work 2 sc tog (62 sc).

Rnd 41:  Ch 1, sc in next 31 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 26 sts (58 sc).

Rnd 42:  Ch 1, sc in next 29 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 24 sts (54 sc).

Rnd 43:  Ch 1, sc in next 27 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 22 sts (52 sc).

Rnd 44:  Ch 1, sc in next 25 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 20 sts (46 sc).

Rnd 45:  Ch 1, sc in next 23 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 18 sts (42 sc).

Rnds 46-59: Ch 1, sc in each st. Join with sl st in first sc of rnd. Stuff boot.

Rnd 60: Ch 1, working in BLO, *dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat around (36 sc). Do not join for the remaining rnds.

Rnd 61: Working through both loops, *dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 62: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (24 sc). Stuff.

Rnd 63: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 64: *Dec, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 65: Dec around (6 sc). Close with ultimate finish.

BACK WHEELS:

Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc). Join with sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off white.

Rnd 3: With black yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 4: Working in BLO, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 6. Fasten off black leaving 12” length for sewing.

Repeat Rnds 1-6 for second half of wheel. Stuff each section and sew tog end to end. Sew to bottom of skate approximately 2” from heel.

FRONT WHEELS:

Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc). Join with sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off white.

Rnd 3: With black yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 4: Working in BLO, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 6. Fasten off black leaving 12” length for sewing.

Repeat Rnds 1-7 for second half of wheel. Stuff each section and sew tog end to end. Sew to bottom of skate approximately 3” from toe.

TOE STOP:

Rnd 1: With black yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 3: Working in BLO, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, dec,* repeat twice (9 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next st, dec,* repeat twice (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off black leaving 12” length for sewing.

TOPSTITCHING:

Heel: Mark center bottom of heel. Mark 10 sts on each side of center mark. With black yarn, straight st a curve from marker to Rnd 41 on each side.

Tongue: Mark a 3” wide section from approximately Rnd 42 to Rnd 60. Straight st the tongue outline using black yarn.

Cut a piece of white yarn approximately 3 yards long. Starting at bottom of tongue section, lace yarn in cross-cross fashion like shoelaces with the lace inserting every other row going up to Rnd 59. Tie in a bow. Cut excess yarn.

 

 

For a downloadable PDF of this pattern, please visit My Fingers Fly on Etsy.

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UPDATE: A fellow crocheter on Instagram challenged me to turn this pattern into a Christmas tree ornament.

https://www.etsy.com/MyFingersFly/listing/877943632/roller-skate-ornament-crochet-pattern?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1603476124572

Another suggestion from a fellow crocheter – Roller Skate Christmas Stocking

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Coming Soon

  • Next month is November (already!), and Christmas preparations will really get underway. Stay tuned for more Christmas designs. My head is spinning just thinking about all the things I want to crochet.
  • November also means a whole new group of patterns will be posted to Patreon.

Until then, stay safe and happy crocheting!

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