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Bolster Pillow

17" long.
4 ply worsted weight yarn, 3 ozs. White and Coral, 1 oz. Aqua.
Size H crochet hook.
Pillow stuffing.
Side square is 5" x 5".
Each top square is 4 + 1/2" x 4 + 1/2".
Side Square: Make 1. With coral, ch 4. Join with a sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd. 2: Ch 2, hdc at base of ch, work 2 hdc in each sc around. Join with sl st in top of beg. ch 2 (16 hdc). Break off.
Rnd 3: Join aqua with sl st in any st, ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st in top of beg. ch 2 (32 hdc). Break off.
Rnd 4: Join white with sl st in any st, ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, hdc in each of next 7 sts, *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next st, hdc in each of next 7 sts. Rep from * 2 times more. Join with sl st in beg. ch 2. Break off.
Rnd 5 : Join coral with sl st in any ch 2 corner, ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same st, hdc in each of next 11 sts, *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in corner ch 2 sp, hdc in each of next 11 sts. Rep from * 2 times more. Join with sl st in beg ch 2. Break off. Put square aside.
Top Squares : Make 4. With white, ch 5. Join with sl st to from a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 7 hdc in ring. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 2. Break off (8 hdc).
Rnd 2: Join coral with sl st in any st, ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 2. Break off (16 hdc).
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 3 of side square.
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 4 of side square.
Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 5 of side square. Sew sides of 4 squares to from a tube shape, sew from wrong side through back lps only. Sew one edge of shape to sides of side square.
Centre Band : Rnd 1: Join white with sl st in any st on top edge of tube, ch 3 for first hdc and ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, (hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st) around. Join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, 2 hdc in each ch 1 sp around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 2.
Rnd 3 : With white, work in pattern same as for Rnd 1 of Centre Band.
Rnds 4-5: Rep Rnds 2-3. Break off at end of last rnd. Work 4 more Granny Squares. Sew tog. to form a tube. Working same as for Centre Band, work Rnds 1-5 on one edge of tube. Sew rem edge to top of Centre Band.
Trim for 2nd Side : Join aqua with sl st in any ch 1 sp, work (ch 20, sl st in next ch 1 sp) around, join with sl st in beg sl st. Break off.
Drawstring : With coral, ch 10, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 90, sl st in 10 ch from hook. Break off.
Finishing : Weave in yarn ends. Insert stuffing. Weave drawstring through ch 20 lps. To close, pull drawstring up tightly.