Monday, August 11, 2014

Crochet pillows

What is it with crocheting pillows? Why is it so much fun and so much pleasure? Why do I keep wanting to make them although I have a house full of them already?

Maybe because it is not an overly BIG project. It is bigger than a small cup cozy, yet not big and time consuming like a large blanket. It is something in between. You can start on a pillow and finish without getting bored or distracted on the way. It is a safe project.

A crochet pillow project can be alternated in a million ways. Crochet granny squares, stripes, rounds, rounds in squares, triangles, hexagons, textured stitches, doily patterns, bright colors, faded colors, natural colors, solid color, heavy yarn, fine yarn... Yep, you can truly let your imagination run away with you with a pillow project.

I am a big fan of making crochet pillows. The round Shell Stitch Pillow (or call it Ruffle Pillow if you want), is from the Dutch crochet book Haken & Kleur by Claire at Haken en meer blog and Saskia at Haken bij Saar en Mien blog. This duo is just ready to release their second super inspiring crochet book Haken & Kleur Feest in September. Keep an eye on these girls. They rock when it comes to colorful crochet patterns and quirky eccentric style. And believe it or not, I just happen to have a signed copy of their book Haken & Kleur just waiting to be given away to one of you! Stay tuned for an upcoming Give Away and until then go visit their blogs to get a taste of their style.

The white popcorn and lace pillow is my own design with upcoming pattern to be released his month. YAY! A new pattern! That is about time, right? More patterns are in the making. I am looking forward to a productive fall here at My Rose Valley.
Kärlek
Annette



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27 comments:

  1. Merci Annette de ces gentilles intentions. Je connais le travail de Claire et Fleur que j'aime beaucoup d'ailleurs. J'aime leur style très coloré ! Bon courage pour tes projets de pattern... et merci encore. Bonne journée !

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  2. Salut Géraldine
    Salut
    Merci de votre visite. Heureux de vous entendre déjà connaître le travail de Claire. Elle est fabuleuse avec ses couleurs. Avoir une belle journée.
    Xxx
    Annette

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  3. BeAutiful!!❤️❤️❤️

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  4. And they make perfect gifts. Give one then give another for birthday or Christmas! Gift list completed easily! I love the shell stitch pillow - might just be perfect for my sister's new summer house. Thankyou!

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    1. Hi Ann
      What a great idea! Especially if a birthday is close to Christmas... One for a birthday and the matching one for Christmas.
      Xxx
      Annette

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  5. Love the new cushion, I to am a bit of a cushion fan and have way to many
    Clare x

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    1. Hi Clare
      You can NEVER have too many handmade cuhsions/pillows. That is a statement from now on. :)
      Xxx
      Annette

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  6. I love these pillows. Gorgeous. I have not tackled one myself yet, I am a beginner, but getting the hang of it pretty quick. Crochet is so much faster than knitting! T x

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  7. Thank you Annette for sharing this. There can never be enough colorful crochet everywhere. :-D
    XOXOXO
    Daniela

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  8. Ah.... that's exciting news: new patterns! Looking forward to that - very much! Lovely post, super lovely pillows; you probably know the colors I usually go for, but I really, really like the soft tones you've picked for these two beauties, Annette. And totally feel the same way about crocheting pillows (that's why I have way too many too .... haha)! Marianne, xx

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    1. Dear Marianne
      I know your color theme... And I'll show you that delicate lace square in a brighter version later. The patterns is excellent even for someone as vibrant as you! :)
      Xxx
      Annette

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  9. I need to make a pillow or 2! But I'm in the midst of an afghan that has been a WIP for nearly 2 years *yikes*

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    1. Oh dear! You really need a small delightful project to break up that big heavy project of yours. You need to make a pillow or a bunting or a bunch of pot holders to find your way back to the energy to finish your afghan.
      Xxx
      Annette

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  10. They're very pretty and I like the solid colours. A friend sent me a little mat to sit my enamel tea pot on, made with the shell stitch your pillow is in. It's something I use every day.

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  11. Love that white cushion (pillow). In the UK we call these cushions - a pillow is what we sleep on. Looking forward to the pattern for it.

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    1. Hi Gillian
      Thank you for that... Didn't really know there was a difference between cushion and pillow. Will keep that in mind for the future and how I name my patterns. :)
      Xxx
      Annette

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  12. I too also love to crochet cushions, I totally agree that they are the ideal sized project!

    Helenxx

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  13. Vad lustigt att du har ett inlägg om virkade kuddar, när jag precis har gjort ett inlägg om mina nya Maybelle kuddar! Jag älskar dem och vill verkligen tacka dig för mönstret! Ser fram emot flera 'addictive' mönster:))

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  14. Hi Annette, does the crochet book you mention come in a English translation would love to make that pink cushion :) Kerri

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  15. They are addictive, as I look at six on my sofa now, (and not counting the multitude on everyone's bed!).lol Those are both beauties. Claire and Saskia both are very talented ladies, and I love their sense of color.

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  16. Looking forward to your pattern Annette, it looks lovely!
    Pat xx

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  17. Both are lovely, but your white one is so beautiful, I love the fact that it is just one colour, it looks so calm! xx

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  18. Hi Annette,
    I'm looking forward to see your pattern of the white pillow.
    I was searching for such a pattern recently but couldn't find one that I liked.
    But this one I really like. So it's gonna be a productive fall indeed :-)
    I love reading your blog it's very inspiring!!

    Afie

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  19. Hi Annette, Lovely cushion covers. Love the texture on the white one.

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  20. удивительной красоты подушки!!!

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Kärlek
Annette

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