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.