Monday, November 19, 2012

My First Crochet Pillow



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It's about time to share a little tutorial on how I've finished my first crochet pillow ever. Perhaps you've already spotted it here and perhaps you also remember that the yarn I used to make it was my inspiration for this year's Fall colors. Anyway, most of my yarn was already in the house (indigo, grey, yellow). To complete the color scheme I shopped my mother's stack for a little dusty pink wool.




My first instinct was to crochet a pattern that I had already made before: the "granny squares" crochet. I think it's a lovely design, vintage and playful at the same time. But the colors had a very contemporary vibe, so I switched to a more modern pattern, inspired from this little beauty available on Etsy. I made the triangles  as I went along, without a proper pattern. 




 So my crochet pillow tutorial is very simple: 
1. Choose your yarn in assorted colors.
2. Make the triangles (36 triangles for a small pillow). I just started with a small base and added one more double crochet on each row, until the triangle was ready. Range the triangles in random order.
3. Sew the triangles together and sew a strong textile cover on the back.
4. Stuff the pillow until you're satisfied with its thickness and seal it carefully with an invisible hand stitch.



This little crochet pillow has been featured at Petite Hermine and Petites Passions. Thanks a million for the support!

  

37 comments:

  1. Uahhhhhh I love these crochet pillow. The color is fabolous!!!!

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  2. This pillow turned out just fabolous! I did spot it earlier ;)
    Great color combo, as usual!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Ana, now I must do something to switch to Christmas colors in my mind :)

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  3. Absolutely love it! Seems simple enough thati could do it! Ive only ever conquered beanies from crocheting :)

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    1. Thank you, Yelle, of course you can do a little pillow like that, just give it a try!

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  4. i love that little pillow it is so adorable. love the color combo too!! if i knew how to crochet i would definitely make one :)

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    1. My crochet pillow is no match to your beautiful and subtle pillow cases, Christine!

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  5. superbă! numai idei frumoase ai, Mi!
    e o încântare să-ţi citesc blogul!
    o seară minunată!

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  6. What a sweet pillow. I love crochet pillow and I am luck my little sister also like it. I want, she makes:))

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    1. So fortunate to have a talented little sister ;) She can make it with your own colors :)

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  7. This is really, really nice. I´m so intrigated about your Xmasideas!

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  8. I love your creative pillow designs ;)

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    1. Thanks, Tania, I'm so happy that you like the little crochet pillow :)

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  10. It looks amazing Meeha! Great job! My granny taught me crochet several years ago but never really got the hang of it and eventually quit : /
    Love the colours you chose, they go very well together : ) xx

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    1. Thanks a million, I'm happy that you like the yarn colors ;)

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  11. Oh, I just love this!! My couch is in desperate need of some pillows and I love crochet. Your tutorial is super helpful. I'll give this a try and keep you posted on how it turns out. Now to pick out some colors as lovely as yours... :)

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    1. You're too sweet, Erica! This pillow is easy to make, just get your yarn colors and I would love if you'd keep me posted on the final result ;)

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    2. I've been working on my triangles! :)

      Just wondering if you sewed the triangles together with thread or yarn?

      Thanks!

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    3. Wow, so good to hear that your triangles are coming together, I bet they look wonderful, Erica! I just sewed mine with normal grey thread. The colored yarn was so thick, that you couldn't even notice the thread at all :)

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    4. Oh, perfect! I was thinking thread would be the easiest way. :)

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  12. A very beautiful and special pillow! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. Lisa, thank you for the support, I was a little shy to publish about my crochet pillow but now I am more confident!

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  13. I love this pillow! Thanks for sharing. I will be giving this a try and have pinned it to my "yappy yarn" board.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for the pin, Belinda! I'm sure your geometric pillow will be simply lovely :)

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  14. I love your color choices and the chunky feel of the crochet work! Beautiful!

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    1. Ana, I am so happy that you like my crochet pillow! I used a very thick yarn, on purpose, in order to get that "chunky feel" that you loved so much - the heavy wool texture is great!

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  15. Is this your first crocheted pillow?! Wow, you did a great job and I love the colour scheme!

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    1. Thank you so much, Elisabeth! Yes, this is my first crochet pillow ;) I like crochet because it relaxes me, but I was terrified by the thought of finishing an entire pillow (the backside and the filling). Not any more...

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  16. Gorgeous pillow Meeha! Great work!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. No way!! That's your first?? It doesn't look like a first attempt.. GREAT JOB!! WOW!! You are very talented.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Christine, your comment means a lot!

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  18. how very cute great choice of colors
    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  19. Great job~ I hung up my needle a long time ago! Tough stuff! Lol! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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    1. Thanks a million for making time to visit, Kim!

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  20. Wow - love the colors you chose. Gorgeous! I'm so glad you shared at Romance on a dime.

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