Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stripy crochet pillow - VOILA!

Ideal yarn from Bergere de France from left:
Cyklamen, Girolle, Everest, Dinosaure, Gerbille, Calanque, Danseuse, Brouilly, unknown, Olivine, Belladone.

A stripy crochet pillow has been added to my collection. The old ones are getting a bit worn out and most of them need some repairing of holes and broken yarn threads... Hmmm. But this new stripy friend that I started on a few weeks ago, is cheering up the league.

I used 10 different colors of Ideal yarn from Bergere de France and one odd color from my "this and that unknown scraps" basket... It is hooked on a hook 3,5 mm with treble (UK) stitches only in the back loop which gives the ridge effect, 5 rows of each color.

To make it a pillow I made a white pillow cover with a simple envelope backing and hand sew the crochet front on it with slip stitches.

The only tricky part with this project is to make sure your edges are even. It is one of those basics you really should know as a experienced crocheter but I have to admit I constantly forget and fail on this one. Therefor I have prepared a small tutorial regarding this that I will post soon.

Well, dinner time is getting closer. Time to let go of blog land for now. See you again soon.

Kärlek
Annette


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17 comments :

  1. Hope you had a good meal! Love the pillow

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  2. Oh, så många fina virkade kuddar! Jag tänker då ochdå att jag ska virka mig en kudde eller två men det har fortfarande inte blivit av. Semesterprojektet kanske? :)

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  3. Your pillow is gorgeous and I totally agree about a straight edge. I have to remind myself of the counting ach time I hook a straight edge

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  4. Ohhh I just love your new pillow! Great job.

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  5. I like easy and colorful crochet!
    You did very cute pillow!

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  6. What a lovely cushion great bright colours Mx

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  7. Love the stripes, so much fun!
    Meredith

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  8. Love those colors!! Nice pillow.

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  9. I love the colours of your pillow, in fact all the pillows. Chel x

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  10. I love stripes, so I love your pillow, too!!!!
    I'm in love even with the one with red/pink/white blocks!!!! ;oD
    xxxx Ale

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  11. Beautiful pillow! I'm only just starting my collection...Also, that is a gorgeous granny square blanket! I love the grey you used for the border combined with all the bright colors.

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  12. I cant wait for that tutorial- I so battle to get a straight edge!!! I love your stripey pillow - but also just love all your work. You are so talented. Your blog is such a delight to read!!!

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  13. Really, it looks so nice!!! And all these pillows look very cozy! J.

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  14. Your new pillow is beautiful - I also like the one made from pink squares, what type of square is that please?

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  15. Another very beautiful creation. Love the colour choice and also the size. Xo

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  16. Beautiful! Love all the cushions, they look so good together and the stripes are a fab new addition! BTW, I think the orange might be 'vitamine'

    S x

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  17. Beautiful colors, really beautiful colors, It`s been raining here all night an that pillow would work wonderful for lying on and reading a rainy day. Wonderful work.

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Kärlek
Annette

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