Friday, November 25, 2011

Crochet pillow cover!

Do you remember my efforts to learn to crochet? I started following Crochet School over at Craftyminx, but I  only got as far as the 7th lesson (there were about 20 lessons all together). Surprisingly, even with so little knowledge, no previous experience, and the help of one more book I managed to finish this. My. very. own. crochet. pillow. cover!

I really, really like how it turned out. But, being a sewer rather then a crocheter (is that really a word?) I went with fabric backing. I think it matches the style of crocheted side really well.

And so now this little guy lives with other gazillion pillows I made in our living room. I just counted, we have 14 throw pillows in just this one room. Seriously!!!! I might soon need a 12 step plan for pillow obsession. How about you? Did you make too many pillows, or quilts, or bags, or ..... you know what I mean.

As far as crocheting goes, I quite enjoyed working on this pillow top. However, that's not what makes my heart sings. My first love is, and probably always will be,  sewing and quilting. And so, crocheting will be more of an on the go craft because it's really not possible to sew when I'm at my children's guitar or ice skating lessons.

Have a wonderful weekend, Svetlana.

Linking this post up to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy mom quilts

10 comments:

  1. Love how that cushion turned out! At the moment my obsession is more or less restricted to the constituent parts of things, you know, piles of fabric and purse frames, but I have big plans for January/February bwahahahaha ;o)

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  2. Love it. Learning to crochet is on my "to do" list. My current obsession, however, is quilts. Maybe one day!

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  3. It looks fantastic. The stitches are so uniform. You wouldn't be able to guess you hadn't been crocheting for long!

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  4. Thank you for the link. I've wanted to make Granny Squares and seem to always fail. They turn into circles. I previewed the video and I think this will solve my problems!

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  5. Great pillow and impressive that you finished it. I can't seem to finish a project that includes knitting and sewing! Personally I don't think you can have too many pillows.

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  6. Beautiful work! And, you're right - Crochet is perfect for a portable project, or for those times when you'd rather be sitting on the couch under a quilt (crocheting), rather than at the sewing machine ... Nice job!

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  7. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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  8. LOVE the granny square pillow! I never thought of having a crocheted front then finishing it with fabric... excellent idea! ;-)

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  9. impressive! i need to check out crochet school.

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