Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Garden Pillow

It's done and I am so in love with how it came out!

 This surprisingly is my first pillow ever and I always figured them as quick projects (especially after doing a whole afghan), but as I crocheted the border all I kept saying was "why are pillows so big?!". Well it ended up that my plan to make a 16" pillow turned into a 20" pillow! If I had left off the colorful border it would have been around 16", but I think that the border makes the whole thing.

This pillow was made completely out of leftovers from my Cath Kidston inspired blanket. I used attic24's summer garden square pattern, then added 6 rows of double crochet in white (2dc, ch2, 2dc in each corner). Then outlined that with 5 more rows of double crochet in alternating colors. To make this into a pillow and not just a very large square I hand sewed it onto the front of a plain white envelope style pillow cover.

I'm deciding on what my next pillow project should be as I dream of a couch full of handmade cushions. Do you have a favorite pattern?


  1. I love it! So pretty, bet it makes you smile!
    I love Lucy's patterns, so easy to follow!
    Rachel x

  2. Impressive indeed...great combination of colours
    you always find something lovely on Lucy's blog!

    Amanda :-)

  3. What a lovely pillow, I love the colours you choose :)

  4. That is absolutely, positively the cutest thing! Charming.

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  6. Beautiful! You've inspired me to make more cushions. Just the front though, I too am going to sew them to a ready made cushion cover. So easy! xxx

  7. Beautiful.
    Love the bright colors.


  8. Hi Becky

    Cupcake Cutie here. Just to let you know you are one of the winners of the Babushka sampler pattern giveaway...CONGRATULATIONS!
    Let me know your email address and I will send the pattern ASAP.


    P.S Love your Scandanavian stitching!

  9. LOVE it!!! It's just pretty, happy & reminds me of spring!

  10. Bright colors, Summer flowers. Very nice pillow!

  11. Beautiful! Very Cath. I love the idea of couch full of yarny pillows, too--can't wait to see you make that happen. My fave pattern is the humble granny. She always comes through for me.

    Your blog is lovely! :)

  12. It looks so pretty, I love it ...Janice

  13. Beautiful! I'm just learning to crochet and was looking on Pinterest in amazement at what I hope I could do one day and followed a link to your blog. Simply wonderful, looking forward to following your adventures. RM x

  14. Absolutely beautiful! Followed a link from Pinterest and it lead me here. So glad it did, your blog is fab! Looking forward to following your adventures as I am just learning to crochet RM x

  15. What a brilliant idea. Love the way you have put the small granny square centre n done turned it into a big white square n then bordered it again..I m off todo something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!