I just finished crocheting this diagonal pillow using the colors that I used in my Cath Kidston granny square afghan.
I just love the stripes. I found photos of several of these pillows on Pinterest and followed the link to this blog: The 8th Gem . She made her pillows using moss stitch. I really like the look of half double crochets, so that's what I used. Here's how it looks on our bed. Think I need more?
The pillow is made by crocheting a chain that is the same length as the diagonal of your pillow form. You turn and crochet (I did hdcs) back down the chain, add a stitch in the end, and crochet down the other side of the chain. You keep going around that center chain, creating a tube that fits diagonally around your pillow. It's quick, easy, and I love the look.
She doesn't show how she closed her pillow, so I just made this up. I stitched about 5 inches in from each corner and then slip stitched along the opening adding loops so that I could button the pillow around the form. This way I can change to another pillow cover easily.
I should be working on UFOs, but I started and finished this pillow pretty quickly.
I hope you take some time to take a few stitches each day.
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