I made this pillow to my friend to say: “Thank you”. And she liked it. That’s the whole story. I think it’s a good story. It’s great to be able to say something with your crochet. With something you made with your own hands. It’s personal. When someone you gave your work see how many stitches there are, and that you made every one of them! It’s quite something!
There are 16 Blooming squares in this pillow (don’t ask me how many stitches – definitely a lot!). Remember my white Blooming blanket with colorful flowers? I used the same granny square pattern for this pillow. I only omitted the last row, and instead of using the method join-as-you-go, I joined them together with single crochet. That’s all!
I must admit that this pillow is one of those things that looks much better in real life, because, the background color, that gorgeous blue-green has a tiny metallic thread weaved in it, so it sparkles and gives that Christmasy, magical vibe.
Yarn: Like always, 100% cotton yarn (250m/100g), this time “Vera” from Yumco, Serbia, and for the background I used “Una”, St. George, Serbia, 50% acrylic 45% cotton, 5% metallized polyester. Unfortunately, St. George don’t manufacture this yarn anymore. Crochet hook: 3.5 mm (USA-E/4, UK-9)
I didn’t crochet the back side of the pillow. I just added a piece of fabric and installed a zipper. The border is the simple shell stitch. The easiest edge ever! But cute!
And here they are together, my Blooming Blanket and Blooming Pillow. Almost the same pattern, totally different look.
Pattern for the Blooming granny square (as a part of the Blooming Blanket pattern) is available in Dada’s place Etsy shop here, and Ravelry shop here.