This pillow fits with my Make Your House A Home Series so well because this pillow cost me $0. I made this from everything I already had at home. I made a luxurious pillow for free using things from my yarn stash and my linen closet.
How it came to be: One day I decided to use a pillow that has been naked for over three years. It has sat without a cover for three years because I just couldn’t decide how I wanted to sew one for it, it is oblong and it is fat and it is feathery. Then Pinterest called to me and I found Sewrella’s Basic Crochet Pillow Cover. This is a great and beginner friendly pattern. Easy to follow and understand, so basic that you can easily adjust it to fit just about any pillow you want and I didn’t have to sew at all. Her pillow form was 14″ X 14″ which made it easy to break the pattern down with some math and create a pattern of my own oblong pillow. I had a lot of worsted weight yarn in my stash that needed to be used so this was a perfect stash buster.
Below are the modifications I made to Sewrella’s original Basic Crochet Pillow Pattern. I will only share what modifications I made to create the cover to fit my pillow size but please refer to her website for the full pattern.
Materials I used:
- Pillow size 14″ Tall by 20″ Wide or Long
- 1 skein of Lion Brand’s Fishermen’s Wool YarnColor: Birch Tweed
- Size N/P Crochet Hook
- To begin Chain 40
- Row 1 – SC across with a total number of 39 SC
- Complete 36 rows
- My gauge ended up being 2.57 rows/inch.
I hope this was helpful to you and I strongly encourage you to try this pattern. It is such a beginner friendly project and is such a boost of self esteem to add to your home. It really is, at least it is for me.