I am currently working on Yvonne Eijkenduijn's wonderful Copenhagen pillow ,which is a free design for Red Heart & Debbie Stoller's Stitch Nation Yarn. I really, REALLY love Debbie's yarn and have said so on so many occasions.
The pattern is super easy and a quick crochet. It calls for attaching the squares as you go and I have to confess that I've never tried that. Well I'm here to say that I will never do it any other way from here on. I started this pillow top on Wednesday of this week and the crochet work is now done and it is only Friday morning of the same week. Awesome!
Needs a good blocking.
Look at all of those loose ends...good TV watching task.
The pattern directs you to sew the finished top to a pillow which is a very quick finish in deed but I stumbled upon the pillow back made out of thrifted sweaters tutorial on the Attic 24 site and really want to try this as I love the slip cover effect of the removable cover.
I have been collecting cashmere sweaters to use in crafting for a while now and had just the right colors for this pillow. Unfortunately, after I felted them they seem a bit small, especially given the fact the top is going to stretch out a bit when I block it. SO, I am going to TRY to do a patchwork back, made out of the dark pink and turquoise sweaters. Fingers crossed. Will upload pictures if this
And while I was studying my felted cashmere sweater stash and given the fact that it is cold here today, I was struck by inspiration. A cashmere cowl!! Using the light pink cowl neck, which was still plenty big after the felting, I cut the collar from the sweater.
Then I carefully trimmed the rough edges. DONE!! Because this sweater is felted there's nothng else to do. I suppose I could have cut the neck off pre-felting or perhaps I could crochet a decorative lacy edge using the chain stitching along the edge as my foundation,but why bother? It's cold today and I'm going to wear it "as is".