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I need to make a couple of pillows (cushions) and thought I could inspire others to crochet right along with me and get these done before the end of the year. It would not start until some agreed upon date after Labor Day. This gives everybody time to decide on patterns and fibers as well as finishing up (or advancing on) other projects.

 

The Pillow-Along would be any 14 to 18 inch pillow cover that is crocheted in your choice of fiber. Share with us your pattern (link, photo or title), yarn selection and photos or scans!

 

Anybody want to join me?

 

I've already purchased my pattern booklet (Leisure Arts - Crocheted pillows by Ann Halliday). I'm letting my Mom select from this booklet which pillow she wants me to do for her and color(s). The other pillow is for me!

 

I don't know how to design a button, but hopefully we can come up with something before the start.

 

Happy crocheting!

Stephanie

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I'm pretty sure it was Stephanie that had mentioned it before, though I could be wrong. She had posted asking how she needed to set up a CAL. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/thumbsup.gif" />

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How convenient! I want to crochet a cushion for my Mum for her birthday in November, so I've got a bit of time, but it would be nice to get it finished early. I made another one for her for Mother's Day, and only finished it on the morning of the day I was due to give it to her. :oops:rolleyes

 

I already have the wool picked out - I've got a bunch of different novelty yarns in shades of denim blue. I'll probably do a simple pattern, like sc in stripes, to make the most of the yarn textures.

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Yes, I was the one who was asking if there were requirements for doing an 'along'.

 

<<I made another one for her for Mother's Day, and only finished it on the morning of the day I was due to give it to her. >>

 

Isn't that the truth! I once finished an afghan for my sister 1 hour before her birthday party. Great! Glad to have you along!

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ohohoh!!! me!me!me! :bounce

i have so wanted to make some pillows but never really got down to it! My friend has beige sofas and cream walls what color pillows would like nice on it? I would like to make some as Christmas gifts for her. 8)

 

Hugs

Vims

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  • 2 weeks later...

I've decided to make the official start of this project for Sept. 8 and our finish will be the end of this year. So, start whenever you want!

 

I'm buying the yarn for my first pillow tomorrow. They have lots of new yarns in now and I want to try something I haven't used before (I haven't pinned my Mom down for her pillow selection, so I'll start with MINE!).

 

Stephanie

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I would love to be a part of this. I'm using Anne Halliday's book as well, and using Homespun. I've already started, didn't know there was a crochet-along getting going, and it's only halfway through the first side...but I have two pillows to make, so please let me in :yay

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I am having a hard time finding a pillow pattern I like but have decided to just wing it. I plan to make throw pillows for our living room btw..hope to start today! How's everyone else doing so far?

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Mine's done! <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/bounce012.gif" /> I winged it also <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/angel.gif" />. I am just waiting for my husband to email me my picture so I can post it for everyone!

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Here I am, the hostess and I'm not ready to start yet. :blush

I need to get my yarn tomorrow so I can start.

:nono

My only excuse is this stupid cold. I've been getting medicine head without the medicine but finally got drugs today and feel much better (thank you Alkaseltzer Plus Cold Medicine Gel caps!).

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Here's mine:

 

It's in fall colors, and is too wide, unfortunately--it is supposed to fit my square pillowform--oh well. I edged it with some boa, and put a velcro closure on the 1 open side (so I can make lots of other pillow cases and switch them, and wash them):

 

<img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/shelbyro/p.jpg" /><img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/shelbyro/pdetail.jpg" />

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thanks!

 

It's the "sew in" kind--I used brown thread, tiny stitches, and hid them under the boa as much as I could. I <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/rowofhearts.gif" /> velcro!

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I finished my first one today :)

 

pillow.jpg

 

 

It's made with Lion Brand Homespun. I love it! It's so soft. I used the Soft Ribbon pattern in the Decorative Pillows book from Leisure Arts by Anne Halliday. (I believe that's the name of the book...I'm too lazy to get up! LOL)

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Hey ladies, you are doing a great job on your pillows!! I'm barely half done with ONE SIDE! Mine is simple double crochet, but due to the caterpillar yarn, it takes longer than I thought (and cannot be done while watching TV or talking!).

 

Stephanie

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