Sometimes it's fun to mix things up a little though so with the Square Pillow pattern, I added some color to the arrows. Don't you just love that about crochet? Simple little adjustments of color can bring on a whole new look and feel.
Have I mentioned how much I love Bolster Pillows lately?
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I don't know why, but I used to not like bolster pillows at all. They just seemed awkward and not big enough. When I started designing my home decor crochet pattern collections a few years ago, I wanted more than just a basic square or rectangle pillow to coordinate with my crocheted afghans so I purchased a few bolster pillow forms on Amazon.
I soon realized I was wrong about bolster pillows! I absolutely love them now and have to keep a tight watch on my own pillow because my girls like to use them too. lol
I like to take them in the car for rides and they're a good shape for the girls to use if they're tired during a long ride. I like that they give more support for my neck when reading in bed and I LOVE the look of them when placed on a couch or bed with the coordinating pillows and throw!
Here's a fun collection of Bolster Pillow Cover Crochet Patterns to check out!
Traveling Arrows Home Decor Crochet Pattern Collection
It's time for the 1st of many crochet patterns to be released in 2019!
I have always loved the look of the Catherine's Wheel and the Arrow crochet stitches. The beauty the wheel gives when rotating colors just screamed "Turn me into something amazing!"
The fabulous look of the arrows when worked on a throw alone is just stunning but I wanted something unique. I KNEW I had to design something where I could use both of them together. It was a little tricky at first to get the math down to where I wanted it but it worked out perfectly in the end. Who knew I would use so much math for my yarn obsession???!!!
For the month of January, you can Pre Order the full Traveling Arrows Home Decor Collection for 37% off. This includes the following crochet patterns:
1. Traveling Arrows Bolster Pillow form / pillow cover instructions 6" x 16" + candy wrapper ends
2. Traveling Arrows Rectangle Pillow form / pillow cover instructions 12" x 16"
3. Traveling Arrows Square Pillow form / pillow cover instructions 12" x 12"
4. Traveling Arrows Throw with instructions to customize to your desired size
As usual, 1 pattern will be released each week through the month of January. The release discount for individual patterns is 30%. If you want the full collection, be sure to take advantage of the Pre Order offer for 37% off!
How it works:
1. Purchase the Traveling Arrows Home Decor Crochet Pattern Collection here on my website.
2. You will receive each pattern automatically through Ravelry prior to them being released to the public.
3. The hard part is choosing your colors! Once you've figured that out, grab your hook and enjoy hours and hours of crochet time.
4. Take a photo of your work and consider sharing it in my Facebook group for everyone to see.
A look back at 2018
2018 has come to an end and I'm excited to move into a new year! It's always a good thing to reflect on the previous year and see how much was accomplished. I started off the year strong with the release of the Cabled Zig Zag Home Decor Collection. I absolutely loved the look of this set and it was part of my Christmas Project for my family. While I had a bajillion design ideas running through my head, life got the best of my time throughout the summer and I wasn't able to focus on my design business like I had hoped I could.
It was a well needed break and I loved spending time with my family more than normal. With that break came many, many more design ideas and I'm so excited for what 2019 will bring! I hope you will stick around and join me in crocheting some amazing home decor projects and spreading love through your work to your family, friends and offering your time as service.
A personal Christmas gift
This past year, I've spent a lot of time reflecting on life, trying to figure out where I fit in and what my purpose is. I think we all go through that process from time to time and it's a good time to look at what we've been blessed with, appreciate what we have and think about how we can be better.
Last Christmas, I watched as my sister and her family all struggled with the thought of losing her brother in law. He was in his 30's and had been diagnosed with cancer. They weren't sure if he would make it through Christmas and it was such a hard and sad time for them. My heart hurt for all of them! He was married and had a teenage daughter and some younger kids. I can't imagine the heartache and emotions they were dealing with.
He was determined not to let it get him down and pushed through for his family until after the first of the year.
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