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!
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.
December's new crochet pattern releases
The new Pebbled Archway Reversible home decor crochet pattern collection has quickly become another one of my favorites. I love the feeling you get when you walk in a room and see a comforting afghan placed across a couch. It's even more wonderful with coordinating pillows! What could make it even better? How about all of the pieces being reversible?
Each week through the month of December, I'm releasing 1 crochet pattern from this set. The Pebbled Archway Reversible Bolster Pillow crochet pattern was released last week and can be found HERE on my website. This week, is the Pebbled Archway Reversible Throw crochet pattern. This is such a great way to add a splash of color to any room! I hope you'll enjoy laying with color and working up this collection as much as I did.
Blanket Supplies and notes:
If you enjoy pops of color or peek-a-boo arches, you’ll have fun with this Pebbled Archway Reversible Throw crochet pattern.
This blanket has a fun pattern on both sides to play up the color and give some unique style to any room. Be sure to check out the coordinating pillows!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: 3098 (total yards) Red Heart With Love 4ww yarn or similar
878 yards Black
740 yards Pewter
740 yards White
740 yards Berry Red
Finished Size: 48” x 60” with instruction to easily customize to your desired size from infant to king!
Hook: H/8-5.00 mm
Gauge: 14 sc & 17 rows = 4”
Terminology: US crochet terms
st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, tr - treble crochet, TTCL - Triple Treble Cluster
Foundation hdc: If you’re unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, this photo tutorial may help
Triple Treble Cluster (TTCL): Working in front of stitches in previous rounds, yo 4x, insert hook in
indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook4x, yo 4x, insert hook in same
stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook4x, repeat from to 2x, yo, pull through
all 5 loops on hook
(c) 2018 Copyright by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs
(c) 2018 Photo Copyright by Ash & Co
It is ILLEGAL to copy, share or upload this pattern to sites for others to access. This crochet pattern is not to be used for educational purposes. You are welcome to sell the finished items you crochet using this pattern.
You can find the individual patterns here:
Are you ready for another new crochet pattern release? I can't tell you how hard it was to keep all of these new designs secret! This is the new Queen of Hearts Bolster Pillow crochet pattern. Here is a little information so you know what you're getting:
~Includes many photos for stitch placement AND a stitch chart for those who prefer charts
~ Includes instructions to crochet your own 6"x16" bolster pillow form if you don't want to purchase one
~ The detailed center section is worked first in rows and then the sides are worked directly around the edges
~ The ends are open so you can easily remove the pillow cover for washing or swapping out for various colors or patterns
Skill Level: Intermediate
Terms: US crochet terminology
Materials: Caron Simply Soft 4ww yarn or similar such as Red Heart Soft or Bernat Satin
385 yards Taupe, 108-451 yards White (108 yards for cover only, 343 yards pillow base only)
6”x16” Bolster Pillow OR 1 - 1.5 pounds Polly Fill Stuffing
Finished Size: 6” diameter x 21” wide (Fits a 6” x 16” Bolster)
Hook: Sizes E, H & K
Gauge: (H hook) 13 dc & 7 rows = 4”
ch - chain, CL - cluster, FP - Front Post, st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, yo - yarn over,
sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, dtr - double treble crochet
RS - right side, WS - wrong side
Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, this photo tutorial may
(IF you prefer working the basic chain, you can do so by chaining the required amount +2, turn and hdc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across)
Front Post Double Treble Cluster (FPdtrCL): *Yo 3x, insert hook from front to back to front of
indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops on hook]3x,* repeat from *to* 2 more
times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook
2-dc Cluster (2-dc CL): (uses one st), [yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and
draw through 2 loops on hook]2x, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook
Double Crochet 2 together (dc2tog): yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through
2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, pull
through all 3 loops on hook
Beginning Standing stitches: These stitches are used to start each row in place of a turning chain
If you are unfamiliar with working these stitches, you can find a video tutorial here: http://jessieathome.com/crochet-techniques-chainless-row-turns-sc-hdc-dc/
Note: If you prefer to use turning chains, chain the amount needed for the first stitch height and then work a regular sc, hdc or dc in the very first stitch as written. Do not use the chain as a stitch.
Standing sc: At the end of the previous row, remove loop from hook, turn work, insert hook in loop, insert hook in very first st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook
Standing dc: At the end of the previous row, remove loop from hook, turn work, insert hook in loop, lengthen loop to height of dc, holding loop on hook, wrap hook from front to back around loop, insert hook from front to back of very first st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook
Reverse sc: Working from left to right, insert hook from front to back in next stitch to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook
Single Crochet 2 together (sc2tog): Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook
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