I released this crochet pillow pattern easy level as part of Desamour Designs’ Selfish Crochet Blog Hop that ran from January 1st to 31st, 2020! A new pattern was released EVERY Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the month as a FREE download available for 48 hours only! The patterns featured are perfect projects to make for yourself using all the yarns you purchased on sale or received as gifts over the holidays.
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Tunisian Crochet Patterns Ravelry – The Story Behind The Design
There’s a really funny story behind how this chunky crochet pillow cover design came about! I was visiting my cousin in Oklahoma in Fall of last year. It was around the time my cousin (her brother) and his wife had their baby shower. We went out for some last-minute errands the day before the baby shower. Of course, we had to make a stop at Michael’s because I needed a fur pom to complete my nephew’s bonnet (a blue version of my Silver Lining Bonnet)!
In my defense, my cousin also needed some things for the baby shower! So there we were at Michael’s and I was taking my sweet time browsing the aisles. She spotted this Loops & Threads Sweet Snuggles yarn. She kept squishing it and saying “it’s just SO soft.” I couldn’t agree more, it really was so soft and snuggly!
So we picked it up and I told her I’ll make something for her. After the baby shower, she was planning on moving to Houston from Oklahoma for work. She had never lived anywhere other than Oklahoma so it was a big change for her! I wanted to give her something that she could decorate her new place with and feel at home.
A little bit of background: my cousin was my first frenemy sis (cuz let’s face it sister’s fight often). She’s the first person I knew when I came to America from overseas. She’s also the one who taught me the American ways (i.e., snacking while binging on Nick Jr. shows after school). My cousin is also the one who pushed me to start this little business of mine. So needless to say she has a very special place in my heart (Love you cuzzo!). So this design means a lot to me and I hope it does to her too!
While she was packing at 2 AM a couple of days before her move, I was sitting there working this pillow up. When I was done I showed her both sides and she chose the wrong side to be displayed. I’m glad she did, it’s just so chunky and gives off serious cozy vibes! It’s the perfect crochet pillow pattern with vintage vibes.
Crochet Pillow Pattern Easy – About the Pattern:
This is one of the many easy Tunisian crochet patterns available in my shops. It’s also one of my first crochet pillow patterns (yes, there definitely will be more!). It’s the perfect crochet pillow pattern made with bulky yarn actually JUMBO yarn so it works up super fast and you can imagine the squish level! The Tunisian Luxe Pillow will add the perfect touch to any room and would be a great addition to a nursery!
Loops & Threads Sweet Snuggles – Blush, 100% polyester size 7 yarn, (2 skeins) 218 yards (Currently on sale at Michael’s for just $6.99!).
Size N15 (10 mm) crochet hook – Grab my favorite set of Tunisian Crochet Hooks here
Gauge is 8 sts by 5 rows for a 4 x 4 in. square in Tunisian simple stitch
The finished pillow dimensions are 20 in. x 18 in., 40 in. around
This beginner-friendly pattern is for a fun textured pillow that will add a cozy and chic touch to any room in your home! It is worked bottom-up in one piece which is then folded over and joined with a slip stitch seam around with the pillow insert placed inside. The pillow can be made with the right side or wrong side facing out making it a versatile project!
Be sure to check out Elisabeth’s blog Desamour Designs to see the newest featured pattern for this month’s blog hop and don’t forget to use #makefoyoself to share your selfish crochet on Instagram!
This Tunisian crochet pillow design can also be purchased from Etsy. Check out all the other designs over on Desamour Design’s page by clicking the picture below!