Monday, August 15, 2016

Crochet Throw Pillow Cover

 What do I do while Hubby and I watch TV in the evenings?  I crochet of course!
I just finished my very first crochet throw pillow cover ever!!!

I used a very fun, easy and quick crochet pattern called Crossed Double Crochet Stitch by Lacy Crochet.  I had used this same pattern last year to make several crochet dishcloths, but this time I tweaked the pattern to make it into granny squared style.

When we first moved to our SUMMER HOME, we were given several throw pillows (family cleaning out their home to redecorate/downsize) in great condition and quality, but the colors really didn't matched our so called decor.

So last year I sewed several pillow pocket covers, but this year I decided to give crochet a try.

This is the back of the crochet pillow cover.
I used assorted buttons from my late mother-in-law's saved button stashed.

Now...this is what I learned about making crochet pillow covers or should have dones:
  • Should have done a different center; absolutely not happy with how the center of the granny square is...way off centered!
  • Should have ironed all three crochet pieces first, and
  • Should have placed and pinned together the three pieces in place to make sure that the one outside flap was even with the other side
Live & Learn!!!
My current project is on my second pillow cover using the Corner-to-Corner Shell Stitch.