The designer of this pillow offered the pattern for free if you would make one and send it to where these kids are fighting cancer. At first I started the one made out of blanket yarn since I love working with that yarn so much. Of course I didn’t look at the gauge. I was so surprised how big it was! I decided it would be too hard and expensive to mail so I made a smaller one our of worsted weight yarn. They were fun to do. I am not sure what I will do with the huge one yet! I am ready to do some patterns that don’t require a lot of sewing. If you are interested, the pattern is here and is by JoAnne Grimm Thompson.
I saw a heart pillow made out of Bernat Blanket Yarn. I love finding things to make out of this yarn. The pattern cost $5. That is a pretty steep price for one pattern. I found a free pattern to try instead. The heart does look different than the paid pattern but I still like how they turned out. The free pattern is here. They took about an hour each to make.
I finished a pillow the other night. It worked up quick. It is out of the book Crochet Home and is written in UK terms. I used worsted weight yarn I had on hand (I am trying to not buy yarn). It turned out about 14″. Instead of buying a pillow form that can be around $14 at the store, I had bought some throw pillows on clearance at Target. It cost $4. The pillow insert is yellow with white dots. I think it just adds some dimension. I also like doing a simply granny square for the back. The pattern used a button flap closure. I decided to join both sides with a simply sc. I didn’t think it needed anything fancier.