Pillow covers - In progress

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I've been working on covers for our livingroom pillows since Saturday evening. 3 sides are done (need 10!) and another started last night. No pillows are finished yet, however.

So far, I've made one side in all single crochet, and the 3 other sides in different patterns of basketweave stitches. Single crochet is, um, boring to do and boring to look at - not enough variation IMO (it has its purpose, but not for these pillows!). A double crochet is too loose and shows the inside pillow covering. Combinations of front post double crochets and back post double crochets add texture, visual interest, thickness, and aren't too loose.

I realized Sunday evening that I needed a third skein for each pillow and I needed another set of 3 skeins for the fifth livingroom couch pillow! So, I stopped at Michaels Monday evening and picked up what I needed. The last 3 skeins are Lion Brand Homespun in:

  • Nouveau (chocolate, dark gray and a touch of tan)

(Yarn image and color description are from the Lion Brand website.)

I've decided the pillows will have a different color on each side so I can vary the colors displayed. In other words, instead of making one solid purple pillow cover, there will be purple on one side and, say, burgundy on the other - and another pillow will also have purple on one side and another color on the other. This way, I can display 1 or 2 purple sides, depending on how I'm feeling, how bored I am, etc. Variety is the spice of life! I'm not sure about using multiple colors on a side...it might be too "busy" for my taste.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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