E-Book Release — Pillow Parade

5 home decor patterns

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And my first e-book is out now! All patterns available in English and German!

If you want to know more about the patterns, have a look at my e-book-preview post of this week. I wanted every pattern to be something special and I hope you have fun crocheting a new pillow or blanket!

E-Book Preview Part 5

Small Ruffles Pillow

And here is the last pillow of my e-book preview — the Small Ruffles Pillow!

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One shouldn’t have favourites as a designer, I guess, but this is my favourite pillow of the e-book. These small ruffles are just too cute! This pillow is basically two granny squares crocheted together with a flap added. And three little cords to close it! Yes, that’s right, cords — while crocheting this pillow, I realized I didn’t have any buttons in the right colors. That’s why I added the cords , just to see if it worked. I’m glad it did, the rounded flap stays close and keeps the pillow filling from poking out. As with all my pillow patterns, you can add buttons or change the size.

Thanks for reading – tomorrow’s the Big Release!

E-Book Preview Part 4

Big Ruffles Pillow

Here it comes – the next part of my e-book preview covers the big Ruffles Pillow!

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This is something special and sure to turn some eye! This pillow involves easy colorwork to highlight the ruffles (the pattern comes with a photo tutorial!). If you’re not comfortable with changing colors, you can crochet the Big Ruffles Pillow in one color and it will still look stunning! This pillow has no buttons, just two overlapping back parts. Of course you can add buttons, if you like to! Making the Big Ruffles was a lot of fun, although they take time to make. But this pillow is well worth the effort! All these five patterns will be available in English and German, not sure if I mentioned this before. I’m glad I took the photos last week, because it’s been raining since the weekend and natural light is dim at best times in the house!

Thanks for reading, stay tuned for the last pattern — the Small Ruffles Pillow!

 

 

E-Book Preview Part 3

Small Ruffles Pentagon

And this part of my E-Book Preview covers the Small Ruffles Pentagon! I loved making these little Ruffles so  much, I designed two pillows with them, too (well, one pillow has big Ruffles). You can snuggle up under this blanket and have the matching pillows! After much thought, I decided to do a pentagon. I love polygons and the way you can easily achieve any shape in crochet by changing the number of starting stitches. The pentagon is highlighted by the corners, which are worked with front post trebles to form a thick ridge. The Ruffles are distributed in a diamond shape. I used three colors to match the pillows, I’m sure this blanket would also look great in a solid color! With a 6mm hook and chunky yarn this blanket turned out super snuggly and will keep the family warm until spring will be here!

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Thanks for reading, only two patterns left now — tomorrow I present you the Big Ruffles Pillow!

 

E-Book Preview Part 2

Twisted Spiral Pillow

Next Saturday, I’m going to release my first e-book! It includes five crochet patterns – four pillows and one blanket! Every pillow is made in a different way and the blanket is worked in the round from the middle outwards. Instead of one mega-post I decided to present one pattern each day of this week. Each pillow and the blanket comes with instructions on how to change the size.

The Twisted Spiral Pillow is worked in the round. The spiral is crocheted onto the fabric and creates a great optical effect. I did each side with a different color, the front has an orange spiral and the back has a silver spiral. This pillow is easy to adjust to any size. I still have a lot of pattern writing and translatig to do, so I’ll keep this post short. I’m not a great planner, that’s why I often write the pattern in the same week it is released…

Thanks for reading, part 3 will be — the Small Ruffles Pentagon!

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E-Book Preview Part 1

Woven Stripes Pillow

Next Saturday, I’m going to release my first e-book! It includes five crochet patterns – four pillows and one blanket! Every pillow is made in a different way and the blanket is worked in the round from the middle outwards. Instead of one mega-post I decided to present one pattern each day of this week. In January, I released my first pattern for a crochet pillow. After much thought, I decided to include this pattern in my e-book. This way, you can get all my pillow patterns in one e-book (and get a discount, too)! If you are only interested in one pattern, don’t worry – there will be a discount on each pattern. Each pillow and the blanket comes with instructions on how to change the size. You can make your pillow/blanket as large or small as you like!

To kick off my preview, here comes the Woven Stripes Pillow! I really loved designing this because it looks complicated but isn’t. And it works up fast!

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First, you crochet a background and then the individual stripes. Then you weave the stripes through the background (with minimal sewing!). And what you get is a pillow that will have anybody wondering how you did it! This pillow was inspired by crochet plaid afghans. Instead of chains, I used a mesh with bigger holes as a background so I could weave in wide stripes. This is a great beginner pattern, the only stitches you’ll need are chains, double crochets, single crochets and slip stitches. This pillow can easily be adjusted to any size by adding more repeats.

Thanks for reading, tomorrow I present the Twisted Spiral Pillow!