Tinted Crocheted Pillow

Categories: Bedding, Decor, Pillow, Crochet

It all started with some white yarn…. and a hint of color.

What you need to make this project

Materials
3 Skeins Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn in #00001 white
Crochet hook size H/8/5.50mm
1 Can Design Master Tint in Jade
14" Home Elegance Pillow
1 Fat quarter of coordinating fabric
Coordinating thread

Download Pattern

Supplies
Sewing machine
Hand sewing needle
3 stick on Velcro tabs
Tapestry needle
Gauge: 12 sts X 7 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in LDC

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Home Elegance® Pillow 14″ x 14″

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Instructions

Step One

Pillow Front:
Ch 44.
Row 1: Linked double crochet (LDC) in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 42 ldc
Row 2: LDC in each LDC across. Ch 3, turn.
Rep Row 2 for pattern until work measures 14″ from foundation ch. End off.

Chrocet Pillow 2
Just the crochet…

Step Two

I took the finished front outside, laid it on some cardboard to save my porch floor, and sprayed with the Tint It. I layered the color so the finished piece had a strong diagonal feel to it, going from dark in one corner to just barely sprayed at the other.

Crochet Pillow 3
I tested the flow of the spray on the cardboard first, so as not to overspray

Step Three

Once the front is fully dry, work the edging as follows:
Rnd 1: Join yarn in any st, sc around, placing 3 sc in each corner. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. Ch 3, do not turn.
Rnd 2: Dc in each sc around, placing 5 dc in each corner. Join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch. Ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 3: Sc in each dc around, placing 3 sc in each corner. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. Ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 4: Crab st in each sc around. Join rnd with sl st in first crab stitch. End off.

Weave in all ends.

Crochet Pillow 4
Crocheting the edging after the tinting is finished gives a sharp color contrast

Step Four

Back:
Cut two pieces from the fat quarter, each measuring 15″ wide X 9″ tall.
Make a 1″ hem across one 15″ side on each piece. NOTE I had to fiddle a little bit to make sure the print would align – make sure you are happy with the alignment before you cut!
Overlap one hemmed edge 1″ over the other hemmed edged, topstitch into place in the side seam allowance.
Press under 1/2″ seam allowance on all four sides.
Pin the fabric back to the crocheted front, and hand sew into place.
Place Velcro tabs evenly spaced across to hold the overlap in place.

Crochet pillow 5
You may need to experiment a little with hem placement to make the pattern match!

Step Five

Insert pillow form through the overlap, and Velcro the overlap closed.

Crochet pillow 6

I am pretending I matched my friend’s chair on purpose…