Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tapestry Crochet Pillow

   Earlier this month, Hubby's cousin got married. We were talking about things we could make for a wedding gift and decided that since they met at school and both played sports, we wanted to incorporate that into the gift. Hubby mentioned it would be neat to do a tapestry crochet with a big U in the middle and their numbers on either side. I thought that sounded like a great idea. It would take a bit of time to make it, since I would have to design it as well, but I was pretty sure I could do one pretty quick.

   First, I designed the front side. I found the center of my graph and worked out from there. Since it was a big U it wasn't too hard. Then I did a bit of Facebook stalking to find their numbers.

   Next I got to work. It didn't take me too long to make it. Once the front was done, I decided to make it into a pillow. So I drew up a pattern for the back side. I tried a couple different things but settled on their last name.

   Once that was made, I was talking with hubby about how I was going to stitch it together.

   He mentioned trying to do it the old fashioned way of putting the two front sides together and sewing it that way. I hadn't ever thought about doing it that way, but it would make it so I wouldn't have to worry about finishing off the edges. I gave it a try, making sure I did the stitch under the yarn running through it to give it some extra strength.

   I liked the look so I sewed it all together leaving a couple of inches to turn it right side out and to stuff it.

   I didn't have enough stuffing to fill the pillow so we ran to the store. The one we went to didn't have what we needed. They did have travel pillows that were about the right size, so we grabbed one of those. We smashed it down into a bit of a roll and stuffed it in. It took a while to get it to go back into the right shape, but once it did, it looked pretty awesome! I stitched up the open end and I was done. I was very happy with how it turned out. I couldn't wait to give it to them. They both seemed to love it!

   Now I keep thinking about what I should make for our couch. Maybe a giant Meeple?


  1. Yes. A giant meeple pillow would be awesome!

    I would like to have a tiny person to snuggle with personally. And most small people don't like me. So maybe I'll have better results if this tiny person is made out of yarn.

    1. I have been trying to figure out how to make a meeple shaped pillow. I haven't had time to sit down and figure it out yet. Maybe I will get on that. I think if I can figure it out, it might be a big seller!