DIY - Geometric Crochet Pillow


As promised, here is my (finally) finished geometric crochet pillow. I found inspiration from this pillow over at Meeha Meeha. If you follow me on Instagram, you know this little guy was a loooong time in the making, but I'm so pleased with the result.

This pillow was the perfect way for me to use up some of those extra bits of yarn I had lying around.

HERE'S HOW I MADE MY PILLOW:

1. It was fun choosing yarn in complimentary colors. I didn't initially have the hot pink yarn in the mix, but threw it in for a splash of bright color.

2. There are lots and lots of triangles to be made. For each triangle, I started with a small base of 3dc and increased by one dc on each row.

3. Deciding how to place the triangles together was a bit like putting a puzzle together. I just played around with it until it looked cohesive to me.

4. I stitched the triangles together with a bit of yarn.

5. I wanted to crochet the back too, and to keep it simple, I did alternating stripes of double crochet.

6. Here's the front and back. You can see that for the back, I overlapped two crocheted panels to make an envelope that I could slip a pillow into.

7. Next, I stuffed a pillow in.

7. All that's left is to let the pillow get comfy on the couch. Ahhhhh... that's nice. Now, all I need is a hot cup of tea and to curl up with my pretty crochet pillow.

Project details:
Pattern - Meeha Meeha
Yarn - Lion Brand Jiffy in Shocking Pink & Purple Spray; Lion Brand Wool Ease in Mustard, Blush Heather & Natural Heather.
Hook - Size H
Time - A pretty loooong time. Could be shorter if you use a smaller pillow.
Difficulty - The crochet triangles are pretty simple, but construction of the pillow is a bit involved.
Skills - Weaving in ends, sewing pieces together

This project is not for the faint of heart. Crocheting the triangles wasn't difficult, but there were a lot of ends to weave in and sewing all the triangles together took a good deal of time. It was well worth the effort though, because now I have a fun crochet pillow that is anything but boring!

P.S. I'm thinking that one of these days I'll make a geometric scarf this way. It would be so playful and fun! What do you think?