Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rainbow Rose Heart Pillow

There were a bunch of colorful roses laying around...
so a white pillow was crocheted for a place to "store" them for future projects .
A white pillow with white heart buttons that is...

 Rose pattern can be found here.
Yarn is from My Rose Valley found here.

Pillow made with Red Heart in white.
 Use an "I" (5.5 mm) hook
Root around for a pillow.
make a chain the width of the pillow.
your first stitch will be in the second ch from the hook.

 It's that simple stitch that I love:
 1 sc and 1 dc in the same stitch then skip a stitch,
 and keep repeating to end.
(No turning chains.)
Keep crocheting until the pillow cover is long enough
 to wrap all the way around the pillow.
See, no turning chains and edges look good.

on second to last row: sc across, but ch 3 and skip two stitches for button holes 
or however many you need to fit the chosen button.

 last row, sc crochet across again and 3-4 sc in button hole.

 Should look like this:

Fold in half and sew two sides together leaving button hole side open.
Sew button on inside of opposite side from button hole side.

Crochet roses and place in desired pattern.
Stitch the roses onto the cover.
Stuff the cover with the "rooted around" pillow.

And there you have it:
Rose storage on display. :-)

27 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea for your roses! And that stitch you used to make the pillow is one of my favorites.

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  2. Love it! YOur roses are fabulous. Happy to hear you get good use out of your Tilda stash. I am expecting a large new delivery to stock up in the next week so you are welcome at any time for another purchase.
    Curious to try this stitch. Would be perfect for a pillow back, I am looking for something more tight and weaved in the look. Thanks for sharing. Love the fact that the edges end up neat and straight.

    Have a lovely weekend Astri.
    Xxx
    Annette

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  3. That is so lovely, I can't get enough of your roses. I wish you a nice weekend.

    Lisa

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  4. Astri, I do love your new rose cushion and the heart decoration! Thank you for telling us how to do it all! That simple stitch in white gives a beautiful texture and pattern. Love those heart-shaped buttons as well. All so well thought out with that extra special finish! Bravo!
    Have a beautiful weekend.

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  5. Very nice project, I love it!
    Greetings from Marijke

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  6. It's beautiful Astri, you always come up with great idea's for your lovely roses. :)

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  7. It's absolutely stunning! What a beautiful idea :) Helen x

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  8. What a great way to store - use! - your roses. It looks very pretty. xx

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  9. This is so pretty! I love the stitch you used for the cover, so simple yet so beautiful. xx

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  10. Beautiful pillow Astri, it is just perfect.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  11. It's beautiful Astri - I love it. :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing this pattern, so simple yet so beautiful...Now I want to make another cushion lol x

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  13. Astri,
    your rainbow
    works are wonderful!!!
    Have a nice weekend
    Jarka

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  14. I, too, love soaking up all your rainbow projects. When you throw in hearts, too... well, my heart's aflutter!

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  15. What a very nice project, i love it.

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  16. Lovely pillow Astri. The hearts look great on it.

    Linda

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  17. So totally gorgeous and unique! Why don't I think of stuff like this? My brain just doesn't doesn't work that way. This is just so pretty. Love it!

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  18. Astri, your pillow idea is fabulous ... the stitch you used for the pillow itself if soo easy and soo nice looking, I am saving it for a later project. And I love roses :::: lovely post! Pat xx

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  19. So very pretty :)) Thank you for sharing your ideas and how to put them together :))

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  20. Fantastic, Astri!!! Very pretty ♥. And the heart buttons are perfect :-)

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  21. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. J'adore le point du coussin, je l'avais déjà repéré en ligne, c'est extrêmement joli.
    Bon dimanche !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Thanks for the tutorial for your cushion cover, you make it look so easy :-) Those roses are gorgeous, I really must have a go at making those too

    my blog: linda-dawn-designs.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Hello Astri, What a very very colorful and lovely Heart Pillow. Love it. Hugs Judy

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  25. I would love to post your beautiful heart cushion on my blog and FB page ... would I have your permission?
    Pat xx :)
    (sunshineandasewingbasket.blogspot.com)

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  26. Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.
    http://www.titacarre.com
    http://elo7.com.br/titacarre

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  27. Beautiful, delicate and cheerful colors.
    Joana

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