Slow down, cuddle up, and find meditative enjoyment using your hands to create this decorative 16" pillow cover with floral crochet motif appliques.
This project is best for crocheters with beginner-intermediate skills, and takes about 6 hours to complete.
The PDF instructions include directions and pictures of steps for making the crochet motifs, blocking, arranging, sewing, and trimming the pillow (optional). This is an excellent small yarn/leftover stash buster!
Yarn & Hook:
- 15 yds yarn for each stem & branch motif applique
- 1 ½ yds yarn for each leaf
- 100 yds yarn for optional trim (Choose a yarn with linen or hemp fiber content for best trim stitch definition.)
- Sport or lightweight DK yarn, Hook Size E or F
- We recommend Hobbii Winterglow yarn
16” Solid color front square removable pillow cover with closure at center back (not on one side), with no piping or edge trim for making your own
OR select a pillow cover with existing edge trim if you don’t want to make that element, yourself.
Sewing needle (“sharp’ or small size)
Sewing thread in same color/s as completed crochet appliques (polyester is strongest)
Steam iron & ironing table or mat
Fabric marking pencil or chalk
16” Square piece of cardboard or poster board
For Optional Crochet Trim:
Crochet Thread (“3” or “5” gauge) in either the solid color of the pillow cover or the first row of yarn chosen for the trim
Sharp tapestry sewing needle (large eye)