|My Circle Love pillow cover, a little|
indented on top from carrying it ...
Remember I wrote about a circular pillow cover I was making from the Japanense crochet book Star Crochet 2? Well, I'm happy to report it's completed. In fact, it's been done for a few weeks, but I just hadn't gotten around to taking any photos of it. I'm really thrilled with the way it came out. I made a few modifications to the original pattern: (1) made it smaller to fit my 14" diameter pillow form, and (2) made it a real pillow cover by not sewing both sides completely together, but left an open space and added some stash buttons. They button nicely into the stitch pattern of the pillow, so no buttonholes were needed. Very elegant, in an efficient sort of way.
|See - five buttons did the trick.|
I actually needed to add some filling to my pillow form, which was a little on the flat side. Since the form's cover had a zipper, and I had some polyfil on hand, that made this an easy task.
I am loving my new round pillow. It's sitting on my living room chair, and is very comfy.
I do hope everyone has gotten over to Andrea's blog to check out everyone else's Fee-Fi(ber)-F.O. Friday posts - you know they've been listed there a lot longer than mine this week!
Happy summer everyone (it's finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest - blue skies, high 70s/low 80s, and no rain sight - oh yeah!).