|On to the pillows!!|
I found this tutorial online and was able to follow it exactly. Don't you love it when that happens? It really was as easy as they make it out to be although don't be scared if it takes a couple of false starts. It helps to know that rather than working across in rows you're working from the bottom right corner to the top left so each row increases and then decreases accordingly. I did not realize this before beginning and so my multiple false starts were all due to having absolutely no clue which direction the yarn was supposed to be going.
|I ended up using a little more than one skein each of Red Heart Super Saver yarn for both pillows|
|I really liked that our friends could put the pillows out either matching or mismatched so each pillow has a primarily blue side and a primarily white side|
|The edging was an area where the directions were not particularly clear. I wanted it to look even the entire way around which I achieved by sc 1 between each dc and sc 3 in each ch 6 space.|
|I found that finishing the last side was easier if I went just past the third corner before inserting the 12" pillow form and then finishing out the last edge|
|Pat yourself on the back, crack your knuckles, stretch your fingers, they're done!|
All-in-all these pillows took about 3 days to make and is an easy pattern to recreate particularly if you've got a basic understanding of crochet. If you're looking to try something like this my advice is to Google everything! I initially learned via a friend and have taught myself everything else through patterns and a computer at my fingertips to look up pictures and videos of everything I didn't understand.
Thanks for reading and happy crocheting!