Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flower Power Pillow

If you have any girls, big or small in your life, have I got the pillow for you.  It is made from (of course) Lily's Sugar and Cream yarn.  I found the pillow picture from Attic 24 on Pinterest and fell in love.  It was the perfect pillow for all the gals in my life.  It took a bit to find the original pattern and here it is:  Pretty Petals Potholder. To make the pillow, you just keep adding 15 stitches per row instead of stopping at the original potholder size.  Since the pattern called for a much smaller yarn and a different size hook, I had to change a few things.    I used a G hook and 10 different colored skeins of yarn.  I did end up with a little left over.   If you need any help with the pattern, don't be afraid to ask.  I will try and help you out.





This is the backside of the pillow.  I think it is quite pretty also.  I crochet opposite colors, so I used the yarn a little more economically, and didn't have to buy anymore.





Because of the warm receiving reception of the pillow, you will probably be stuck with seeing a few more of these blooming beauties.


Give it a try.  You will looooovvvveeee the results.  If you would like to enter my first giveaway go here, you have until Friday.


Places I link-up to ....
May Finishesbutton
toastie studio
I'm Topsy Turvy
Country Momma Cooks
Tip Junkie handmade projects




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35 comments:

  1. Amy, this pillow is just beautiful! I love it!
    Hugs,
    Hanni

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    1. It makes me happy and they match just about any room.

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  3. I love the pillows, the colors, and your idea coming from a potholder. There are a lot of potholder patterns out there that I like, but I do not usally do the potholders. Now I am looking at them in a whole different light, thanks to you.

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    1. After completing it, I thought the same on a lot of different crochet projects.

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  4. I love this! So cute! I would love for you to come link it up at Crafting in My Closet. http://tapeschkecrafts.blogspot.com/2012/05/getting-crafty-weekend-link-up.html

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    1. Thank you! I grabbed a button and linked up.

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  5. This is soooo pretty and PERFECT for a little girl!

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    1. Thanks, I have a line of little girls waiting for theirs.

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pillow! It's bright, it's crochet and it's floral...so right up my alley!
    Popping over via Crafting in my Closet Craft Link Up :o)

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment and dropping by!

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  7. This is AWESOME! I love it! I'd be so happy if you'd link up to my new link party:
    http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tuesdays-tidbits-2.html

    Thanks -
    Sarah
    {http://naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  8. This pillow is SO beautiful! Liz

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  9. I love rainbow things! What a great pillow (and so clever to use the yarn in reverse for the back to make it all work out in the end). The colors are so bright. I'll bet it is well loved! What a really great finish! Thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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  10. Hi Amy, Love this pillow!! I am featuring it at my I Love Fridays party this week. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button :) Can't wait to see what you link up next!

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    1. Thank you for the feature.

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    2. Kara,
      I don't know why my blog doesn't like you Feature Button. Tried a million times (maybe thirty) and it just won't post. Thanks again for choosing my project!

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  11. Amy,

    I love this pillow and want to add it to my living room pillows. How did you make the back, did you just double the DC per round? I appreciate your help so I can get this started before I go on vacation. I think it will be a great take along.

    Holly, HTExton at aol dot com

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    1. I did just double crochet on the back adding the fifteen stitches per row like the front. If you have anymore questions, I will be happy to help.

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  12. Love this pillow! I've been looking for one to make for my daughters' room. Thanks! I pinned you to my Pinterest board under crochet blogs I like.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment and adding my blog to your Pinterest board! I know your daughter will love it, mine does!

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  13. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/06/made-monday-22-picks.html

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  14. so cute and looks like a lot of work went into..great job!

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    1. Thank you, it took a lot more time than I had anticipated. Thanks for the lovely link party!

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  15. I so so LOVE this pillow! Love the colors. now, this made me wish I paid more attention to my dad when he was teaching me how to crochet and knit ^^) we are featuring this pretty project today, by the way! Grab a featured button if you fancy so!^^)

    have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie @ to-sew-with-love.com

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    1. Lelanie,
      Thank you for featuring me and it is never to late to learn to crochet. It is probably one of my favorite hobbies. (I have so many)
      Thanks again
      Amy:)

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  16. What a beautiful pillow! I LOVE all the bright colors! :)

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Amy!

    Thank you for linking up your Flower Power Pillow in our Saturday Crafty Showcase last week! Your post was one of our Bowdabra Designers Top Picks and you are being featured today! Stop on over and say HI and see your feature. We'll be giving you a Facebook, twitter and Pinterest shout out today!

    We would LOVE for you to stop in on Saturday-Thur and link up more of your crafty post! We love your blog.

    Susie @Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/06/22/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-2/

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