Friday, March 9, 2012

A Pillow for Each Little Lady

I love to crochet and as you probably already know I adore my little "far away" Granddaughters Piper and Natalie.... What I thought would be almost as good as a about a soft crocheted pillow just the right size for a little head!

This is what I came up with:

The yellow one is Piper's and the brown and pink is Natalie's.  This is how I did them:

I purchased two 12"x16" "Travel Pillows" at WalMart
I used Worsted Weight Yarn and a size G Crochet Hook
I chained 60 and then simply single crocheted back and forth.
At the end of each row I chained one.
I kept holding the work up to the pillow until I felt it would cover one half.
Next I simple made another piece exactly the same except I put a scalloped edge around it.
I attached the yarn with a slip stitch to one corner. Next I skipped one space and into the next space I crocheted five double crochets. Next I skipped a stitch and single crocheted into the next stitch, skipped one space and made five double crochets in the next space and repeated until I was around all four corners.  When that was complete I put the two pieces, wrong sides together and whip stitched three sides together, slipped in the pillow and whip stitched the last side.

                                              Close up of Scalloped Edge

This project is simple and fun.  I thought of the girls with each stitch I made.  I hope they love their Grammie Made pillows...they are filled with love.

                                                                       The  End



  1. Hello!

    Nice to meet you!
    Looks like you had a fun time crocheting those... I know someone who love to crochet, also... that person is my MOM! She herself owns a blog and posts about the things that she creates! It is either crochet, journal entries, sketches, or things that she has in her etsy shop! The links are below....

    My Mom's Blog:

    My Mom's Shop:

    Wonderful pillows! Natalie and Piper must love them!

    Ciao Bella!

    Bella Bliss
    Come to my blog and see what I am up to if you'd like! Have a wonderful day!

  2. That is great that you are loving blogging! I know I did when I first started out!

    By the way, I am your newest follower!

    Ciao Bella!

    Bella Bliss

  3. LOVE your pillows!! I also have a granddaughter (3 weeks) named Lucy Piper. Piper is a darling name! God Bless.

    1. Oh! Congratulations...what a lovely name. Yes I love the name Piper. How I wish I was closer to mine...but I keep sewing, knitting, crocheting and sending little notes all the time. She LOVES to get mail. Grandchildren have been the best blessings of my life. Enjoy!