Friday, June 18, 2010
The pillow is coming along well. It ended up being much bigger than the pattern stated. However, it helps if you check gauge (which I hate doing!). I forget that I need to use a smaller hook! The pillow form was 21X21 and fits perfectly. I did not finish this before the pineapple afghan was given to the recipient they were both supposed to go for. However, it is a wedding present and I still have time. I just have to finish a tiny bit and it will be done.
Friday, June 11, 2010
I also learned a new stitch. The reverse single crochet! I have always been afraid of that stitch for some reason. I found myself fascinated with it and wanting to keep doing the stitch. I will definitely do more with the reverse single crochet.
I am making this pillow to go with the Pineapple Afghan. It is relatively easy, with just single crochet and changing colors according to a graph. My only problem I struggle with is hiding the threads without making it look weird and without them coming out and then the whole thing coming apart.