crochet pillow and crochet links

November 23rd, 2010

crochet pillow wip

I’m nursing a pretty brutal cold that seems to be going around (and around and around), so I’m doing some quiet crocheting while the baby naps. I started this project for Erin’s pillow week, but even though I was (and still am) very excited about the idea I got bored with the actual making of it.  I may be getting ahead of myself–seeing as I’m not even done yet–but I’d like to make up a pattern for the pillow. But again, I have to finish first and then felt it and then see if it even turns out and probably test it again. So don’t hold your breath.

crochet projects and links
1. linen snowflake (ravelry link) 2. acorn shrug (login required, here’s a finished project) 3. jam jar cozies 4. granny basket

These patterns, on the other hand, are finished and free for the taking. They are all crochet and all dead easy. It seems I only start crocheting in earnest when the weather turns cold (last year I went crochet crazy) and today it feels a little like winter outside. Anyway I think all these projects would make pretty gifts (to yourself even) and would quickly satisfy the need to work with yarn. It becomes strangely addictive that yarn.

I know I talked up my advent calendar the other day–which I have to dig out of the basement this weekend–but I rediscovered Sarah’s very simple and infinitely adaptable blank advent calendar she so posted a few years ago. I think I may make a photo version for the grandmas.  Not that I don’t have a thousand other things to do! I’m working on some handmade ornament tutorials and patterns for next week. There will be 4 for sure and maybe if I kick this cold 5! So stay tuned and have a happy thanksgiving!

Posted in crochet.

7 Responses to crochet pillow and crochet links

  1. I love the greys in your photo.

    I am soooo addicted to crocheting. It is one of my greatest comforts.

  2. Kate says:

    Fab links, thank you! I have some madelinetosh that will be perfect for the acorn shrug.

    Hope you feel better soon x

  3. Wendy says:

    OK, if I didn’t want to know how to crochet before I met your blog…yeah, I so wish that I knew how to now. I love it all. Those cozies for the jars are great but I have no idea what purpose they serve other than looking fabulous. I just love seeing what you have going on here. Hope you feel better fast!

  4. Claudia says:

    all beautiful projects…too bad I don’t crochet! the shrug is sssoooo pretty!

    and thank you for your comment of plastic/glass baby bottles. I will introduce the bottle the first day :)

    hope you get better soon!

  5. good luck with kicking that cold–i’m still getting over one myself and felt like the living dead a few days ago. and thanks for the great crochet links–it is such a nice quiet craft to sit down and do–much more relaxing compared to sewing!

  6. Linnea says:

    I hope that your cold has gone away and that you’re feeling better! It’s funny… normally when the weather turns, I get the urge to knit and crochet… but this year, it hasn’t come yet. Maybe it is a side effect of living in a new city, Houston, where the weather hasn’t quite been cold enough yet?! Hopefully I’ll get there :o) Have a a great weekend!

  7. Oh, thanks Meg! Once I’ll plan to do the snowflakes for sure.