Statue of Liberty Crochet Pillow

This will be a real quick post.

July is right around the corner (at the time of this post it’s here) and the end of school is now complete.  To kick off my first summer project I chose the Statue of Liberty Crochet Pillow by Michele Wilcox for RedHeart.  Being a native New Yorker I would be partial to the Statue of Liberty.  I must admit after living in NY for over 30 years I’ve never visited “ole lady liberty”.

Statue of Liberty Pillow (RedHeart)
Statue of Liberty Pillow (RedHeart)

My son constantly reminds me that I do not need anymore yarn.  I’ve made a conscience effort NOT to buy anymore yarn.  So far, so good.  I’m using what I have stockpiled around the house.  I look at my yarn as eye candy, he sees it as clutter, lmao.

All I needed were 16X16 pillow forms and of course I had quite the collection of the size needed.  No worries, they were on sale at the time.  Pillow forms can be found using the link below or at your favorite craft store.

My pillow was made quite differently as far as color choices.  The instructions were easy to follow and the project worked up quickly.  It took me four days to complete and that was because I’m working on other projects.

The pillow may look red but it’s really a magenta color.  That’s my handsome son below who looks thrilled to be holding a pillow.

Statue of Liberty Pillow
Statue of Liberty Pillow

He calls this the fakest smile ever.  This is the back of pillow that was done this way on purpose.  I figured if I got tired of looking at the front I can flip it for a different look.  Two pillows in one, hooray for me!

Statue of Liberty Pillow

 

Statue of Liberty Pillow

Redheart has over 100 free pillow patterns to chose from and don’t forget to check Pinterest, Craftsy and Ravelry.  You can find many and unique crochet pillow patterns.

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Crochet Coffee Cup Coasters

How many times has someone placed a glass on your table and it left a ring or liquid ruining your tabletop?  Happens all the time in my house and I’m guilty of it also.  Hot weather equals more drinking.  To solve that problem why don’t you crochet a few coasters and leave them laying around.  Maybe if it is seen it will be used and you won’t have to yell

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Since I love drinking coffee I thought it would be cute to make coffee cup coasters.  Again, Pinterest is your friend.  Divine Debris designed Cocoa Mug Coaster which can be found on Ravelry and on her blog.  The directions were easy to understand.  It was very simple to make with little cotton yarn used.  You should be able to make a set of four with a skein of cotton yarn.

Coffee Cup Coaster
Coffee Cup CoasterIf you like tea Divine Debris has got you covered, click here for the pattern.

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Crochet Mojo

It’s that time where I can’t find anything to crochet or find something to make that will hold my attention.  I’m not even interested in yarn sales either.  I hope I’m not getting sick, lol.  Seems like I’ve been in this situation before, hmmmm last year around this time…..

This must be my slow down time and recharge period 🙂

 

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While I’m in this slump I’ve crocheted some random items.

Long School BusI work in a school by day and I thought it would be cool to make some school themed items.  This Hop on the Bus ,Gus!  scarf jumped right on my hook. I even found my WIP of this project from a couple of years ago when I first started out.  After crocheting a few rows I quickly remembered why I abandoned it in the first place.  RANT TIME – I like crocheting in short rows not long rows, hence that’s why I don’t like making blankets.

Finishing a project was my main goal and I forced myself to continue.  It turned out to be quite a fun project that worked up quickly.  Not to much counting stitches and color changes.  You can do so much with this design from adding letters to headlights.

Half BusWhat a great gift for Bus Driver Appreciation Day.  It takes a real special person to drive school bus, kudos to you.

Since I was on a school theme check out the pencil scarf.

Pencil Scarf

 Start on a few of these now so you will be ready when the kiddos return to school.  What I love about a scarf is you can make it as long or short as you want.  Go crazy and make some for your whole family.

I’ve been on a dishcloth kick and I got bored of the regular rectangle dishcloths.  The Little Quaker dishcloth gives me the chuckles.  I had some left over bright yellow cotton yarn that came in handy.  If I make this again I will add some feet.

Rubber Ducky Dishcloth

Baby did someone say baby.  OMG this Elephant Baby Hat and Diaper cover was such a delight to make.  I can’t wait to see pictures of the little one who it was made for.  Don’t be afraid and mix and match patterns.

Elephant Hat and Diaper Cover

Elephant Hat and Diaper Cover 2

I found this cute set in a box and I do not know about the pattern.  I think I freehand the hat and no clue about the scarf.  I may keep this set for myself.

Purple Hat and Scarf

I’m so proud that I’m actually using yarn in my stash.  I was using these colors to make a make a bag that I lost interest in a long time ago. That’s one of the perks of crocheting, you can reuse the yarn.  I used my imagination…

Sparkly Hat

I freehand the cowl using the basket weave stitch and some double crochets.

Sparkly Hat and Cowl

This is what happens when boredom sets in.  The intentions were to make a few more in bright colors but I only got around to making one.  Just in case you are wondering, it’s a Bobble Bracelet

Crochet Bracelot

From the looks of things I don’t think I lost my crochet mojo.

What are some of the things you crochet in your down time?

Happy Hooking!