Hi everyone! Today we have a very special guest, another Southern Institute reader that I have gotten to know a little through the projects that she links up with the Creative Me Linky Party. Meeha Meeha has such a great eye for color and design… her projects always put a smile on my face. I asked her if she would treat us to a guest post this month and she said “Yes”! Read on to see what she made…
Hi, dear Jenny and wonderful The Southern Institute readers! My name is Meeha Meeha and I’m happy to post here for the first time! My blog Meeha Meeha is about the trials and tribulations of stylishly decorating a small home – on a budget! And since I like to change the decor in my rooms quite often (according to the seasons or simply to my current mood) I need to come up with inexpensive ways to accessorize. You don’t have to buy expensive designer stuff to change the look. Better do it yourself! That’s why I made all kinds of DIY projects, from small ones like the beachy photo frames or my recent witch lamp, to more complicated ones, like my faux wallpaper or the hand-painted happy entryway. I hope you will come by for a quick look!
Today I would like to show you my first crocheted pillow EVER. I’ve been crocheting before, only “granny squares”, but I had never made a crocheted pillow before in my entire life.
I felt inspired by the wonderful Fall colors and went with a orange yellow – soft dusty pink – grey – violet color combo, in honor of this season. I thought I’d crochet some more “granny squares”, but eventually I came up with triangles. I don’t know why, it just happened … but I love them!
I would also want to share a quick tutorial. My point is that you mustn’t be afraid to do something for the first time. Don’t waste your time, just grab the supplies and do it! And even if you aren’t sure what to do at a certain point, trust your instinct and enjoy the final outcome.
1. I gathered my assorted yarn and started to crochet.
2. I didn’t know how to crochet a triangle, so I kinda played it by the ear. I started off with three double crochet and added an extra one each time I would do the next row.
3. I didn’t know how many triangles to make, so I gathered them in a “star” and balanced the weight of each color. In the end, the most triangles are the grey ones, for a neutral base and a soothing look.
4. After I was done with all the triangles, I just put them on the floor and played with them until I came up with an acceptable design.
5. The rest is standard procedure: sew the crochet to a fabric, make the pillow, stuff it and close it carefully with a microscopic stitch.
Well, that’s it, folks, a colorful crocheted pillow to inspire you! I wanna thank Jenny again for giving me this fantastic opportunity to meet new friends. I would love if you came by Meeha Meeha for more crafts and real home decor. Cheers!