Mandala Pillow crochet pattern part of 3 Taking Shape Pillows in blues, green, white and gray by Susan Carlson of Felted Button | Colorful Crochet Patterns

A Little Pillow Pattern Peek

If you follow me on Instagram (@FeltedButton) or Facebook you might recall this beautiful Scheepjes Softfun *Aquarel and *Softfun that I was working with a while back. It crochets like a dream!
 
Scheepjes Softfun and Softfun Aquarel -- crochet project by Felted Button
I simply love the softness, colors and behavior of this yarn! It's a DK weight made with 40% cotton and 60% acrylic. To me, you get the tidy stitch definition of cotton with the memory, drape and color-fastness of acrylic. Plus, with 50g balls that are super affordable, you can add lots of colors together for some really pretty effects. And I love the "painted" appearance of the Aquarel.
 
For this project, I decided on some soft colors of the sea, and considered a name for the project along just those lines. But honestly, I typically try to avoid project names that limit the mind to a single color set. I want you to be able to imagine up whatever color scheme that suits you. So I've named my latest design...
 
 
Wanna see them?
 
Taking Shape Pillow Set Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
I'm pretty tickled with them. I designed the set of 3 pillow covers with a graphic look in mind--something modern and crisp. The mandala pillow...
 
Taking Shape Pillow Set Crochet Pattern -- Mandala Pillow by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
...makes me really happy because it used all of the colors of yarn in a pretty effect. The center begins with some simple overlay crochet and evolved into one of my favorite stitches--the moss/linen stitch. Besides playing with color, I love to introduce texture through interesting stitch placements. I am really happy with this pillow.
 
Taking Shape Pillow Set Crochet Pattern -- Color-Block Pillow by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
The Color-Block pillow cover is a twist on a traditional granny, joined in an interesting graphic arrangment with a contrasting yarn for a nifty effect, I think. I'm also really pleased with this one. I love the modern look of it.
 
Finally, I've included a really fun stitch pattern on the Herringbone pillow.
 
Taking Shape Pillow Set Crochet Pattern -- Herringbone Pillow by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
I looove the texture of this one--and the way the colors interplay with each other! Stay tuned for a tutorial for this one. I'll be sharing it here shortly.
 
Taking Shape Pillow Set Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
The patterns will also include instructions for the back of the pillows. In typical Felted Button style, I couldn't make them in just one color--but you can if you wish. They would look pretty terrific in all crispy white! And, of course, the whole button thing is super fun.
 
If you are interested in getting your hook into some of this yarn--you can find it at*Wool Warehouse. Click *here to get the Softfun (solids) and see the pretty range of colors and *here to get the Softfun Aquarel.
Scheepjes Softfun and Softfun Aquarel -- Felted Button
So what else have I been working on? I've got two scarf patterns and a blanket that have rolled off my hook. I'll share the scarves in a few days, and I still need to photograph the blanket. But here's a peek at the yarn I used for the one of the scarves.
 
Scheepjes Colour Crafter yarn -- sneak peek of new Felted Button Rock Cress Scarf crochet pattern
 
The scarf uses some of the new colors of *Scheepjes Colour Crafter that have just been released and I'm tickled about them! Yippee for even more colors--93 in all!! 
 
I hope your day is full of yarn and color and people and fur babies that you love! 
 
| On the Board | -- If you stumble, rise up, go on.           ~~Boyd K. Packer
Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns
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