This week I finished my "Rise and Shine" embroidery pattern that has a very bright theme, some orange butterflies and a few wildflowers. I'm making a set with "Sweet Dreams" to go with it.
After finishing the pillow i wanted to do the crochet border around the edge. I found a great pattern for it on the You Go Girl blog. I've seen it on so many pillowcases lately and it turns out really cute! First I did a blanket stitch around the edge.
I hemmed the edge of the pillow fabric first and used a large needle with "Comfy" fingering yarn from Knit Picks in Sea Foam. It is a little heavier than crochet cotton and I liked the softness of it.
Single crochet in the blanket stitch around. I made a change here from her directions. I only put two single crochet stitches in each blanket stitch because it was starting to ruffle a bit and I didn't want that.
Five double crochets in a single crochet for the shell stitch. Very easy and it works up so quickly. I think I'll make some pillow shams for my bed. Always good to have some new home decor now and then.
The finished border. It's a bright happy pillow. I put the "Sweet Dreams" pattern on the other side for a reversible pillow. I'll show you that side next week.