Hi! It’s finally here! The Moss Pillow Crochet Along! We will be making a crocheted envelope pillow cover using the beautiful and simple moss stitch. This stitch is also often called the linen stitch or garter stitch. This is beginner friendly.
This CAL is free and will be hosted exclusively here on my blog.
Thursday May 30: Part 1 – Supplies
Thursday June 7: Part 2 – Learn the stitch and make panel 1
Thursday June 14: Part 3 – Make back 2 panels
Thursday June 21: Part 4 – Combine panels and add small border
Thursday June 28 – Celebrate!
1 square pillow form (16 or 18 inch is best)
*4 balls of Simply Chunky yarn by Paintbox.
J crochet hook
I am using this beautiful and easy to use yarn by Paintbox. This the the 100% acrylic simply chunky yarn. Each ball of yarn is a size 5 weight and 100g/3.5 oz and 136m/149yd. The colors shown are Stormy Grey (304), Tea Rose (342), Bright Peach (311) and Washed Teal (332). Feel free to use 1-4 colors in this project.
*If you want to use a different yarn, try to get something similar to what I have chosen. I won’t be able to help everyone determine how much yarn they need individually for this CAL if you aren’t sure how to substitute the yarn choice. This stitch and project will look great with different types of yarn so when it doubt buy a little extra and save your receipt ;).
Each week we will have a new section to work on as a group. Use the hashtag #CALmelanie so that we can all see what we are working on! Feel free to leave comments under this post. I will be sharing on my facebook page, so that is a great way to post photos as well. This is the first time I have done a CAL, so I welcome your feedback to make this better for future projects!
Now it’s time to gather your supplies and get ready for next week! On Monday I will add the finished photo of the pillow once I’m done shooting part 4 ;). I wanted to get this post up for you!
Monday 11th of June 2018
I'm just seeing this and I just ordered yarn from LoveKnitting so I'm not sure when I'll get started. I may not be "crocheting along" but "crocheting after!"
Monday 11th of June 2018
I don’t think I’ll order yarn from lovecrochet.com again. I ordered my yarn for this project on June 4th, it shipped June 5th, it’s now June 11th and still no yarn. It left St. Louis and for some unknown reason was sent to Texas, bypassing Oklahoma. This is why I never use DHL to ship, they take the long way around and shipments are delayed.
Friday 8th of June 2018
SUCH A LOVELY CUSHION.BUT I AM 89 YEARS AND DO NOT NEED ANYMORE.BUT I HAVE A QUESTION I i CANNOT GET AN ANSWER FOR. WHEN i AM MAKING SOMETHING I.E. A BABY'S BLANKET, I USE THE DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH UP AND DOWN. THE EDGE HOWEVER IT NEVER LOOKS NICE.. I KNOW THIS IS NOT A COMMENT, BUT MAYBE YOU COULD LET ME KNOW VIA EMAIL OR OTHER WAY , HOW TO OVERCOME THESE NOT NICE SIDES. I LIKE MY WORK TO BE PERFECT AND TIDY. BLOCK IT AND STEAM IT TOO.THAT IS ALL FINE. THANKING YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS. RIA
Thursday 7th of June 2018
So your pillow is 14x14?
Tuesday 5th of June 2018
Very exciting. I have 2 not pretty pillows in my craft room. So this project couldn’t have come at a better time. Thanks for all you do Melanie you truly inspire me.