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InstructionsOkay, me and my lack of gauge swatch...
The pattern calls for Simply Soft yarn which is a lighter weight worsted (a 4 weight more like a 3). I got all clever and used the Bernat bamboo, which I JUST NOW noticed was a bulky 5 weight. No wonder I had to go get a 24" pillow form when the pattern called for an 18"! This yarn was a little fuzzy and I lost some of the pattern definition, but ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Funky, Cute, Whimsical, Romantic
24" pillow form, Bernat bamboo yarn (86% viscose from bamboo, 12% acrylic, 2% polyester) - bulky wt 5, in Dill and Wicker and a J hook
What was your inspiration?
My friend's birthday is a week, and I wanted to make her a pillow. I "shopped the stash" for yarn and a pattern! I think the soft colors and texture are very spring-like.
What are you most proud of?
I should be ashamed of this, but....even without a gauge swatch and a wildly different gauge that I did, I made it work! Maybe I just crave the adrenaline rush of winging it!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make the pillow first, then buy the form. You want the form to be a LOT bigger than your crocheted cover, because this pattern is really hard to get square, and stretching it over the pillow form evens out imperfections.