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Paintbrush Pillow & Afghan


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Like little colorful strokes of a fan-shaped paintbrush, this pillow and afghan pattern works up into a beautiful work of art! Pick your colors to fit your decor in a nursery, kid's room or anywhere in your home. This clear 14 page pattern includes: --materials list and instructions on how to felt an old wool sweater for the pillow back --special notes section --stitch abbreviations chart --instructions for making a pillow cover front --instructions for putting it all together into a removable pillow cover --simple instructions for making an afghan sized to fit your needs --photo-tutorial with over 35 pictures and detailed descriptions to help you Skill level: Appropriate for an intermediate crocheter who has experience reading a pattern in standard American terms and is familiar with front and back post stitches. Remember if you make something awesome using my patterns, you have permission to sell the finished product. All I ask is that you give credit to me for the pattern, and if you sell them online, pretty please provide a link for the pattern to my shop ( Rewriting, reselling, distributing or copying the pattern itself is prohibited. Keep in the "Button" loop: (Blog) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Read a crochet pattern in standard American terms Be able to complete basic crochet stitches including: ch, sl st, sc, dc, and front and back post stitches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 12 inch (30.5cm) square pillow or afghan of your desired dimensions PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Your choice! COLORWAY Your choice!

Supplies Needed

  • Worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice (I used small amounts of five different colors and one skein of the main color.)
  • Old wool sweater that can be felted for the sweater back--preferably a cardigan style if you want a removable pillow cover
  • 12 inch (30.5cm) pillow form

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Cheerful, Creative, Crocheter and Collector of all things Colorful describes me to a C--er, I mean a T. My sweet, left-handed granny taught me (a righty) to crochet when I was but a youngster. My first project was a hideously long scarf for my dad. It seems I just didn't know when to stop--something my teachers told me in school, too! Although crochet and other craftiness have always been part of my life, I channeled my energy and creativity into teaching Jr. High and High School sciences for many years. When I am not "yarning" (as described by my youngest), I treasure time with my family, friends, running, thrift store shopping, and learning new creative skills. You can also follow me at: Facebook: Blog: Pinterest: Etsy: