Knit-like Crochet pillow case free pattern. Colour blocking!

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Hello! I’m quite happy to be writing this entry because that means my pillow case is done! I just finished sewing the zipper and it’s good to go.

Now, I did write the pattern for the begging part but I didn’t write the exact number of stitches I needed… Silly me. But it doesn’t really matter as it is better to measure the begging rows with whatever pillow size you have. This pattern is very similar to the Pouch pattern I wrote a couple months ago, so if you’ve made one already, you’re good to go.

Let’s begin!

The stitch used here is a HDC worked in the loop behind it. There’s a really nice tutorial here.

Yarn: This stitch likes to eat a LOT of yarn. I used 7 balls of Loops and Threads Woolike Chunky. 5 in Beige and 2 in Mauve. The yarn is a blend of acrylic and nylon so it splits in every other stitch… but it’s worth it. It looks really nice. I used a 6.5mm hook

MY “ROWS” ONLY COUNT HALVES. NOT THE ENTIRE “CIRCLE”. JUST LIKE IF YOU WERE WORKING FLAT AND TURNING.

Pattern: Start by chaining as many stitches as you need for you pillow size. This is how my case compares to the pillow: PILLOW3

Row 1: 1 SC in second chain from hook in back loop only. SC to the end, turn. (At this point you could be doing HDC already, but I liked the look of two rows of SC better.).

Row 2: 2 SC in what is now the back of the chain. SC to the end and add 1 more SC to the last stitch.

Row 3: Keep working in the circle but this time start with the first row of HDC.

Row 4: Keep working in the circle do not join. It’s all one circle!

Row 5: When you get to the first HDC of the previous row instead of working under the regular V stitch, start working the HDC on the third loop created behind it. It will be on the inside part. (check out the tutorial above if you’re not sure of what loop it is).

Row 6 to end: Keep working the HDC 3rd loop around until you reach the size you want.

For colour change: Make the colour block band as wide as you want, my pillow case size is: 20 by 18 inches (51 by 46 cm) total. The mauve band alone is 6 inches (about 15.5 cm)

Finishing: I had to make a bit of an invention and close the sides a little bit because my zipper was too small. The only size they had in the colour that exactly matched the yarn was only 35cm long, so I had to SL ST the corners. When I reached the right size for my pillow I started to SL ST at the corner working the 3rd loop of the HDC and the 3rd loop of the HDC in front (for about 6 stitches). Then, I continued to SC in the 3rd loop of the HDC until I I had 6 stitches left and SL ST just like the other corner. Finish off.

Tuck in all the tails and sew in the zipper. It can be finished off with buttons a flap or anything you want too, but, as I was going for the “minimal” look I didn’t add any details. Just a zipper that blended in.

NOTE: Keep measuring the pillow as you go!! Make sure everything fits!! I tried to get the best light for the pictures, I hope you guys can use them as reference. Instead of a pillow, you can just use stuffing, make the case any size you want and SL ST the top closed. There are so many options!!

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Look from the top with the zipper in. Bottom of the pillow with starting SC chain.
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Pillow in.
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Colour change on the side.
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Crochet Pokemon Nintendo Pouch Pattern (picture heavy).

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Hello again! It’s been quite a few days since I posted anything. I don’t have a set up date to update this blog with new posts… It takes me some time to come up with patterns and actually make them haha

When I made this Pokemon pouch I didn’t write down the pattern as I usually just crochet as I go, but it’s very easy. Many people have asked about it so I’ll give it a go. It’s worked in the round (only one piece, no sewing), single crochet with a couple colour changes and the little button on the side.

Let’s begin!

Yarn: Any 100% cotton yarn will work. It’s very durable and it doesn’t get fuzzy so easily. I bought it here a while back, I’m not sure if they still have it in stock but that store has really good deals.

Hook size: 5.00mm – H

  • Row 1: With the white yarn start by chaining (24). * I have a 3DS XL. For other sizes adjust the starting chain accordingly. I make it just as long as the DS. For other types of yarn, the chain might have to be a couple stitches shorter than the device. Cotton is not at stretchy as other yarns and you will want the pouch to fit snugly.
  • Row 2: 1SC in second chain from hook BACK LOOP ONLY. SC to the end of the chain.
  • Row 3: Do not turn it, we are working in the round. Just keep going. [2SC in what is now the back of the chain, 1SC in each stitch to the end adding one more SC to the last stitch].
  • Row 4: [Repeat rows 2 and 3.]
  • Row 5 – 8: [ SC around].
  • Row 9 – 11:  Start Row 9 by changing colour to black and [SC around].
  • Row 12 – 19: Start Row 12 by changing colour to red and [SC around].
  • Row 20: By now, you’ll be able to fit the Nintendo inside the pouch to see where you want the top flap. To make it, do not work in the round, turn at the end of each row. I like to make the flap as wide as the DS. [SC until you reach the other end of the Nintendo, CH 1 turn and SC to the end]. Keep going until you are one row away from your top flap reaching the end of the red part on the front of the pouch. On the last row, find the middle part and add a stitch marker. Sew the button in the center of the black part of the pouch, using the stitch marker as a reference. I used a white piece of yarn to sew the button.
  • Last row: SC until almost the middle part of the row, measuring your button, chain as many stitches as you need. My chain is 11 stitches long and I skipped 6 Sc from the previous round. SC to the end and fasten off.

Button: [Make a Magic ring, 6 SC into MR, DC around. Change colour to black and SC around twice.] Here you can really make the button any size you want. I didn’t want it too small, but it’s your choice.

My pouch is 8 rows white, 3 rows black, 8 rows red. Make sure to measure the pouch with your Nintendo as you go to make sure that everything fits good. Please, use the pictures as reference. I don’t usually write down my patterns and it can be confusing, if anyone has any questions or there’s any errors, please, let me know. This is a very versatile pattern, you can make many different pouches with it. Adding zippers, lining them, using different yarns… Anything goes. I added a couple pictures of my pouches, I hope you like them!

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Crochet Tuxedo Sam (link to free pattern) by Amigurumei

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This little guy here is called Tuxedo Sam. I made him a while back but the poor thing has been sitting in the closet ever since. Now that Björn (my doggie) is old enough, I’m not afraid he’ll try to chew him up anymore. So Tuxedo Sam is free to come out! I’m still trying to find a spot for him, maybe one of the shelves is the best option.

You will find the pattern here.

She makes the cutest dolls, and If you guys like Sanrio characters, you should check out her pattern book! (I bought mine at Chapters) Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Purin, Chococat, My Melody… they’re all in there!

And now, I’ll just go lay down for a bit, as I just had two wisdom teeth pulled out yesterday, and I’m still feeling quite sore from it (while looking like a chipmunk…).

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