Posts tagged Pattern

Ottoman Cover


I’m lovin this ottoman cover I caught onto this morning over at annavirginia.

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I’m in a super rush this morning (I’m taking my daughter for the dreaded PSSA’s. She’s not happy and we’re not morning people!)  so I didn’t have a ton of time to look through the pattern but I will do that first thing when I get home.


You can find Annavirginia’s pattern HERE and if you click on the photo.


See you when we are happier and testing is over. ha







Introducing Q’s version…


….of my new friend Susan’s pattern of the Paintbrush Pillow at Felted Button.

WoW, that was a mouthful.


Anyhoo, for those who haven’t been keeping up,

I was chosen by Susan to test this pattern for a pillow.

I was so excited to have been chosen that I got right to work

and here is my finished Paintbrush Pillow.


Paintbrush Pillow WM


I just love it!

This pattern can have a modern look as well as the classic crochet look like Susan’s.

felted button


I keep watching Ravelry to see if anyone has started their own. Just to see how different it can look.


Paintbrush Pillow 3 WM

I used my grandmother’s vintage buttons to close it up on the edge instead of using a cardigan sweater and closing up the center. I also made mine in a rectangle instead of a square.


Paintbrush Pillow 7 WM


Paintbrush Pillow 2 WM


Paintbrush Pillow 6 WM


I hope you liked my version and that you try this pattern out yourself.


This pillow will soon be listed in my Etsy Shop.

If it’s not there and you want one like it please convo me on Etsy or here on my QCreated site.


I love comments! Tell me what you think!


Happy Hooking!!






::Paintbrush Pillow Cover & Afghan Pattern::

Well, she finished the pattern.


I have not yet finished my cover but I did give Susan my feedback on the pattern.

I found it easy to put together and the pattern has flow. I could see myself completing an entire afghan with this pattern.

Susan calls this the Paintbrush Pillow Cover.

felted button


The pattern is ready and you can find it herehere, or here


The pillow back is a felted sweater.  Easy peasy!

felted button 2



My completed pillow will be photographed soon.

Mine’s just a little different in that mine is rectangle because, well, a rectangle pillow form was cheaper to buy.

$5. cheaper and that’s pretty significant if you ask me. I’m always looking for the cheaper way to do things.

That’s how I roll. ha


Stay tuned….




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Photos via Felted Button: ::Paintbrush Pillow Cover & Afghan Pattern::.

Church Purse

Did you have a church purse when you were little? I did!


I also had one of these but that’s another post.

Photo from Yahoo/ebay

Photo from Yahoo/ebay

Anyhoo, I wanted to make a Church Purse with the baby like this one from ThriftyFun

but I had a hard time finding the little babies online…

photo by ThriftyFun

photo by ThriftyFun

I’ll have to check some of my craft stores when I go shopping.

Instead I made one just to carry little things.

Little girls LOVE little things!

Church Purse

Yup, You guessed it… I used the bottom of a soda bottle. Really, any plastic bottle would work.

Just cut off the bottom and punch holes in with a hole puncher.

Church Purse

Maybe if I find some little dollies that would work, I’ll make a cradle church purse.

Let me know if you’re interested in one for a little girl you know…. I’d probably get on that a bit quicker.

Also please leave a comment with your memories of your church purse. I’d love to hear about it!


Here’s the pattern from ThriftyFun

Craft Project: Baby Cradle Purse

This is also sometimes called a Church Purse. It is crocheted using a dishwashing detergent bottle for a base. Any oval bottle will work. When it is closed it is a purse, and opened it is a baby cradle.


Detergent bottle, oval shape

3 ply yarn, baby or sport

3 inch baby doll or size to fit

Scrap of fabric for a blanket

Heavy Duty Shears

1/4 inch paper punch

Crochet hook size F


Remove label from bottle and cut 2 inches above the bottom with heavy duty scissors. Punch holes around edge of bottle, approximately 1/4 inch apart.

Using crochet hook, size F, crochet the “Bonnet” first.

Ch 2. Make 7 HDC in first Ch. Ch 2 and turn. (Ch 2 counts as first HDC in next row).

2nd Row: 2 HDC in 1st st. 1 HDC in next 4 sts, 3 HDC in last st. Ch 2; turn.

3rd Row: 2 HDC in 1st st. *HDC in next st. Repeat from * across, ending with 3 HDC in last st. Ch 2; turn.

4th Row: HDC in each of first 3 sts. 2 HDC in each of next 6 sts. HDC in each of last 3 sts. Ch 2; turn.

5th & 6th Rows: 1 HDC in each st across. Ch 2; turn.

7th Row: 1 DC in each st across. Do not end off.

Invert the bonnet into bottle as show in photo. Make 2 SC in each hole around the edge of the bottle, catching the edge of the bonnet as you go. Join with a Sl St.

2nd rnd: Ch 2, 2 DC in first st. * Skip 2 sts; 3 DC in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with Sl St to top of first shell. This row is the base row for the shell st pattern.

3rd, 4th, & 5th Rows: 3DC in each space between shells. Repeat ending each round with Sl St to op of first shell.

6th Row: (Beading Row) Ch 3 *sk 2 sts. HDC in next st; ch 1. Repeat around. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3.

7th Row: in first ch 1 space make 1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 DC. In next ch 1 space, 1 DC, 1 HDC, 1 sc. Repeat around. Join with Sl St.

Make 2 Drawstrings: Ch 85 and end off for each one. Thread through the beading row beginning each string from opposite sides, and knot the ends. You may attach pompoms to hide the knots if you wish.

By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas

via Craft Project: Baby Cradle Purse | ThriftyFun.


Happy crocheting!