Friday, 21 October 2016

Geode Pillow

Hi there!!!
Do you know what is a geode ?? Simply, geologically speaking (!!!), it is a small/big cavity lined with crystals or other mineral matter. Typical are the geodes filled with quartz crystals, very often with agate.

The pillow I made, which has no cavity (apart some holes made on purpose to jazz up the pattern),  reminds me of a geode, especially when I look at it on my sofa..

I think the "problem" is due to the fact that I crocheted a round pillow cover, but the pillow to cover was not round... in fact it's a square !!!! ;oD

I was curious to experiment the result of the union between round and square and, mostly, I wanted to use some colours, like yellow and lilac, which I'm not really in love with... You have to exit your comfort zone sometimes, right?

So, I decided to crochet two circles, using only double crochets (US crochet terminology), arranged in various ways ...

At a certain point, the front was done ...

... so I had to start the back of it ! I decided, first, to use just one colour and simple DC, but I hadn't enough lilac, so I added some stripes ....

... and I joined front and back using single crochets, just a round of them ...

.... so the pillow was quickly ready for my sofa ...

.... oh well, Margot likes this new pillow and its vintage appeal ...

xxxx Alessandra


  1. Helloooo I love the colors you choose and the pillow ofcourse:) byebye

    1. Thank you!!!!
      Always so kind, Franciens!!!
      Happy weekend, xxxx Ale

  2. Only you can think of something like this ;-)! I love it too, Margot had excellent taste :-)!!
    Lots of love xxx

  3. I like it! Margot has a good taste ;-)
    Lovely colours, beautiful shape, again very unique!
    Have a nice weekend, Sigrid

    1. Thank you, Sigrid!!!
      Enjoy your weekend, too!!!
      xxxx Ale

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  4. you are always up for trying something different and making it work. The pillow is pretty and matches the quilt perfectly.


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