I’m going to be honest, I thought I had already posted this spiral pillow tutorial from Home Sweet Home. It wasn’t until someone emailed me and asked where it was *_* My bad!!
So I made this pillow quite some time ago for the Home Sweet Home project, it’s one of my favorites of the pillows I made because spiral crochet is really fun to do. I would actually like to do another version of this where the spirals are 2-3 rows wide so they look really huge!
Especially because some random puppy claimed it as hers the minute I finished it!!!
You need two colours of yarn, I used pink and white.
I doubled the yarn over and reballed it for a thicker look. Is it weird that I find reballing yarn to be one of the most relaxing things ever?
The yarn I used is 8ply and the hook size is 5.5mm.
They way that this spiral is worked is that you will be working with both colours at once and going around the edge of the piece one at a time.
Start by casting on the pink.
Do 5 chains.
Single crochet into the first chain so it makes the start of the spiral.
Now we need to add in the next colour. To do this, single crochet into the same stitch that you just single crocheted the pink into. Do one more single stitch into that hole with the white and then do the next SC (single crochet) into the pink stitch after that. You should have 3 white stitches now and the pink and white should cross over and form kind of like a yin-yang symbol.
Continue the line of white by SC into the top of the pink row. Continue until you only have one pink stitch left. Every 3 stitches, do two stitches into the same hole, this will make sure the spiral stays flat rather than being a big weird ice cream cone shape in the end!
After you’ve gone as far as you can with the white, pick up the pink yarn again and continue SC, this time you should be going into the top of the white stitches. Every 3 stitches, do two in the same hole so it stays nice and flat. Continue until you’ve got one white stitch left.
Now pick up the white and continue the pattern of SC on top of the pink, and 2 in one hole every 3. Once it gets a little bigger, you won’t need to double up every 3 stitches so change to every 5. The further out you get the less often you will need to double up, so use your judgement as to what you need to do to keep the shape.
And that’s it, just keep alternating between stitching the white and the pink around.
Eventually you will get something like this! Finish the circle by tying off the white and continuing the pink around past the end of the white so it has a few stitches into the previous row of pink.
Now make a back piece which is the same size as the first circle.
Here they are front and back!
To give it a ring around the edge and make the side stick up, crochet into the inner loop of the stitches rather than the outer.
I decided to make it 5 stitches wide, you can do whatever suits you.
Now stitch the back piece on. You can either sew it on or crochet it on. I went with crochet and I did it by doing another pink row and crocheting directly into the white holes.
Leave a little gap and don’t tie it off yet because we need to stuff it!
Once it’s stuffed just finish up the hole.
It can be pretty hard to finish crochet when you have a very mischievous puppy!
I can’t believe how little Lottie looks here *_*
When you finally finish the pillow and put it down for the last photograph you’ll notice that the second you turn to get the camera it’s been usurped by the puppy.
Then when you tell her to get off she’ll make this face at you… -_-
I decided to put a stitch through the middle of mine to make the shape more interesting.
At least all of that hard work was appreciated!
Hope you enjoyed and let me know if you give it a try!