It's finished! This sweet little pillow now sits happily on my sister's bed! What excites me about this little dandy, is I did the entire project during my lunch at work. Well, all except crocheting the front to the back, and then the cute little shell stitch border. I did that while watching the American Idol finale. (Go Candice!) Anyway, I won't post a tutorial on granny squares because there are a billion out there, but I will tell you my process.
I was inspired by Lucy at Attic 24. (Check out her blog.) She is so creative! She has shared a lot of crochet tutorials, that are very easy to follow. She does post in UK terms, but she explains the differences in the stitches. What I love about her work are the colors she uses. Very bright and cheerful! Reminds me of sherbert!
I used an acrylic yarn because I want to be able to wash it if I need to. Red Heart is the brand I used. I made 25 squares, crocheted them together using a single crochet. The back is done completely in double crochet, in white yarn. I single crocheted the front to the back, then did a shell stitch all around as a border. The pillow measures 18x18 in.
My next lunchtime project will be an afghan for Hope's bed. This little pillow took about 2 weeks to complete, of working about 30-40 minutes during my lunch. The afghan....well maybe it will be done by mid-summer! Wish me luck!
Make it an awesome day!