Tapestry Pillow with Circles: new crochet design

Ta-dah!! I love the days of these “big reveals” so much! Because I can finally share new design with you. And because I don’t need to keep silence any longer. Let me introduce my new Tapestry Circles Pillow. It is made in tapestry crochet and it is also reverse, as patterns for front and back differ and you can turn the pillow the side which speaks to your mood at any time.
Crochet tapestry pillow cover with colorful circles. Free pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

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I have been thinking about trying tapestry crochet for 3 years already. I did learn it some time ago and used for reproducing cross stitch embroidery charts into crochet pillow covers. I liked the effect very much but was not sure if I can ever write my own pattern in tapestry crochet. But you know… I love challenges. So I took this one. And here is what I’ve come up with.
Crochet tapestry pillow cover with colorful circles. Free pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

When I was thinking about pillow cover, I imagined it as a mixture of different shapes and colors. I wanted to include triangles, diamonds, circles and squares. But sometimes what seems great in your mind is not so great in real life. The magic rule “less is more” works pretty well for me (though sometimes I still continue to struggle and argue) and I gave up all the shapes except of the circles. And I don’t regret it at all!
Crochet tapestry pillow cover with colorful circles. Free pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

With the colors it was a bit different. Here I didn’t measure myself at all. I just wanted to use as many shades as possible, and mix them in unpredictable way.



This pillow is made with Stone Washed - one of my most favourite yarns by Scheepjes. In my opinion it is great for making interior decorations. The pillow cover turned to be thick enough and stiff. Just with a very good feel of “tapestry fabric”. I am very happy with the choice.
Crochet tapestry pillow cover with colorful circles. Free pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

You can have a look at Stone Washed yarn at Wool Warehouse* and Deramores* (both ship worldwide), Paradise Fibers* (US) or in your local Scheepjes shops.

My pillow cover consists of two parts with different patterns (circles on front and stripes framed into a square – on the back), but you can duplicate tapestry circles on both.
Crochet tapestry pillow cover with colorful circles. Free pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

I also used zip to make it easier to take care of the pillow. But you can use buttons, if you wish!
Crochet tapestry pillow cover with colorful circles. Free pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

Free pattern of this pillow will be published here, on my blog next week. And later this week I will also share with you a photo-tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet.

UPDATE: step-by-step tutorial about how to do tapestry crochet is HERE. And free pattern os this pillow is already HERE.

See you soon!

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10 comments

  1. So pretty! I am always drawn to your use of colors.

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    1. Thank you! :) This time colors were picked quite ocassionally :)

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  2. I love it, I can hardly wait for the pattern and tutorial!

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  3. Beautiful. I love tapestry crochet.

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  4. Thank you for your nice comments :)

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  5. I LOVE this! Would it be hard to make a matching queen size bedspread?

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    1. Hm... It's dificult to say. It depends if you are familiar with tapestry crochet in general. But I will for sure take long time. Please check my tutorial about how to do tapestry crochet - here: http://www.lillabjorncrochet.com/2016/07/how-to-do-tapestry-crochet-step-by-step.html

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