UFO pillow is ready to land | LillaBjörn's Crochet World

UFO pillow is ready to land



If you come to my apartment you will see no signs of crochet. I mean you will definitely understand I have something in common with yarn and crochet hooks, as they are literally everywhere. Such a colorful mess of started and unfinished wips. But for some (no) reason I don’t use my own creations as decorations for my home. I create them, finish them, and hide them in a cabinet. Where tens of other finished items are sleeping. Forever. The same story is with my handmade sweaters. I never wear them… And if you ask me why, I will not be able to answer you. I simply don’t know…
UFO crochet pillow made with Camel stitch. Original design by Lilla Bjorn

Two weeks ago my best friend from Belarus was visiting me in Brno. She is admiring handmade in general and every time is trying to “steal” something from me. I was showing her my latest mandalas, and pillows, and blankets. When she saw my Space pillow I made some 5 years ago, she took it out of the box and said: “I think it will be pretty cool on your sofa, and I think you should not hide it again for another 5 years”. And she put it on my sofa, and, yes, it looked pretty cool with all my dusty greys.
UFO crochet pillow made with Camel stitch. Original design by Lilla Bjorn

Today I finished a new pillow. If you have been following my blog recently you could see some sneak peeks. I normally have difficulties with giving names to my new designs. But this time it was obvious that the pillow reminds of an UFO. So I called it an UFO pillow. And when I put it on my sofa next to Space pillow – they made a wonderful couple. And seems like I will be using them both a lot! 
UFO crochet pillow made with Camel stitch. Original design by Lilla Bjorn

While making UFO pillow I was practicing Camel Crochet stitch. Or its tighter version, better to say. You can check my photo-tutorial HERE. This stitch and color changes on every round helped to obtain a very nice look-knit effect. But at some point I got bored to just repeat the same pattern, and decided to add a small touch of overlay stitches. And they made the whole pillow look even more like UFO.
UFO crochet pillow made with Camel stitch. Original design by Lilla Bjorn

I used almost 6 skeins of Mini Nooodle* yarn by Scheepjes, 2 skeins in each of 3 shades: 004, 035, 259 and 10mm Clover Amour crochet hook*. And my finished pillow is approx. 50cm (20in) large across.

Be sure to come back to my blog next week, as I will publish a free pattern for UFO pillow!
UPDATE: UFO Pillow free crochet pattern is available HERE.
UFO crochet pillow made with Camel stitch. Original design by Lilla BjornUFO crochet pillow made with Camel stitch. Original design by Lilla Bjorn

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3 comments

  1. it's beautiful and i'm happy to see a small amount of overlay crochet in it.

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    1. I think it would look nice even without overlay stitches. But I just can't do anything with myself. I am too addicted to overlay crochet. Yes :)

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