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RSS Feed Pillow in Crochet and X-Stitch

December 9, 2009

If your life is as wired to the internet-tubes as mine is, you’ll recognize the icon on this pillow immediately. And if you DON’T recognize it, the bloggers in your life will. Made in afghan (aka Tunisian) stitches and finished up with some fancy cross-stitchin’ it takes no time to whip one up! PDF of pattern RSS Feed Pillow in Crochet and X-Stitch and the diagram for the X-Stitch Pattern.

First, let’s start with the pillow, shall we? You’ll need a few supplies; here they are:

  • a number 10 US or 6.00 mm afghan crochet hook, at least 9″ long
  • 1 skein each Red Heart Classic in Tangerine and white
  • yarn (darning) needle
  • 1- 14″ pillow form
  • this PDF of  my cross stitch pattern

Now, let’s get down to business!

(Make 2)

With the tangerine-colored yarn, chain 34.

Work 33 rows of the afghan or Tunisian stitch. (Keep in mind that one complete row of the afghan stitch consists of two parts, so you’ll be working back and forth for a total of 66 rows.) For an explaination on how to actually do the afghan/Tunisian stitch, visit this page.

Take one of the two squares you’ve just completed and cross stitch the RSS fee icon onto the pillow’s front using the white yarn and the yarn (darning) needle. To cross stitch the pillow, follow the grid on the PDF, just like you would if you were cross-stitching on aida cloth. Visit this tutorial for further illucidation on how to cross stitch on the crochet afghan stitch in particular.

When you’re done cross-stitching, grab the tangerine yarn and single crochet the two pillow halves together, wrong sides facing, working three single crochets in each corner. BUT only crochet three sides; when the last side is left, insert a 14″ pillow form into the pillow. Continue single-crocheting the pillow’s opening closed. Join with slip stitch to the beginning single crochet, cut off and weave in ends.

And when you’re done with your cushy pillow—don’t forget to sign up for my RSS feed!!!

This is an original creation; the content of this pattern is copyrighted. You may print out pages for yourself, or for charity IF credit is given on each page to DIY Maven (aka: JoAnn Moser). You may link to this page with appropriate credit. However, publishing this pattern on other websites, in e-mails, mailing lists, in any print media, OR the selling of this pattern, or items made from it, is strictly forbidden.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    What a cool pillow! :)
    Lee Ann

  2. February 10, 2012 2:01 pm

    This pillow is so cute. I recently made a knitted version using your cross stitch guide.

    Love the blog!

    • Maven permalink*
      February 11, 2012 8:32 am

      STEPH! That. Is. DARLING!!!!! Turned out perfectly! Bravo…big time!!!

  3. December 12, 2009 12:51 am

    Love this! What a cute and nerdy idea :)


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