I never did this before, work diagonally, but I think it turned out nice, and I tried to give it some texture with the stitching I used. The stitching is the same on both sides, front and back so to speak.
I just finished this and I thought I would post it right away, since I'm really getting into this. It's supercute, if I do say so myself... The handle is a bit of a closure: the bigger handle slides into the smaller loop.
I made a whole series of these pillows, in different color combinations and patterns. Some of this yarn was vintage so it's a bit uneven in color, which I like, although not everyone might. Thanks for letting me share this!