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« on: March 17, 2013 12:19:00 AM »

I've been stuck on this project for a long time now (think several years), so I'm thinking it's about time I tried for some outside help. Several years ago, I came up with the idea of crocheting a pretty pillow cover for a friend. She's a semi-big knitter but not so much into crochet, plus at the time she had a practical use for a travel-sized pillow and I knew she was the sort to appreciate something handcrafted like this. The only problem is, I finished up the front and only got part of the back done before putting it on a long hiatus for some reason. Now I can't remember what stitches or hook size I was using for the back, plus I'm not sure a pillow would be the best thing now anyway. I'd still really like to find a way to use the front square in some sort of gift for her, but I'm finding myself pretty clueless on decent ideas.

There's a picture of the square I've got (ravelry link to it here.) It's about 14" square, done with acrylic yarn, and is admittedly a bit wavy at the edges which may or may not affect what I can do with it.

Quick info about my friend to help. She married since I started this project, and has a boy who's almost 1 by now. She loves working with kids, and also enjoys several hand crafts (I know of knitting, tatting and sewing, though I'm not sure how much crafting she does now with the baby), and her personal taste does tend to run a bit country (in the Little House sense). Both her and her husband's families live outside the country also in case that helps generate a couple ideas.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013 02:24:43 AM »

Why not make her a cotton bag - a tote bag style -  and sew this to one side for decoration - then she could us it to carry her crafting projects, baby things or just her shopping? From your description of her it seems like she would realy like and use a gift like that.  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013 01:20:08 AM »

You can still turn that square into a pillow. Take your square and lay it flat, wrong side up. Put a small pillow form in the middle.Now take each corner point and fold it to the middle. Sew up the seams.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013 02:48:25 AM »

Oo, never thought to do that for a smaller pillow. Also the tote bag idea, I might just suck it up and stitch up a backside and give it some lining or something since I agree that would probably fit her needs better nowadays. Thanks for the help. Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013 03:55:51 AM »

what about a blanket make several squares and put them together it would be so pretty as a blanket I think
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