Caron Cozy Cottage Crochet Pillow

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The Caron Cozy Cottage Crochet Pillow was by far my favorite pattern in Yarnspirations new Lookbook and I couldn’t wait to get it on my hook! The pattern is free and one of 12 featured in the Snowed In Lookbook. The whole pillow is pretty much made up of rows of HDC stitches which makes this project quick and repetitive! A great one for multi-tasking – like when you want to watch tv and crochet :) You only need one skein of each color of Caron Simply Soft. I think it’s pretty neat that you can create a whole pillow with just one skein!

Get the FREE Pattern for the Caron Cozy Cottage Crochet Pillow HERE
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For my pillow I used Caron Simply soft in Blackberry and Brown with White for the window. I added a few different details like making the door openable :) I used a button for the doorknob and skipped over one double crochet stitch in the middle of the second to create a hole to attach it.

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I also decided to surface slip stitch the window borders on. You can find a tutorial on surface slip stitching HERE.

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In addition, I made a little girl (Zoe likes to call her a fairy or a ballerina) that can sit inside the door and matches the her little cottage house :) I am including the pattern for the tiny little crochet girl right here in this post!

My little Zoe (who is getting over the sniffles) demonstrates the opening of the cottage door :)

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Materials:
Size G Crochet Hook
Caron Simply Soft in Blackberry, Off White, and Brown (to match the house colors)
Tapestry Needle

Finished Doll Size: 5 x 2 inches

Arms (make 2):
With off white
Chain 11, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook and rest of the way down, don’t slip stitch in last, chain 2, slip stitch in second chain, fasten off and weave in ends (you should have a mitten shape to the hands).

Legs (2):
Starting with off white
Chain 13, slip stitch in second chain from hook and rest of the way down. Don’t fasten off.
Join purple yarn, chain 3, single crochet in 2nd and 3rd chain, SC in last chain from beginning chain. Fasten off

Body:
With purple
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, Ch 1
Round 2-3: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1
Join off white and chain 1
Round 4: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1
SC decrease until closed. Be sure to lightly stuff before completely closing

Sew arms onto body.

Skirt:
With purple
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, Ch 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, Ch 1
Round 3-6: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off (16 SC)

Head:
With cream:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, Ch 1
Round 2-5: SC in each stitch around, join, ch1
Round 6: SC decrease in first, SC in next, repeat around.
SC decrease until closed.

Cut about 20 6 inch strips of brown yarn. Loop through stitch on top of head and then separate yarn (brush out with your fingers) to create the hair! Tie in a pony tail.

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So many color combo options! You could make a rainbow row of houses!

Get the Cozy Cottage Pillow Pattern HERE!

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Comments

  1. Maria says

    Thank you for sharing this, I’ve just downloaded the cottage pattern. I love the little ballerina as well. Going to be making each of my granddaughters a cottage and ballerina, they both do ballet so it’ll be a nice little gift.

  2. KURNIAWATY HALIM says

    Hi Sarah, I’m doing this project now. What yarn did you use to sew the window and door attached on the front panel? Thank you.

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