5 Crocheted Pillows to Spice Up Your Apartment Style
I find it infuriating to live in an apartment with white walls and no possibilities. I binge-watch HGTV, storing up ideas and waiting for the day when I can finally paint my walls and decorate to express my style. But why wait? One of my summer goals is to quit longing for the day I can renovate and paint to my heart’s content and decorate my home with crochet instead. Here are five crocheted pillows I’m using to spice up my apartment style and make it feel more like home.
One of my favorite new pillow designs comes from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018! Maria O’Keefe’s Shibori Pillow uses the shibori resist technique with indigo dye to create a clean look for a relaxed bohemian style. Dye each motif according to your own taste and color scheme. If you’re not ready to try hand-dyeing just yet, simply use your favorite yarn for a quick and easy pillow that will add a personalized touch to your living room.
Add functional seating and a pop of color to your apartment by making Anne Weil’s Lofty Pouf from CrochetScene 2017. Originally designed in white, this pouf can easily become a statement piece in your home décor if you crochet it in your favorite bright color! If you already have a statement piece (say, your orange couch), try crocheting this pouf an accent color like gray or navy to blend it into your design. Really, you can’t go wrong no matter what color you choose, and who doesn’t appreciate extra seating or an ottoman?
3. Breakfast in Bed Pillow by Tamara Kelly
Tamara Kelly’s Breakfast in Bed Pillow from her book Quick Crochet for the Home: 20 Fast Projects to Liven Up Every Room compliments any design. Tap into your inner Joanna Gaines and use this beautiful design to add texture to your farmhouse-chic style. Stick with muted solids to get the Magnolia look, or choose your favorite color for a great accent pillow that’s perfect for breakfast in bed or on the couch.
If you still aren’t over the rustic barn look, check out Rohn Strong’s Tangled Roots Pillow from Interweave Crochet Home 2015. With its simple cable design and button closure, this throw pillow will complement any style, but using a beige or gray yarn will give it that Fixer Upper touch! (Maybe I’ve been watching too much HGTV!)
Also from Interweave Crochet Home 2015, Jill Hanratty’s Starburst Pillow adds texture to any room. The puff, post, and cluster stitches make this pillow look intricate, but it’s actually a quick design to complete! Bring your style to your bedroom or living room by using your preferred worsted yarn in your favorite color. Or even use some yarn from your stash—this pillow only takes 500 yards.
If these designs aren’t enough, we have plenty more! And don’t think you have to stick with just pillows; you can fill your apartment with crocheted home décor, including wall hangings, blankets, and rugs. The possibilities are endless! What will you make next? Let us know in the comments.
Assistant Editor, Beadwork magazine