Interweave Crochet Spring 2018: Azul Pillows
Good throw pillows are wonderful, versatile things: they add fun pops of color to a neutral space, and they let you change your décor with a minimum of fuss—and without breaking the bank. If your space needs a refresh this spring, work up the Azul Pillows by Nicoletta Tronci! These fabulous pillows, inspired by traditional Spanish tiles and crocheted using the tapestry technique, feature classic-yet- trendy motifs that will add beauty and color to any part of your home.
I love them in the white and blue featured in the magazine because those colors go perfectly in my living room (and because turquoise is my favorite color), but if that combo isn’t your jam, mix it up with colors that fit your style and home décor! The cotton/bamboo/nylon blend yarn means these pillows can stand up to regular use inside, but I think it would be fun to find a yarn that could work for outdoor use.
If you’re feeling adventurous this spring, crochet these for your patio so you can enjoy them while you’re basking in the springtime sun! Get a copy of Interweave Crochet Spring 2018 now, and your pillows will be deck-ready in no time.
DESIGNER Nicoletta Tronci
FINISHED SIZE About 12″ square.
YARN HiKoo CoBaSi Plus (distributed by Skacel) (55% cotton, 16% bamboo, 21% elastic nylon, 8% silk; 177 yd [162 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): Each pillow: #027 Nile blue (MC), 2 skeins; #003 natural (CC), 1 skein. Both pillows: #027 Nile blue (MC), 3 skeins; #003 natural (CC), 2 skeins.
NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; fiberfill.
GAUGE 17 sts = 4″ and 6 rnds = 3½” in diameter.