How to make easy crochet Travel Pillow- This is an easy, beautiful and very useful travel pillow post consists of step-by-step photos, instruction card (which includes chart diagram) and video tutorial. It is yet another project from Cm-iH’s One Day Crochet Projects Series.
I always wanted a travel pillow as we travel long distances at least twice a year, so it was in my to-do list from long time. Last month when we were travelling to India, I thought I must finish this project before the trip. First I tried with Vardhman’s furry yarn and to my surprise my first attempt only succeeded. It was of red color so I decided to keep it for myself 😉 Then I went ahead, did pattern grading and made half scale version for our Angel with baby yarn. I added eyes, tail, spikes etc. and made it as a character. She loves it so much that she has added to her toy box now. 🙂Then finally decided to use my favorite Lion brand’s Homespun yarn for Pranaw’s pillow and desperately wanted to shoot step by step photos and video.
To be frank I had long list of things to finish before heading for the trip. My packing was not over, I had to finish draft posts and schedule then so all my lovely readers could get content regularly even when I am on trip.
I had to edit videos and upload them and schedule them with all description, tags and links. I had to bake cake and cookies for angel. And actually it looked impossible to add one more shooting session in but I really wanted to share this travelling pillow tutorial with you, my lovely followers.
So finally, on the last day, I did this post’s shooting. Our flight was at 9 pm, we had to leave home at 6 pm and I was shooting till 1 pm 😉 But it was fun! Due to all this I forgot to add gauge, finished size etc. in the video but have added them in the post below.
So let’s see,
How to make easy crochet Travel Pillow-
Detailed Step by step tutorial with photos-
4 double crochet = 1″ or 2.5 cm
2 double crochet rows = 1″ or 2.5 cm
Tip: If you are using Lion brand’s Homespun yarn, keep tension bit loose which will give beautiful soft texture to your pillow.
Finished Size :
Outer Circumference – 75 cm
Cross sectional circumference – 22 cm
Note: The firmness or softness depends on how much you fill the stuffing material. I like firm pillow so I made my pillow stiff with lot of stuffing where as I made soft pillows for angel and Pranaw.
As you read above, you can easily do pattern grading to get desired size. just decrease or increase number of chains at the beginning to get desired size.
Make chain 39.
R11: Ch 3, dc2tog in all sts. (36 sts)
Similarly, start sewing edge, i.e. joining first row to the last. My advise here is, to sew in parts and insert stuffing material. So sew around 2″-3″ portion, insert washable stuffing material in that portion, then move ahead and sew next 2″-3″ portion and so on… This way you will be able to fill uniformly rather than sewing in full edge and then trying to fill stuffing material.
Finish inner edge and other side. Cut the yarn and sew in tail yarn. Your beautiful, soft travel pillow is ready to use.
I hope you must have liked this post as much as I enjoyed shooting it in hustle! 🙂
You can watch video tutorial here: How to make easy crochet Travel Pillow
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