11
Aug

Junior, The Cloud Pillow

During the book sale, I reviewed the book Amigurumi at Home by Ana Paula Rimoli. I toiled over which pattern I would crochet – the teacup rug, the tooth pillow, the dog or cat footwarmers? In the end, the pattern I chose wasn’t any of the projects I highlighted in that post. I made a cloud pillow, and I named him Junior. Made in all single crochet, he was the fastest and most fun project I’ve made in quite some time.

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The first thing that’s strange about Junior is that he’s blue. Now, I do know that clouds aren’t blue, but I thought the color Clarity, in Brava, was just perfect. It reminds me of a day where the sides of clouds are brushed with the color of the sky. Everyone seems to get it, too. I haven’t had many questions about why he’s such a color. It makes him unique, I guess! His Ravelry page is here, if you’d like any details.

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Paired with Heidi’s Sweetpea Blanket, I don’t think you can beat the combo. I’m in the process of crocheting an exact duplicate of her blanket – and she’s making a cloud pillow, too. It’s amazing what peer pressure (or let’s call it peer influence, to leave the negative connotations behind) can do to your crafting queue.

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Junior was a gift to a sweet 5 year-old on her birthday this past week. She loved him! He won’t be my last cloud pillow, however. I’m planning to crochet one in white (with a smile) and one in gray, (with a frown) for my daughters. I might make them a twin-sized sweetpea blanket for them, or start a quilt for when they’re older. I have so many plans (and so little time), as this process has really inspired me. I hope Junior bring some happiness to you, as well. Look a this face – how can he not ;)?

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