How cute is this little crochet moon pillow? I can see this looking good in practically any kid's room. And even though my kiddo is a little older now, I still love decorating her room with homemade items. While still pregnant with her, I began to feel my creative energy resurfacing. It was a variation of nesting that I've noticed a lot of us new moms are feeling powerfully. I attribute this to living in the age of Pinterest. One of my first instincts as a new mama was to go crafting crazy. And I've been on that kick ever since!
This pillow would make a great baby shower gift for expecting parents! It's gender neutral, it's cartoonish, and it just looks like it belongs in a little nursery.
We're using Sugar n' Cream which is a thick cotton yarn that is perfect for amigurumi projects like this. Because this yarn is sturdy, it can handle a lot of wear and tear without pilling.
- Sugar 'n Cream, (120 yds/109 m ; 70.9 g/ 2.5 oz)
- Yellow, 1 skein
- Hook — H-8 (5 mm)
- Poly-fil Polyester
- Yarn needle
- st(s) - stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- inc – work two single crochet in one st space
- dec - insert the hook into the next st, yo, pull through, insert the hook into the next st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through the 3 loops on the hook
This is a decorative pillow. The final piece measures about 7.5" from top to bottom.
Amigurumi tight. And what I mean by that is that there should be no large gaps. It shouldn't be especially difficult to work the stitches. If you're having trouble, adjust your hook size.
Also doubles as a banana phone.
- Baby Soft by Lion Brand Yarn, (367 yds/335 m ; 140 g/ 5 oz)- Parfait Print, 1 skein
- Hook — G-6 (4 mm)
- Yarn needle
This pattern is worked in continuous unjoined rounds. Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round to keep track of your rounds. This pattern is novel because it does not require the use of a chain stitch at the end of each round.
- MC, ch 1
- Work pattern:
Round 1: 7 hdc in ring (8 sts)
Rounds 2: *inc, repeat * 7 times (16 sts)
Round 3: *1 hdc, inc in next st, repeat * 7 times (24 sts)
Round 4: *1 hdc in next two sts, inc, repeat * 7 times (32 sts)
Round 5: *1 hdc in next three sts, inc, repeat * 7 times (40 sts)
Rounds 6-14: 1 hdc in each st around (40 sts)
Round 15: 1 hdc in each st around, sl st in first stitch of round to join (40 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends
The ch 2 in round 1 counts as a stitch.
This hat is worked with a negative ease.
The sizes used are based off of Lion Brand's hat chart: Lion Brand Hat Size Chart
The time listed is an estimate. Actual results vary.
I hope that you've enjoyed making this adorable little crochet moon pillow! I'm definitely considering making a larger one for my own bed! Maybe in a more golden yellow, or even silver!
I'd love to see what you make so please be sure to reach out to me via social media @yarndrasil 🙂