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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Embroidered Pillowcases

My mom made my kids these super cute pillowcases for Christmas. 
She did a different animal for each grandchild. 
Here are the ones she made my kids.


She bought a king size flat sheet and cut out 6 pillowcases, sewed up two sides, then had the edge hemstitched. She took them to 'Fat Quarter Quilts and Hemstitching Boutique' in West Jordan.  If you're interested in getting something hemstitched, I can get you the number.

The transfer patterns are 'Aunt Martha's Hot Iron Transfers' and can be found at JoAnn's.  She e-mailed them and the black pattern does not wash out of the material.  She used a hot iron transfer pencil (also from JoAnn's) and traced the patterns on white paper and then ironed it on the pillowcase.  The pink in the pencil will wash out. 

Here's a closer look at the crocheted edges.
Here are the crochet patterns she used.  She couldn't remember which patterns she used for my kids and I'm not good enough at reading patterns to know which is which. But here they are:


Use #10 crochet thread and a size 6 crochet hook.

Patterns for edging on pillowcases:

Pattern 1--child
Row 1:  Using white, single crochet in every stitch.  Join in top of first SC with SS.
Fasten off.
Row 2:  Using color of choice, Ch 1, *SC in next 3 SC, Ch 3, SC in same hole.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Join in top of first row with SS.  Fasten off.

Pattern 2--child
Row 1:  Using white, single crochet in every stitch.  Join in top of first SC with SS.
Fasten off.
Row 2:  Using color of choice, Ch 3, DC in next SC, Ch 2, skip 2 SC, *DC in next 2 SC, Ch 2.  Repeat from *.  Join with SS at end of row.  Fasten off.

Pattern 3--child
Row 1:  Using white, single crochet in every stitch.  Join in top of first SC with SS.
Row 2:  Ch 3, *DC in next 2 stitches, SC in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * to end of row.  Join with SS.  Fasten off.
Row 3:  Using color of choice, SC in every stitch.  Fasten off.

  She also made my husband and I a set. 


So pretty!! I LOVE purple.

Here's a closeup of the crocheted edge.



Here are two more patterns she likes to use. (Again I'm not sure which one she used on my pillows)

Use #10 crochet thread and a size 6 crochet hook.

Pattern 4—adult
Row 1:  Using white, single crochet in every stitch.  Join in top of first SC with SS.
Row 2:  (ch 2, sk 1 ch sp, dc in next 1 ch sp, ch 2, dc in next 1 ch sp, ch 2, sk 1 ch sp, sc in next 1 ch sp) Repeat around.
Row 3:  (1 sc in 2 ch sp, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in 2 ch sp between dc, sc in next 2 ch sp) Repeat around.
Row 4:  Using color of choice, SC in every stitch.  Fasten off.

Pattern 5—adult
Row 1:  Using white, single crochet in every stitch.  Join in top of first SC with SS.
Row 2:  Ch 4, 1 DC, skip 1 SC *1 DC, ch 1, 1 DC, ch 1, skip 1. Repeat from * around.  Join with SS at end of row.
Row 3:  Ch 1, 1 SC in 1st 1ch space (1 SC, 1 HDC in next space, 1 DC in next space, 1 DC,
1 TC in next space, 1 TC, 1 DC in next space, 1 DC in next space, 1 HDC, 1 SC in next space, 1 SC in next space) Repeat around.  Join with SS.  Fasten off.
Row 4:  Using color of choice, SC in every stitch.  Fasten off.



 Come back Monday - I'll be sharing another way to make fun pillowcases.



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