You guys! IT’S DONE. I am so excited to finally share this project with you today. If you have been following me on Instagram, you may have wondered what in the world I have been working on. I think I crochet pretty slow, so this thing took quite a few hours to complete, but I love the finished project. The Boy was pretty excited about this Pretzel Pillow, and was constantly asking me if I was almost finished with it. And now I am–I present…The Crochet Pretzel Pillow!
This pretzel pillow is actually very simple. It’s made entirely of sc stitches, so it is a perfect beginner’s project. I connected the ends with Velcro, and it ended up being a fun, multifunctional pillow.
Crochet Pretzel Pillow
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Please read through all the instructions before beginning.
Ch 61. Sl st into first ch, forming a large loop.
1. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 60. Join with sl st. (61 sts)
Repeat this row until your piece is 82″ long. You can make your pretzel longer to make it larger, but 82″ is the bare minimum to make the shape work. Each color block is a skein. If you are ordering yarn for this, you can make the pretzel with 6 skeins, just be sure to leave yourself a few yards of your first and last color, so you have enough yarn to sew the ends closed.
Sl st one end closed.
Once the end is closed, you can stuff the pretzel. Be careful not to overstuff it. It will be bending sharply to make the shape, and you don’t want your stitches to stretch out on the bends.
Sl st the opposite end closed.
From here, you are free to permanently sew your pillow into a pretzel shape. I liked the multi-functionality of a long, thin pillow, so I sewed Velcro in place to make it easy to do and undo the shape.
I originally tried to secure the pillow in place with buttons, but it proved to be futile, as a button loop was too loose to allow the pillow to keep a firm shape. I tried Velcro and it worked much better. It’s a bit of a pain to sew the Velcro on once the pillow is stuffed, so I am hoping you can learn from my trial and error.
For ease, you can place the pillow in a pretzel shape, mark the pillow with stitch markers and sew the Velcro in place before stuffing. You can use my Velcro pieces as a guide. Keep in mind, the larger your Velcro pieces are, the more firm the hold will be. (the coral color has a Velcro piece on the under-side oriented in the same way as the mint block). This allows for the Velcro to connect the ends of the pillow, as well as where they cross.
I think he likes it.
Have fun making your own crochet pretzel pillow! And be sure to share it with me on Instagram! (@whistleandivy)
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