Changing colors in the middle of your crochet work can be tricky at times. Here is a way to cleanly change colors.
I recently discovered a new way of crocheting, corner to corner crocheting. When you look up projects online people call them graphghans. When you look up a pattern it is usually plotted out on “graphing paper.” I created mine on excel and followed a pattern from repeatcrafterme: Heart Eyes Emoji. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. You can create any pixelated image you desire. I liked the Heart Eyes one because I use it a lot and it’s a great gift for Valentine’s Day. I made it for my fiance and turned it into a pillow instead of a graphghan because I wanted it to be done by Valentine’s Day.
The only thing I didn’t like about making this were the loose ends. Since there were more than one color there were a bunch of them. I suggest you weave the ends through your work instead of make knots. The knots always find a way to the front of your work and it’s just going to be a bigger pain to make them stay where they are suppose to be.
Making the back part of the pillow was so much easier because I only had to use one color. Just keep in mind that the back and front aren’t going to be the same exact size because different colors have different sizes. The gold yarn I used is a different brand and it felt like a smaller weight than the other colors. The black and red yarns were thicker. I stretched the front part of the pillow just a little so that I could sew them together. I actually crocheted the edges together instead of sewing but you could do that too if you don’t want to crochet them together.
Before you stuff it, sew most of it together. Try to stuff the pillow while the opening is still large enough to do so. Stuff it evenly then sew the gap closed. I enjoyed this project for the most part. I just didn’t like sewing and knotting all the loose ends together. I’m planning on making more of these emoji pillows. They are fun to make. Let me know if you make one and feel free to post a picture on my Facebook page. Also, take a look at repeacrafterme’s emoticon graphghan. It’s amazing: Emoji Graphghan. She has great instructions on her website too.
When I get a new camera I will make more videos and show you guys how to make this graphghan. Right now I’m just trying to get back into the swing of things. I have a few projects in mind that I want to start as well. Gotta get ready for Spring ^_^