DIY: Ombre Bobble Pillow with Tassels
I’ve been loving the textured pillows that are everywhere lately, and I also love trolling my husband and his hatred of throw pillows. Thus, the rose tasseled ombre bobble pillow was born.
And its little brother, turquoise tassled ombre bobble pillow.
Noah: What are you making?
Me: Another bobble pillow.
Noah: *desperation in his eyes* Please tell me you’re giving this one away.
Me: … sure I am. Yep. Probably so. [whispers] Maybe...
So because my husband is so cute, and such a giver, I’m giving the sweet turquoise one away in his honor to someone who shares this post on Facebook, subscribes to my blog, or tags 3 friends on Instagram!
Crochet hook, size N
Four skeins yarn, in progressively lighter shades of your desired color
1/2 yard fabric for back of pillow
Pillow insert (there are so many old pillows at Goodwill, or make your own!)
TLO pro-tip: Michaels sells these totes adorbs Caron x Pantone yarn sets for FIVE DOLLARS (it was on sale- normally $8, but still) that ombre for you. They have 27 different color combinations (click image to see options)- I made the little pillow out of ‘Faerie Cakes.’ Note that if you want to make a pillow any bigger than the little one I made (~7” x 10”), you’ll need more than one package. Also- these have 5 colors instead of 4, so you’ll need to adjust pattern to change colors one more time as the pattern is written for 4 colors.
Before you start:
This project took me longer than it should have because I kept having to go back and fix mistakes. The biggest issue I had was that I kept missing a stitch or two on the single crochet rows, so when I knit the next bobble row, the bobbles got off. The pattern is designed to off-set the bobbles every other row. My best advice is to be sure you get 29 single crochets in on the even rows, and check every 3 bobbles or so to make sure they’re going in between the bobbles on the previous bobble row.
**Note that this pattern is suited to fit a pillow 13” x 13”. If you want to make something for a pillow with different dimensions, you’ll need to re-size accordingly.**
Row 1: chain 30 stitches
Row 2: single crochet in second chain from hook, and all the way across (29 stitches)
Row 3: Chain 3, *crochet bobble, single crochet,* repeat from * across to last stitch, crochet bobble (29 total stitches comprised of 15 bobbles and 14 single crochets) [see video for bobble tutorial]
Row 4 (and all even rows): chain one; single crochet all the way across (29 stitches - be careful not to miss any stitches! It’s easy to do in this project)
Row 5: chain one, *single crochet, crochet bobble,* repeat from * across to last stitch, single crochet (29 total stitches comprised of 15 single crochets and 14 bobbles- NOTE that bobbles should fall between the bobbles on row 3) [see video for bobble tutorial]
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 9: repeat row 5
Row 11: repeat row 3
**CHANGE YARN COLOR BETWEEN ROWS 11 AND 12**
Row 13: repeat row 5
Row 15: repeat row 3
Row 17: repeat row 5
Row 19: repeat row 3
**CHANGE YARN COLOR BETWEEN ROWS 21 AND 22**
Row 21: repeat row 5
Row 23: repeat row 3
Row 25: repeat row 5
Row 27: repeat row 3
**CHANGE YARN COLOR BETWEEN ROWS 29 AND 30**
Row 29: repeat row 5
Row 31: repeat row 3
Row 33: repeat row 5
Row 35: repeat row 3
Row 37: repeat row 5
Row 38: single crochet across.
Cut fabric to match size of crocheted pillow front. Place on top of pillow case with right sides facing each other and sew three sides together. Turn right side out.
Make one tassel in each of 4 yarn colors. Attach one to each corner. Not sure how to make a tassel? Well then have I got the video for you!
Insert pillow into pillow case. Stitch up remaining open side by hand. Hide from husband.