Do you remember the challenge I posted a while back to make a pillowcase and crochet the edge of it? Well, here is the update and I'll warn you now that it doesn't have a happy ending. I made a toddler pillow, made the pillowcase, and then started the crocheting, simple right?? I don't think so!
I tried and tried, but I just couldn't get into it. I could get the single crochet (barely) and that was as far as my mind and patience would get me. I have a huge amount of respect for you ladies out there that can crochet. I've learned that it just isn't for me, and that I'll be sticking to my embroidery.
I started off by making toddler sized pillow out of plain muslin.
Stuff it with some "fluff" as much as you like. I didn't put too much in there since its just a little head laying on it.
I followed the tutorial here on how to make the pillowcase with fabrics matching the quilt I made earlier.
Here is the "finished" product. No, no fancy scalloped edges, but a single crochet looks fine the way it it.
Here's the close up. I probably shouldn't have taken this so close because it shows how bad of a job I did. I have put away the crochet hooks indefinitely : )