I've seen these Blooming Flower pillows all over the place on the net....it's just one of those fun, bright projects that bring a smile to your face. Upon first seeing this project, it said "summer and sunny days" to me.
Again, I chose some of my favorite colors...and nope it does not match a thing in my house!
The pattern was easy and fun, repeating itself throughout with small changes to allow for increases.
Attic24 made her beautiful flower pillow in rainbow colors and posted the pattern and tutorial on her blog.
I did notice there are some differences in how mine turned out and the ones shown on her tutorial.
She wrote the pattern in UK crochet terms, which she made easy to change into US crochet terms. She used a smaller hook according to the UK sizes (4mm) and I used the closest in US terms (4.25mm G). I must have been really relaxed while making this pillow, because I tended to crochet loose throughout the whole project. That being the case, I could have went down a hook size. My pillow has 14 rows of petals including the last row on the back of the pillow, where hers has 16 rows of petals and appears to be crocheted closer together with less gaps. I luv the way it turned out though and wouldn't mind trying it again in other colors.
One problem I ran into was that after I finished the pillow top, I couldn't find a round pillow form any where....only square ones were available in my area. I ended up ordering an 18" pillow form off the net. It didn't take long to get here, but it's some thing to keep in mind.
As you can see, Khloe loved the finished project and was sure I had made it just for her. She wasted no time at all cuddling up on this comfy pillow=)