Anyone else just love the smell of lavender? Not only does it smell amazing, it’s so great at helping the mind relax and sleep. And lavender can be used in so many different ways. I love mind in tea, bath soaks, skincare, and stuffed into my favorite pillows. We have a lavender bush in our back yard that grows every year and we harvest and dry our own. It’s a hearty plant and super easy to take care of. Of course, if gardening isn’t your thing, you can find fresh and dried lavender tons of places! (Check your local health food store, for example.) One of my favorite ways to use lavender is to make little comfort items for friends and family that might need a little comfort and calm in their lives. I recently whipped up this DIY Crochet Moon Pillow with lavender and thought I would share it with you all! I used blanket yarn to make it nice and squishy. It works up really quickly and looks good in pretty much any color. Want to learn to make it with my super easy free pattern? Let’s get started!
DIY Crochet Moon Pillow with lavender (FREE Pattern!)
You Will Need:
- Size 6 blanket yarn (or any bulky yarn of your choice)
- Size J (6MM) crochet hook
- Stuffing (I used plain old polyfill)
- Optional: tapestry needle, or you can close using a SC)
- Dried lavender
Pattern for my DIY Crochet Moon Pillow:
SC- Single Crochet
SlST- Slip Stitch
Inc-Increase (2 stitches in the same stitch)
Dec- Decrease(1 stitch between the next 2 stitches)
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds:
- Rnd 1: Place 8 SC in a magic circle
- Rnd 2: Inc in each stitch around (16 stitches total)
- Rnd 3: Sc, Inc in the next, repeat (24 stitches total)
- Rnd 4: Sc in the first stitch, Inc in the next, repeat (36 stitches total)
- Rnd 5: Sc in the first stitch, Inc in the next, repeat (54 stitches total)
- Rnd 6: Sc in the first 2 stitches, Inc in the next, repeat (72 stitches total)
- Rnd 7: Sc in the first 3 stitches, Inc in the next, repeat (90 stitches total)
- Rnd 8: Sc in the first 4 stitches, Inc in the next repeat (108 stitches)
- Rnd 9: Inc the first 3 stitches, Sc in the next 48 stitches, Inc in the next 6 stitches, Sc in the next 48 stitches, Inc in the next 3 stitches (120 stitches total)
- Rnd 10: Inc in the first 3 stitches, Sc in the next 54 stitches, Inc in the next 6 stitches, Sc in the next 54 stitches, Inc in the next 3 stitches (132 stitches total)
- Rnd 11: Sc in each stitch around (132 stitches total)
This is what your piece will look like after row 11, You will notice it’s not a perfect circle, and it isn’t supposed to be so you are all good!
It’s time to stitch your edges together. I opted to SLST my piece together so I didn’t have to sew, but it’s completely up to you. You can also sew your moon together if you would like! You will fold your circle in half and begin finishing on the top, down to the bottom.
I would highly recommend stuffing as you go, otherwise you might have a tough time getting the stuffing all the way down to the bottom due to the curve of your moon.
About half way through your finishing stitches, go ahead and add your lavender. Since this is a thick blanket yarn, you won’t have any holes, so you can just pour it right in there, but if you would rather, you can always put them in a little satchel as well. Continue to stuff, and finish off the top and weave in your end.
Ta-da! Just like that you are done! In a little less than an hour (depending on how fast you crochet of course, ha!) and less than 1/2 a skein of yarn, you have an adorable pillow that is the perfect way to help you get a good night sleep, I hope you enjoy it!