Paintbrush Pillow & Afghan by Susan Carlson

Paintbrush Pillow & Afghan

March 2013
Your choice! I used small amounts of 6 colors.
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
Finished dimensions - 12 inch (30.5cm) square
5.0 mm (H)
12 inch (30.5cm) square pillow or your choice of afghan size
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The pattern PDF is available on Etsy here.

Like little colorful strokes of a fan-shaped paintbrush, this pillow and afghan pattern works up into a beautiful work of art! Pick your colors to fit your decor in a nursery, kid’s room or anywhere in your home.

This clear 14 page pattern includes:
--materials list and instructions on how to felt an old wool sweater for the pillow back
--special notes section
--stitch abbreviations chart
--instructions for making a pillow cover front
--instructions for putting it all together into a removable pillow cover
--simple instructions for making an afghan sized to fit your needs
--photo-tutorial with over 35 pictures and detailed descriptions to help you

Skill level:
Appropriate for an intermediate crocheter who has experience reading a pattern in standard American terms and is familiar with front and back post stitches.

Suggested materials:
--H (5.0mm) hook
--worsted weight yarn of your choice and in your color scheme (I used small amounts of five different colors and one skein of the main color for the pictured pillow.)
--an old felted sweater--preferably cardigan-style with buttons already in place
--tapestry needle
--12 inch (30.5cm) square pillow form

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Finished items may be sold, I just ask that you give credit to me, Susan Carlson at

Due to the nature of patterns, this pattern may not be returned or exchanged. All sales are final. This pattern may not be redistributed or copied in any way. Finished items may be sold, I just ask that you give credit to me, Susan Carlson at

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