Now that winter has truly arrived and I look out my window at a white snowy world, it just makes sense to make some beautiful white pillowcases with a lovely crochet edging.
The inspiration came from something far from white on white.
I was having a morning coffee and a little browse on Pinterest (what else is new) when I came across the most joyful pillowcases with pretty crochet edging. I followed the links to Rosehip from Vancouver. Wow, beautiful work!
Then I discovered the Posh Pillowcase from Cassie at You Go Girl. This is a great tutorial for making really nice pillowcases with the inside flap. Take a minute to go check out her creations, she'll want you to have some chocolate while you are there. Yum, okay.
So I followed Cassie's instruction and made two perfect pillow cases from some crisp, white fabric that I had stashed from a sale at Fabricville.
Then I measured and marked 1/2 inch increments around the edge.
Used my handy dandy leather punch to make little holes to crochet into.
I love this tool! I found it a Michael's a few weeks ago.
I used some leftover white cotton from Christmas snowflakes and worked the first row into the little holes. It's just sc into the hole then ch 2 all the way around. I used a little 2.25mm hook.
Then onto round 2. I did 5 dc into the sc stitch, then a sc into the next sc stitch.
Voila! Finished and pressed.
I love my white on white pillowcases. Sweet dreams.