Thursday, December 2, 2021

2021 Holiday CAL Week 3 : Folk Art Snowflake Pillow


Welcome to the 2021 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along...hooray! Today marks week three of the CAL and today we'll be embroidering a gorgeous snowflake onto the Folk Art Holiday Pillow!  This is a quick item you can make for your home, a quick gift, or as accompaniment to a gorgeous matching afghan too!


We will be going over a few things today to begin:

  • Cross stitch embroidery diagram
  • Embroidering onto the pillow panel
  • Creating your own cross stitch design
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


Be sure to scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.

*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!



Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:



Check out last week's video to learn more about the pillow panel construction:


Here is this week's video on how to embroider the snowflake onto your pillow:



Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

  • Thursday, November 18: Introduction & Supplies
  • Tuesday, November 23: Pillow Panels
  • Thursday, December 2: Snowflake Embroidery
  • Thursday, December 9: Stuffing, Seaming, Pom Poms
  • Thursday December 16: Recap & Reveal!


Now that we're all up to speed, let's jump right into snowflake embroidery, shall we?


For today's tutorial, you need at least one of the pillow panel squares that we made last week.  If you missed this part, see the link and video above.

Grab some your embroidery yarn (I'm using red for the pillow shown), your tapestry needle, and scissors.


Next, you'll need your snowflake chart.  You can screenshot mine or make your own! (get your own free piece of graph paper here!) I used a piece of graph paper and a red marker to match my yarn.  I kept mine simple, but feel free to change it up, make it more complex and/or fancy too!


Next, let's embroider!  I used my single crochet stitch as a "grid" like on my graph paper.  I worked slowly and if a stitch was not to my liking I carefully pulled it out and reworked it.  I began from the center and worked my stitches outward.  If you've never cross stitched, I highly recommend this week's video!  Don't worry about ends, you can tuck them into the inside of the pillow before you seam!

Next week we'll be stuffing, seaming, and adding some super cute pom poms too!


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don't forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal


Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!



Also, don't forget to tag me and use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous projects...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next week for part two!!


© Fiber Flux/Jennifer Dickerson 2021
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