Monday, October 31, 2011

New Crochet Edge Pillowcase Pattern...Plus 1 more!

Well you all know by now that I love crochet edge pillowcases.
I think my Daisy Cottage fabric is perfect for tons of crochet edge pillowcases...
so that's what I made!
Introducing...
"Crochet Edge Pillowcases"

Although I love the other method of sewing a buttonhole stitch with yarn around the pillowcase edge first...
it's a very time consuming process...
 so I came up with my own simplified and
much faster version:) 




I also designed a bit of Mr. and Mrs.
embroidery for the edges of
the gray solid pillowcases.
After all..what real cottage would be without Mr. and Mrs. pillowcases? 

I love the look of the cotton crochet lace paired up with the embroidered scallops.
A nice comfy cottagey texture:)

I like it sew much that I made a pillowcase using every piece of fabric in my
Daisy Cottage line.
Each pillowcase only takes 1 yard of fabric and takes 1/2 hour to cut and sew...
and about 1 hour to crochet the edges.
I love them!!!
There are so many ways to pair up different combinations of fabric, yarn and lace.

I'm excited about this new pattern and it will be ready for release at the end of this week along with all of my others.
You can purchase it here.

Speaking of others...I have one more new pattern to show you.
Although the above picture has crochet edging...it's not a pillowcase.

What could it be?
If you know me at all...
I'll bet you guess it right away:)


That's right...an apron!

The "Daisy Apron"... to be exact.

With nice deep pockets...
and crochet scallop trim on the edge...

And a single row of crochet scallops across the bottom of the hem too.

Or maybe another without trim
on the pockets...

But with 2 rows of fluffy white rose trim along the bottom of the apron skirt.

The aprons have extra long ties for
tying a bow in the front.


And needs only 1 1/4 yards of fabric and are simple to make.

I have more aprons to show you because there are a few more variations...
but I am simply out of time for today!

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about my Daisy Cottage fabric
and patterns...
I have had a blast reading them and
I love hearing from you.
You are who I design for!

The giveaway for the Daisy Cottage fat quarter bundles and new patterns will end at midnight (my time) tonight.
I will announce the winners on Tuesday:)
xx
Lori 



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104 comments:

Darlene said...

Adorable pillowcases and apron. Wonderful collection of fabric and patterns, Lori.

poppyinpink said...

Wow, an edible apron! Oh Lori, I have forgotten how delightful a crocheted edge can look..never seen it look this good in fact. Splendid post it really cheered my day, thank-you.

sonja said...

jeg holder meget af at læse din side, du kreere så smukke ting:)

Peach Rainbow said...

Sweet!
I love those pink & grey crocheted edges :D

Kerry said...

the apron is incredible! I am amazed at the quantity and the quality of all the different things you have made- you must have been sewing non stop all summer long!

toots2u said...

Everything is so pretty! Looks like I am going to have to learn how to crochet.

gill said...

I love the crocheted edge pillowcases but I haven't tried any yet!

Sweet Pea said...

Oh My! What talent, what adorable colours. Irresistible fabrics. Love them all.

eatmoresmores said...

I really like the Mr. and Mrs. pillowcases and the pink ones as well. I'm not really an apron wearer, but I think I could be after seeing the gray version of the daisy apron. Everything looks good in Daisy Cottage.

Julie Wilson said...

I went away for the weekend and came back to 4 new patterns. Wow! how do you do it? i feel very lazy. love them all.

Dorian said...

What a beautiful ideas Lori. Very feminine and pretty :)

Jeanine said...

Lovin' the crochet edging! The pillow cases are so cute and the aprons are charming! I love the long ties so that they can tie in the front. What amazing work you have done on this line!!!!!

peggy said...

Your idea to add lace first and then do the crochet work is such a help. It really does take a long time to crochet when one has to make holes first w/crochet hook. This tip will be one that I use. Thanks. Also love your new line and would be wonderful to win some. Thanks.

Gabriella said...

What lovely apron ^__^

Martina said...

Love those crocheted edges also very much! Great job!

Carol said...

Lori, You are incredible. Do you take some kind of wow vitamin? How do you find the energy to do allthat you do? Share your secret PLEASE! Love the adorable pillowcases. Can't wait to get my hands on the pattern.quiltexas@gmail.com

heidiabc said...

I am totally in love with the stripe! Yum, yum, yummy!

Liz said...

That's it! I have to learn to crochet :)

Carrie P. said...

Oh, the pillowcases are so sweet. I just have to learn how to do that crochet trim. And the apron, beautiful. You are so creative.

Bailey said...

I have crocheted pillowcases from ym gramma that I cherish.

Sandy said...

I love making pillowcases...and these are dressed up so cute! I crochet also, so this will be a great accessory.

Dorothy said...

Love the old fashion feel of the crocheted edges! Can't wait for the patterns to come out
Dorothy in IL

cherilyn said...

Wow!!! I love the lace and crochet combination. Absolutely beautiful pillow cases and aprons!!!

Elena said...

This pillowcases are really cute with the crochet edging. My favourite is the chandeliers on cream, gorgeous!
Congrats on your collection I'm sure it will be one of my "Must have".

Nedra said...

I am so excited to learn your new technique for making the pillowcases. (yes, the old ones are still on my to-do list)
And of course we need to make aprons from Daisy Cottage!

Kelly said...

Love the crocheted edges on the pillows and that adorable apron! I just wish I knew how to crochet. That might be something I bug my mother into teaching me at Thanksgiving, hopefully I can learn it in day or so. LOL

kcro62 said...

while I like the house pattern I absolutely LOVE the pillowcases and aprons! I just love this fabric and can't wait to try the crochet edging! You're really outdone yourself! :)

Meri said...

Love them! Now I need to learn how to crochet!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lori, your pillowcases and apron are so pretty. I remember my Mom having some pillowcases with the edges crocheted. Very vintage looking.

Anna C said...

I LOVE the pillow cases! My grandma in sweden made those. so nice.

Hasapis Family said...

The pillow cases are adorable..makes me want to learn to crochet! I love the aprons too...too cute!

Jacqueline said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the crochet edgings on the pillow cases.

Cfrosty said...

How darling are those pillowcases and aprons. Now I wish I could crochet. I've tried it and I'm all thumbs.

Thank you for sharing.

Carrie

Needled Mom said...

What an elegant bed that would make!!! I love pillowcases with crochet and embroidery on them.

Gosh, I would hate to soil an apron like that. So beautiful!

Mommarock said...

Oh my goodness.. GENIUS! I love the way you chose to do the crochet edging. SEW much easier that every way I have done it in the past. WOW!!! I very much love it!

Phyllis said...

The pillowcases are just wonderful! I'm particularly fond of the pink one, but I love the whole Daisy Cottage line. The aprons...I love aprons and these are great! You are amazing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a brilliant idea for the crochet edges Lori! They looks so special and would make great gifts!

Mom2RyandSis said...

The pillow cases are so wonderful!! I have no idea how to crochet, but these make me want to learn :) and I LOVE the grey apron it is too sweet with those roses!!

sewinglady said...

I love the pillow cases and and aprons!Love the crochet edges too!

Carolyn said...

Lori I love everything that you come up with. I always look forward to your post and ideas. Your pillows cases and fabric are wonderful.

Beezus said...

The apron is simply adorable -- but way too nice to wear while doing any housework or cooking!! :)

Leah said...

Your craftsmanship is wonderful. The crocheted edges mixed with an edge of lace are beautiful. And That is a great apron!

VickiT said...

Those are so pretty.

Teri Myers said...

Love the colors of your aprons and the fancy touches you made to them. I heart aprons......

Maxine said...

WOW another wonderful way to use your smashing new fabric line..Really like the Mr & Mrs pillowcase....The aprons are way to pretty to use for cooking or housework....

Quiltgirlie said...

I love your aprons. Great fun for cooking.
LG, Britta

GrandT said...

Very clever crochet edge! Can't wait to try this myself.

KOcanQuilt said...

What a great idea for the crochet edge. Makes me want to learn how to do it. I would never have noticed the lace edge first if you had not told us. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! I have been blessed to see everthing you have created.

Sherryl said...

Those aprons are seriously gorgeous. Dang. Am I going to have to learn to crochet now? There are simply not enough hours in the day for all I want to do! Thank you for such wonderful ideas - I do so adore Daisy Cottage! And it truly does look fab with crochet!!
sunshdws@yahoo.com

Aquilter said...

The crochet edges are absolutely the perfect touch. Can't wait to try these patterns out for myself!

Joan said...

So pretty with the crocheted edge. I'll have to try it.

Suz said...

Oh My, how I love crochet edges on anything, reminds me of my Granny, and those memories certainly makes me smile! Love the fabric choices and the edging. Thanks for sharing this. Suz

suz.p@comcast dot net

Kim with a K said...

Oh my gosh!!!
I cannot believe how amazing you are!
I was "sew" getting into the pillows...I really love the crochet edge!!!
My daughter has been crocheting and will teach me how when she's home for Christmas...so this is perfect!!!
I'm all excited about this and then....an APRON!!!
I HEART APRONS!!!
You've taken me over the edge of drool!
I can't wait...it's so girly and pretty and sweet!

mean sarah jean said...

cute pillow cases. I love them all, but especially the MR & Mrs. very dainty!

Melinda said...

LOVE the crochet edges! I crocheted from age 9 to age...well, my birthday is Wednesday and we won't discuss the number but let me tell you, it's been a long time!

Sheila said...

I adore the crochet edges!! And the apron is a MUST HAVE!!!
Thank you for sharing your amazing creations with us!

Kelli said...

LOVE!!! The lamps, the chandeliers, the daisies.. *swoon* Man, I really want to win. haha

AstaD said...

I love your approns, although I am not sure I would brave the crochet. I used to crochet a bit many many years ago but would be scared to ruine good fabric with my wonky attempts. Thank you so much for showing this.

Nanette Merrill said...

You are such a smartie. I love the idea of using the cotton lace to crochet into. So so so smart. It is all lovely.

Cherise said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! The pillow cases are awesome and the aprons are to die for! I love aprons! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

laura said...

These projects are so adorable and doable!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Really beautiful fabric! I can't wait for the pillowcase pattern to be published! I really like how you did those cases!

Terrie said...

You have just been soooo busy seriously !!!! LOVE both the pillowcases and the apron !!! Wow you are such an inspiration, seriously !!!!!

Jana said...

Ok, now I think I'm getting addicted to this line of fabric! Such darling pillowcases and aprons! I love to make aprons for my daughters, and they love to receive them for gifts. Works out great for all of us. Jana

Kimberly said...

loving.
it.
all.

Debbie said...

You ended this month with a grand finale! I loooove the crochet edge pillowcases and the aprons were adorable!

Brenda said...

You have done it now, I am going to have to watch the one of my very favorite movies, The Wizard of Oz, tonight after hearing Judy sing. Love everything you have shared. The aprons are to die for.

JoyceLM said...

Beautiful pillowcases & apron. I don't know where you found the time to crochet the edges too.

Helen L said...

Love those pillowcases with the crochet edges. My grandma gave each of her grandchildren a set or two of her hand crochet edged pillowcases for their hope chests and I treasured mine!! You've inspired me to make some more: hubby and I need some new ones!! And the apron is AMAZING!! I don't like wearing them, but I think I could break the rules and wear this one: great job!!!
I love all the fabric lines and creations that you make!!!! Can I move in next door and be your neighbor and drool over all your creations in person? :-D thanks for all the wonderful inspiration :-)

Jackie said...

Love the trim on the pillowcases and apron. I am so impressed by your creativity!

Kathleen Grace said...

Lori these are absolutely gorgeous! The colors of thread you used with the fabrics are perfect and I just love this look! Great idea using lace as the base for the crochet. I don't crochet, but my niece does, wonder if I can get her to make me some of these for CHristmas?

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Fantastic Lori....I love the pillow cases and the aprons....Yeww...I can't wait for the release of all these great patterns....

Cheryl said...

The aprons are adorable...but I absolutely LOVE those pillowcases. ALL of them. You certainly were given a good dose of creativity when it was being handed out!!

lifeinredshoes said...

Nothing short of brilliant!

piece peace said...

These are jut lovely. I may have to learn to crochet.

my happy bluebird said...

These are the perfect addition to your cottage theme -- and -- look much easier than the regular way...but they are from you...so of course they are easy! I love them too -- and then the Mr./Mrs. are just the icing on the cake!

Donna said...

Adorable! You have the most creative mind ever. I love the pillowcases and the cute apron! I love everything you design.

Anonymous said...

Those pillowcases look so cosy and homey. The fabric looks so perfect with the crocheted edges. Even though I don't crochet (except for granny squares lol) I'm going to make some with purchased edging. Thanks for the idea! VermontPines@aol.com

Lorri said...

Love the pillow cases !

Janan said...

I love crochet edge pillow cases too; and yours are fabulous. I do not know how to crochet, but I have a sewing friend that is going to teach me! I would love to win some of your fabric and then I could share some with her for helping me!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I LOVE pillow cases with ruffles and lace! It just seams more comforting. Those aprons are beautiful and the pockets are awesome :)

Renea said...

Pillowcases with crocheted edges. I have many of them that my grandmother made for me. She used pre-made pillowcases and then did her magic. I have treasured these pillowcases for years and you just brought back all my memories of my grandmother. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog and your passion for all things vintage!

Raylene Smith said...

gorgeous aprons, gorgeous fabrics..and of course gorgeous crochet...a girl after my own heart...

Heather A said...

The apron and pillowcases are so fab! Oh, how I wish I'd learned to crochet because now, more than ever, I would LOVE some of these pillowcases. These pillowcases PRECISELY! I'll dream of them tonight. I wish I was dreaming ON them instead, of course.

Connie said...

It is amazing all of the neat projects that you have come up with! Everything looks so neat!

Janet said...

Love, love, love the crochet edge on the pillowcases! I need to do that on my pillowcases and I look forward to your pattern.

Anonymous said...

Beyond adorable. Crochet is one of my favorite pastimes. Love your fabric, patterns and all your blog. Hope I am a winner.

Nancy in WI said...

I can't wait for your new patterns to come out...love your pillowcases!

Candice said...

Pillowcases??!!! I feel Christmas presents coming on :)!!

Cynthia said...

I especially love mr and mrs., and the aprons are darling.

Cynthia said...

I especially love mr and mrs., and the aprons are darling.

Janet said...

Very pretty! Do you do all the crochet too? You must be sooo busy.

PiaEjby said...

More wondefull ideas and pictures.

Wendy said...

I absolutely love the look of crocheted edges on pillowcases, but I've never done it. I think I may very well be investing in your pattern.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I love your blog!
Karen referred me to you, and I'm happy I topped in to visit....I'm your newest follower!

You're also going on my sidebar blog linky list!

Your crocheted lace combination is a brilliant idea! I will have to try this out soon! Crochet, and art are my passion!

So nice to have met you today!
Hope you stopby to peek into my creative world.






Ciao Bella!
Creative Carmelina

jmniffer said...

The crochet adds a wonderful vintage touch to your pillowcases. Lovely.

Betsy said...

Ok...I am in awe of what you design and create. Amazing!!! Do you ever sleep?!! :)

Delirious said...

Oh my goodness I love that crocheted edge apron so much! I am still trying to get the hang of the pillowcase, but an apron is definitely next!! :)

Cheryll said...

Beautiful!

Janet said...

Oh my gosh, everywhere you go, you hear about Lori Holt and her absolutely fabulous fabric and patterns! You are very talented and I love your sharing tutorials. Love your crocheted pillowcases, aprons and quilts. I need to make a Dresden Plate and your Daisy Cottage would be my choice. It just has that Victorian, cozy, homey feeling!

Sherry said...

I love how you use your fabrics to create a new project with the old fashioned feel. I will be looking forward to your new patterns.

Nancy B said...

I love your Daisy Cottage fabric and the houses quilt.

hoemwork said...

I just crocheted my first set of pillowcases and they are beautiful. Can't wait learn how you did yours!

julie soden said...

Lori
Is there a pattern for the sweet cottage quilt pictured at Market??

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