1 Hour Mr and Mrs Throw Pillows

Hello World!

I’m so excited to share this pattern with you! I doubt there’s any way possible for anyone to have avoided me talking about my wedding, so I’ll skip over all that and get right to it.

Anyone who wants to take a peek back, you can check out some crafts I planned out here and see my bridal shower here.

Back to the pillows.

crochet throw pillow

I teamed up with We Are Knitters for this one. Go check out their website and all their pretty yarn varieties. They also sell kits for projects like sweaters, beanies, and home decor. The best part is you can narrow down your search by skill level or yarn type and there really is something for everyone. My personal fave, the Yoki Blanket.

For my project I used The Wool, which is 100% Peruvian Wool.

And guys….it’s so squishy!!

I went for a simple color palate of grey, cream, white & black. We’ve been looking to buy a house/townhouse for what seems like ever. Boston real estate is no joke. So since we don’t have a house yet, who knows what color scheme our bedroom will be, so I went pretty neutral

If I were to make these again I would probably do the Mrs. pillow in white with black writing and the Mr. pillow in black with white writing. That color combo seems to be a pretty typical color scheme for Mr. & Mrs. throw pillows when you look on Pinterest and who am I to question the home decor Pinterest Deities.

These pillows work up so quick and no joke you could finish one in an hour. The only hang-up you might find is if you don’t already know how to tapestry crochet. Have no fear though, I’ve included a few photos to help you along in my Ravelry pattern! I promise it’s a lot simpler than you might think.

Now I’m not kidding when I say these only take an hour to make. Not a “I’m-crocheting-but-also-watching-a-really-intense-episode-of-the-Bachelorette” type of hour. I mean you sit down and count your stitches and work for 60 minutes. By the end of it you’ll have a throw pillow.

I suppose I’m being slightly misleading. You can’t finish both pillows in an hour. Or maybe you can. I can’t. You might be a crocheting superhero. I don’t know.

But let’s get to the pattern shall we? That’s why you’re really here, not to read my stream of consciousness.

I’ve listed this pattern in my Ravelry shop for a few bucks if you’d prefer to use the graph versus the written instructions. I personally like to work off the graph, it just makes sense to me. For everyone else, I have stitch by stitch instructions below. The pattern in Ravelry also includes a photo tutorial on how to color change in tapestry crochet.

Happy yarn bending and be sure to tag your work #HYAcrochet if you make any of my patterns!

Materials Needed:
  • We Are Knitters The Wool:
    • 2 balls of base color (I used grey)
    • 1 ball writing color (I used black)
    • 1 ball accent color (optional; I used white)
  • Size P/11.5mm crochet hook
  • Crochet needle for sewing pillow cover together
  • 12×16 Pillow form
MRS Pillow Pattern

Chain 61

1: sc into the second ch from the hook. Sc into each of the remaining sts. (60)

2-8: ch 1 & turn. Sc in each st (60)

(here’s where we start spelling, row 9 is worked backwards starting with the period)

9: sc 19 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 4 black, 5 grey, 4 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 16 grey

(Row 10 is worked forwards)

10: sc 16 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 5 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 19 grey

11: sc 23 grey, 2 black, 8 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 16 grey.

12: sc 16 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 25 grey.

13: sc 22 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 1 grey, 1 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 16 grey

14: sc 16 grey, 7 black, 1 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 4 black, 23 grey

15: Sc 37 grey, 7 black, 16 grey

16: sc 16 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 37 grey

17: sc 37 grey, 1 black, 5 grey, 1 black, 16 grey

18: sc all in grey (60)

19-23: sc grey in each st.


MR Pillow Pattern

Chain 61

1: sc into the second ch from the hook. Sc into each of the remaining sts. (60)

2-8: ch 1 & turn. Sc in each st (60)

9: sc 23 grey, 2 black, 4 grey, 4 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 19 grey

10: 19 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 2 grey. 2 black, 5 grey, 2 black, 23 grey

11: sc 30 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 29 grey

12: sc 19 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 26 grey

13: sc 26 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 black, 1 grey, 1 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 19 grey

14: sc 19 grey, 7 black, 1 grey, 3 black, 1 grey, 2 black, 27 grey

15: sc 34 grey, 7 black, 19 grey

16: sc 19 grey, 2 black, 3 grey, 2 black, 34 grey

17: sc 34 grey, 1 black, 5 grey, 1 black, 19 grey

18-23: sc all 60 sts in grey


Once you have the pillow cover all crocheted. simply lay it face down on a flat surface. Lay the pillow form on top and bring each end of the pillow cover together.


With remaining yarn, sew all open sides together. Be careful you don’t pull too hard on the yarn. Also try to pull as close to the sts as possible. With this yarn being 100% wool, if you pull too hard, it will simply shred apart. You can needle felt it back together though, so there’s hope if you accidentally pull it apart. I certainly did a few times before getting the hang of it.

Once your pillow form is all sewn in, you can embellish however you’d like. I again kept it simple with pom-poms on every corner, but you can do tassels, fringe, your imagination is the limit!

I hope you enjoy this pillow as much as I do. Don’t forget to check out what other awesome stuff you can find at We Are Knitters!

And if you feel so inclined, you can help me out by pinning my title image at the beginning. Love you all!

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A Knitted Bridal Shower

Good Morning Guys!

And a great one it is! At least over here. We’re at 35 days until the I Do’s so I’m not sure if there’s really anything that can get me down at this point.

I’ve finally uploaded some photos from my surprise bridal shower and thought y’all might be interested in seeing them. I should back up a bit though, lay some groundwork before springing such a big reveal on you.

I work in an Independent Living Community and plan events, parties, trips, etc. It’s all ver exciting. Not really, but it is fun at times and my residents are all my favorite people.

So last year for Valentines Day, I planned a pink tea for all the ladies to attend. It’s still one of the best events I’ve ever put on so I wanted to do another one this year. However, when I suggested it to my Activities Council, I received a lot of negative feedback. They really didn’t think anyone would want to come in February and why don’t we push it off until Spring.

Being the easy-going person I am (personal plug there) I said sure, whatever and scheduled it for March instead.

Hindsight this all makes sense because they didn’t think they’d be ready for my shower by February…..

Moving on, I plan this big luncheon and start getting really excited when I see almost every single lady in my community sign up for it. Having any gathering over 20 is a pretty big deal around here for anything besides our monthly dinner so I was in brag city.

The day of the tea arrives and I start setting up the room. One of my residents came over to the Clubhouse shortly after 9 am to “help me set-up,” which while I never turn down help, I usually set things up on my own. Every day there is a morning meeting at 9:30 am, and while I’m not required to go, it fills me in on everything happening around the community so I like to be there. That day however, I wanted to make sure the Tea was all good to go (it started at noon, meaning people would show up at 11:30 am)

This resident helping me set up kept asking about the meeting though and was I going to go, shouldn’t I really be there, wouldn’t I miss out on something important? Again, hindsight she was trying to get me out of the Clubhouse so they could do their thing, but, I am very obtuse about picking up subtle details or hints so I thought nothing of it and went to my meeting.

At my meeting, I bragged again about the tea and the high attendance and invited all Managers over for some lunch to show off. (I should tell you that they were all in on the secret so I was basically bragging about my own bridal shower to all my work superiors….embarrassing). When I got back people were arriving much earlier than even normal

When I got back to the Clubhouse, people were arriving much earlier than even normal so I got caught up in greeting people, mingling, and last minute details of the set-up. The tea was pot-luck so as dishes got brought in, I’d switch them over to a matching dish and display them on either the lunch of dessert table.

At one point one of the residents that helps out with events all the time looped her arm in mine just as I was about to pop into my office. I just assumed she was going to have me tell everyone it was time to start, but instead she started talking about my wedding and how they couldn’t possibly send me off without doing something.

Out came a cake, balloons, banners, you name it. All of a sudden my awesome Spring Tea was turned into a Bridal Shower.

She made me sit down at the head of the room (which I never actually sit during any even I put on) and told me I wasn’t allowed to clean-up, wait on anyone, or do anything besides sit and enjoy my shower. Then she started in on another announcement…..I’ll just let you watch what happened next.

Right!?!? There were tears everywhere. I really will never be able to thank them for this amazing gift they gave me. My Mom is my best friend, but lives about 800 miles away so I don’t get to see her that often. Only once or twice a year, so planning a wedding over the phone with her was not as much fun.

She stayed the entire weeked and we finished all last minute errands together. It was awesome.

So there ya have it. My yarn shower. It matches my yarn wedding pretty well. I really do have the best friends. They all just happen to be 60 years older then me.

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Crochet Wall Hanging

Hello friends and Happy Wedding Wednesday!

When trying to decide what gifts to make everyone this year for Christmas, JB’s sister was probably the easiest one upon first thought. She got married in November so anything with her new last name or monogram usually goes over extremely well with newly-weds. (hint, hint)

However the actual application of the thought was what stumped me. What should I slap that new monogram or name onto?

-A throw pillow? They have two dogs that tear things up so that wouldn’t do.

-Perhaps some doilies, because nothing screams modern bride like doilies on all your end tables! That idea got scratched early on.

I think I finally came up with the perfect solution though.

Wall hanging!


Wall hangings are super popular right now, specifically yarn ones. And granted this one isn’t quite like the popular woven wall hangings that anthropology and stores like it have made popular. But it’s one of a kind. Literally nothing like it is out there right now. At least not in this medium.

I used a basic sc stitch for the actual banner. I kinda winged it based off of measurements of a banner I have from Target.

Then I embroidered her new last name and the the year they got married. And let me tell ya, embroidering calligraphy is extremely difficult to freehand, considering I can’t even write calligraphy with a pen!

crochet newlywed wall hanging

After I had the “P” completed to my liking, the rest came together a lot easier. When deciding what to decorate it with I was stumped again. I made a few tiny dog paw appliques, but they just didn’t seem to pop the way I wanted them to.

So I reverted back to what I know, flowers. She had these beautiful sunflowers at her wedding so I looked at a few pictures of crochet flowers on Pinterest and made it up!

crochet sunflower applique

Once those were stitched on I still felt it was a bit bare, so I decided to embroider the stems and leaves. I gotta say, it turned out a lot better then I originally thought I could do. The wall hanging is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now so I’m happy I have finally completed it!

The wooden bar I bought from Joanns in a pack of 6 for a few bucks.I kind of whip-stitched it on, then tied the hanging loop on. I did end up hot gluing the very end to the rod so that it’d be sure to stay.

I even ended up doing one for my other sister-in-law but I didn’t finish it in time for Christmas.

crochet wall hanging

I love these wall hangings so much I’ll for sure be making one for myself too. I’m toying with a few different designs as well so you might see those pop up.

What do you think?

Would you hang one of these up in your house?

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When Your Wedding Theme is Yarn

Hello friends,

I wanted to share a bit about how I came up with my blog name. Happily Yarn After. It all started when I got engaged and started planning our wedding. And before you think, oh great just another girl on the internet talking about her wedding (hey I love those blogs), why don’t you stay awhile for me to convince you that mine is a little different.

How different you might ask. Well my theme is yarn…..

Before you say it, I know what you’re thinking. A yarn themed wedding?!? I’ve completely lost my marbles, gone plum crazy, fell off the turnip wagon!

I’m not even sure that last one means what I think it means, but basically a yarn themed wedding seems….well strange. I get it.



Have no fear folks, you’re not the only one with that worry. Most people are at least nice and to my face say that it’s “unique.” It’s like the equivalent of “bless your heart,” but I’m ok with that. Why? Because I have zero self-esteem issues and do what I want!

Ha. Kidding. I don’t care because they just don’t know understand. If I wasn’t so in love with yarn I wouldn’t get it either. Just like I don’t understand people who let their dogs sleep in their bed, or actually LIKE staying out until 5 am. The same people I don’t understand, when I say yarn wedding think yarn wedding dress, yarn favors, yarn CHAIRS! Don’t worry, I will have regular, normal chairs for guests to sit on and no one is required to wear a homemade shawl.

So let’s take a look at what I actually plan on making out of yarn and then you can tell me what you think. Deal?

Alright! Here’s what I’m making.

  • Save the date banner (done, see above)
  • Flowers for bride and bridesmaids bouquets (mostly done)
  • Hearts to line the aisle
  • Flowers to hang as a backdrop for the ceremony arch (done)
  • Ring Bearer pillow
  • Cake topper (done)
  • A few surprises for day of!

Not that weird now right?……right? 🙂

It’s actually whole lot more subtle then you might think when I first say it. I guess saying my theme is yarn is a bit misleading. It’s more accurately rustic mountain wedding with yarn details. Does that make you feel more comfortable?

I’ve already finished many of my projects which I will be posting about in turn as I marked above. I’ve already posted some sneak peeks so be sure to follow me on Insta if you’re interested.

But hey anyone who’s invited knows of my deep and undying love of yarn, oh yea and that guy I’m marrying, so they’ll understand. And heck if they don’t that’s ok too I suppose.

Now it’s your turn to tell me what you think? Also if you used any yarn aspect in YOUR big day please please let me know below!

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