Little Dutch Girl Pillow & Afghan Crochet Pattern

I'm a Dutch girl by ancestry as my great-grandfather and grandfather emigrated to the US from The Netherlands. My father speaks fluent Dutch. And one of my favorite flowers has always been the tulip. So naturally when I worked up this little tulip-shaped flower pattern, that seemed the perfect name for it--

I decided that I would design the pattern as
a pillow but provide instructions to make it into any size blanket, too. Versatility is good, right?

I think the pattern could be ideal for an experienced crocheter--it's a bit tricky--so I included 40 pictures to help you out!! With that extra help, I think it is more of an intermediate level pattern. But you don't have to print those pictures--they come in a section of their own, so print the pattern section for on-the-go hooking! Once you get the pattern down, it really flows nicely!

The yarn is Lion Brand Baby's First--a nifty bulky (5) cotton and acrylic blend.

It is very soft and squishy--washable, too! One of my testers, Sangeetha of Crochetkari, worked hers up in a DK yarn and it is still just as lovely!

I made the back of the pillow simple and plain as a contrast to the flowery front and the instructions for it are included in the pattern. I also include a few pictures of how to put it all together--joining the back flaps and making the buttonholes.

And I wanted it to be a removable cover so you could throw it in the wash, if needed. These rose buttons made me giggle with glee when I found them. (I love buttons--are you surprised?)

Overall, I'm really tickled 'pink' about this beautiful pattern. It would be so sweet for a little baby girl's nursery or crib blanket. And it would be elegant on a little girl's twin size or bigger bed. Goodness, it would make a lovely little feminine afghan to snuggle under.

It might even be wonderful in a single color of green for the leaves and a rainbow of flower colors!! Ahhh! Just my style!

The LITTLE DUTCH GIRL Pillow and Blanket Pattern is in my shops...

I'm off to work on my Design Wars project some more!! If you aren't familiar with Design Wars, follow the link above and go find out about the greatest crochet design challenge in the world created by Salena Baca of Baca Creations! Be certain to sign up for the newsletter and keep up to date on the designs from some really talented designers!

Be well, friends. I'm linking up to these fine folks--you should, too.

{On the Board} -- If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present...gratefully.                              --Maya Angelou


  1. I think this is one of the most beautiful patterns you have created. I might have to make this one soon!

    1. Thanks, Emily! Your words are so kind!

  2. really pretty!!!!
    xxxx Ale

    1. Ale, I'm happy you like it! I think it is pretty pretty, too! Lol!

  3. Beautiful. Really Pretty.

  4. What a gorgeous cushion. I think I might have to have a go at making one..........or two :)
    Sally xxx

    1. Thanks, Sally. Your blog is wonderful, by the way!

  5. Love youre "klein Hollands meisje kussen patroon" :-))

  6. Love your new pattern. Love the fact that you found buttons to match your pattern.

  7. Hi, this is so beautiful and you did an amazing job!
    Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  8. I just found your blog tonight via Pinterest and spent WAY too much time reading back to 2009! Amazing work - very impressive blog. I enjoyed looking at your beautiful work. I love the blanket above -- simply gorgeous!

  9. SO cute, I am a Dutch girl too. Lived in the Netherlands my whole life but moved to Thailand 2 yrs ago. This would look lovely on my couch as well. My fave color is pink :) Hugs from a fellow Dutchy :D

  10. Love it! As a Dutchy I can appreciate this a lot!
    Big hugs


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