Greek Inspired #2

greekinspiredpillowThis pillow was my second application of the modified single crochet (the Wayuu method). I love Wayuu mochilas, but what I really want to do is use their method of the single crochet and combine it with patterns that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as being “Wayuu”. I’ve done two repetitive patterns using the MSC mostly to see how well it keeps lines straight, but now I can’t wait to do something a little less patterned and a little more varied.

I based my pattern off of this picture that I found on Pinterest:greekinpired2original







(By the way, you all should definitely follow me on Pinterest!)


And here’s the pattern!


If you want the full pattern for how I made my pillow cover, let me know in the comments below and I would be more than happy to get it on here. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy! Happy Crocheting 🙂



Rebecca Medina

Rebecca Medina

Hello there, I'm Rebecca! I love creating beautiful things from nothing, which is why I love crocheting. I especially love the tapestry method.. but as I've been picking it up, I've noticed that it's completely underrated! I made this site to spread the word about the greatness of tapestry crochet. I hope that my passion becomes yours and that you create something beautiful today 🙂
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10 thoughts on “Greek Inspired #2

  1. Tara says:

    What size hook would you use? I’ve been trying size E – 3.5 mm but it’s way too small for me to comfortably use. Would a G hook – 6 mm be too big? Would an H hook? When does it get so big that you can’t hide the other yarns within the stitch anymore?

    • Rebecca Medina says:

      Hi Tara, what size hook you should use depends on what size yarn you’re using. For example, right now I’m working on a sample piece using worsted weight yarn (Size 4, Medium). I’m using a size G hook, which is 4mm, and I personally feel like I probably should have used a smaller hook. I’m also working on another project with the same weight yarn, but a size F hook. If you watch some of my videos, you may have noticed that there are times when I struggle to insert or pull through with the hook I’m using. That happens because the stitches are relatively tight, especially in the base. A G hook wouldn’t be too big if you’re using a medium weight yarn, but a H hook probably would be too big. But of course, if you’re using a thicker yarn then an H hook might work. It’s really just a matter of primarily hiding the yarn and secondarily, being comfortable. So you kinda have to experiment with different sizes to find that balance. And if you find that an H hook works for you, then go with it!

  2. Carole Saylor says:

    Hi, I just found your website. What a talented person you are. I’ve recently started crocheting and am looking for a challenge. I think your tapestry patterns are just what I’m looking for. I really like this Greek design. Would you be so kind as to post how you made the pillow cover? I am in dire need of new pillows for my couch but not sure how to make one. Thanks so much. Your instructions are great as are your designs. Thanks for all your hard work. Keep it up.

    • Rebecca Medina says:

      Hi Carole! Thank you so much for your kind words! Sure, I’ll definitely post the full pattern for this pillow cover. Once I have the pattern posted, I’ll announce it on Facebook. If you don’t have a Facebook, let me know and I’ll email you to let you know when it’s ready. I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you realize how simple making pillows can be 🙂

  3. Rowena Corlett says:

    Hi – just a quick second to the request for the full pattern for the tapestry pillow cover please! Perhaps you could write it in a way that would allow us to use other patterns too. So appreciate all your help! Keep up the good work x

    • Rebecca Medina says:

      Good idea, Rowena! I hadn’t thought of approaching it that way. It definitely would be helpful to do it that way. As soon as I have time, I’ll write up this pattern and once I submit it, I’ll let you all know on Facebook 🙂

  4. Lorna O'Brien says:

    Hi Rebecca, I love the Greek pillow but can’t find your pattern for it. I don’t Facebook so could you email me as to where to find it. I feel silly because I see others have asked the same thing but I can’t find it! Thanks for your time and patience??

  5. Jorien says:

    Hi Rebecca, thanks for al the treat info and tutorials you are sharing!! I’m looking in to tapestry crochet and now my mom (87) want to try it too, but she doesn’t want to make a bag. She loves this pillow, but I don’t see how you make this, since you can’t do rounds, right? So yes, I would love to get your pattern!
    Thank you very much, Jorien

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