June 14, 2021

Crochet Coastline Cushion

I've been wanting to some pillows for my porch chairs to make it pretty and comfy for summer, and I'm so glad I finally got around to it! One of the pillows I really wanted to make was an anchor pillow. As a Navy wife, anchor crafts are a must! I was inspired to finally get around to this project by joining the Summer Crafts Challenge Blog HopEach month, a group of craft, home decor, and recipe bloggers co-host a themed blog hop. This month, we’re all sharing Summer Crafts and Projects. 
To create this pillow/cushion, I followed the Coastline Cushion pattern by Paintbox Yarns. I crocheted this pillow with Caron Simply Soft Off White and Caron Simply Soft Dark Country Blue yarn. I also used a 4mm/G hook and lots of nautical stitch markers. I printed out the chart from the pattern and marked off the squares I crocheted as I went along.

When crocheting a corner to corner crochet pattern, it's best to make several yarn balls.

After I finished crocheting the off white side, I got to work on the dark blue side.

I single crocheted both sides together with the dark blue yarn.

I added a pillow form and stitched it closed.

the navy blue side

the off white side

Here's the pillow on my porch in my chair. I will share a post about the lemon pillow tomorrow for the Pinterest Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my new handmade pillow.
Scroll down to see what my blogging friends created!

Summer Crafts Blog Hop Co-Hosts:
Beverly | Across the Blvd  
 Gail | Purple Hues and Me  
T'onna | Sew Crafty Crochet  
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers  
Joanne | Slices of Life  

Click on the links below to see the co-hosts' summer craft projects:


  1. Your cushion is too adorable and very impressive, T'onna! You never cease to amaze me with your crochet skills!

  2. I love this. The anchor design is perfect for the summer and any coastal decor.

    1. Thanks! I love anchors for summer decor, too.

  3. Your anchor pillow turned out great! Perfect for a Navy family. For a non-crocheter, it was interesting to see you used multiple yarn balls at the same time to complete the design.

    1. Thanks! At one point, I was working with 7 small balls of yarn. lol

  4. That is a beautiful pillow! I love the reversible/ changeable colors of it. Pinned.

    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for pinning!!!

  5. This is lovely, it turned out great :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Mondays. I hope you can join us again tomorrow, Friday or next week for our next parties :) #CreativeMondays

  6. Love the way you have reversed the colours. Thanks for joining in Ginx Woolly Linx Party