We are done!!! and I think I like my pillow/cushion.

The overlay crochet technique is not hard but it takes more concentration than regular crochet.  

It makes a very compact cloth which is perfect for a lot of things like place mats, doilies, cushions, pillows, wall art, etc.

The yarn I used for this project was 100% recycled from an old project from some years back and I must point out that the yarn looks brand new and so is my cushion 🙂 I am happy!!

So, here is my rendition of the Overlay Crochet:


If you were following this tutorial, feel free to adapt your doily to whatever you need at the moment.

This is the gallery of the whole tutorial:

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I hope you give this technique a try, I think you will enjoy it very much.

Take it easy and Crochet on…




Row 26: 3DCC – popcorn – 3DCC – SS – popcorn – SS , repeat.

Today we want to use 3 DCC stitch and the SS to anchor the popcorn stitch.

Tips: the SS is going to anchor your popcorn so you will see it before and after the popcorn. The popcorn is made up of 4 chains and you want to work behind the popcorn from the previous row.

The 3DCC is worked in the two spaces between our treble stitch from previous row. Check photographs.


Row 22: this row is simple like all the other rows. Start with 2 SC in the same space repeat in the next space, you will notice you can only have 2 pairs before you reach the 3 TC from the previous row, so you yarn over and do your first FPDCC (front post double crochet cluster) then the second and then the third, you will have 4 loops on your hook then yarn over and close your cluster, check photographs.

 Next, start your pairs of SC, you should have 4 pairs before you reach your next 3TC group, repeat until you reach the end, you will only need two pairs of SC to close the row because we had two pairs right at the beginning.

Tips:You need to have 4 pairs of SC (2 SC – 2 SC – 2 SC – 2 SC)  between each front post double crochet cluster (FPDCC) group.


Row 12: this row is super easy, 2 SC – 1 CH, repeat until the end of the row and go right into the next row.

Row 13: for this row I want to use the half double crochet (HDC) and we are working in the space right before and right after the bobble, close with a slip stitch.

Row 14: this row we will use the puff stitch again, the 3 yarn over puff and the tall double crochet anchored two rows down.

Check the pics for any doubts:



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