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 13: we want to form a nice puff like stitch so 1 SC – 1 DC – 2 treble crochet (TC) – 1 SC, the single crochet anchors in the long double crochet from the previous row, then work the DC and TC in the same space, this will make our popcorn stitch in the next row.

Row 14: we are using a single crochet to make the popcorn stitch and a front post double crochet, we are working in the spaces you see in the photographs :  

Row 15: in this row we are using SC and working in the space before and after the popcorn and right under the top of the popcorn, if you find that it is not laying flat you can add one or two single crochet to keep it flat.

Tip: place a marker at the start of the row if you think you need it.


Row 16: this row is all single crochet too, the classic SC.

Row 17: more SC but this time we are working in the back loop (BLSC).



Sorry it took so long to post, I hope you understand.

Today, we want to use the single crochet stitch SC, a long double crochet DC (it anchors 3 rows down) and the puff stitch. For the puff   you want to yarn over 5 times for a nice puff.


Row 5: single crochet two times in the space between the 3 CH and the DC from the row below, repeat in the next space, then you want to do a very long DC that is anchored in Row 2, next comes the puff stitch: yarn over and put the hook to the left or the space right beside the 2 SC, close your puff stitch PS with a chain, repeat until you reach the end of the row. SS to close row. Nutshell: 2 SC – 2 SC – 1 long DC – 1 PS, close with a SS.

Tips for this row: please verify you have 12 DCs and 12 puffs before you slip stitch to close the row.

Row 6: this row is all SS, space them like this: 1 SS on the 2 SC from previous row, so you  will have 2 SS for each 4 SC from previous row, then 2 SS on the puff stitch. Work in the back stitch.

Row 7: chain 3 and double crochet (DC) in each SS from previous row, simple enough.

Row 8: this row is a little more complex, we are using SC and Front Loop double crochet (FLDC) so chain 1 and do a SC for your first pair of SC then a FLDC in the DC from previous row. Nutshell: 2 SC – 1 FLDC, repeat until the end of row and close with a SS.

Tips: You are working in each space between DC and right under the top loop and around each DC (FLDC) in each space between DC.


Row 9: this row is similar to row 8, but instead of 2 SC it is only 1 SC, everything else remains the same. Nutshell: 1 SC – 1 FLDC, repeat until the end of the row and close with a SS.

Row 10: this row is using a short double crochet and a tall double crochet in the same stitch. The short DC starts in row 8, the tall DC starts in row 7, please check the photographs. Nutshell: 1 short DC – 1 tall DC without any chain spaces.


Row 11: this row we are using the bobble stitch. We are making the bobble stitch (BS) with only 3 DC so the bobble is small and we are anchoring the bobble with a slip stitch in the stitch next to the bobble. Check photograph for the visual:






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