Decorate your tomb sweet tomb with this crochet Haunted Mansion Pillow! Inspired by your favorite Disneyland ride and a great project for crochet beginners looking to make something a little different.
Everyone has their favorite Disneyland Ride. Be it Space Mountain, Peter Pan, Pirates of the Carribean, etc. Mine? I’ve always been a Haunted Mansion girl myself. Now, I’m not obsessed at the level that I could be. I know about the story line, I make time in my schedule to see the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay, and can quote the narrarator on both occasions. Okay, so maybe I’m a bit obsessed but whatever. What about you?
I made a version of this pillow for a dear friend as a housewarming gift. You see, she had just bought her first house (and if you live in LA, you know what a feat that truly is) and she was doing her living room in a Haunted Mansion, black and purple, theme. Originally I created the pillow using tunisian crochet but decided to just go with regular crochet for the tutorial. why? Well, it ends up doing the same and I wasn’t really sure how to write a tutorial on how to tunisian crochet so… there you have it.
Crochet Haunted Mansion Pillow
Time: Weekend Project
Cost: $10-15 – I used things I had on hand so it didn’t cost me anything
Spooky level – Let’s be real here, its like a 2. 3 – Max
Size H Crochet Hook
Worsted weight yarn in black and lavender
Pillow form – I got mine from Ikea for about $4
Stitches you need to know:
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
To make the pillow – Make 2 panels:
1. CH 61 – turn
2. In 2nd CH from needle, SC across, CH 1 at end , turn work
3. Repeat row 2 until you’ve got 62 rows
To Cross Stitch:
1. Thread a length of yarn through the needle and find the center of the front panel. To do this, count 30 over on the width and stitch a few large stitches. Then do the same for the height.
2. Begin to cross stitch the following design. This works a lot like counted cross stitch so count over how many stitches you need from your center stitches. You can also measure off the beginning of the line using the same method.
3. To end each line, simply thread the yarn through the back loops of your cross stitch like so…
Not sure how to cross stitch into the project? Check this out:
Use a locking whip stitch to sew the two panels together – right sides out.
Leave a side or a few inches open to insert the pillow form then continue to locking whip stitch it closed. Fluff your pillow and display!
This crochet Haunted Mansion Pillow makes a great addition to your Halloween Decor or any Disneyland themed room for just a touch of spooky!