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Friday June 11, 2021
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Designer: @shestartsagain_

The Areca Pillow

natural fibre home decor is totally on-trend right now! this stylish raffia cushion is the perfect way to nail the natural living trend and add some fresh texture to your interiors. the areca cushion will look great with a mix of fabric throw pillows on your couch or bed.

looking to try new yarns and mix your crochet hobby up a little? -- this design uses raffia yarn which is made purely from wood fibre and is biodegradable and vegan.



the crochet pattern can be used to fit any cushion insert; perfect for revitalising old cushion inners and refreshing your throw pillow collection.

download includes:
  • detailed written pattern
  • photo stitch tutorial
  • excel custom-size calculator
  • a video stitch tutorial


standard size cushion cover is 21" x 12" made to fit a 22" x 12" cushion insert (cover is smaller than cushion insert to give plump-looking cushion)

any size cushion can be made -- custom-size calculator included with pattern

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Meet the designer: Lauren

📍 Glasgow, United Kingdom

contemporary and wearable crochet designs featuring luxury and eco-conscious yarns

shestartsagain designer & owner - lauren - left her corporate job to follow her dreams and passions; becoming a crochet designer and literature PhD researcher.

lauren had crocheted a little for 10 years, but became truly addicted whilst she was living in Krakow, Poland from 2017-2019, having moved from the UK. a new pace of life and change of scenery allowed lauren to re-discover her creativity and eventually sparked the decision to quit the corporate scene and devote her time to the things she loves most; crochet and women's literature.

shestartsagain designs are inspired by cool, sophisticated colours, luxury fabric and high-end design. lauren is also excited by eco-conscious and independently-produced yarns, so expect to see patterns incorporating these types of yarns. this love of luxury and high-end design also translates to shestartsagain pattern documents, which have an editorial-style design, because lauren believes the pattern document can be as beautiful as the crochet design itself.

another important shestartsagain value is wearability: all garments are sensible and modest so you really can dip into your handmade wardrobe on a daily basis and for all occasions.

get a visual understanding of shestartsagain inspirations on Pinterest and follow lauren's research and crochet journeys on Instagram.




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