Star-shaped Pillow


I grabbed a 5 mm crochet hook and white cotton yarn last week and hooked this scatter cushion (12 pentagons) to show you I can also make something that is neither scarf nor throw!  I am finally enjoying the pure joy of hooking in monochrome but have to admit that I started a throw resembling a patchwork blanket a few days ago.  I am still keeping it under wraps to see whether I like the way it is turning out, but so far so good! 

What are you working on?  I see many bloggers are participating in the Crochet Mood Blanket CAL and it is interesting to see what associations all the bloggers are making between colour, design and emotion.  What a spectacular idea!

Pentagon Amigurumi Pattern:

Row 1: Ch4, close to form ring
Row 2: Ch1 to form first sc, 9 sc = 10 sc
Row 3: ch2, sc in same space (first corner), sc in next st, *sc, ch1, sc in next st to form second corner; sc in next st* repeat 4 times
Row 4: ch2, sc in same space (first corner), sc in next 2 st, *sc, ch1, sc in next st to form second corner; sc in next 2 st* repeat 4 times
Row 5: ch2, sc in same space (first corner), sc in next 3 st, *sc, ch1, sc in next st to form second corner; sc in next 3 st* repeat 4 times
Repeat until desired size, in this case 12 rounds with a 5 mm hook in Raeesah Cotton Yarn

12 Pentagons assembled as per above images result in a round ball. 
 In order to achieve a star, place the two halves to fit exactly on one another, point to point, side to side.


  1. Hello Magda,
    Your pillow is gorgeous, I love that it is all white! Thanks for sharing your pattern!
    Have a nice day!

  2. A pillow - beautiful! .. and cute three pigs :) I greet

  3. I love that pillow! I want a star pillow now!

    Those little pigs are adorable!

  4. Cute little piggies - I can see their faces but ironically not their "pig-tails"! ;-)

  5. I love it and thanks for the tips x

  6. Gamer at cushion and thank you for the pattern and tips. I am loving those pigs!! Arenty they just fabulous! Xoxo

  7. Cheers all! The pigs were a Freudian Slip on my side that is for sure - pork is a banned food item in Qatar where we are headed. Of course I am cooking Pork and pineapple red Thai curry, Pork in Hoi sin sauce, Pork belly with fennel and mandarin, pork sausages, bacon and many more pork dishes before we leave South Africa!

  8. Piggies !!!!! They are beautiful :-)

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  10. Thanks for sharing your pattern, I'm struggling at the moment trying to get Pentagon right, so I cam across your pattern, but I'm confused at this bit

    Round 3: ch2, sc in same space (first corner), sc in next sc, *sc, ch1, sc in next sc to form second corner; sc in next sc* repeat 4 times

    Does that mean I need to make another corner as the Round 2 or does that mean I just follow this pattern on to Round 3? I'm just unsure how the corners will appear. Thanks in advance :) My email is Kantaiabi@gmail.com if that's easier :)

    1. O holy moly, thank you for asking as I spotted my mistake. Apologiesfor this massive inconvenience! I have corrected the pattern and sent you an e-mail. Have a great day. xxx

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