Curiosities and the Crochet Greek Eye Pillow

Today we’ll see a little about the history of crochet, how to craft a Crochet Greek Eye, how it came to be, where it came about and several other curiosities about this famous technique.

Coming from the word crochet, crochet does not have a fully confirmed origin, so it has several theories about its origin.

The most common theory regarding where crochet emerged is that it was originated in China, in doll making, and later on it would be introduced to the Mediterranean.


Crochet has some basic stitches that are used in several variations, they are:

✔ Chain Stitch (ch)

✔ Slip Stitch (sl st)

✔ Single Stitch (sc)

✔ 3-Chain Picot (3ch picot)

✔ Half Double Crochet (hdc)

✔ Double Crochet (dc)

✔ Treble Crochet (tr)

✔ Triple Treble Crochet (tr tr)

✔ 2 Double Crochet Decrease (2 dc dec)

✔ 2 Double Crochet Increase (2 dc inc)

Crochet has several variations and each one has its own characteristics. Let’s learn about them.

  • Filet Crochet is well known for having a way of working that follows flat patterns and geometric shapes.
  • Hairpin Crochet Staple which has as main characteristic the creation of strips of lace that when joined together form a very light fabric.
  • Irish Crochet popular in America and Europe, was used extensively during the Great Famine in Ireland, serving as income for millions of affected Irish, and at the same time schools were created to teach crochet.
  • Peruvian Crochet is the combination of two needles, the common crochet and the cylinder.
  • Tunisian Crochet is known by many for mixing crochet and knitting.

Now that we know a little bit about the theoretical part of crochet, how about getting our hands dirty and doing the practical part? I’m sure you love crochet tutorials, so we’ve prepared a very creative tutorial of a Greek Eye Pillow, just follow the steps below.

For you to make it you will need the following materials.


1 Black, Royal Blue, Ecru and Dark Khaki strands;

3.5 mm Crochet Needle;

20 cm zipper;


The recommended size is 55 (width) X 40 (height) cm.

  • With the black string make the magic ring, go up with 3 ch and work inside the ring (8 dc., 3 ch, 9 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc. in the initial 3rd ch).
  • 2nd row: From this row on, work all the stitches taking only the loop behind the base points – 3 ch, 1 dc in this same space, [1 dc in the next dc (consider the initial ch as 1 dc), 2 dc in the next country] 4 times; 1 dc in the next dc.; in space do (2 dc., 3 ch, 2 dc.); (1 dc. on the next dc., 2 dc. on the next dc.) 4 times, 1 dc. on the next dc.; in the space do (2 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc. in the 3rd initial ch). Cut and finish the thread.
  • 3rd row: Attach the royal blue string in any of the 2 spaces, go up with 3 ch, work 1 dc in the same space, *(1 dc in each of the following 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 5 times; 1 dc in each of the following 2 dc;* in space do (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc). Repeat from * to * and end in space with 2 p.a., 1 ch, 1 dc. in the 3rd initial ch.
  • Work 1 more piece using string without changing color.
  • Join the 2 pieces with 1 ch of sc. leaving an opening of 20 cm. Sew the zipper there.
  • Pendants: Cut the threads to 30 cm, tie them in half, fold from the tie and make a new tie 2 cm from the 1st.
  • Make 2 identical pendants and attach 1 to each end of the pillow.

Now that you are finished, just relax and enjoy all the comfort of your new and beautiful pillow, if you are interested in changing something, feel free and use all your creativity to modify or mix colors, just use your imagination and create. We look forward to seeing you in our next tips.

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