A Mini-CAL by SistersInStitch

The After Effect Pillow

The After EffectInspired by The Butterfly Effect CAL 2019; we have created this matching pillow that will help to de-stash yarns you may have left from making your beautiful blanket. The pattern will be released as a free mini-CAL here on our homepage at www.SistersInStitch.com 

This pattern is highly adaptable so feel free to make a bigger pillow if you want to.

The pattern

The After Effect is a lovely scrap yarn pillow designed by Therese Eghult for SistersInStitch. Divided into 3 parts, it ran for as many weeks; starting on May the 9th and ending on the 23rd 2019. The mini-CAL now is completed for this time but it will remain here as a regular pattern so you can join in whenever you wish. 

The free pattern, crochet charts and video tutorials will all stay in place. 

Skill level

It is a simplified take on The Butterfly Effect Blanket. For this pattern you will have to know how to make a:

  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch
  • single crochet
  • double crochet
  • treble crochet
  • cluster 

With the help of pictures, video tutorials and crochet charts for every part; we encourage everyone to give it a go. We will be there to answer your questions and show you how. 

...and a helping hand

We want you to enjoy this process and we will do our best to make sure that any questions you might have get answered as soon as possible. The easiest way for you to make contact is through our contact form.


The pattern is written in English with US-terms.

We also have the following translations: 

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • Korean

We would love to add more languages. If you are interested in helping out with a translation; please contact us here on our contact form

A list of things we have used:

  • Yarn scraps (approximately 200 gram)
  • A 3,5 mm crochet hook
  • A pillow insert (40x40 cm)
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Project bag (to keep it safe and carry with us, crocheting in public is highly recommended)

The Yarn and Materials

All you really need to make this pillow is some scrap yarn, a hook that goes with it, a pillow insert (40×40 cm) and then scissors and a needle to work away the ends.

The original pillow was designed with the leftover Must-have yarns from the BE Future colorway and we used approximately 200 gram divided as followed:

  • Color A – White (001) – 30 gram
  • Color B – Purple Bordeaux (050) – 15 gram
  • Color C – Orchid (052) – 35 gram
  • Color D – Soft Grey (095) – 15 gram
  • Color E – Larimar (062) – 30 gram
  • Color F – Denim (061) – 45 gram
  • Color G – Violet (053) – 30 gram
  • Pop Around The Plate is a gorgeous and versatile coaster that can be adapted to any size.. the pattern can be made with popcorn stitch (which I made) or bobbles.. to find the pattern head over to @sistersinstitch 😍
  • Lightweight crochet sling bag for carrying phones made using flower granny square design. Perfect for when you don't have pockets to carry phone.
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  • “Quite the mind and the soul will speak.” - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Oooh isn’t this exactly how I wish this weekend to be?! 🥰
Anne-Marie by @piccolo.ann sure knows how to make one dream of larger projects that will keep you calm and just go with the flow.. So very serene. 🌬
Head on over and check it out all of her beautiful posts and makes; and share some love today to a fellow SiS. 💕🙏
And keep on tagging your gorgeous makes with #sistersinstitch 📷 We love to see and share them.
We are all: SistersInStitch ✨
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  • “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” - Wassily Kandinsky
And how I enjoy playing with this power...
Combining colors surely is a wonderful act of balance. You want your highlights and lowlights, your contrasts and your little unexpected all to work together and sing.. 🎶🎵🎶
Nothing to loud and nothing to quite, just perfectly balanced in harmony; many working as one. 🌿
How I do it? I go by the old routine of feel and test. I feel; try; feel; frog; feel and then try again. And again and again and again until I’m happy.
Luckily it is much easier to back up and change color whilst crocheting than it is whilst painting. ☺️
Oh and frogging is my best friend for sure! Just ask these four makes and they’ll tell you their stories...
  • Keep on learning .

I wasn't really sure what to do today.
For some reason I didn't feel like crocheting. But laying in my hammock trying to relax, I started thinking what I could make.
And then I thought of all the lovely yarn in my shed. The one that kept coming back was this lovely Ultrasoft from the Concept range by @katiayarns 
As it's name suggests, it's a really soft 100% cotton yarn. It's eco friendly and vegan. .

I was kindly given this yarn from the new spring/summer collection and wanted to save it for a special project. 
So laying in my hammock, I decided today was the day to make something with this lovely soft yarn.

Having no inspiration, I took my stitch bible and looked for a stitch I never made before. 
I always had an idea of what I wanted to make with this yarn and now I think I have found the perfect stitch for it.
I'm not gonna tell what it will be just yet. First I have to see if it will work, but it's looking good so far...

And it turned out to be the perfect project for my mood today. I really needed something relaxing and cozy and maybe somewhat nostalgic and romantic! .

Have a lovely day!



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