Saturday, 2 June 2012

Cushion complete!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  The sun has deserted us a little hasn't it, but at least it isn't raining and not too cold.  Still nice enough for a little walk and garden fun!

Do you remember I showed you a little glimpse of a project I was working on during the Eurovision?  Well, I have been busy on it today and it is now complete!

It is a cushion for a lovely friend who had a birthday last week.  She has been away for a week so it has given me a little extra time which I needed!  For some reason, even though the pattern was very simple, I kept making silly mistakes at the beginning and had to unravel it constantly!  It didn't seem to grow at all for five days!  Anyway, once I got into the flow of it, it was a fun make and grew quickly.

I found some suitable purple matching buttons in my stash and these finished it off nicely.

I had the inspiration for this design in this great book that is full of ideas and shows you a variety of techniques and many different stitches. 

I used this example of a sample and adapted it to make the cushion cover that is for a 40 x 40cm cushion pad.  Each row consisted of 67 stitches and started with 1 double crochet (dc) in each of the first 3 stitches and then a bobble stitch (made from four treble crochet stitches) in the next dc, 1 dc in each of the next two dc, bobble stitch into the next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc and so on until the end of the row when I did 3 dc in each of the last 3 dc. 

I've just realised that it is quite difficult to describe how to crochet something!  I have never done it before!  I can of course given clearer instructions with pictures if any of you would like.  I love the bobbly texture and the sturdy fabric that it makes.  Perfect for a cushion cover I think!


  1. Love that cushion, what a fab stitch! Enjoy the weekend!
    Victoria xx

  2. That looks gorgeous and I am sue that your friend will love it, especially since you made it yourself.

  3. I envy your friend receiving this cusion, it's lush!