Here is my latest crochet creation. It's a granny square cushion cover.
We've had the same boring cushion covers (see the plain cream and brown poking out at the back there?) since 2005 and I am gradually making them over! The owl print cushion cover was a free gift with Your Home and Garden magazine a couple of months back. And recently I decided it was time to make-over another cushion!
I used the same purple yarn from my rainbow blanket and the light and dark blue yarn from my table runner. This started as a way to use up existing yarn but I ended up having to buy some more anyway!
On the first side I did patterns of 3 (ie. purple, dark blue, light blue) whereas I tried to make the second side more purple (so alternated purple between the 2 blues...purple, dark blue, purple, light blue, purple)
I joined the 2 sides by using Lucy's (joining granny squares as you go) method on my final round of the second side.
I stuffed my cushion inner in once I'd joined 3 sides and then I sewed buttons (with the purple yarn) on to alternate sides and alternate granny gaps (I hope that makes sense - hopefully if you have a close look at the picture above you'll see what I mean) to work as a closure. I did think about joining it all the way around but with a toddler in the house I thought it best the cover was removeable to be washed!
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