Friday, 15 April 2011

The Softest Crochet Cushion

Remember a little while back I made a colourful crochet cushion following the guidance from the brilliant Lucy - Attic24 I made these little summer garden granny squares and they eventually morphed into a cushion.

Well I did love it very much, but my taste leans more towards the 'muted pastel' colours, so I thought that I would gather some lovely soft Baby Cashmere Yarn and knock another one up.

No two squares are alike, this confuddled my poor old brain a bit but I managed.

I laid them out on the coffee table and mixed them up many times before settling on where I wanted them to be.


This one has been a while in the making, as was almost finished but I got distracted with candles and beads ~ I have the attention span of a gnat!

It's even nice on the reverse with all the neat little single crochet (UK) lines joining it all together.
Making these little squares was a pleasure, the colours are just perfect and this yarn is so soft and such a treat to work with, every time I picked up that pink I smiled.


I was looking for a contrasting wool jumper to cut up for the back, but I found this cotton cardigan in white which I thought would be better.


Snipped and hand stitched to the front with a dainty crochet edging and little button holes.


(it's less wonky in real life honest ~ it's the cushion inside thats off kilter!)

I have put this one away for now as there is no more room on my couches, perhaps it will find a home on my bed but it does not match the Rosali set on there at the minute, for now it's stashed away unloved ~ it's yarn cruelty really, please don't report me :)

I am entering this as my April Monthly Make
 organised by Sexy Annie.
p.s. Don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway - button top right of blog :)

~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~

21 comments:

The Vintage Gardener said...

I love the cushion, Lisa. I'm nearly ready with the Easter swap for you and will hopefully get it posted on Monday.
Love Gill

Bethany said...

I want to touch that :)
You should rotate your cushions--every week a different one gets put away so you don't have to wait for room to appear. I love how you use old sweaters for the back, too.

CarolineGsbM said...

You've used such lovely shades on the cushion. I love a bit of crochet!

Caroline
xxx

FairlyGirly said...

I love both the cushions and the new banners are great.

Carmen said...

Gorgeousness! I have to say, colourwise I'm in love with that first BRIGHT cushion the most *g* Just fabulous!

Pene said...

It's offical it's GORGEOUS!!!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh another beauty, Kandi. Love the colours and the backing. Gorgeous.

Wendy said...

fabulous cushion, love the colours. I used this yarn to make a couple of summer shawls, it's beautiful, it feels so wonderful to work with.

Cheap2Chic said...

That is absolutely amazing, I am in awe of you x

susan said...

I love the cushion and have tried crochet but my hands wont work but I am persevering. I am amazed well done you

susan x

dosierosie said...

I like the back idea.
Gillx

giddynici said...

It's just gorgeous. The seams of the squares look so lovely. X

littleredcraftingcorner said...

sooo cute :-) I'd love this in purple :-D

Catherine said...

Beautiful! Cx

jane p said...

I love the colour combo you used. They're so perfect together.

Josie-Mary said...

It looks lovely, I've never got around to making a cushion cover. x

LaaLaa said...

That's just gorgeous! I love the colours. xxx

Alex said...

You've got such an eye for colour - that is gorgeous!

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

beautiful colours.Love the blog makeover too x

hart44 said...

I love the colours of the wool you have used :) what a great way to finish the back too :)
I must get back into crocheting lol.
Sue x

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