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!