Pattern: Square Cushion from Granny Square Love by Sarah London
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK, 1 x 100g in each of: #1246 Lipstick, #1241 Fondant and #1084 Magenta (varying amounts of each left over!)
Hook: 4mm Clover Soft Touch
Before I start – remember just before I went away, when I bemoaned the lack of a green in Stylecraft Special Aran and Chunky? There is now a green (and silver grey) in both, and the 4ply. Clearly I have complete influence over Stylecraft’s yarn colours.
But back to today’s FO. The cushion pad I ordered finally arrived today, so I took the opportunity to photograph an actual FO. Cushion covers are much better when they’re all plumped out than flat as a pancake! I finished the cover just before I went away on my jollies, but didn’t bother getting the insert before I came back because there wasn’t enough time, and it would have ended up sitting on the doorstep, tempting thieves with its polyester goodness.
This is actually the easiest of all the cushions that I have crocheted this year as it it’s just two squares joined together along three sides. However, I loved the colour scheme when I first saw the book and knew I wanted to make it. The fact it will coordinate nicely with Rose’s curtains is a bonus.
I deviated from the pattern for the back. The cover in the book has a plain creamy yellow back with a final round of mauve, but I decided to continue with the three colours, working alternate rounds of each.
I slightly regretted this when it came to weaving in the numerous ends, but I like the effect and it makes either side suitable for public viewing.
I also made button loops for the first time with this pattern, which makes it easier to clean, something I hadn’t considered when making the previous cushions, although I imagine the whole thing can be machine washed. The buttons were freebies with a past issue of Mollie Makes and look perfect.
I am a bit worried that the square is slightly wonky. I don’t know whether it’s just my eyes, but it doesn’t look quite right. If it is actually wonky, then this is completely a design feature and absolutely intended…
It’s also getting to the time of year again when I am sunk into nametape sewing-on misery, so next week might be a bit of a washout knitting-wise, depending how motivated I am to get them done! Think of me, please, surrounded by shirts and trousers and trying to sew the right name into each!