I’m new to crochetting, I started a year ago to make a blanket for when my nephew was born. Over the past year I have made 3 blankets and 1 cushion and I love them all. It’s such a delight to hold my finished project.
I thought I would share my latest … my granny square and stripe cushion. We bought an old caravan last autumn and I knew I could make a few accessories for it.
I’ve used three different brands of wool for my cushion:
Purple – New Fashion (John Lewis 02341)
Green – Patons (1218)
Cream – my favourite Stylecraft DK Parchment (1218)
I started making the granny squares first. With cream in the middle and alternative green and purple, I made 3 rounds of treble crochet granny clusters.
I decided to try join as you go to join the squares. I’m a fan of attic24 and you can find good instructions on her website here.
I would definitely try join as you go again, although I would try one continous join, rather than small squares.
Sewing in the threads can take its time.
I tried the front next to a 50×50 inner but because I crochet so tight it was a bit small. I tried a 40×40 and fit seemed good.
I decided the back would be slightly different, working two rows of triple crochet clusters to make a pretty granny stripe. It took me a while to get the right size to match the width of the front.
I made two rectangles for the back which overlap so I can put the cushion in.
I used a double crochet stitch all the way around.
To finish off I stitched on three buttons to keep the flat secure on the back.
We love it.
I used a 3.5 crochet hook and less than one ball of wool of each of the colours.
Onto my next challenge.