It’s all about the s
ea “c” today in this Circular Coastal Colours Cushion blogpost. Sea See what I did there? You sea see, *okay, I’m stopping now* Lynn Holland asked me to make her a 12 inch round cushion in coastal colours after seeing *told you I’d stop* my square cushions.
I’ve always wanted to make a round cushion, but now that our home is full of crochet things I dont’ think my dear husband would survive another crochet cushion venture of our own… I therefore jumped at the opportunity to hook something round and cushiony, even if it is for someone else.
I sent Lynn a couple of photos and links to round cushion patterns, and she decided on the back of Lucy at Attic24’s Blooming Flower cushion. That’s exactly what I would have chosen if I had made the cushion for myself!
I already had yarn in coastal shades in my (huge) stash of Stylecraft Special DK that was left over from the Identity Crisis blanket. That meant all I had to buy was the duck feather inner. I bought a 14 inch inner (two inches bigger than the crochet so that it would be nice and puffy) from Design-a-Cushions. If you live in the UK, I highly recommend this company for cushion inners.
So here it is. Lynn’s circular coastal colours cushion! Ta-daaaaah!
From this GIF you can see that the front and the back is different. I did the side with the green stripes first, and then realised it looked a bit dark, so the other side has no green and more white and light blue. It’s amazing the difference one colour can make don’t you think?
Of course I had to put the cushion on our bed with the granny square cushions and Identity Crisis blanket. It looks soooo good!
As of 12:45 today the cushion is on its way to its new home. I really enjoyed our time together but I’m sure it will be very welcome and loved in its new home.
(There is a slight possibility that I may have the opportunity to make another one of these. My niece, the one for whom I made the Bayb Born jackets, is coming to visit at the end of March. Maybe, just maybe, she’d want a pink stripey round cushion to take home with her. Here’s hoping.)
What a beautiful cushion and you are SO clever with that Gif gizmo, do-dah 😉
Thank you for the tip regarding Design-a-cushions. The last company I used, Dunelm-Mill were slow and unresponsive and I didn’t get my complete order, so it’s nice to have a recommendation from someone 😉
I’m sure your niece will love to have a pink round stripy cushion ;0)
Thanks Mo. Did you so that Creative PIxie also used Design-a-cushions and were happy with them, so there’s another recommendation.
Lovely Natasja and you did the joining of colours so well.
Thanks Gerlene. Sarah London’s method rocks!
creative pixie said:
Great minds think alike! I made a multicoloured blooming flower cushion based on the Attic 24 one a couple of weeks back and I too used a cushion pad from ‘Design-a-cushions’ – I chose a 16″ microfibre one which is lovely. http://creativepixie.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/the-finished-cushion/
Home, Heart and Hook said:
I love the colours…and your identity crisis blanket, really nice.
Thanks Rebecca 🙂