My friend and ex-colleague Zsuzsi has finally left the big smoke and moved to San Francisco, so I wanted to make her something quite British to remind her of us. I decided to go for a sheep cushion! The pattern is from one of my favourites – Little Doolally, and can be found here. I [...]
“Inspired by rustic Nordic style, this cushion works up quickly and the impressive-looking stitch pattern is easy to learn.” That description in Inside Crochet magazine (issue 58) was enough to get me ‘hooked’ (sorry…) so off I went to buy the yarn – James C Brett Chunky with Merino (70% acrylic/20% siliconised soft polyamide/10% Merino [...]
Leon’s Grandma, my Mum, made these wonderful cushions as Christmas presents for my brother and my sister-in-law by cutting up an old knitted jumper and sewing on fabric for the back! It took her AGES as she had to interlock each edge of the fabric, amongst other things. Don’t they look professional?!
This wonderful crochet owl cushion took me a while to make but was well worth it. I got the pattern from ATERGcrochet on etsy and used a variety of cotton DK yarn, sometimes doubling it up to make a thicker yarn and I used a 5.0mm or 5.5mm crochet hook I think. Mum sewed the fabric [...]
I finally completed this wonderful Winter scenic intarsia cushion, from a pattern in Simpy Crochet magazine by Simone Francis. I used Sirdar Supersoft Aran in Navy and Oatmeal to crochet the front of this cushion and then my Mum kindly got her sewing machine out and sewed on the back cream fabric that I bought [...]
I bought a few duck feather cushions for a few pounds from Dunelm-Mill and wanted to crochet some cushion covers. So here is my first one! I used a super chunky yarn called Wendy Pampas Mega Chunky in shade 2225 Oyster with a 6mm crochet hook to create this cover. The cushion measures 36cm / [...]