Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Cushion cover ~ WIP Weds

I've had four cushions from ikea sitting around naked for far too long. I've made a half hearted attempt to look for covers, but most of the shops sell cushions and covers together. Which is not very helpful. 

I decided to have a go at making a cushion cover from crochet. I tried this circle in a square one but for some reason just couldn't get the right number of stitches going. So I gave up that idea for now and went back to trusty granny squares. Just two rounds then a double crochet edging in black. I would have used white or cream for the edging but I don't have any in, so I used black. This may end up being the fugly cushion of the four.


I did a bunch of squares till it looked the right size, then crocheted them together without sewing in the ends because that's boring so why not put it off? That's all I have left to do now for this side.


I'm thinking just a big granny square for the back, quicker and less ends! Then I'll try and master my sewing machine and make an insert out of an old sheet so you can't see the cushion through the holes.

P.s. If you want to take a look at what other crafty bloggers have been doing this week why not head over to Tami's blog and take a look at the pool?

9 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic! Nice work. And why spend the time weaving in ends when you can just cram them inside the pillow? Kidding! I think...

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  2. Love! The black borders really make the colors pop!

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  3. I second the love for the black-borders---it reminds me of a Rubik's cube, in a good way! And I totally support the idea of one big granny square for the back so there's less end-weaving to do.

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  4. I like the black too, and it won't show up any dirt as quickly. I did have a giggle at Fugly.xxx

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  5. It looks great! I hate weaving in ends, too, but sometimes that's the easiest part of the project to tote around with me while i'm in waiting rooms or waiting for my kids.

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  6. I love your cushion cover! Tis beauteous!

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  7. Love the bright cheery colors, you just can't go wrong with the basic granny, but making them that small must be tedius working in the ends which is something I don't like to do. Hope it all works out well for you.
    Sandy
    WIP

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  8. Beautiful! I love all of the colors! I can't wait to see it finished.

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  9. Aarghh!! All those ends! Make it go away! *hides*

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