Friday, 12 July 2013

Round Crocheted Cushion

 
I made this little cushion with yarn leftover from the ice cream blanket. I had bought a round cushion pad some time ago, planning to make the Round Stripy Cushion cover from Nicki Trench's Cute & Easy Crochet. But, I then remembered that I had seen this lovely cushion on the gorgeous Pink Milk blog. So, my cushion is very much inspired by Pink Milk's...
Back of the cushion....
So, a few little details...
I did use the pattern for the Round Stripy Cushion Cover from Cute & Easy Crochet but I used double knitting yarn and a 4 mm hook, I followed the pattern right up to round 16 and the cover fitted the cushion pad well (it was 38cm in diameter). The front I made all the one colour using Stylecraft Special DK in cream (1005) and for the back I made alternating pink and cream stripes, again using Stylecraft Special DK in pale rose (1080) and cream (1005). To join each round, instead of making a slip stitch which I found looked quite untidy, I used this method from Sarah London and I found this made the join look so much neater and just took a little extra time.
I made a rose for the centre of the cushion again using a 4mm hook and pale rose yarn using the pattern for the rose for the Beanie Hat from Cute & Easy Crochet. For the little leaves I used this great tutorial from the fantastic Attic24 and just some oddments of pale green cotton. I didn't use a lot of yarn really for this , probably just a little more than 50g of each main colour.
For the edging I again used the pattern for the border for the Flower Cot Blanket from Cute & Easy Crochet Baby Clothes by Nicki Trench (do I ever use anything else?!)
So this little cushion was made using a mix of quite a few different patterns! I am really happy with it and I really enjoyed crocheting in the round when i got the hang of the pattrern and the new joining method. I can see more round cushion covers being made in different colour ways...
I am working all weekend so no crafting or crochet for me, but I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and that this beautiful weather continues for a little longer!
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28 comments:

  1. It's really good, love that little flower....I'd love to make a stripy round cushion, might be a while though! :) x

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  2. It so sweet and the rose made the perfect touch!
    ♥Shari

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  3. Gorgeous little cushion and such a sweet rose!
    joy x

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  4. Wow ... I love the seamless join!!! Your cushion is beautiful!! xxx

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  5. I love your cushion! Although I am not a fan of crocheting in the round...always prefer squares he he. Your joining looks so neat too!!

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  6. A super cute make, the back reminds me of pink and white marsh mallows, I love everything about. xxx
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Gorgeous gorgeous and stunning love it...thanks for sharing
    bestest
    daisy j x

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  8. It looks like a gorgeous powder puff

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  9. Beautiful and so neat close up - you are clever! Julie x

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  10. What a great way to use up bits and pieces. It looks great. Jo x

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  11. That cushion is beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. So very pretty and beautifully made - well done! Cx

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  13. What a very pretty cushion - lovely! :-) x

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  14. Another gorgeous make. Thank you for sharing the invisible join link. Like you, I think the normal method looks really messy and wish I'd known about it before I made mine. Will definitely be having a go at that sometime. xx

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  15. Great cushion, I love it.
    Meredith

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  16. Hello :)
    Love your cushion, I've made a round cushion this week. It isn't half as nice as yours, I used up leftover beige wool. I love the colours and the flower detailing x

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  17. u are so very clever.looks absolutely beautiful!

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  18. A cushion with a dual personality, how clever. Working in rounds is not easy, well done.

    S xx

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  19. What a great job you've done- definitely reminds me of pink and white marshmallows- scrummy:)

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  20. Oooh I love what you have done. I love the colour choice and especially love the back. Well done, another wonderful project and just perfect for summer! xoxo ps thank you for always leaving such lovely comments over at mine!

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  21. It's so pretty! The repetition of the pink and white works really well, I like the simplicity of it very much. x

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  22. This is so beautiful! My crocheting is very basic, one day I will manage something this neat. Maybe.

    P.S. you left a lovely comment on my blog but I couldn't reply direct since you're a no-reply Blogger. So I popped in instead!

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  23. Hi Ladybird I just love your work, the colours are so beautiful. I am new to crochet so will be following your blog, I learn so much from such talented people as yourself. I have recently started my own blog to chart my progress into the world of crafting and am going to put you as one of my favourites. I hope this is ok with you.
    Thanks for a fantastic blog
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxx

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  24. Hi Ladybird I forgot to tell you that my blog is

    crochetknittingsewing.blogspot.com
    Dorothy's Room

    Thanksxx

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  25. I love the simple soft look of this. Sometimes I get too busy with color and pattern and this one is just right!

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  26. I can't believe I missed your gorgeous cushion, the colours are beautiful.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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