Sunday, 25 August 2013

A Cushion for Mum

It was my lovely mum's birthday this week, so I crocheted a little cushion for her in colours to match her living room...

It's quite a small cushion - it measures 30cm x 30cm. I used Stylecraft Special Aran in Lavender (1188) and Cream (1005) with a 4mm hook. For the front, I made 16 simple little granny squares and double crocheted them together, I then made a large plain granny square in Cream only for the back.
Here it is, on the sofa in my mum and dad's living room...

Mum was really pleased with her new cushion and I loved making it for her. I really, really enjoy making (and giving!) handmade gifts, especially for my mum as she is also a crafty, creative type and I know she particularly enjoys these types of gifts too.

Thank you for the sweet comments on my last post. It seems that the spring throw from Cute & Easy Crochet is a popular project which quite a few of us bloggers are working on at the moment!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend...




  1. Your cushion is beautiful and such pretty colours too. Making and giving handmade gifts is very rewarding.

  2. Lovely pattern xxx

  3. Such a sweet and lovely little cushion - I know I'd be delighted to be given such a gift of love, as I'm sure your Mum was!
    Joy x

  4. What a beautiful gift! It looks so pretty, and I'm glad you took some photos of it on your mum's sofa - it looks perfectly suited to the other lovely cushions around it! Your mum must be so happy and proud of you! Cx PS Not long now til Nikki Trench's new book is out, we should do a crochet-a-long of some projects! ;-)

  5. Gorgeous! Mum keeps hinting that I should make one for her and this might have given me just the push I need - watch this space! Jane x

  6. It's lovely what a lucky Mum, the colours are stunning together.
    Clare x

  7. A fabulous and gorgeous cushion, I love the soft gentle colours.
    Just stunning

  8. It's so pretty! I really love it.

  9. I bet she did love it, it is very sweet of you to make it for her.

  10. The perfect pressie. Jo xx

  11. Ladybird your cushion is just so gorgeous, I adore the colours, no wonder your lovely Mum is pleased. What a lovely gift from a beautiful daughter. A great post Ladybird as always, thank you so much
    Lots of love

  12. Love the cushion you made your mum it looks absolutely beautiful sitting there on the sofa with the other cushions. Did you put a zip in it, or an envelope back? Liz

    1. Thank you so much. I simply double crocheted the two sides together as I have no idea how to put a zip in! Hopefully it shouldn't need washed much - mum has told dad to stay away from it!!
      M x

  13. Like you I love to make to and give handmade gifts there so personal and I'm sure your cushion will be treasured by your Mum x

  14. Just beautiful and made with love. Your mum will be delighted.

    Thank your for visiting my blog x
    added yours to my blog roll. will gladly come back for some more reading :)

  15. Gorgeous cushion, lucky mum! My parents are the same and love any hand made gift I make them. Julie x

  16. Love the cushion. Fits in well with its sofa mates. Do I spot a bit of ladybird diaries in the others?
    S xx

  17. What a lovely cushion! I am sure your mom will treasure forever!
    Beautifully made!!!

  18. Its beautiful! I have just started crocheting a cushion cover for my granddaughters bedroom.So therapeutic isnt it?

  19. A very pretty cushion, I love the colours. You mum will enjoy it even more because you made it especially for her!
    Helen x

  20. What a beautiful gift for your Mum, I am sure she was thrilled to bits. It looks great on her sofa and matches it so well. Really lovely xoxo

  21. It's beautiful, really simple and calming. I know what you mean about making things for others, it makes me as happy (if not happier) than making things for myself. x


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