Welcome to the 18th Wool on Sundays! And thank you to everyone who linked up or stopped by last week :)
I don’t have any yarn finishes this week, although ironically, it’s sewing rather than yarn work that has stopped my latest cushion from being a finish. It just needs a fabric back. I think maybe I should make a batch of sewn covers ready to attach these to because once the crochet is finished it’s hard to find enthusiasm for sewing the cover.
It’s very similar to my first round cushion but I’ve used Rico Essentials Cotton DK and a 3.5mm hook and I think the whole effect is a lot neater. Of course I’ve practised a lot since the first cushion too and my recent one is certainly better crocheted!
|old left- new right|
Apart from that I’ve been thinking about making a blanket with squares. I chanced upon this beautiful collection of squares via pinterest and I really liked the flower motif but I had trouble seeing the pattern so I searched about for alternatives and even bought a kindle store book of granny squares to try to find an alternative. But I just couldn’t find a block anywhere that I liked as much as this one so I took a screenshot and printed it and, magically, that got it to a usable size! And now I’m trying to make one a day…
I haven’t decided whether to just have flowers or to use a variety of designs. What do you think?
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14 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 18 (back to square one)”
I love the colours and lacy design of your unfinished crochet cushion. :)
I love the flower pattern you chose. It would look good with all flowers or a variety of designs. I need to practice my crochet.
Oh my…I love your cushion cover. You always have the knack of placing fabulous colours together. I love the higgeldy piggeldy nature of a blanket with a variety of designs…but then….a blanket with all flowers would look awesome as well. You will just have to crochet two blankets!!
Lucy @ Charm About You
Another beautiful cushion cover! They are so pretty!
I love the cushion covers, the colours are really summery.
Both cushion covers are pretty – one is just more lacy/airy than the other :) Did you check on Ravelry to see if anyone can link you up for a flower block pattern?
I love the turquoise and rose pink combination, so pretty. Did you find any problems with splitting with the Rico Cotton?
I like the color combo on your cushion covers as well :-)
Such a lovely, cheery cushion cover Janine perfect for cuddling up with a good book and a cup of tea :)
Your crochet-work is looking lovely, Janine, beautiful colors!! I often find myself pouring my heart out on making a pp block and then not wanting to see it for at least a month, so I understand your dilemma on not wanting to sew the cover. You will have a wonderful cushion when you are in the mood for sewing again :)
Oooh, that flower is gorgeous, good luck!
Susan at TheBoredZombie.com
Granny Squares are my favorite! I love that one. I dont think I've seen anything like it before. Should be amazing!
If you need an idiot to test your pattern, I'd be happy to offer my services :o)
That flower is lovely, really pretty. I think you're old and new cushion covers are both lovely.
I love the colours in your cushion cover. That flower-square you're making looks pretty special, too.