lovely cushions !
( ooh I've said it too many times now and it sounds weird ... )
But today my post is all about them ...
It all started a few weeks back with a basket of extremely gorgeous Sublime Egyption Cotton
I had already decided that the cushions were going to be for the chairs in the garden
so neutrals, a zesty green and a burst of burgundy seemed a good choice of colours.
I haven't made cushion covers before so what with my usual love affair for making
blankets, in comparison, this little patterny square of
loveliness just seemed to whizz along in no time at all.
There's also something very addictive about Jules' pattern because you really want to
keep on going to see what each new row of pattern is going to look like.
Cover number 2 , in a slightly different colourway, was soon on the hook,
swiftly followed by an envelope style back in a neutral shade.
I managed to find some buttons for the back that go so perfectly with the wool
you'd have thought I'd have commissioned them to be hand made !
For each of the two cushion backs I edged the square in the main colour
and added a little strip of buttonholes.
On the reverse of the cushion all of my ends were knotted
securely and sewn down the side edge - another lovely bonus of cushion versus blanket,
as all of this will be tucked away inside for nobody to see !
Joining the front and back couldn't have been easier as it was just a matter of
double crocheting the two sides together all the way around the edge.
And here they are ...
in all their lovely stripyness.
And just to add an extra little scrumptiouness I added a border of
bobbles all the way around the edge.
I truly love them.
They were so quick to make and I love how they look with the plain back as I think this
really makes the patterned side stand out.
I love the contrast of the colour against the neutral back as well.
And this is where their new home is ...
.... on the two chairs in my little shady crochet corner
right outside my back door.