23/07/2014

Granny square crochet cushion

I did it! I crocheted a granny square cushion and I love it *jumps for joy*.

I’ve wanted to learn to crochet for the longest time and finally made it a New Year’s resolution this year. I started learning back in February, making the individual granny squares first, before slip stitching together and then making the giant square for the back and slip stitching this to the front.

Yes, it has taken about five months (although about a month of that was wasted when I kept forgetting to buy a cushion pad) but it’s been so worth it and plans are already afoot for (hopefully quicker) cushion number two.

The small squares are made from this pattern from ravelry and the giant back square is thanks to a great how-to by the lovely Sam of Pattern Piper blog. All the wool is Robin Double Knit.






ps. Despite my fear that by learning how to crochet I’d forget how to knit, I have since tried knitting again and, so far, haven’t forgotten how!

17 comments:

  1. That looks great - I'm desperate to learn to crochet but my options are online tutorials (tried and failed and swore a lot) or expensive classes. One day...
    Sarah :)

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    1. Thanks. Keep at it, you'll get there :)

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  2. Well done, it looks wonderful! I'm making my first granny squares too so know what a great feeling it is! X

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  3. This looks amazing - well done! Really feel like learning to crochet now. :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. It's gorgeous- well done you! xxx

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the colour combinations you've used! That is one fabulously awesome granny square cushion! Thank you for linking to my tutorial - I'm so pleased you found it helpful xxx

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    1. Thanks, they are my favourite colours. It's such a good tutorial, used it again this week when I need a reminder - already on my second cushion! xxx

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  6. Yey - good for you - it looks wonderful and I love our choice of wool colours! I'm hoping for cooler days so I can get back to crocheting my granny square blanket, been far too warm to sit under a blanket crocheting it lately!

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    1. Yes at least this was only a cushion, it's too warm for a blanket here too! :)

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  7. It's really lovely! You must be feeling very satisfied that you have conquered it! Bee xx

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  8. Gorgeous, love the colours :o)

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  9. Oh it's so pretty! My mum has just started knitting and is doing cushions aha. It's making me want to try!

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