Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Pastel granny squares

Several months ago I started a pastel coloured granny square project - I remember being very excited about getting a big batch of pastel coloured yarn through the post, and blogging about it here and here. I patiently worked away, making a whole heap of pastel granny squares.
Then, as often happens, other things came along and distracted me - knitting, and brightly coloured yarn in hexagon motifs!
The pastel grannies were stashed away in a cupboard awaiting their moment in the sun.
This week I pulled out that bag of grannies again and had a think.
Originally I was going to use these squares to make a throw, in the same way as I made my Cathedral blanket earlier in the year. However, on looking at the heap of grannies afresh over the weekend, I began to feel that a pastel throw made entirely of little grannies with white seaming might be a little too much somehow. It just didn't 'feel' right.
So I decided to work the squares into a much smaller project - a granny square pillow cover for a rectangular cushion.
And................... it is!
I have to admit, finishing off a project that has been lurking in the back of your cupboard and the back of your mind for a while is a very good feeling! You get some instant gratification because a lot of the work has already been done, and a nice feeling of satisfaction from knowing that the pesky lurking project can be ticked off your mental list!

You can see above the new granny cushion getting cosy with the pastel ripple cushions I made earlier in the year. 

I do love this cushion - having the pale yellow shade included has really made it very "dolly-mixture", and I like that!
It was also fun to give the cushion button fastening with lots of little shell buttons. I do love a button fastening for a crochet cushion, I think they are perfect partners.

The rose pictures are for no particular reason - just because I love roses!
Have a happy, creative day wherever you are!

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  1. So very pretty and the perfect partner for the pastel ripples.

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    1. Thanks- I really like pastels, and will be making more pastel things soon.


  3. What a gorgeous cushion, I love the colours. I have just discovered your lovely blog and have had a really nice time looking at your previous posts. Your crochet is just beautiful. I will definitely be back to visit you soon.
    M x

    1. Thanks- I will try to pop over and check out your blog too! Jenx

  4. i love your pastel cushion, the white seaming really makes the cushion sing, it's lovely and cheerful. As I'm fairly new to crochet can you tell me how to join squares as you do please?


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