Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Granny square patch cushion

Hello everyone!

I am very happy to be able to say that I have finished something! It feels like a long time since I have finished a project of any kind. You can see my work in progress basket above. I should point out, this is only one of my storage places for works in progress - there are more elsewhere! I keep starting things, putting them down and then going on to something new. I've decided to try and bring a little discipline into my crafting. I never find discipline a very 'fun' word, but sometimes it's necessary!

So, I have decided as part of the discipline that it is time for a yarny clear out. As well as the work in progress basket raging out of control, my yarn store is also raging out of control! I have decided I am not going to buy anymore yarn for a little while (not sure how long, it has yet to be decided - probably just until I crack!). I am also going to try and do projects that use up my existing stash - you know all those little odds and ends, and little balls of yarn that you have left over from blankets, but can't part with because you know they can be used for something?! Well, that is what I am going to try and start with - clearing out the scraps! Then I'll move on to the bigger stash piles! Yes, thrifty is the watch word for this plan!

So, my first stash busting, thrifty project is this granny square patch cushion:

Keeping with the thrifty theme, I decided to join the squares as I went along by crocheting them together rather than stitching them together - it uses less yarn! Hmm, come to think about it, that's a bit counter-intuitive seeing as I am trying to use up my stash!

It's nice to have this almost finished - I just need to stitch on buttons for the fastening. In the meantime it's on the sofa, just waiting to be snuggled into!

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  1. That is a very cute little cushion :) it feels so good to complete a work in progress doesn't it? Always good to use up as many scraps as poss, my very final last bits get taken to school for the kids to use, usually as hair on their creations!! Very bright, colourful hair xx

  2. Beautiful! I love the colours you chose. Your colourful crochet cushion looks perfect against the fabric pillow.

  3. Your cushio is truely lovely - A great stash busting project - I have never used the join as you go method but I am defintely going to give it a try.

  4. It's lovely :) really like the colours! you've inspired me to bust some stash myself


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