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Corner-to-corner cushion

8/52 for the group 2014 weekly alphabet challenge

This week's theme was: H is for Hobby

Ironically, I was so wrapped up in my hobby of crocheting this week that I forgot to take a photo for this theme before the deadline of Saturday. Fortunately, I had taken a photo of this cushion within the correct time framce to upload to Ravelry. :)

It is, therefore, not very artistic or photographically exciting, but it fits the theme perfectly.

The cushion only took a few days and was a quick project to use up more of the Marble Chunky from my stash. It’s intended to match the corner-to-corner blanket which I made using the yarn that had been reclaimed from frogged items or bought for projects that never happened. It will be the first of an ongoing series that I'm calling "Pimp those cushions!" Basically, I've decided that all our cushions are looking a bit drab and tired and need cheering up with new, brighter, crochet covers.

The back is fastened very simply with four buttons. The pattern creates natural button holes, so there was no need to do anything fancier.

Button fastening

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seaivy From: seaivy Date: February 23rd, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
That cushion is beautiful!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 23rd, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It is much fresher and brighter than the old cover and it's also very soft.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: February 23rd, 2014 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
That top one is so beautiful!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 23rd, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. That's the front of the cushion, other photo just shows how it fastens with buttons on the back. I did the back plain because a) I'd run out of the other colours and b) it was just the back and wouldn't show! :)
kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: February 23rd, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's really lovely!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 23rd, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It is much fresher and brighter than the old cover and it's also very soft.
julesjones From: julesjones Date: February 23rd, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
You continue to tempt me to learn to crochet. In fact, I did actually buy the companion "learn to crochet" to the "learn to knit" book I bought last year, as a direct result of your posts, but the (re)learn to knit is taking priority at the moment.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 23rd, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I learned to knit first as a child and only learned to crochet in my teens, but I find crochet so much easier, especially when it comes to unravelling work that hasn't quite gone right. Knitting is such a pain to undo. Also crochet grows faster! There is no way I could have knitted a cushion cover and also a hat in just two weeks.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: February 23rd, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gorgeous! As always, your choice of colors is impeccable.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 23rd, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The new cover is much fresher and brighter than the old cover and it's also very soft.

I am trying to be more adventurous in my colour schemes. There is some gorgeous work posted on the crochet Facebook group and people put colours together that I would never have thought of combining. I busy observing and learning. :)
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: February 23rd, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
So beautiful! I love the buttons :-)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 23rd, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I spent ages trying to work out how to fasten the cover shut and even considered just sewing it and hoping that if it needed washing I'd be able to unpick it. And then I realised that the corner-to-corner already has convenient holes, so it was just a case of finding some buttons to suit.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: February 24th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the buttons worked perfectly then. And it is such a good feeling to know you can wash it.
veronica_milvus From: veronica_milvus Date: February 23rd, 2014 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is really pretty! The diagonal pattern makes it look more jaunty.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 23rd, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Yes, the diagonal stripes make for an interesting variation. That particular pattern grows very fast too, so it gives a great sense of accomplishment.
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