Hello Lovely Ones!
Before I get started on showing pictures of my latest FO, I have to tell you that when I picked up my crochet hook this morning, it had chocolate smeared all over it. Is that normal? Luckily, it had not smeared onto this!
That’s right! It’s finished! The upcycling project began with a $4 op shop find.
It was ugly and lumpy, but luckily not smelly. Then the pattern that KB found at Spotlight entered the creative arena!
And the cushion was born…
It was an interesting process! I’ve never had a try at this pattern before, and I’m telling you, my arms are sore now! All those double crochet stitches, hundreds and hundreds of them without the chains to break up the movement! I’m going to give myself a well-deserved arm massage, then do some yoga stretches so I can… you guessed it! Make another one! Because despite the pain, I really really like this cushion and want to make many in different colours!!!!!
It was relatively easy to make, although as I came to single crochet it together, despite the fact that I thought I had followed the pattern exactly, I counted the stitches along the sides of the two pieces. 66 on the front piece… On the back piece, 1,2,3,4…. 62! CRAP! I exclaimed! They’re meant to be even! This has happened before, when I attempted a round cushion a while ago, but I was about 30 stitches out then, so 4, not such a hassle!
This cushion used a whopping 250gms of wool, so is no lightweight!
But so absolutely, completely and utterly worth it.
And the best part? KB, (I’m risking a lot here by divulging this info) who doesn’t like crochet, LOVES this cushion. So I can even enjoy it without that little bit of “I’m filling my house with crochet guilt!”
As I mentioned in my last post, this cushion is going to go on a very special chair, which is patiently awaiting some upcycling love itself. I’m going to go now, and do some much needed study, so I can let myself have some crafty time later… I’ll post the cushion and it’s chair next time.
For those of you who have been missing Raymond, as I noticed he has not made much of an appearance on my (or should I say OUR) blog lately… I though he looked very angelic sitting on his sheepskin in the sun this morning!
Lots of love to all of you, from both of us! Hugs from Alice and Raymond XX
p.s Check out Penelope’s bunting love! I can’t wait to see it completed!