I bought some cushion pads quite some time ago 30 x 50cm (12 x 20 inches) and had been dithering for ages in deciding what to do with them. I finally go round to making some covers to go over them with King Cole Cottonsoft DK. Find pattern/ details of this project here.
Apologies for the long silence. I have been working on several projects recently and have not got round to writing these up and sharing with you. I have now had the change to give you more details on I made this colour block blanket. Find details here.
I loved making this blanket. It has a retro colour vibe which looked better and better as the throw grew. Please find the written details on how to make this here.
I added tassels to this throw to give it a boho feel and seems to finish this off nicely. This is the second throw where I have added tassels and now I want to add them to every blanket or throw.
This week I decided to work with some colour. I was travelling so I wanted something easy to do. I just love these colours. You can find out more about how to make this blanket here.
The patterns is a traditional granny square based on 6 rainbow colours.
My blanket finished 80cm x 80cm but you can adapt to how big or small you want it.
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I love these Stylecraft Chunky yarn colours together and they work up well in cushion cover. The chunky yarn seems to give a beautiful stitch definition and seems to work perfectly with the herringbone half treble stitch.
Find the full pattern here.
This pattern is for a 50cm x 50cm cushion but can easily be adapted to whatever size cushion you desire. It is super simple to make. Suitable for a beginner.
I used a 6mm hook.
This weekend I finished my stacks of pastel rainbow granny squares. I made a total of 30 squares.
My intention was always to join with grey, but I did suddenly wonder whether I should go for white or cream. However I stuck to my original plan – and I am really happy with it.
I am using the ‘join-as-you-go’ joining method.
Hopefully, I will finish joining the squares today and then can get onto the border.
I mentioned previously that I wanted to use the pastel rainbow colours for a new project – so I played around with these colours, making granny squares
The colours are Stylecraft Special DK: Candyfloss, Apricot, Lemon, Spring Green, Sherbet and Wisteria.
Looking forward to showing you more of this project – I am planning to write this in a bit more detail soon for those who would find this useful.
This weekend I finished the pink blanket. This started as a project to use up some of Stylecraft Special DK yarn stash. I am really pleased with the result.
If you would like to see more about how I made this blanket then please see here
Continuing to work on my granny squares, which started off as a project to use up some of my yarn stash.
- Round 6 of each square was completed using cream.
- I ended up with a total of 25 squares.
- Today’s job is to join the squares together.
I am joining the squares using a continuous ‘join-as-you-go’ method, but I am trying to do it differently from before. Instead of going with a slip stitch going under the square, I am trying to join with a slip stitch by going into the square from above. It is taking much longer doing it this way but the work appears much flatter.