For all of you who managed to plough through my last blog post, you deserve a warm thanks for taking the time to read it! I know it was a bit much to digest in one go! It's just that so much happend in such a short time, I didn't get a chance to blog inbetween! So, here is a quick new post!
You may remember that on Saturday I started crocheting triangles with Scheepjeswol Stone Washed Yarn using a 3.5mm hook as usual. Well, after making 12 triangles which I had finished by late Tuesday night, I had the task of crocheting them together, which I did yesterday. No, these triangles were not for some bunting (great idea!), but for something else entirely! I had decided that I wanted to make a Hexagon (shaped) cushion!
This morning I had only the following steps left to do: Sewing the (used) cushion pad into a hexagon shape (done quickly by hand), then pinning the 2 sides together to check if it is possible to insert the cushion pad inside - this worked best by using the entire 25cm length of my zip, then handsewing the zip into the 2 halves of the cover, then crocheting the 2 cover sides to each other (this worked like a treat using the little stitch holes of the bottom rows of the triangles and looked so neat when finished) and as a finishing touch, I made a quick tassel because I had long ends left over after sewing and did not want to waste them. And because tassels rock!!! :)
This is what the finished Hexagon cushion looks like - it has a light side and a dark side (a bit like all of us, haha). I used 12 of the available 16 yarn colours for the triangles , plus light grey and black for crocheting them together (because initially I wanted the raised seems to show on the outside, later I preferred them hidden on the inside - I always try to leave my design options open!).
|Ta-daah! My Hexagon Cushion (with Tassel)|
|... come to the Dark side! (The reverse of my cushion)|
|Guess what? In another life we want to be bunting!|
|Playing with Triangles|
|Experimenting with layouts|
|This morning: finished front and back covers, drawing a Hexagon shape onto cushion pad|
|Can we become the outside?|
|Pssst! Nobody will know we got a fancy trim on the inside...|
|Finished cover from inside|
I adapted my pattern as follows: I made 45 stitches because I wanted the bottom of the triangle to measure 20 cm (thinking of my cushion pad of 40-45cm). The beauty of this pattern is that you can adapt it to any size you want, just make sure to swatch your chosen yarn to work out the (uneven) number of stitches required! You could make a Triangle cushion, even a Star cushion! The Triangle cushion could be a green Xmas Tree (you could go mad with decoration it with simple crochet appliques...) You see, there are lots of possibilities!
I leave with with a short glimpse at my Harlequin Blanket, I'm feeling very happy with the current colours I am adding (the Raspberry Red (at the top row) is from the Hobbybeurs!), of course I did less on it during the last few days because I concentrated on making triangles! Now I can get back to my blanket!
What are you busy making? I think there are a number of you making blankets, it seems like now is a good time to do this. The weather has returned to a more normal temperature, with rain yesterday, but luckily there is a bit of sunshine coming through my windows here, hooray!
If you managed to read this far, thanks for reading, lovely to have you here! Maybe you would like to leave a comment? If any of you want a further explanation, please feel free to ask! (I'm not always the best person to document all my design processes, ironical, since this is exactly one of the reasons I write this blog - I do want to make a note so other people could benefit from it!)
I love hearing from you all and enjoy reading your comments!