I have been trying to brighten up the TV lounge and decided to go a bit crazy with some bright colours.... the room can tend to be a bit dark because it has a large chocolate leather lounge in there. So I delved into my fabric stash and whipped up some bright new cushions, I had pom pom trim and braids all over the place!!! I was quite happy with my efforts but then I thought how lonely my blooming flower cushion was looking and I immediately decided to hook a friend for it!
I found a great granny flower tutorial HERE and adapted the pattern to make a cushion...
I followed the pattern for the flower then attached the blue to the back making a 5 chain, slip stitch and repeating 8 times. I used a treble crochet stitch to make 5 trebles in each 5 chain space. For the third row of blue I started with an increase every third stitch, then next row every fourth and so on until I increased every ten stitches.
Then for the edging I changed colour to red and half treble crochet all around in every stitch. I changed colour again to hot pink and scallop edges were made by skipping a stitch, 5 half treble in one stitch, skipping a stitch, slip stitch and repeat.....
If you are giving it a go, take care, because I had to frog my third row of blue (above photo) because I forgot to flip my flower after the first round of trebles. When I looked at the photo I realised it was back to front! So remember, after doing the first row of trebles, flip work around the correct way!
I cut two fabric circles to size and made a cushion pad with calico on one side and floral fabric on the other side. Then I hand stitched the cover to the cushion pad.
It looks just as good from the back as it does from the front!
I am quite happy with this little project and think it would be nice in some other colours.
I am now officially on Long Service Leave from my teaching job, which is why I suddenly have time to blog again! I am looking forward to doing all the things I love.... more sewing, hooking and baking! I have started walking each morning and l have been learning some yummy new raw food recipes to help my family eat a bit more healthy food (especially for snacks)..... Anyway, it will be nice to just relax and take things as they come. I also have a holiday planned which I am looking forward to as well.
Happy week friends!
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