My rosy crochet cushion made to replace the previous, worn-out, ancient, patchwork cover is finished!
I am so happy with her in all her rosy petal stripes!
|Rosy cushion close-up!|
And although the pattern looks complicated, Attic 24 Lucy's instructions here are so clear that, as long as you keep count carefully, it's actually quite straightforward. Of course there were occasions when I didn't keep count quite so carefully and a certain amount of frogging had to be done. Especially as the rows got larger, frogging an entire row became increasingly exasperating. My cushion is a generous 45cm in diameter which meant that the outer rows were a whopping 195 stitches each. Fine if everything was on track but not so good if rectifying a miscount meant undoing a whole row. So on the outer rows I ended up marking every fifty completed stitches with stitch markers and checking as I went so that if anything went wrong I only had to undo the last fifty instead of nearly two hundred stitches. If you are arithmetically erratic, or, as in my case more like, arithmetically hopeless, I recommend this as a way of circumnavigating the counting-accurately-as-you-go hurdle on long rows of this kind where ending the row with the correct number of stitches does actually matter rather a lot!
Anyway my rosy crochet cushion is now in residence on its destined dressing table / sewing table chair. Of course I can't actually sit on it because I don't want to squash the lovely three-dimensional petal effect but you can't have everything!
|Rosy's right side|
|Rosy's wrong side|
I used a mixture of yarn, mostly Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk left over from making my "Summer Has Come From The Sunny Land" blanket* but also some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino left over from some projects last year. As it required No Yarn Purchase At All, it was quite a thrifty make. As my son would say, "You keep telling yourself that, Mrs T!"
*I haven't finished this blanket yet although I am now on to the final row of the edging. I justify the lack of finish to myself, by saying it's because summer does Not yet seem to have come from the sunny land so its moment has not arrived which is possibly a rather specious excuse!
|Rosy cushion in situ - but not for sitting on!|