Finally a little bit of blue can be seen in the sky here in England. It’s been a cold rainy few days since I showed you all my crochet at the pool, and me crocheting squares, basically what I make while the blue ones swims length after length after length……..
The finished pieces are 2 cushions which hopefully brighten up the dull days we will have for next few months!
Now I’m sure I’ve posted this before (about 2 weeks ago) – so either something funny is going on with my blog…… or its a proper de ja vu moment…….
Ok – so on the ripple blanket they might be a bit too much! But I’ve really enjoyed making them!
The granny square one – your usual granny square – I do 2 chains in the corners one on the sides.
Then I positioned it so it was on a diagonal rather than a square. This gave me the diamonds and the big cross on the other side!
I hand sewed the granny square directly onto the cushion pad – meaning if it need a wash (highly likely with little people and 4 legged friends), I’ve got to unpick- so I wish I’d thought about this more!
So to add the zip – I saw this great video posted by Red Haired Amazona on her FB page. Basically sew along with running stitch.
I folded the square in half and sewed the bottom and top edges together.
I positioned the zip along the long side and using single crochet – I just crocheted along the zip! About 2 single crochets per running stitch. (I wish I could of bought a teal zip but the shop didn’t have any when I went shopping- it would have blended more).
When both sides were done I put in the cushion pad – zipped it up and prepared to make my eyes go funny!