I feel very naughty to be posting this so late after I actually finished the project, but I guess that’s no reason not to!
Over the summer I started using the Rowan Amy Butler yarn I bought with my Hobbycraft winnings. Just before I received the vouchers I’d bought just a couple of balls, as it’s not cheap, but I went back for more and had plenty to make this one cushion and I plan to make its twin soon.
The yarn is Rowan Belle Organic DK, 50% Organic wool and 50% Organic Cotton. The shades I used are:
- 005 Basil
- 012 Tomato
- 013 Moonflower
- 015 Slate (the name and shade on Rowan website indicate this is a grey, but the yarn I used is more purple – so maybe some sort of mix up on labels!)
- 017 Zinc
I used a standard granny square pattern for the body of the cushion and both sides are the same. I wanted the cover to be removable so on one side I made two rows of double crochet (UK) and on the second of those rows made evenly spaced chain loops as button holes:
On the other side I then made two rows of double crochet along one edge (which the buttons would be sewn onto):
I then put the two sides together and made two double crochet around the remaining 3 edges:
Then I changed colour and completed another double crochet row around the remaining 3 sides and across the plain edge (without the buttonhole loops) and :
I did attempt a picot edge, of sorts, but it added too much of a frill to the edge so i took it off again. I liked the pink trim but not the effect this additional trim created:
Then it was on with the buttons:
Et voila! A granny cushion: