13.6.16

Scheepjes Velvet Carnival Cushion Update!

Well this post is long overdue!
I planned on sharing this a couple of weeks ago but as usual life just got in the way.
Better late than never seems to be my motto of the moment ;-)
If you remember (from ages ago!!!) I started to make a cushion with some Scheepjes Velvet yarn.
You can read more about the yarn here.


I chose a colour palette inspired by this hook that I picked up while on holiday earlier in the year. I decided to call it the Carnival Cushion as the colours remind me of a happy carnival :-)


I wanted the back and front to be very different so by simply turning the cushion over you get a completely look. A hooky version of buy one get one free!!!

The photograph above is the back of the cushion. Simple rows of double crochet in a mix of colours. A bit random. Which is tricky for me. I struggle with random. I prefer to control my randomness so it looks better ;-)

For the front of the cushion I really wanted something a little different. Still with the same colours but with some busy and calm elements. 


I decided on a simple mitred square design.


2 colourful squares and 2 plain squares. I love how the plain squares really showcase the effect of this yarn! (You can buy the yarn here. It's not an affiliate link. I just love the service of this store!)


Because of the mitred square pattern these squares needed a little cajoling to block properly! 


However the overall finished and blocked squares look really good together. 
The joining was a bit of a challenge but the finished cushion looks really fabulous and I'm delighted with it!

I'm in the process of writing up a free tutorial for this cushion but will share the finished cushion photographs very soon!

Til next time x

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3 comments:

  1. Pretty! I love the look of the mitred in contrast to the solid. And carnival is a suiting name for the color scheme.

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  2. Pretty! I love the look of the mitred in contrast to the solid. And carnival is a suiting name for the color scheme.

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