Friday, 29 August 2014

A Little Present For You

If anyone asks I am not playing on my blog I am working, Got it? Good.

I am currently printing out some weekly schedules ahead of next week for work (see working) that I have made it myself (get me).  I got to thinking that maybe it be would be nice to share it with my friends and blog readers. 

Think of it as a late blogging birthday present as this blog turned one in June.

I have even done three different colours for you to choose from. Just click on the one you want and download the pdf. Easy!

(ignore the greyness of the background)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Look What I Made! The Mabel Ripple Crochet Cushion

The Other Half has put our tent up in the garden for the girls to play in during the summer, so I decided they needed cushions! I bought 6 cushions pads from Amazon for £6.40 and started to look for patterns.

Originally I was going to make different granny squares but then I was worried they would be different sizes.  I had a look through the Simply Crochet granny square app and fell in love with the Granny Mabel square. I went through my stash of yarn and choose:

Stylecraft Special DK

Parchment 1218
Teal 1062
Silver 1203
Turquoise 1068
Shrimp 1132

I did one square and then measured it and by a stroke of luck it 1/9 of the size of the cushion so 9 squares would fit perfectly.

It was my first attempt at sewing granny squares together and to be honest its not perfect. A few corner connections are a bit dodgy but its going to be thrown around the garden so I am not too worried.

I wanted a different look on the other side so I thought it was a great chance to try a ripple for the first time. I used Lucy at Attic 24 Neat Ripple pattern and it was so easy to follow and was really nice to crochet. To fit my cushion which is 45 X 45 cm my starting chain was 59 stitches and I crotched 30 rows (including the starting row). 

It fitted together just right! I stitched 3 sides together with the wrong sides facing each other and the turned it the right way around, put the cushion in and then stitched the final side.

I rather like it and I have already had an order from my sister for a ripple one!