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! 

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