Sunday, 22 February 2015

Catherine Wheel Crochet Cushion

I have started making another crochet cushion and finished one side, the front. I may do a fabric back again or a crochet one. I began by making a Catherine wheel motif in a double knit acrylic yarn to try out a pattern in the book The Complete Guide to Crochet I bought in a charity shop for the nice selection of stitches and patterns. The Catherine wheels in the book were used to make a curtain which I think looked good and as my yarn was double knit instead of a lighter weight yarn I decided to carry on adding more rows to the motif making it up as I went in various stitches until it measured 18" x 18" square and make a cushion instead. I think it turned out okay and I may keep this one. The green is a lot brighter than this photo shows taken with my ipad camera.  photo 56de75431d006bdf36de812c387a0fa4_zpsef10ebf7.jpg  photo 22a3a5972e94b8ec3bf2a7643392596c_zps59667dba.jpg  photo image.jpg1_zps1lptvejn.jpg  photo image.jpg2_zps9svzzipa.jpg
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  1. That catherine wheel is a lovely block. The curtain in the picture does look nice and I love the way you've adapted it into a cushion. The extra stripes set it off beautifully :)
    Thank you for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

  2. I love your Catherine Wheel Cushion. I would keep it as well! I must admit I love the curtains in the book, they are so cool!