I noticed this style of cushion cover earlier in the year and really wanted to make one myself. Then by complete chance I came across this brilliant tutorial on the Wisecraft blog. These granny squares are really simple to make and I like the way you make them as a circle but they become a square when joined together. Clever.
So over the summer I made my squares. I tried to pick colours from the same palette for each one and edged them all in cream which I decided would be the background colour (the same as the tutorial).
I find one of the most enjoyable part of crocheting granny squares is watching my collection grow:
So I got to 18 squares and realised I had enough for a small cushion cover (nine squares on each side). Ideally I would have kept going to do a bigger cushion but that would have meant 16 squares on each side or even 25. And I was impatient.
I did have a photo of the stage where I joined the squares but I can’t find it on the computer now. So here is the finished cover:
I also took a photo of the reverse side but I can’t find that at the moment but the picture of all 18 squares should give you an idea of all the colours I used.
I’d like to make another one of these, perhaps bigger. And I’d like to use a more co-ordinated colour scheme too. I also like the idea of using a darker colour for the background. I’d also like to make these into a blanket.
At the moment I’m working on the Granny Square Sampler project, also on the fabulous Wisecraft blog, these are the squares I’ve done so far. I’ve done a few more since then. I’m avoiding using any kind of colour scheme at all with this. I’m just looking forward to a riot of colour so I can’t wait to join them all together. The project started earlier in the year so I’m trying to catch up at the moment.