I'm Heidi & this is my blog
Just like you, I am trying to find that elusive creative gene...
this is where I am at.
Crochet: Nacho Cushion
The creative wall
that was blocking my view is now
a pile of rubble.
To celebrate this little mental feat,
I finished my Nacho project.
I toyed with the idea of making little
lavender sachets, but my nacho grannies
cried out for something more.
So what better way to show off grannies
than to make a lovely cushion?
Granny square cushions, are they easy to make?
all you have to do is join your grannies together,
you have a front cushion cover.
and how exactly do you join the grannies together?
Well, there are a number of ways
to join granny squares together, but I prefer to crochet them.
It's rapide and neat.
but how EXACTLY do you do that?
Ahh you want a HOW TO join the squares. Okay...
1) Decide the layout of your cushion cover, then
2) Grab two squares & place them right sides together,
3) Matching your edges up as precisely as possible,
4) Single crochet (SC) through the OUTER loops all along the edges.
Crochet your pairs first, and the rest will fall in place.
It's really as simple as that.
What you will end up with is a
raised line of stitching
(between the edges) on the inside of the cushion cover,
and a lovely flat seam on the outer side.
Of course, if you fancy the
raised seam on the front side of your cushion
you crochet the edges with the WRONG sides facing.
Now, if you aren't using a pattern (like moi)
then you might find that your newly joined grannies
make for a very small cushion cover.
all you need to do is add a border.
For my border,
I chose the single crochet stitch (again).
Well, until I realised I wasn't getting very far, fast.
(the SC stitch is not very tall)
To move things along,
I changed to a Double Crochet stitch (DC)
& used a very basic net pattern.
Before I could finish shouting C'est formidable!
I had a front cushion cover .
To finish your
Nacho Cushion, did you crochet a back panel too?
Non way! mes amies...
My creative wall has only been down a few days
& I have a lot of unfinished projects to work through.
So I went with the easy fabric option.
Just how easy is the 'easy fabric' option?
All you need to do is;
1) cut your fabric to match your cushion insert size (plus extra for a hem)
2) create a small hem (I turned over half an inch of fabric for my hem)
3) sew the hem in place (I used 7mm seam allowance)
It really doesn't get easier than that.
Is that it?
Well no, you also need to blanket stitch around your fabric square,
add a single row of single crochet (SC) AND then you are done
...with the back panel.
Ahh I see where you are heading with this.
to join the front & back panels,
just crochet them together (SC), remembering to insert the cushion
along the way & then yell
How else is your husband/kids/neighbours
going to know how creative/awesome/loco you are?!
(highlight where appropriate)
So there you have it mes petits fromages...
my Nacho Cushion.
(mmmm melted cheese)
If you are stuck for something good to read,
check out Miles Kingston's book
'Le Bumper Book of Franglais'
c'est très funny!
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