Friday, 23 August 2013

FO Friday - Ripple Cushion

I am so pleased to be sharing this project with you today. I felt quite challenged by certain elements of it and I'm rather proud of myself for managing to finish it.

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I cast on Attic24's neat ripple pattern as a whim one day. As a non-crocheter it had looked a bit tricky but now with a bit of experience I know it's actually a piece of cake. The tricky bit was edging it but after a few tries, the occasional curse and a lot of re-reading of Little Tin Bird's instructions. The project then hibernated for a while, waiting for me to build up the confidence to do some hand sewing and turn it into a cushion!

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Luckily another fab tutorial came to my aid, this time from Bunny Mummy. I faithfully lined up my fleece, cut it to size. Re-measured and realised I couldn't count so cut it a bit smaller (!) and edged the button band first with blanket stitch and then a row of double crochet. After that I couldn't put the hand sewing off and longer so having pinned everything into place I started stitching. And do you know, I actually found myself enjoying it! I had to add one more round on the border to get the ripple part to fit nicely on the cushion and then I sewed it up one afternoon.

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My eldest daughter has claimed this cushion for her bedroom and asked for a matching scrappy ripple blanket! Demanding child ;-) Once I got my head round doing the hand sewing I was pleased to see how much I remembered from childhood. It's not the most skilfully made cushion in the world, but it's mine and I'm very proud of it :-)

As usual I'm joining in with Tami's FO Friday posts so hop over to see more finished projects :-) Thanks for visiting!

16 comments:

  1. That looks fab and much tidier than my edging..might have to make another one now.

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    1. hehe I doubt my sewing is anywhere near as neat as yours lol

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  2. I have not tried the ripple stitch yet, but I have been so tempted lately. Love the colors and the fleece backing :-)

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    1. It's so simple, if you can crochet you can do it :)

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  3. It's very bright and cheerful. And if the little miss gets any more demanding, then she'd better learn to crochet her own!

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    1. To be fair I have made or am making a blanket for the other 3 children so it's only right she gets on too lol. I'm glad that she's appreciative of homemade though, I'm sure there will come a time when she's too grown up for stuff that I've made :-S

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  4. Wonderful job! I really like the array of colors and how it's in demand.

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  5. Love your cushion, its so cheerful!

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    1. thank you :-) It makes me smile every time I see it :)

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  6. Very lovely cushion, ripples are great. I'm part way through a ripple blanket for one of my daughters. The edging on the fleece is lovely too x

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    1. I love the idea of making a ripple blanket for our double bed but haven't decided on a colour palette or worked up the enthusiasm for such a large project. I'm sure your daughter's blanket is lovely, it's a great pattern

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  7. Great cushion!! The colors are so cheerful, I can't blame your daughter for claiming it.

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