I used this free pattern to make the squares and then slip stitches them together. The colours were chosen to tie in with other crochet projects in my lounge and because they were a sort of rainbow together.
For the back I used Little Tin Bird's Elmer Squares pattern and alternated between cream and one of the colours. I would modify the pattern slightly if I was to make anything bigger than this cushion as it does swirl a little. As it's for the back of cushion though I figured it didn't really matter very much
To join the two sides together I took inspiration from another blogger (and I forgot to make a note of who it was) and used the double crochet stitch to join. This gives a raised edge which looks a bit like piping and finishes the cushion rather nicely I think
Now the cushion lives happily on my sofa and looks rather at home I think :-)
The flower cushion on the left was blogged about here and the Zigzag one was here. The blanket was a stash busting project that was originally intended to go on my daughter's bed but it seems to have stayed down here instead!
Speaking of stash-busting, look how much progress I've made on my scrappy ripple blanket. I'm using the interlocking pattern so the colours merge nicely together. Lots of fun :-)
Linking this post in with FO Friday, Creative Friday and Fiber Arts Friday. It's a 3 day weekend in the UK so I'm hoping to get out for some walks, cycling and picnics. I might even squeeze in some crafting time too! Have a good weekend everyone!