Hello........... Today's post is a long awaited Ta-Dah, that dates back to the early days of the blog, yes I have been intending on making a purple leaf cushion with this yarn since 'here' yes that's right since 2013 !!
Back then of course I was foolishly attempting to knit a cushion, this was long before I discovered crochet and it's lucky I did because my knitting is shockingly bad. I persevered and it was only last October that I finally called time on this make after yet another disaster.
A knitter I will never be...........
So I was left with a huge 400g ball of Hayfield bonus Aran, Plus some leaves I had somehow managed to knit. I decided I still really wanted a cushion however I was just going to have to crochet mine. !!!!
I decided to make a round cushion as it's so much easier with crochet and found a wonderful tutorial for a flat circle over at Attic24 'here'
Using a 5mm hook the circles worked up really quite quickly
something even full of lurgy my foggy brain could manage
I just kept adding rounds until
the circles were large enough for this 14 inch cushion pad, which I bought from amazon at the bargain price of less than £2.
I then simply crocheted the two half's together
Then it was all about whether to add a border or not, decisions decisions.....
In the end I opted for a simple 5 treble shell edging
Which really helped to neaten up the join.
I'd been playing around with so many design ideas, with the original knitted leaves.
here are just a few
In the end I just loved the rose leaf combo, I
borrowed nicked some of the roses and leaves from my Autumn wreath, opps I'm going to need to replace them later in the year !!
and finally settled on a more is more look for my cushion, with a trio of Roses set amongst the leaves.
I then just had to stitch them in place
one by one until...........
My purple leave cushion was finished, completely different from what I originally set out to make but I got there in the end and I'm very happy with how it's turned out.
It's ready just in time for the Craft Club exhibition.
(who needs knitting anyway !!!)