Here’s a bit of jargon for you non-crafters (not that you couldn’t work it out), I have been attempting to reduce my huge stash of yarn recently (‘busting’ my ‘stash’), my sister and I did a yarn swap but their was no net loss of wool on either side, however, this project is perfect for using up scraps.
I saw the granny stripes first (as is usual for a lot of my crochet) on Attic24 and really wanted to try it out but certainly don’t need a crochet blanket nor another project that requires buying more wool so I decided to use up my leftover Rico cotton (from the rainbow ripple, that yarn is never-ending) by making this cute cushion cover for my Haberdashery.
I’m not so keen on the colour combinations I used on the back and it’s not a great pattern for a cushion as the edges aren’t as neat or easy to crochet together as the round cushion, I think if I were to do this again I would do a dc edge around each square before crocheting them together. I love how it looks like ricrac though, don’t you?
You only need really small amounts for each stripe so it was perfect for leftovers, almost too perfect in fact as I STILL have some of it left over but I have a plan for it, don’t you worry, I have a plan…