That quote I've taken from the latest edition of Ideal Home magazine
really sums up how I feel about my latest cushion cover project.
A happy coincidence that featured on page 85 there is a 2 page spread on how to mix tonal greys with pink. Strange how you can come up with your own idea for a project, pick a colour scheme, and then see it underscored in print in one of your favourite home magazines. Subliminal maybe?
I thoroughly enjoyed the ease of this project. I just striped away creating two panels of treble crochet. 49 rows in total, randomly selecting colours as I went. Making sure I counted 68 stitches to each row, so that it would be even all the way through. That's the only thing I hate about working in rows, I often lose track of how many stitches I've got and end up in a mess. Thankfully this time I made a conscious effort to count, so no mishaps.
I wanted the reverse to be a more block colour, hence just using the dusky pink & light grey, with a couple of stripes in White. I think it works really well. I framed each panel in a row of half trebles to neaten everything up, before proceeding to crochet them together. Leaving one side open to finish off using a button edge. I made 16 button holes on the front panel, and stitched 16 cute white buttons to the reverse. Popped in my cushion pad and voila, one neat little project complete. Happy, much.....
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