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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things hand made. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or 'CosyKitty' on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Stripy cushion ta-dah!


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.....




Thank you for all the wonderful comments and messages recently 
x x 

Hope I've inspired you to hook up 
your own stripy number x x x x

53 comments:

  1. Your cushion is really beautiful. The colours you have chosen work so well together.
    M xxxx

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    1. Much appreciated :) I'm so glad you like the colours I've chosen! x

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  2. Your cushion has inspired me so much I've just ordered some pink and grey yarn on line - thank you x

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    1. That's really fantastic to hear! I'm tickled pink :) Look forward to seeing your efforts x

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  3. Oh now that is lovely - I love the attention to detail with your buttons. I've never tried Tunisian crochet but that lovely uniform finish is tempting me to give it a go. Well done x Jane

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jane, it's not actually Tunisian crochet, just simple treble crochet. I think Matt over at 'According to Matt' has just finished a stripy tunisian crochet cushion. Maybe you got us mixed up? :)

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  4. That's a pretty pillow! I like the back with the two colors. So elegant!

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    1. I'm grateful for the lovely feedback Deborah, I really like the reverse side too. Elegant is a wonderful compliment, thank you x

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    1. You're absolutely lovely for saying that! Means a lot x

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  6. How lovely! I like the softness of the colors.

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    1. Makes me happy to know you like it :)

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  7. Very pretty! The colors turned out to be perfect together.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! So kind of you :)

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  8. Thank you! This is going to be my project for the weekend. I have been looking for one to jump out at me for a while. I love the pink/grey combination and I love the buttons. Such a delicate looking cushion. I really do love your work! Have a great week. Chel x

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    1. It's great to know I've given you some inspiration Chel. Your comment has put a big smile on my face! x

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  9. Your work is so neat and perfect! Lots of crochet envy going on here! (I love your mantle clock too!).

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. It really is wonderful to have you here x

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  10. Pretty cushion, I love it. The button detail is gorgeous. Your pastel squares are so neat too xx

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    1. Your messages are always so lovely Sam, thank you xx

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  11. Hello Sharon, I really love your cushion, what a beautiful work of art you've created once again! And those are 'my' colours too, which makes the cushion even more adorable for me! You continue to inspire me with every post, thank you. Joy Boughey x

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    1. Thank you once again dear Joy for your encouraging message. It boosts me no end, knowing you like what I've created here x

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  12. Ooh, it's beautiful! I love everything about it, from the colour placement to the sweet little buttons... :-) xxxx

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  13. A very pretty cushion - and I love the button edge!
    Angie x

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    1. Hi Angie, so many people have loved the buttons! I'm glad I chose to use them now. Thank you for visiting :)

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  14. Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous. I love the fact that the front and back are different so you can swap them round depending on what you fancy. I have some wool for a cushion that i have been faffing with for ages. I think it might just have to be a stripey one now :-)

    SmallP x

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    1. Indeed, I will probably be swapping & changing it around all the time! Please do go for some stripes. Join in the fun :)

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  15. Love this cushion! I am indeed inspired to go hook one up!

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    1. Thanks Gini, great to know you're going to give it go too!! Happy hooking :)

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  16. Your cushion is really beautiful. Grey and pink really is a lovely calming colour combination

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    1. Thank you for leaving a lovely comment Angela. I wholeheartedly agree with you about the calming effects of those two colours :)

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  17. Ooo it looks even better finished! I love the way they are all random widths, I'm far too controlling to be able to do random widths, I'd just be too scared it would work! Where do you make your photo collages, I love the way you get several photos without it dominating the post. Can't wait to see what you make next.

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    1. Believe me, I'm a control freak too but I've managed to embrace the random! You should try it, you might surprise yourself! :) As far as the photo collages go I've got a very old program on my (ancient) pc called 'Microsoft Picture It! Photo Standard 9'. I just mess about on there creating projects out of my pics. I don't use any online photo hosting sites, I just plod along with that :)

      Thank you for leaving a comment x

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    2. I ask you too many questions... BUT... How do you work your rows? I'm currently making a stripey blanket, and its going ok, but I wondered how you do your turns? I'm doing a new method that'll hopefully eliminate the holes that can happen when you edge, but my stripes appear fatter at the edges than the middle (hoping its just a tension thing) I may embrace the random for my next project! Can't wait to see what you make next :-)

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  18. Beautiful, I love it. Such a simple but sweet looking cushion!

    S x

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    1. Fills me with glee to know you like it Sandra!! x

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  19. Your work is always so gorgeous! Love your new cushion...

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    1. Thank you once again for being so generous with your words *smiles* x

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  20. Beautiful cushion. Lovely soft colours, very pretty! xx

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    1. So pleased to see you here Debbie! Thank you so much for commenting xx

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  21. I love the cushion, the colours go beautifully together and the stripes are perfect x

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  22. Fantastic mix of colours and it matches your blog so well! You must have a thing for pinks & greys :) They do work so well, really love it x

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  23. Gorgeous cushions!
    I recently started to crochet blanket and cushions for our home too, because they are so easy to make, but look stunning in different colors.

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  24. I love that cushion those colours are stunning and I agree with you about the inspiration and subliminal influences happens alot to me!

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  25. Sharrron!!! you keep inspiring me with your colours...grey and pink are my favourite colours, and I always combine them too with grey. I love how you manage to combine it to make a colourful yet subtle palette. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us.xx

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  26. What a lovely colour combo! Liefs Else X

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  27. Love the color scheme and the buttons on the side!

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  28. Really the color combination you have taken is great. Cushion Pads are very beautiful and different. :)

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  29. I love those colours! I think I need to experiment with them myself! Also the fireplace with the lights is really pretty and I was thinking of doing something similar myself. :)

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  30. It is lovely! Could you tell me what size cushion pad you used as I am going to try to make one in some autumn colours to match a blanket I have crocheted? My email is ginasneale@gmail.com. Thanks very much.

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