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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 handmade. 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 CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Blockbuster Cushion Reveal

After a couple of months of fiddling and faffing around, the hexies and treble crochet stripes have finally been worked up into a finished piece. Hurrah! May I introduce to you my 'Blockbuster Cushion'. 

Those of you of a certain age will probably guess why I've called it this. For those who are thinking what on earth is she going on about, I shall explain. As a teenager back in the 80's one of my most favourite quiz shows to watch was Blockbusters. I would look forward to it every evening after school. The presenter Bob Holness was a fantastic host, and the premise of the game was to answer questions to complete a path across or down a game board of hexagons. Can I have a 'P' please Bob *chortle*, remember?

As soon as I started crocheting up my 3 round hexagons I immediately thought of that childhood TV game show, and so the 'Blockbuster Cushion' was born. I've been picking it up and putting it down over the last several weeks. Block by block and row by row it has all come together, in the most delicious palette of random colours. 

Once again, as with the Candy Pop Cushion I dipped into my stash of odds and ends, all different brands that sadly I cannot list for you. A mish mash of yarns that happily came together to create a very soft, very snuggly cushion. I will definitely make proper notes of brands, colours and weights next time I buy any new yarns, as I get so many requests for exact details.

Speaking of the Candy Pop Cushion, Stylecraft Yarns contacted me several months ago to express how much they loved it's colour and design. I was more than happy for them to take inspiration from my project to create something similar for other crocheters to replicate. They have released it as a free pattern here, if you would like to have a go. I am not directly involved, and receive no incentive for mentioning it here. I am hugely flattered however, and will be keeping a keen eye out for any Candy Pop creations that pop up around the web.

The light has been very poor here of late, therefore I struggled to get many good pics.  I'm so happy with it though and will have it in situ on the sofa right where I can see it. Feeling very smug with myself. Don't we all when we get something finished??  It's 20"x14", so a decent size. It's definitely one of my favourites. 

I hope you like it too...........xxxxx


  1. Love your cushion it's beautiful just love the colours...I remember Blockbusters very well it was a favourite in our home too :) I too took inspiration from your candy pop creation and made a patchwork blanket of my own...so thank you x

  2. That is a corker of a cushion. Jo x

  3. Oh my - heavenly lovely to look at well done xx

  4. Oh, it's so lovely, the colours go amazingly well for a stash buster! x

  5. It's beautiful! I love the colours. The only problem is that now I have the Blockbusters theme tune going round in my head!

  6. I'm not sure which side I love most, the stripes are amazingly soft for the eyes... But the hexagons are special too,!
    Have a nice day, Sigrid

  7. That's beautiful! Makes me want to crochet a cushion for myself :)

  8. It is really wonderful, I love the different sides it adds so much to the pillow. Well done,

  9. The cushion is wonderful. Truly a work of love.
    xx Beca

  10. The cushion is gorgeous and yes, I remember Blockbusters on TV!

  11. Such a lovely cushion and your color selection is spectacular....Thank You...

  12. I love the cushion, it's colors and the story that goes with the naming of it. So charming, Congratulations for catching the eye of Stylecraft and thanks for sharing.

  13. Love your cushion,and glad I'm not the only one who still laughs at 'can I have a P please Bob'

  14. I haven't been crocheting for a while because of surgery affecting the use of my shoulder and arm. I clicked on your link and it has made me want to run, not walk, to get started.
    Your site must be an all time favourite and I thank you so very much. I have got my joy back ☺

    1. Oh my, that is such a wonderful thing to say Lorraine. Thank you :)


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