Spring Cushion Cover

A little while ago Hobbycraft asked me to design a spring make for them to feature on their blog. After doing a crazy lady happy dance I put my thinking cap on and thought of everything that reminds me of spring; Easter, baby chicks, lambs, bright flowers, blossom, pastel colours, the list was long.

In the end I hopped onto Hobbycraft and took a look at the yarn, to offer some additonal inspiration. I knew I wanted to use Aran weight yarn and at least one side would be corner to corner to add some texture.
As soon as I spotted the WI Home cotton yarn and all the pretty pastel colours I knew thats what I wanted to use. The colours reminded me of a spring bouquet and so I wanted to make something with flowers.

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The design evolved naturally and I got rebellious with the back panel picking colours at random for the stripes rather than keeping them in a uniformed format.

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I’m a huge fan of reversable pieces as I love how you can change the look of a room and freshen it up by just flipping the cushion/throw etc over.

This design is really simple and only a few basic stitches are needed. Hope over to Hobbycraft here for the free pattern if you fancy making the cushion yourself.

The WI home cotton yarn iteself is gorgeous, it creates beautifully neat textured stitches and is sturdy enough to make a quality feeling cushion cover without being too bulky and heavy. The colour options are all happy sunny shades that are perfect for any spring make you can put your hook to. I am already thinking up my next creation with it!

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If you do make the cushion please remember to tag me as I love to see your creations and variations.

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Preparing for Easter

I love Easter and not just because of all the chocolate (although that definitely helps things along!). It’s such a bright colourful time with daffodils and hot cross buns πŸ˜‰ baby animals everywhere and more importantly I get to decorate the twiggy tree with Easter decorations.

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The little madam has had a hand in putting the decorations up this year, so I think we are now a few decorations down and I will find them over the next few weeks in surprising places.

In my Easter excitement I have been whipping up a few crochet patterns, my favourite being this adorable little chick. I have named him Chester!

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The pattern is coming nextΒ week so you can all make your very own Chester’s!

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