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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Crochet cushion finish

I've been working the back of my crocheted cushion. I decided to forego the wave and do straight lines in the full range of graded colours. My first attempt ended up with the rows getting shorter and shorter. When about half way through, I realised I was losing a stitch on the end of each row. I also realised my original row was too short. I pulled it all out, started again with a longer chain and compensated at the beginning of each row to ensure it continued straight.  This time, after about six inches, I realised I had made it too long, so undid it and started again.  Measurement isn't my forte.

Third time lucky - it fitted! By now, however, I had lengths of different colours, all joined together but not matching the ends of rows. I decided to use it as is - allowing the colour change where it fell.
I then joined the front and back - using single crochet through both pieces on the inside.

Yesterday - my settlement day on both the sale of my house and the purchase of my apartment - I dashed to Spotlight and bought a cushion insert. While waiting on the call from the conveyancer I inserted it and crocheted up the last side. I considered lining the cover but didn't in the end. I didn't think the show- through was sufficiently noticeable to warrant lining - and would make washing more difficult.

So here is the finished item - now in my daughter's family extension.
It's been a long and comfortable project to work on while downsizing, packing, moving and settling in. I shall quite miss it. How appropriate that I finished it on my settlement day. The settlement, by the way, went without a hitch. I now own the apartment and someone else owns the house. The cushion sums up my feelings!


Monica said...

Woo hoo! I really love it, it is so happy and bright. I like the rainbow back too. :D

Big sigh of relief, all the paperwork is done! It will be great to have a fresh start for the new year.

margaret said...

it really is a beautiful cushion. Best of luck with the move and settling in

Jillian said...

Thanks very much Margaret.

Lyn Warner said...

Lovely cheerful cushion. I wish you lots of happiness in your new home.

Jillian said...

Many thanks, Lyn. :-)