First is my first granny square cushion, stripes to the back. I still need to sew in the buttons and undecided on whether to use three of my custom made ones. I've not followed a pattern, just made it up as I went along. Here are some notes I jotted down as I constructed it, not a pattern just some helpful tips.
|granny square cushion|
I joined both sides together on the right side (ws facing each other) using htr. For the border I added a row of sc, ch3, sc - it gives it a vintage feel that I was looking for. But please note I left the bottom flap on the second row (sc, ch3, sc) and went around the coner, as shown in the picture. I added this simple border from Around the Corner Crochet Borders You could use this to crochet the both sides together completely, I might try this next time for a smaller cushion that wouldn't get much use.
|first row of htr missing the bottom flap where the buttons will go|
|joining both sides together with htr but missing the back flap|
I started in the middle bottom row and worked my way around, I went through both the loops on the sides (not the bottom back) so that the cushion looks like one complete piece, clever? Not really it just happened that way after a little bit of jiggering around.
This makes the frilly edging hide the back piece but you should just see the buttons on the front using the holes in the granny squares. Hard to explain, I hope this makes sense. I have taken some photos, not really step by step, but this might help you.
|the front with htr joining|
|the stripey back with htr joining|
Next up is my new granny square blanket, using granny squares I had made and kept in a box (I do like looking at them from time to time, doesn't everyone?!) I've used Debbie Bliss Rialto DK from my stash of leftover bits that I keep in a plastic container.
The pattern is taken from the gorgeous book Granny Squares by Sue Pinner. I think I bought my copy last year in The Works. I wasn't sure about the colours, but I'm actually quite taken by the pastels and the bright petunia pink thrown in to jazz it up a bit.
|granny square blanket|
|colourful granny squares|