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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.....?!!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Candy Pop Cushion Cover Reveal

Joy of joys I've finally completed my reversible Candy Pop cushion cover! It was a long time coming, but you know me; ever the slowcoach. I finished it late yesterday afternoon, and have placed it on the guest bed for now. I must admit my heart skips a little beat every time I pass by the bedroom and see it sitting there. All done and dusted.

I always feel a great sense of accomplishment whenever I finally get a project finished. For me (being the eternal starter and not finisher) it takes a great deal of effort to create something from scratch, completely hand made. As I'm sure all of you agree a mountain of work goes into making a simple cushion cover. There are hundreds of crochet stitches lovingly worked into each row/square, then there's the joining and finishing off. No mean feat....

It's been a pleasure to make every step of the way. A large granny on one side and 49 small ones on the other. A random selection of yarns in various colours, worked on a 4mm hook (large granny side) and a 3.5mm on the other. Thankfully I must have got the tension right as both sides measured up perfectly. Another blessing being that the large granny remained nice and even, no twisting or wonkiness.

One of the things I love about crochet is how it can look so different in varying light. The colours change depending on the time of day, and the weather of course. Natural light is always the best. I bought a sweet spray of flowers yesterday, and by happy coincidence they really compliment my finished project. The pink Gerbera are so pretty.

So there you have it, my little ta-dah moment. I do hope you feel inspired to put those crochet hooks to work.......enjoy the day xxx

30 comments:

  1. So beautiful. I love pastels and I love that join method. Looks lovely interspersed with the pretty flowers. Job well done. Always nice to see a project end beautifully.

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  2. I am in desperate admiration of your lack of wonkiness.
    My technique is not the correct old fashioned way of holding the yarn or hook as I am self taught, my tension is quite good but wonkiness abounds after about round 6 of a square. ;o)

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    1. Have you tried turning your work after every row? I do this and it helps prevent the wonky granny. Also it means that there is no "front and back" to the work.

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  3. Beautiful cushion, you're such a great crocheter. Your colour choices are so harmonious too. Topped off by fantastic photos which just zing! So inspiring. Thank you.

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  4. Beautiful creations especially the choice of colors so romantic, congratulations ... you're very good!!!
    Danila

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  5. What a beautiful cushion. I love the soft colours very much. You mentioned a random selection of yarns.May I ask you which ones you used. These are not Stylecraft, more like Debbie Bliss. I love them!

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  6. It looks lovely, very pretty combination of colours :)

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  7. I seem to take quite a while to get a project completed, and your chatty sharing has kept reminding me to get back to my work and do a few more squares. Notmquitenthere yet.........but still growing
    Well done. And very nice

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  8. It is so pretty!! There is only one difficulty... which of the two gorgeous sides to have on display!!! I would be turning it around all the time as I don't think that I could choose! xx

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  9. Thank for the posted. They are wonderful!!

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  10. Gorgeous color palettes! Great inspiration for future projects.

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  11. It's absolutely lovely! Well done - I know what you mean about starting things and actually finishing them! This is really beautiful .
    x

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  12. His new cushion cover is very beautiful! I like both sides, but I'm in love the granny square! Have a nice day! kisses from Catalonia!

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  13. So so beautiful !!! Have a creative and a lovely day !

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  14. Well, that is a beauty. Enjoy your cushion and all the relaxing you can do with it. Jo x

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  15. Love the colours, the work is lovely

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  16. Wow, I love everything about that cushion, it's just perfect!
    Love from Mirjam.

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  17. Lynnette Wilkie17 June 2015 at 20:20

    Love the pastel colour tones - you make simple look so chic! Gorgeous work! Lynn x

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  18. Oh I adore it - so pretty xx

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  19. Beautiful cushion, and adorable flower :) like all

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  20. Ha tenido mucho gusto al elegir el colorido.
    Saludos

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  21. So lovely. Love Your colors.
    Hugs

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  22. Beautiful colours and beautiful crochet !

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  23. Beautiful cushion and such a lovely choice of colours!

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  24. I love the colours you've used for this, so pretty!

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  25. love your cushions! and the colours! so my next question is what yarn did you use? did you stylecraft dk? or is this catanai? Thanks so much!!!

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