Last week I caught the granny square bug. There is just something so wonderfully endearing about the humble granny square. I don’t know if it is the simplicity, the quick satisfaction of completing one or that the possibilities of what they might become once joined to each other are endless. Also, for me, they hold a special place in my heart as the very first thing I ever hooked was a granny square.
For my granny squares I used ‘Just Yarn’ in a pastel blue, pink and yellow shades. This yarn is 100% cotton, which is something I had never tried before. It definitely took some getting used to but the overall finished product has a lovely texture to it and the colours are absolutely gorgeous!
The magical thing about granny squares is that they are addictive. Or at least I think they are. I found myself making one, then another, then another and the granny square pile kept growing and growing!
When I started this granny square adventure I had no idea what I was making, I was just enjoying the colours, texture and the process. But as the pile started to mount I decided that I needed to give them a purpose. This was right at the time I caught sight of an unloved cushion and thus, the granny square cushion cover was born!
If you want to make your very own granny square cushion cover firstly you need to make a bunch of super cute granny squares, making sure you’ve enough to cover the whole of your desired cushion. I did this by literally laying them out on the cushion to make sure they covered the whole surface area. Then using which ever joining method you prefer join all your squares together. I joined all the front squares first and then the ones for the back. Then laying them right sides together, I used a double crochet join to join three sides inside out (to hide the majority of the seams!) I then closed the last remaining side as neatly as I could manage and there you have it!
It is a very simplistic and cute crochet project that I think anyone could have a go at and have quite successful results!
Happy crafting everyone!
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