One of them was a shaggy cushion made on HUGE needles whilst watching my daughter's swimming lessons.
I decided to get a cushion pad and finish it off.
The cushion pad arrived together with its twin (for another project!), additional yarn for my Granny Poncho and some yarn to finish a round crochet cushion...only problem....the later is the wrong make of yarn!!
I took a look at my fluff and decided that as it couldn't be sewn I would use my mistaken purchase to crochet it closed.
Good thinking batman!
The basic pattern for this (in UK terms) is to make 5 trebles into one stitch, miss a stitch and slip stitch into the next, miss a stitch and make 5 trebles into the next stitch ,miss a stitch, slipstitch into the next, miss a stitch, 5 trebles.....you see the pattern. Then you simply continue the miss, slip stitch, miss, 5 trebles pattern along the straight edges.
I managed to somehow get the corners just right, you might have to miss 2 stitches or not miss any in order to get to the corner. Once there the corners are 9 trebles to get 3/4 of a circle, like this.......
...then miss a stitch, slipstitch into the next, miss a stitch, 5 trebles into the next...yep, that pattern again!
So, once I'd finished the crochet and the 20 questions from teenage daughter about it's history, she remembered that this was the fluff I was knitting whilst chatting to her Grandpa (who has since, sadly, passed away). So she requested to give the cushion a new home and it now has pride of place on her bed...under Grandpa's watchful eye in the photograph above.
A reminder of happy days.
Want to see the finished article?
So glad to have caught up with you on that one....I will be back soon with a quilt update (after Teenage Daughters Sweet 16 Birthday on Thursday!)