I found this awesome cat cushion on Raverly and thought it was the perfect housewarming present, as well as being super cute! Best of all, I have more than enough Aran weight yarn in my stash to just make it without buying any more!
I decided to make it all cute purples, blues and pinks, and use a nice peachy tone as the background colour. I also decided to stripe the back panel with all the colours I used for the cats on the front, as I thought it made it a bit more fun than just a plain square. Also I was worried I wouldn't have enough of any one colour to complete the back panel.
Finally, I did the joining round and the little mouse on the back in the same peach as the background on the front.
I wasn't sure whether I was going to add the little faces to the cats, as I was worried my detail embroidering can sometimes be a bit rubbish, and I was worried I would ruin it, but they actually turned out super cute!
I ended up doing the mouse a little different to the way the pattern shows, placing the ears and the facial features slightly differently. I gave him two eyes as well as I felt it looked better that way.
I also accidentally ended up using the DK version of my Stylecraft Fondant for the cat square, but managed to use the Aran for the stripes on the back. I was a bit worried I would have to make that square twice, but it actually ended up roughly the same size, so I decided just to go with it!
The joy of making a cushion like this, and just crocheting the cushion pad inside, meant I didn't have to sew all the ends in
Best of all Lisa loved it, and actually knew it was supposed to be cats, so I was pretty chuffed!
- Stylecraft Special DK:
- Fondant. (By accident!)
- Hayfield Bonus DK:
- Vanna's Choice Lion Brand:
- Soft Pink.
- Caron Simply Soft:
- Berry Blue.
- Royal Blue.
- Robin's Egg.
- Blue Mint.
- Stylecraft Special Aran: