Donald's Mum really loves dogs, so I knew I wanted to make something dog related for her, and as I also had a rather large cushion pad in my stash with no plans for it, I decided to make a dog themed cushion.
I could not find a full pattern that I liked for this cushion, so I decided to make it up with lots of different mini patterns.
Here's a peak at the finished object before I talk about all the different bits that made it come together.
The main squares for this cushion are made with Squaring the Circle pattern by Spincushions. I made 24 squares with a coloured centre and a white border, and 8 squares that were all white. I think it's quite impressive that I had 24 different colours of Aran weight yarn in my stash to use, and I even managed to finish off a few wee scraps that I had lying around too. The list of all the yarns I used will be at the end of this post and it will be super long, but check it out if you're interested!
To make the cute motifs in the middle I used the Dog Bone pattern by The Hook Hound, the Paw Print Applique Set pattern by Moogly and the D is for Dog pattern by Repeat Crafter Me. I decided to not do the circle on the face of the little dog, as I was worried my surface crochet wouldn't be neat enough and would ruin his cute look.
So each side has a bone, a paw print and two dogs, one grey and one brown but both with mustard details.
I joined all of the squares together using Attic 24's joining method, and then joined the two large pieces together with a row of double crochet, sealing the cushion inside.
It's so nice to make something that's totally unique to me. While I didn't make any of the patterns myself, it was cool to put them all together in such a personal way and have such an awesome finished object. I'm so happy with how it turned out, and it's definitely one of those gifts I was really sad to see go.
- Stylecraft Special Aran:
- Cloud Blue.
- Robin Bonny Babe Aran:
- Caron Simply Soft:
- Blue Mint.
- Autumn Red.
- Royal Blue.
- Berry Blue.
- Robin's Egg.
- Kelly Green.
- Red Heart Aran:
- Kiwi Green.
- Lion Brand Vanna's Choice:
- Soft Pink.
- King Cole Fashion Aran:
- Plymouth Yarn Encore Tweed:
- Hayfield Bonus Aran with Wool: