Ghostbusters Cushion

November 10, 2017
I love the chance to make a present for someone that's so much more personal than something I would have been able to buy in the shops. My pal Emma got married a couple of weeks ago and I knew I wanted to make her something geeky as a present. After a wee snoop on her Facebook page, I decided something Ghostbusters would be a good bet.

I had seen this very cute pattern for a little Ghostbusters symbol plush on Pinterest a few weeks before, but didn't think this was big enough for a wedding present. 

Instead I decided I would make a large cushion, with a little ghost plush on the front, to look like a giant version of the Ghostbusters symbol, but still have a useful function!


Ghostbusters cushion.

Ghostbusters cushion.

For the cushion, I used this Round Rose Cushion pattern, which I simply continued to increase until it was big enough to cover my chosen cushion pad, and then repeated with the other side - which took 19 rounds in total with a 5mm hook. If you want the pattern for the frilly border for this cushion, the author does mention how to do it in the comments, but not in the body of the blog post!

Ghostbusters cushion.

Ghostbusters cushion.

Ghostbusters cushion.

For the ghost plush, I used the same pattern from the Ghostbuster symbol plush, using Aran weight yarn and a 6mm hook to try and make him quite large, and then used some plastic eyes instead of stitching them on.

Ghostbusters cushion.

Ghostbusters cushion.

Ghostbusters cushion.

Ghostbusters cushion.

Finally, for the bar across the ghost, I simply made a chain long enough to cover the cushion diagonally, and then did a few rows of half treble crochet stitches until it looked wide enough. I then stitched it across the ghost, so he's held tight in place, but still removable if he needs to be.

This is one of those presents I definitely wanted to keep for myself. I think it looks brilliant, and I did have to wrestle the wee ghost off Ivy because she wanted to keep him! 

If you can't find exactly what you're looking for when you want to craft something, try and find several different patterns to smoosh together and get your desired results! This is why I love making stuff so much!

Yarn Used:
  • Special DK by Stylecraft:
    • Black.
  • Robin Chunky:
    • White.
  • Knitcraft by Hobbycraft Soft and Smooth Aran:
    • Postbox Red.

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