Friday, 19 April 2013

FO Friday 134: Verde Que Te Quiero Verde

Tarot of Dreams

Oh yeah ! I am totally feeling as victorious as this warrior: I have defeated my deadline challenge: woo hoo ! Go me !

I promise you that this looks way better in RL than it does in the photo - the color is far more vibrant, and the cover is not quite so crookedy. I have obviously much more hard work to do in the photography department. Still, I would become boring were I to be too perfect  ....

This is the 'Easy All-in-One Crochet Cushion Cover', a free pattern/tutorial by Emily Rainsford-Ryan; I used a 3.50mm (E) hook because the yarn is on the thinner side of DK - one more item I have used James C.Brett's Moonlight Sonata DK in the colorway SM7 for - you gotta love a bit of sparkle in your yarn. It comes in a 500m ball, and I used most of it - my cushion cover fits a 16'' x 16'' square cushion pad.

And then it took me about a day to make this, which I am calling the Granny Smith Cushion, because it's round and green like a Granny Smith apple, and has the same stitch 'set' as a Granny Square: Oh, yes, you may bow down and worship at the altar of my imaginative wit, if you like. I shan't insist, though.

 I made it with a 4mm (G) hook, using odds and ends from my leftovers pile. The pattern is 'Granny Stripe Round Cushion' by Karen Janine; and I did eventually get to use those cute green heart buttons - you can just about see them in the last picture.

Of course, the mad dash to get everything completed by today has wiped me out, so I am sneaking a nap before taking Sebastian to the vet: this week it got warmer, the sun came out, everything got dry - and all the flowers in the world burst into bloom ... and so his pollen allergy has also busted out all over, and he is scritching like a crazy mad scritching thing losing fur by the pound  ....

Don't forget to check out the lovely things at Tami's Amis.

Title, taken with gratitude, from Federico Garcia Lorca's 'Romance Sonambulo'.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the buttons:)

  2. I especially love the round cushion. There's something so modern yet homely about a nice round cushion.

  3. Hugs for littly Sebby - when he's not so tender. Your cushions are lovely.

  4. Go granny stitcher go! Those are fantastic. Very funny that last summer I made a white, round pillow cover and also used heart buttons for the closure. Go figure. :)

  5. Ounce love the colours of the round cushion

  6. Oh, love them both, but the Granny cushion is my fav!!! Love me some green.


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