It’s a mini Indian Summer at the moment. What better opportunity to give you the (almost) final chapter in my holiday creation – a zig-zag cushion. It does need to be said that it has been sat on, thrown about, generally abused by three boys and a dog for the last six weeks. All in all, it is bearing up well, although some of the holding stitches will need to be strengthened.
It was an absolute doddle to crochet – a seven stitch zig-zag stitch. The only fiddly thing is to make sure you do single crochet for the centre “flower” on both sides and when changing colours, to finish off the double stitch using the new colour yarn you’ve chosen, so that there is no “jump”.
The project starts of with a very long chain followed by setting the zig-zag pattern. This is perhaps the most challenging.
Then it’s just a question of choosing what order and what width you want your stripes. I knew I wanted an obvious mid-way, which looked like this before the filling:
and now looks like this:
This is a really easy and satisfying project – perfect to give a little zing to any room.
In fact, a lovely lady at the knitting group has just finished this beauty using the same stitch. She’s expecting a baby boy in November and used DK baby yarn which has a lovely sheen to it.
And that’s almost all my holiday creations. I wish I could show you the final thing but it is very not finished. So perhaps a little later in the year.
Thank you to all the new followers – especially those who came to see me in my new home.
I will have more free patterns coming soon in readiness for the winter, Christmas and a new ways of creating fabric without using needles or hooks. I’m determined to get everyone making things! Have a good week.