Sunday, 15 June 2014

Spiral Cushion

Hello lovelies! How are you all doing? 
I'm doing very well thanks! I've been a tad busy over the past month and my work schedule has definitely been consuming my time. Even though I haven't found the time to write any blog posts, I made sure I still had some hooky time for myself.   

Remember back in March when I shared some of the new yarn that I had bought....


I've been playing around with this yummy cotton (Cottonell by Wolle Rödel) and have enjoyed working with the vibrant colours that I had purchased.


I've been working on a rather charming cushion pattern and decided to keep it very simple and only use a couple of colours from my colourful collection. 
I decided upon the bright pink and the luscious shade of lime, a combination that really contrasts with one another.

Once I had made a choice of yarn colour, I gathered my essential hooky tools and got to work on this fun project.

I started off with an adjustable loop and with half double crochets. I crocheted round and round in a continuous spiral.


Using a stitch marker to indicated the beginning and end of each round.


I crocheted until I had a circle just the right size to match the diameter of my 14inch round cushion.


Once my circle was big enough I fastened off and began to work on some contrasting spiral detailing. .


Doesn't the pink clash with the green in a rather splendid way!?


Round and round I went, following the spiralling holes of the half double crochets.


Once finished I had a rather psychedelic looking cover for my cushion. It was a little wrinkled...


But nothing a light steam wouldn't fix.


It looks a little 70's inspired!


I made two of these circles, both using green as the main colour and pink for the spiralling detail. Once finished, I had an identical top and bottom to my cushion cover.


I sandwiched my cushion between my crocheted spiralling circles and stitched the circles together with a simple single crochet.


Every now and then I would add a bead or two to the single crochets. Just to add a little extra flair to my cushion!


Once finished, I fastened off and was left with a very neat and Summery looking cushion that just oozed happiness!




Simple, but busy! The spiral effect is almost hypnotising!


This jolly cushion complements my turquoise chair wonderfully....




and is rather at home lying in the centre of my bed, looking as if it has always lived there!


This was a rather fun and simple project. I'm extremely happy with the results and am going to get busy making a few extra cushions with the other coloured yarn I have. 
I thought you may also like to have a go at making one, so I wrote up the pattern for you! You can find all details along with the pattern, by clicking on the link below or by following the pattern for "Spiral Cushion" on the flip down tutorials menu at the top of the page. 


I do hope you have fun making it!

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44 comments:

  1. That was just great! Love it!!!

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  2. You should sell them on Etsy....they are amazing.

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  3. Absolutely stunning, Matt! Thanks for sharing. Chris x

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  4. It is brilliant. Like a Japanese whirlpool pattern. Lovely.

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  5. I love it! Thank you for the pattern.

    I love finding your blog in my in-box.

    Terry

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  6. Nice work! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Great work and a very well-written tutorial. Thanks for sharing :-) Jo

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  8. Wowee! That cushion is a-maz-ing!!! Perfectly summery... Chrissie x

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  9. I love it, thank you for the pattern xx

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  10. This is fabulous! I think I need to make one for my daughter and son-in-law. Their home is very eclectic and this will be a great addition. Thank you so much for sharing, Matt.

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  11. Beautiful work, the pink stiches on the green give such a lovely effect!

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  12. Gorgeous colour choices and thanks for sharing the pattern Matt- it does look amazingly happy sitting next to your beautiful blanket. I can imagine a whole range of fabulously coloured cushions! Karen :O)xxx

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  13. This is gorgoeus and I especially like the bead detail, very original.

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  14. Absolutely amazing! Thanks for the idea, I wanna give it a try in black and white :)

    Emmi L.

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  15. I love this and it looks amazing with the throw!

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  16. A beautiful cushion. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice week.

    Lisa

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  17. That is a really fab cushion Matt!

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  18. thank you so much for sharing!! i will be making this :) and your tutorial is so easy to read too!!! thank you :)

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  19. Brilliant! You should come to the States and give lessons. ;)

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  20. That is beautiful! I love the way you did the spirals. That looks so much easier than trying to do it all in one go. I may actually give this a try!

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  21. This is lovely, I will most certainly be making one in the not too distant future for sure!! I love the effect and the colours clash perfectly. It is so good!!

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  22. Lovely work as always Matt- I do so like reading your blog.
    TracySC
    Somerset

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  23. Matt this is bloody brilliant my dear! I just love it. With the right yarn these could make great table mats or rugs, my mind is spinning with possibilities!!

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  24. Gorgeous job, Matt! I love your cushion and all the detailed photos and clear text!

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  25. Thanks for sharing jour great idea !

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  26. So wonderful and fun! I'm in the middle of two knitting projects but this makes me want to break out my hooks!

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  27. Beautiful retro feeling - so fun!

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  28. Thanks for sharing your information, you are skilled. Your products made ​​from wool is very subtle
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  29. Beautiful and so simple. I love it!

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  30. Exquisite sitting in the turquoise chair and it just seems to go well with all the colorful items in your home.

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  31. Fab Cushion Matt. I have been following you for a while, but as I have now moved from the UK to a rural farm in Spain, I have more time on my hands, and will be trying out some of your patterns and tutorials. I have posted a link to here on my own blog. Take Care

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  32. davvero molto bella questa idea, da ora ti seguo....

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  33. Lovely cushion. Thanks for sharing. Your work is beautiful and inspiring

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  34. Very nice tutorial, Matt! I haven't tried the top stitching chain yet....maybe now I will!
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  35. Beautiful tutorial Matt!! I follow your blog and l find your posts really inspiring. Specially your photography. I have a question regarding your photography though, if you wouldn't mind to answer.
    All you pics happen to have a perfectly white background, sometimes which look totally invisible i.e. blends really well with your blog's white background. this makes it feel like the crocheted items are kept right on top of your blog's white background. (For instance, the turquoise chair with cushion with white background in this post) Do you really use a perfectly matching background or is it due to photo editing ? It would be great if you could answer.
    Thanks !!!
    -Ranjitha

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  36. Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial .... Cuteness , cuteness !!!

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  37. Your amazing... I just found you this morning and I'm your new follower.. love this with love Janice

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  38. Beautiful tutorial Matt!! I follow your blog and l find your posts really inspiring. Specially your photography. I have a question regarding your photography though, if you wouldn't mind to answer.
    Friv kizi

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