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A Granny Square Cushion

Every year in August a whole day is dedicated to the good old granny square! On social media that is, it is yet to become a worldwide public holiday, ha! How does it work? You post a photo of a granny square (just the square, nothing around it) and you tag it with the appropriate hashtag (#grannysquareday2017 to see all entries for last year). The fun starts during the day when a lot of granny’s start to pop up in your feed. By the end of the day, there are so many entries that you can design your own digital granny blanket!

This is the digital blanket that I created from the granny’s appearing in my feed.

I contributed to it as well… with nine plain but colourful granny squares of which I posted the photos throughout the day. And at the end of the day, I had a pile of nine squares and I decided to turn them into a colourful cushion. I’d like to take you along the making of it in this blog post. If you’d like to make your own, then please find the pattern for the Granny Square Cushion here. I have written a detailed pattern including a tutorial for sewing a fabric cushion cover.

The colours that I picked for this little project match the chair cushions that we use with the garden furniture. So it’s obvious that this little cushion is for outside use! All details are on the pattern page!

This plain granny square is one of the oldest and most well-known crochet patterns and I have to admit that this is the first real project that I have made using this pattern. Yes, after all those years of crochet. It’s one of the things that I had on my I-like-to-make-that-someday list for years.

It really was a joy to make it (and to document the making as well)! Picking fabric to match the colours and choosing buttons to go on the back. Of course, my own merino & tomatoes button has to be on it too!

Did I convince you to make one of these cushions too? Then hop over to the pattern page and get started!

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