I made these two cushions as a present for my parents for their sofas. The pattern is called ‘Triangles Cushion’. It came from ‘Modern Crochet’, a leaflet from Patons. The cushion was crocheted in the suggested yarn by Patons, which was called Patons Regal 4 ply cotton 50 gram balls, using a 3.00 mm hook and a 40 cm x 40 cm cushion insert. The colours I chose were different to the ones in the leaflet as I wanted to match my parent’s new rug that they have on their living room floor. I am happy with the results, and so are my parents.
I made this blue, red and yellow cotton bag out of cotton from Morris and Sons yarn from the Sydney shop of the same name before I went to Auckland. I used a pattern for the squares from the book I used to make my multicoloured blanket of squares, Jan Eaton’s “200 Crochet Blocks”. From memory, as I do not have the book with me in New Zealand, the pattern was called “Solid Square”. After making eight squares, I joined them and then made a strap, and I lined the bag with poplin in a red and white small polka dot pattern. I put a huge red button on the bag as an enclosure. I enjoyed using this cotton as it has really bright, vivid colours and it is of good quality. I think this bag is a lot of fun, and it was equally good fun to make!