I joined Pinterest last year and saw a crocheted cushion pinned to a board I was following which I was impressed with. I needed to make a cushion for our lounge which we have here in Auckland, as we didn’t have any cushions at that stage, and when I saw that particular image of the cushion, I wanted to make it. It was so cute! I saw it was originally made by someone called riavandermeulen on Flickr through the Pinterest post and she has a whole range of very cleverly made and bright cushions which I thought were fantastic. Another reason I wanted to make it was I had recently taught myself to make fpdc, (front post double crochet), when making a beanie from a pattern I found online. I’ve taught myself every crochet stitch apart from single/double crochet. I found this stitch to be very effective and attractive with its raised effect, and in this pattern it looks like a star shape within the circles. The cushion I saw on Pinterest had more colours in it but I stuck with less colours here, as the cushion was big enough without making it bigger (although I love a lot of colour). I used Shepherd’s Very Crafty Yarn which is 100% wool. I like this yarn and I am currently making something else with it.