Bright, happy cushion with circles

crochet cushion with fpc crochetcrochet cushion with fpc crochet other sidecrochet cushion other angleI 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  I saw it was originally made by someone called riavandermeulen on Flickr through the Pinterest post and she has a whole range of very cleverly made and bright cushions which I thought were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.