Triangles Cushions

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.

Blue, red and yellow cotton bag

cotton blue, red and yellow bag

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!