Good afternoon everyone, hope the sun is shining wherever you are - it certainly is here!
I thought that I would share with you one of my crochet projects from this week, it is a square inspired by Moroccan tiles:
I decided upon choosing this pattern as I am visiting a very dear friend later on this week, and she loves everything Moroccan - good thing really as her husband is from there! It was destined initially to be a pot holder (I had already gifted her one of my flower crochet potholders) but then another idea popped into my head - why not applique the square to a plain cushion? So I jumped into the car and nipped over to our nearby Pondon Mill shop and got a nice plain cushion, slipped off the cover, and stitched the square to the front of it. Popped the cushion back into the cover and this is what I ended up with:
What do you think? I rather liked it and now I am thinking that potholder patterns can be very usefully employed for other things! Potholders are such lovely things to make, doesn't take too long to arrive at a completed product and is also easily portable. This pattern came from the recent edition of Simply Crochet - I don't buy this magazine every month, but the Moroccan patterns inside looked very interesting so treated myself to a copy...
There are 3 tiles in total to make, so watch this space - think I might have to make all three for a set of cushions for our sofas!
Before gift-wrapping it, I took a quick photo of the cushion lounging on my crafting chair...
I have to admit to being very pleased with it! I did have to alter the pattern slightly as some of it just didn't work, and I changed the border to include some picot edging. But all in all, a nice little project for an afternoon. Just hope she likes it!