Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Moroccan Tile Crochet

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!



  1. I've never seen Moroccan crochet before, it looks interesting.
    sure your friend will love the cushion.

  2. Looks fantastic, what a good idea to add crochet in this way. xxx

  3. That is a lovely pattern and gorgeous colors!
    Have a great week,
    Tammy x


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