Today's finish has been lurking in my to-do pile for quite a while now. It started out as this many months ago.
Then it grew a bit bigger and then became the back and front of a cushion and that is where it stopped.
This week when buying fabric for bedroom curtains I finally came across a round cushion pad that was exactly the size needed for these crochet covers, so my excuse for not getting round to finishing the cushion disappeared in the shake of a bank card.
I have never blocked crochet pieces before but just winged it with a bit of a dunk in water, a couple of thick towels and some pins! I am sure there is a more professional way to do it but it worked, although I am not sure I would be so slapdash if it had been anything other than a cushion, which was going to take on the shape of the cushion pad anyway.
Anyhow once the back and front had recovered from their dunking and pinning, some whipstitching with matching wool and this is the result.
The pattern is from Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench and, like Laura, I have found with this book that the crochet instructions are excellent but beyond that the finishing instructions can only be described as scant!
If you have tried crochet for the first time this month, or indeed any other craft or activity don't forget to link up your posts on March 25th for the next New to Me in 2013 Linky party.
Linking this finish up to
Crazy Mom Quilts
and Sew, love, live for