It happened to me so many times! And I still didn’t learn my lesson! It always goes like this: I come up with design for a granny square, look up at my existing yarn stash, pick some beautiful colors that match with each other, start on the project, and only when I ran out of some of the colors, I go to my yarn shop just to find out that that particular color wasn’t available anymore. Hm… What am I supposed to do now!? I ask myself every time when something like this happened, and I can tell you, it happens a lot!
That was the scenario for this daisy cushion. It was supposed to be a Daisy blanket, but when I made these 16 granny squares, I ran out of this beautiful green yarn, and was pretty disappointed when I found out that I couldn’t find that color anywhere, anymore.
So, I was forced to make the plan B. This was to make the cushion with these squares I’d already made, and to choose completely different colors for the blanket. And this time, I went to the yarn shop first, to see which colors I can count on…
I must admit that everything turned out very well at the end. I made this cushion, and I’m working on my colorful and happy blanket, which I absolutely adore so far!
I didn’t want to crochet the back side of the cushion; I wanted the simplest and easiest solution for its back, so I just sew on this colorful fabric (from Ikea) to my cushion. It took me maybe an hour to do that. Simple, quick and easy! And if I may say, cute! At least I like it!
I plan to make tutorial for these Daisy granny squares (it will be a part of my Daisy Granny Square Blanket pattern), so if you like it, stay tuned!
Update: The Daisy Blanket pattern is now available in Dada’s place shop, (payment options: Credit cards & PayPal).
You can also buy it in my Ravelry shop, and in my Etsy shop. (payment option: PayPal)
Your crochet items are the loveliest I have ever seen! I have been crocheting for many years, and you are the best!!! I wish people who think crocheting and knitting are frumpy could see what you do! They would change their minds.
Linda in Canada
Dear Linda, thank you so much! ? It’s so wonderful to hear such nice words! ?
Have a nice weekend! xo Dragana
jacqui panter says
Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolutely perfect. Please do not feel you ‘bothering’ us with your beautiful work. You could send me photos of your makes and I would never have enough. Thank you so much, once again, for sharing your wonderful talent xxx
Oh, Jacqui, you’re so sweet! ? Thank you! You’ve just made my day! ?
Sally Boulton says
Absolutely beautiful work. I am just learning to knit and I am making blankets for preemi babies. I have a friend who also subscribes to your site and she makes fabulous things too. Once I have mastered a bit of the knitting, she is going to teach me the basics of crochet, so who knows, When I had my son 27 years ago an old lady made me the most beautiful pram blanket, which I still have…… I think of it as a family heirloom. I hope to be able to make something to last like this too. Your site is so inspiring. Thank you xx
Dear Sally, thank you very much for your comment! Crocheting is easy, you’ll see, I learned it watching videos on YouTube and following step-by-step tutorials on various blogs. Start with something small and easy and don’t expect to be perfect at the beginning. Give yourself time. Be patient. And you will crochet like a master in no time!
soon deok koo says
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다다님이 토튜리얼을 올리신다면 나도 배우고 싶습니다.
soon deok koo says
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Dada’s knitting is so pretty and lovely.
If Dada is uploading tote real, I want to see and learn.
Hello could you let me know when this pattern tutorial will be available please
I have a Great Grandaughter who has requested a Daisy Bag ??
Thank you in aadvance
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I can understand you were disappointed when you couldn’t find anymore the exact yarn color for your blanket . .but the design turned into your wonderful cushion! I love your daisy grannysquares and I’m waiting for the pattern! Have a nice week, Dalila
Thank you, Dalila! ?
Jean Field says
Oh Dragana, you never cease to amaze me. Your work is pure perfection and you inspire me so much. I wish you would write books and publish your exceptional skills.
Thank you so much for your awesome comment! ? Maybe I will write books some day… who knows!
Olá, ADOREI! VOCÊ TEM GRAFICO?
Thank you! Yes, in my pattern for the Daisy blanket there is a crochet chart for the granny square.