Today is a gorgeous sunny day, and I would really like to go outside and enjoy the gentle autumn sunrays on my face, and maybe to take my dog to a park, but. I promised myself that I will write this post first. So, here I am, sitting at my computer, mulling over how to start this post. I think this won’t be a long one.
I’ve been working on the new, improved version of my existing teddy bear baby blanket pattern, and was experimenting with different squares. Made lots of them, and wanted to use them in some crochet project. Since crochet cushions are my second favorite crochet things, (right after crochet blankets) I decided to make one. This is my second animal cushion. A few years ago I made a little owl cushion, and you can find more about it (including the link to the free pattern) in this blog post.
I used 100% cotton yarn “Tango” from St. George – 125m/50g. I made 12 granny squares and joined them together with single crochet. As with all of my previous crochet cushions, I didn’t crochet the back side. I made it with a plain cotton fabric. I also added a zipper for easier washing. Nice and clean. I love how the fabric prevents the cushion from stretching.
One of my followers on Instagram asked me if I make the bears at the end and then sew them on the blanket. The answer is of course not, because it would be too complicated for me. I always try to find the simplest solution. Maybe this teddy bear square doesn’t look as if it’s simple to make, but it really is.
Although I adore bright, happy colors, this time I wanted to reduce my color palette. I chose only three colors. The beige, and two shades of blue for this project. And I like it! From time to time I just want things to be as simple as that! If only we could apply this in all areas of our lives. To make it (our life I mean) as simple as it can be. I would really like that!
The border is very simple. It’s a shell stitch border. Just make 5 dc in the same stitch, skip the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat that around the cushion, or blanket, or anything actually.