Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crochet Flower Cushion


Tah-dah, my flower cushion is finally finished!



It turned out completely different than the way I envisioned it when I first started this project. Lots of changes took place. For example, I rejected the swirl flowers I was going to use. Also I intended to make green flowers but ended up making leaves instead. In addition, I popped in a bit of yellow to add liveliness to the cold green and blue palette.

I’m happy with my new cushion, and I like the way it fits in my bedroom décor.



I didn’t write a detailed pattern, but here is a rough description how I made it.

For the cover itself, I used single crochets in back loops only. I started with a ring of 5 chains.

The first round was: ch 2, sc in ring, *ch 2, 2 sc* 3 times,  ch 2, join with a sl st. And in the following rounds, I just crocheted sc in back loops only, and (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner spaces. I continued until I had a square of needed size.

I made two such squares and stitched them together (right side outside) on three sides using single crochets. Then I put in my pillow, and left the fourth side unstitched until all the flowers were attached (I stitched them on using a tapestry needle). Then I stitched the last side using single crochets, and made another round of single crochets in back loops only to make the trim a bit thicker.






Now to the flowers:



1. This is simple five petal flower. I made a small white circle for the center and stitched it on.

2. I will post the pattern for this peony-like flower later. As for the leaves, I can only offer you a symbol chart (see motif 4 here).

3. This is a big layered flower (the pattern is here) and the leaves are simple Irish crochet leaf (see my pattern here).


5. This is a bigger version of croco flower. I made one exactly as in the pattern, and I also made a bigger one.

6. The pattern for the small four petal flower is here.



I’d say this flower cushion was more work than I expected. I guess it’s always like that when you are not following a specific pattern but trying to come up with your own creation. It takes lots of time to get every single detail right.

P.S. Thank you for the get well wishes. I'm almost recovered now. 



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29 comments:

  1. More work than you might have expected, but definitely a work of art! Thanks for sharing the how-to as well!

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  2. So beautiful Olga!!! Wow!!! I want to make one too.
    Have a great afternoon. :)

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  3. CUDOWNA poduszka!!! Serdecznie pozdrawiam

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  4. Que hermoso si que lleva la Primavera encima con esas flores divinas y los colores muy hermoso besos.

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  5. This is a stunning pillow, Olga. Love the various flowers you chose. I wish I could crochet half as well as you! xo

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  6. Your flower pillow is absolutely exquisite Olga... Love it. Love it.. Hugs judy

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  7. The pillow couldn't have come out prettier! It is perfect :)

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  8. How beautiful! Love the different flowers.

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  9. Spring in a cushion !
    Hug
    Anna

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  10. It is really beautiful, I love all the different flowers.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  11. Gorgeous! I love it! I have a couple of pillow forms that need a cover. Maybe I'll do something like that someday. Or try to anyway. :)

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  12. Oh my, this is gorgeous! Your talent amazes me :)

    Hugs to you!

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  13. Your pillow is beyond beautiful. I can hardly wait to make it (only a couple WIP deadlines are keeping me from getting the yarn out right now..lol)

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  14. Just Beautiful ..... a lot of work - but SO worth it!

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  15. Красивая подушка, хорошее украшение для спальной.

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  16. It looks beautiful! And you've chosen such spring colours :)

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  17. Hi Olga
    Your pillow is so cute, cheerful, and creative!!! You are so busy!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  18. Lovely pillow, beautiful work. Visiting from TTF. :) Pam

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  19. It looks like a small garden! Beautiful work! Love it! :)

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  20. Beautiful pillow!
    I'm dedicating this month's posts to flowers and I was wondering if you would like to participate with this pillow or any of your wonderful projects, they are all fantastic.

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  21. What an amazing job you did on the pillow, it is just beautiful...Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. Your work is beautiful. I love the colors and the way you put the flowers together on the pillow.

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  23. I've saved your blog post. I am enjoying crochet lately and may want to try this! I sure love how pretty is looks! Great job!

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  24. Wonderful. I love it.

    Lisa

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  25. Olga:
    I do apologize - I was leaving comments on 2 different blogs and go "kafafuled" - I am sorry I called you Snap but I love this pillow just the same and hope you will consider lin linking to my Thursday "Open House" which includes crafts, sewing, crochet, etc!

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  26. Thank you so much for this pattern,it is the most beautiful pillow I have ever seen!

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