African Flower Cushion

african flower cushion African Flower Cushion

This project has been on my wish list for a while to add to my crafty blog. Hexagons and african flower crochet seem to be very popular at the moment. As I was making my african flower cushion I noticed a few pop up on Instagram and the like. I was originally going to make this gorgeous bag pattern but may have to make this one later.

debbie bliss baby cashmerino1 1024x900 African Flower Cushion

When I looked through my iphoto to find the picture I new I’d taken of the beautiful colours of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino I had to track back to June 2011! Yes I actually took this photo 4 days before our son was born so I’ve had it on my wish list for a while. Even though it was a long time ago I do remember that I purchased my yarn for this project from Suzy Hausfrau’s fabulous online shop. Check out her beautiful range of wool here.

portable sewing basket African Flower Cushion

This is my little sewing basket that I kept all my granny square supplies in. My hooks, yarn, little scissors and darning needle to thread in those pesky ends as I went so that there were not too many to do all at the end. It was easy to just pick up my basket and take it with me to do a bit of crochet whilst watching the kids ride their bikes or play. This was my travelling craft project for a while.

african flower crochet African Flower Cushion

These flowers are such a pretty pattern. I used the honeycomb colour inside all the hexagons and then mixed and matched 5 different combinations of the pinks and purples.

crochet hexies African Flower Cushion

This bright pink with baby pink outline african flower crochet is my favourite colour combination. The turquoise colour for the final ‘join as you go’ (instructions for joining as you go can be found here) row really compliments the pinks and purples and makes it co-ordinate with my sewing room.

african flower cushion African Flower Cushion

I made my crochet hexagons into a cushion cover and then made a little zippered pillow insert to use under my crochet cover as you can see through to the back around my hexagons.

crochet cushion cover African Flower Cushion

This is my sewing room chair from Ikea and it is only comfy for long hours of sewing with a cushion at your back. Perfect place for my new beautiful crochet cushion.

If you’d like to make one yourself or just some african flowers you can find a great free tutorial with lots of step by step pictures at Heidi Bears Creative. It’s the perfect rainy day for cuddling up inside with some crochet today. Hmm what to make next.

What are you making today?

N.B. I reader just asked me what the colour numbers where of the yarn that I used for this cushion so I thought I’d add them here in case anyone else wanted to know.

340042 watermelon pink
340006 baby pink
340013 aubergine purple
340014 purple
340054 rose pink
340029 hot pink
340601 very faint pink
340020 honeycomb (centres)
340031 light turquoise (main colour)

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  • Amy Rea

    It is gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together!

    Amy x

    http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2013/04/and-sew-we-craft-together-linky-party-40/

  • Ginny

    I love the colour combinations you have used. Really pretty.

  • http://www.marieoliveira.com/ Marie Oliveira

    I’ve been seeing lots of these African flowers too! I love the colors that you used.

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  • Lesley

    I was wondering how you finished the back of this pillowcase… Is it possible to seng me a picture and/or explain how you did it?

    • craftsmumship

      Thanks for your question Lesley. I joined the hexagons in the round so it was like a pillow case (a circular strip of crocheted fabric joined on the short sides) and then on the top and bottom edge I did a single crochet into both the front and the back sides to join them up together. Sort of like joining up a pillow case on both ends instead of just one if that makes sense to you. Hope this helps.

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