the chunky yellow bobble cushion

Usually, a project takes me a couple of weeks, even with a toddler on the loose, but since Daisy arrived all my spare time is dedicated to sleeping, naps and snoozing. Having two children is incredibly exhausting, much more so than I ever imagined (especially when the toddler has decided to throw tantrums over absolutely EVERYTHING), and I have a new-found respect for parents of families with three, four or even five children. Hats off to you, I have no idea how you stay sane!

So I was left feeling pretty darn pleased with myself this week when I finally finished the yellow bobble cushion – all I had left to do was to sew on three buttons and make the loops from chain stitches, but there just never seemed to be time. Two weeks later…. it’s finished! Drum roll please….. drrrrrrrr……. ta dah!

The fastenings that took what seemed like forever to get done were ever so simple – literally just three buttons sewn on to the back, and three corresponding loops crocheted onto the front, made up from six chain stitches. There is a bit of a gape, as you can see in the picture below, but hey, it’s the back, and nobody can see it!

This was the first time I’ve ever attempted to make up a pattern, and man alive, it was hard work – frogging, unravelling, swearing, sighing… I did the lot. But I’m so glad I stuck at it; there’s something incredibly satisfying about working from your own initiative and knowledge (crochet is the only thing I’d say I’m really proficient at!), and I really think that there’s nothing that validates your craft skills more. Now all I need to do is try to remember exactly how I did it, so I can write the pattern down and share it with you all!


  1. Karen
    April 22, 2012 / 12:37 pm

    Please write the pattern down – am loving that cushion and would love a go. How do you do the bobbles? Your sofa is looking lovely x

  2. LandGirl1980
    April 22, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    LOVE it!!!

  3. Lisa-Marie
    April 22, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    It's beautiful!Yes I second the request for the pattern (if and when you have time).I am trying to learn to crochet, and it looks not TOO bad. If it were all bobbled I'd be terrified.

  4. Kath
    April 23, 2012 / 9:40 am

    It's so lovely! And that yarn is SCRUMPTIOUS!

  5. danielle thompson
    April 23, 2012 / 12:35 pm

    this is gorgeous! let us know when your pattern is complete, i'm totally interested! 😀

  6. mother of purl
    April 23, 2012 / 9:31 pm

    Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is that. I want one! xx

  7. Michelle
    April 24, 2012 / 9:21 am

    It is like the sun has been brought inside. Really great.

  8. Natasha
    April 25, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    I am in love with that cushion!

  9. Alice
    April 29, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    Such a lovely cushion and such a gorgeous shade of mustard yellow xxx

  10. Rose&Bird
    April 29, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    Firstly congratulations on Daisy's arrival and apologies for taking so long! Good for you for sticking with the cushion, especially with a tantrummy toddler and new baby. Sometimes it's the little things that take the longest x

  11. helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face
    May 11, 2012 / 12:12 pm

    This is beautiful! Lovely work 🙂 I really don't need any more cushions but I want this one! Will def have a go when you put the pattern up. Hx

  12. Very Berry Handmade
    May 14, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    That's a lovely cushion – and I adore the colour. I have no idea how you manage to carry on crafting at all with a new baby in the house. Congratulations!

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