It took me some time, but I have figured out how to finish my crocheted granny squares. I now have two brightly coloured cushion covers!
Finally, I came up with using felted sweaters to make an envelope style backing for the covers. It has proven to be the perfect solution! I was able to incorporate the bottom hem of the sweater to make the lapped over edge and used single crochet to form a band with button loops. Ta-da! A removable cover and it even gave me the opportunity to use some vintage buttons on the back of one cushion. Love, love, love it!
Joining the crocheted front with the felted sweater for the back was super easy. I simply placed them right sides facing and whip stitched them together with yarn. The stitches are visible, if you look for them, but I think it adds a homespun look and that's okay with me.
How lucky to discover that the bright yarns in my new crocheted granny cushions go so well with the beautiful quilt I received from my lovely and talented friend, Nicolette. Don't they look made for one another!
I'm a little high on the success of this project and with my fingers crossed, I'm inspired to give another crochet project , it's own happy ending this weekend.
Wishing you a happy, creative weekend!