(Warning - this post contains excessive amounts of colour!)
Remember the glimpse of something hooky in my last post?
Well ... those few coloursome ripples became my Spanish Ripple Cushion!!!
Come and see ...
I took, on holiday, a bag of my favourite Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK and set about making ripples following Lucy at Attic 24's Neat Ripple Pattern. What a thoroughly soothing pattern it is too once you get into the rhythm. Sitting on the sun-drenched balcony, overlooking the Mediterranean, a glass of wine to hand (seriously), I rippled my way through first one side and then the other.
Lucy actually backed her cushion with a thrifted sweater so I had to call on my own rusty initiative when it came to joining my two crocheted sides together.
After a few aborted attempts at one thing or another (and some really FILTHY words), I ended up double crocheting up the sides of each (two sets of two for each colour and four at each corner) and creating a sort of half ripple (combination of doubles, half trebles and trebles) along the bottom and top to 'straighten' the edges. This was then followed by trebling all the way around ...
I then joined the two panels together by creating a double crochet seam ...
I'm soooo happy with how it looks.
The finished product? Ta-doodly-da ...
My Spanish Ripple Cushion! Do you like it?
It's so wonderfully squashy and, if I bury my face in it, I can still smell the factor 15 ... aaaahhhh.