Sunday, 15 September 2013

Jumbo Crochet Rope Cushion

You may remember from my previous post (although it was a little while ago I admit) I was experimenting with different materials to crochet a cushion.  Well, I have finally finished my Jumbo Crochet experiments so thought I would share my efforts with you.

I chose to use cotton sash cord as it is soft and pliable and still gives a chunky effect.  You can see from the pictures below the size of the stitches in comparison with the 50p piece.  Having finished the crocheting I was then presented with the problem of how to join the two sides together.  The picture, bottom left, shows how I solved this problem.

My next dilemma took a lot of thought.  I wanted to make the cushion cover removable for cleaning so this meant finding some way of fastening an opening.  A zip would have been impossible to sew in and buttons would have added to the cost.  So I put it to one side for a while and kept returning to it hoping for a 'light bulb' moment!  I finally decided on toggles and the pictures below show the result.


And ta dah! Here is the finished product.


I hope you like the finished Cushion.
It is very difficult to do it justice in the photos.
I have sent it off now so keep your fingers crossed the shop like it too!
This is the first one as a sample, if it is accepted I will be able to crochet different sizes and colours.
I'll keep you posted!

I am off to grab myself a cup of tea and settle down with Handmade Monday.  
See you there.
Have a good week!  

28 comments:

  1. Big crochet pieces always look so striking and this is no exception. I love the subtle colour too. X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I like the colour, but I'm looking forward to dyeing it to see how it turns out :)

      Delete
  2. I really love the stitch definition this gives you. I bet this makes your arm ache...The toggles are really inspired.I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! It's not too bad on the arms! Well maybe a bit on the elbows :D

      Delete
  3. Wow!! That's one big crochet cushion. I love the texture of the stitches. Good luck in getting future orders xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the finished cushion, and the toggle solution. Very impressive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, it took a while to come up with the toggles but I was pleased with them in the end :)

      Delete
  5. Oh, it turned out lovely. I love the huge cord you used in this cushion. Very nice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I would love to use something even thicker but I shall have to wait until I sell one or two as it is not the cheapest 'yarn' to buy :D

      Delete
  6. It looks great, and I think your toggles are an inspired solution and they look great too. Fingers crossed for you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you :) The toggles were definitely a bit of a challenge :)

      Delete
  7. Oooh I love that! and I love the toggles you made - so clever!
    It should be accepted :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you're right. I'm afraid the price I will have to charge may be too much, but we will see :)

      Delete
  8. gorgeous cushion cover! I love the colour and the toggles are the perfect solution to the opening dillema - great idea :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. It's always the planning that takes longer than the actual making :)

      Delete
  9. Oh wow! It is lovely and I can just imagine it on my sofa. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol! It may end up on my sofa if it's not accepted :)

      Delete
  10. Love this cushion. The chunky crochet is just perfect for a cosy living room.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. It is a lot softer than you would expect rope to be :)

      Delete
  11. That really is some jumbo crochet :-O

    I love how it's turned out and the chunky look it has.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Stephen. I hope others will like it too :)

      Delete
  12. I love the design and the toggles are a fantastic idea. Hope the shop love it, I do.
    Ali x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Ali - just the cost that may be an issue!

      Delete
  13. What a wonderful cushion! It can't fail to be liked by the shop, you'll soon be making many more. The toggles were a brilliant idea x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow that is one jumbo crochet stitch. Love how you got around the problem by using bobbly things, I bet the shop will be wanting lots more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Still waiting for a reply from them. I'll keep you posted :)

      Delete

I really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave so thank you for taking precious time to do this.