Circles of the Sun

Circles of the Sun cal 2015

I love taking part in cal’s ( Crochet A-Long), there is something just wonderful about knowing that as you hook away, there are hundreds of other people all around the world doing the same thing.
This was a ten week project designed by Tatsiana of
Tatsiana has an amazing flare for designing surface crochet projects, do check out her blog if you haven’t already!

So I thought I would share my experience of making this amazing cushion with you all.

When you know what the finished item will look like it is somewhat easier to chose colours, however when it is a mystery, which many cal’s are, it is harder to know what to choose as you are limited on imagining what the finished piece will look like.

I knew this was to be a cushion and that it was taking place in the summer… hahaha what summer?? Yep here in the UK we have had very few sunny days, but that makes it easier to work on projects 🙂

So my colour choice was to go with pink tones, that remind me of summer flowers and berries.
I chose to use my favourite cotton yarn by Stylecraft, Cotton DK Classique. I love the smooth, soft feel of this yarn, it works up really easily and is very hard wearing. There is a fantastic range of colours and I have to say my favourite place to buy is woolwarehouse.

So week by week we made a square, until we had all nine done.


Then the final week we were given the instructions for joining and the border.

Tatisana has given a few different options for joining your squares and she sewed her finished piece on to a ready made pillow/cushion cover from Ikea, which is a great idea and one I will be using in the future.

I opted to go for making my own backing and just love the tutorial Kimberly has for inserting a zip on justagirlandahook.

I had not had my sewing machine out for quite a while, but when I wanted to make some linings for bags I had made the old one gave up the ghost 🙁 so I treated myself to something I had always wanted…. a Bernina, I have to say..AWESOME!!!

I have also done a second post on how I manage my projects, which you can find here.

If you haven’t already tried this cal, you will love it 🙂

Do what you love

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