Recently I have been into crocheting motifs. Crochet motifs are fun to make as you get to change colors and have fun with deciding what colors will look good together. I decided to use a simple square motif to design this 18 inch square cushion that I am using as a meditation cushion. I also use the cushion on my coffee table in the evening to prop my tired legs and feet upon.
I had bought a plain foam cushion at least six or eight months ago at Hobby Lobby and finally got around to designing this fun motif cushion. The cushion is 18 inches by 18 inches by 2 inches deep. I figured it would be a nice size for a meditation cushion or just for a floor cushion for someone to sit on.
The cushion is made by crocheting 18 squares in two different color patterns and then sewing them together. The cushion is then joined together with side gussets that are crocheted around to make the two inch sides. I decided to sew a zipper in on the one side so that the cushion could be washed. I used my sewing machine and a zipper foot to sew the zipper to one side of the cushion squares and to other side of the zipper to the gusseted side. Sewing the zipper in was pretty simple – you just have to remember to sew slowly and do not stretch the crocheted part as you are attaching the zipper.
Also, I decided to sew an optional muslin lining for the foam cushion because the foam was a light green color and I didn’t want that showing through. I think it also makes it a little more durable. I think if the foam is white or off white that you could get by without sewing a casing, or lining. But making the casing for the foam was really simple.
The pattern for this cushion is now available in my etsy shop. You can click on the highlighted word to take you to my etsy shop for more information about this pattern.
I have another crochet motif project that I am currently designing for a fun pillow. It kind of has a red white and blue color them so I hope to have it done before the 4th of July.
Currently I am getting ready to have family visiting as my oldest son is graduating from high school next week – which is one of the reasons I have kind of been a little absent from blogging lately.
What kinds of projects have you been working on lately? I would love to hear about them in the comments.