After being inspired by so many wonderful blogs and the gorgeous creations revealed on them, I decided to teach myself to crochet. I bought myself a book, First Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, and with the help of a couple of tutorials on You Tube, How To Crochet Granny Square and How To Change Colour In A Granny Square, I've eventually taught myself to crochet a cushion cover.
I used Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton. I had bought four balls on Ebay, but found that only three of the colours I had purchased went well together so these were the colours I used on the front of the cushion. When it came to the back I was running out of yarn, so the majority of it was crocheted in the fourth colour.
I ran out of yarn a couple of rounds from the end on the back so I finished it off there, but after sewing it together you really can't tell. One thing which I have noticed is that the back looks tighter and tidier than the front, I think this shows how I have progressed as I have gone on.
This is what's left of the four colours, it's a wonder I got it finished without running out.
I've got another crochet project lined up but for now I'm going to get on with some knitting which has been neglected of late in favour of crochet.