Follow-up Friday – The “Hetti” Cushion

maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-18It’s another happy “Follow-up Friday”: last night I finished my corner-to-corner cushion in red, white and blue. So, hot off the hook&needle, here’s my “Hetti” cushion!

maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-03I started it about a month ago, got side-tracked by amongst others the “Happy Bag”, and to tell you the truth, I’m delighted it’s on the ex-wip-list.

maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-11maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-07No matter how much I loved working on it, I don’t think I’ll easily start another one. You wouldn’t say, since there are “only” 3 colors used, but the color changes were countless – not to mention the ends…….. Dealing with ends normally does not bother me at all (part of the crochet deal, right?), but I don’t think I’ve ever sewn in this many!maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-16maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-05There was a slightly scary moment, when I was about to wash the crochet part: would the red start bleeding?? This had happened before with my “I love Holland”-cushion, and (while I panicked) only some quick and adequate internet searching by my husband kind of solved that. I remembered using vinegar as a good tip, and that’s what I did now as well.maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-01I added 1 cup of vinegar to a bucket of cold water, and then my crochet. I gently stirred every 10 minutes or so, and after an hour I rinsed the cushion top, and machine washed it (gentle cycle) with Eucalan: perfect!

So all in all: I’m very satisfied with how it turned out, but this cushion cover’s not very likely to have any siblings soon.
maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-20maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-10maRRose - CCC --- the Hetti cushion cover-17I’ve named it after the designer of the pretty cross stitch pattern following which I’ve crocheted this cushion, the lovely Hetti, who graciously shares a lot of her beautiful patterns for free.

Another project that I’ve spend quite some time on lately, is my “Rustic Lace Square”-blanket. I soooo love working on it again.
maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-15maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-19When I picked this wip up, I counted 24 finished and joined squares, 3 squares that just needed to be joined, and 11 finished hearts. In addition to these, I’ve crocheted and joined 10 squares from scratch, so after 10 days the blanket now has 48 squares: woohoo!
maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-18 maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-17I’m determined to keep working on it – at least 62 more squares are needed; I’ll keep you updated in my “Follow-up Friday”-posts!
maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-16Have a great weekend!
Love,
Marianne xx

17 thoughts on “Follow-up Friday – The “Hetti” Cushion

  1. Het corner-to-corner kussen is erg mooi geworden. Ik kan me voorstellen dat het een enorm werk is geweest, maar wel met een geslaagd eindresultaat. Wie weet ga ik het ook nog eens proberen, maar ik heb al genoeg andere ideeën in mijn hoofd, die moeten er eerst maar eens uit.

  2. Wauw wat een prachtig kussen is het geworden. Voor mij is hij ook puur Hollands. Doet me denken aan het Boerenbond servies. Gelukkig hebben de kleuren niet afgegeven nu. Is altijd zonde van je werk.

    • Thank you so much, Kristen! Oh my, I haven’t taken notes on that …. I’m assuming definitely more than 1x50gr of the off-white, around 1x50gr of the red, and dark blue, plus less than 1x50gr of the lighter blue. I’ve used all 100% cottons, and a 3,5 mm hook. Hope this is helpful! Marianne xx

  3. Hi Marianne your Cushion is amazing. I wud love to crochet a cushion but being a novice at crocheting im not sure what size graph i need to use, can you give me any advice please

    • Thank you so much, Heather! You should keep in mind that each “x” (=one cross stitch) equals one C2C-cluster (= 4 dc/tr). Depending on your yarn and hook size, you should be able to figure out the desired size – a test/gauge swatch might be helpful. Good luck! Marianne xx

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