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The “Lucy” Cushion

The “Lucy” Cushion

While I was crocheting the “Dijon” blanket (more here), I already wondered how this beautiful stitch would look in cotton.
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So…. running out of yarn when trying to finish yet another blanket, the “Tulip” one (more on that here), I grabbed my chance and gave the cotton a “Dijon-stitch” try.
And my, oh, my did I like what I saw!
maRRose - CCC: The "Lucy" CushionFirst I played with a different set of stitches (sc + dc instead of the slst + hdc), and sure enough this looked nice.
maRRose - CCC: The "Lucy" CushionHowever, it came nowhere near the original plan (slst + hdc) – it’s this particular combination that gives the texture and pretty stitch definition that I (and many of you) have come to like so much (tutorial here).
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From then on, the “Lucy” cushion was all I worked on – such a joy seeing it develop!
A lot of thought, trying, and frogging was involved when it came to the border: going down in hooksize twice, changing from one color to the multi-colors and then figuring out the stitches.
maRRose - CCC: The "Lucy" CushionAll of a sudden I remembered how much I like the little bobbles on the summer shawls (here and here) and “bang”: a multi-colored bobble border was born!
Me – finally – happy!
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Not sure how long this “Dijon-stitch”-love will last, but the next baby blanket is already in the making……
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Marianne xx

PS: The “Lucy” cushion is for sale in my Etsy shop (link here).

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