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finished the cushion cover!

After over 4 years of waiting, my husband finally has his cushion cover:

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The cushion cover definitely did NOT reach 28″ x 28″ (the size of the pillow insert), but it is stretchy and the insert was easy enough to get inside.

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I love the texture of this pattern.  It looks cool but it feels pretty neat, too, even in 100% acrylic yarn (I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby).

I forgot to take a picture of the back, but I seamed the sides to where the ends of the cover overlap, like a pillow sham.  No buttons needed!

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Chris likes it; it’s big and squishy and the pattern is the same as a large blanket his great-aunt made for him (just in different colors — she used solid red, white, & blue).  It fits well on our daybed-turned-couch.

Now it’s time to work on the 8+ other WIPs I have going on before starting anything new.

It’s also time for something special to happen here on Not Your Average Crochet — stay tuned for something exciting!

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

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finished the wavy afghan!

Ta-da!  I’m finished, and it took less than a month from start to end!

As stated in a previous post, this afghan was made with Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn, a size J hook, and the double crochet stitch.  And again the step-by-step pattern can be found here, and it’s really easy, so check it out if you’re looking for a project!  Finished dimensions are around 5’6″ tall and 4’10” wide (that’s a rough guess), and took less than three balls of yarn of each of the seven colors.  Yes it was kinda expensive, but that’s how any afghan is gonna be, really, if you use good yarn.  I have some leftover yarn to make Christmas presents with, though, so that’s a bonus!

I’m really proud of this afghan.  I think everything about it is beautiful, from the pattern to the colors to the short time in which it was made!  This is my third [completed] afghan and it took less than half the time my other ones did, which was exciting because it didn’t even have time to get old.

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