The back of the cushion (front can be seen in the previous post)
Larger concentric squares do not have so many ends to sew in
I made a plain flap for closing the cushion and discussed with E how I thought a flap made of squares, like Mummy’s cushion, would detract from the look of the pocket – she considered this with head on one side before agreeing it was ok for me to ‘try’ it. The great thing about crochet is it feels so much easier than knitting to undo and alter and adjust as you go
They were made from material I got at my local Scrapstore – a wonderful source of virtually free craft materials of all sorts.
As I was photographing I folded the flap out of sight and realised it looked so much better tucked in – ideas and solutions that happen by chance are the best!
And now the knitted buttons
I hope the picture explains how they are made.
Cast on 3 sts
Increase in every stitch.
K 3 rows
K2tog across the row
Cast off. Thread the yarn all round the outside and pull tight. Hey Presto! A Button!
It didn’t seem right to give E the cushion without putting something in the pocket. When she makes up stories she starts with a Rabbit called Carrot so I made a finger puppet of ‘Carrot’ for the pocket.
I then realised I would need to make a puppet for her brother R too so ‘Carrot, meet Incy Wincy.’
We are all thrilled with the result!