Friday, May 13, 2011

a crocheted hexagon cushion

It all started with this book I found
on the library sale shelf and the
Hexagan Granny One pattern...

I gathered up yarn I already had on hand
and crocheted a few hexagons each evening.

I realized I had to make half hexagons for
the ends, but didn't think about the top
and bottom edges til I pieced it together,
so I did some fill-in crochet--2 rows--and
that gave me a straight edge...

Downstairs I found a discarded Gap cotton sweater
to use for the back of the pillow cover a la Lucy.

I followed her directions for the crocheted button
...and added some vintage red buttons.
Back ~

Front ~

I've just started on a second pillow cover,
with granny squares this time.
Have a great weekend!



  1. DebbyMc3:35 PM

    Ohhhhh!  I love it!  Very nice =-)

  2. Elizabeth@ Blue Clear Sky4:06 PM

    Gorgeous! My oh my your hook sure gets a workout! You inspired me to sit down and pull out my stitching. 

  3.  I love it!  It's so pretty with all the white.  Like Elizabeth, I'm very inspired!

  4. Stone2486:52 PM

    Deb:  The pillow is just lovely.  I still make the basketweave dish cloths that you shared.  They make fabulous little gifts.  Thanks. 

  5. Claire Slade1:31 AM

    Deb, you are so clever, this looks wonderful!  I love the old sweater idea, I must try it. Thanks!


  6. Sarah Johnson12:38 AM

     Oh I love your pillow! It is beautiful! What a great job you have done.

  7. Thank you Sarah!

  8. Thank you Claire, it really did work out well.

  9. You're welcome--thanks for the kind words!

  10. Thank you! The nice thing is, it only took a little bit of time here & there to get it done.

  11. Wow!  This pillow is incredible.  Your work is so inspiring.  Thank you for sharing :) 

  12. Brenda Visser7:18 PM

    I really like the hexagonal granny... "squares". Where can I find the pattern?

    I also love your sweater idea...

  13. Melissa, thanks for the visit!

  14. Brenda, I found the hexagon pattern in the book Illustrated Patchwork Crochet by Bella Scharf. has some copies available from $1.59.

  15. Karen5:53 PM

    Your pillow is beautiful!  I can't wait to see the next one!

  16. It is lovely Deb!  The colors you used are so pretty and it came together beautifully! 

  17. Thank you Karen!

  18. Becky7:27 PM


    Thanks so much for sharing.  After seeing your beautiful crochet work I found a copy of this book and I am now making my own hexagons.  It is so relaxing after a long day at work.   

  19. Oh wonderful! You'll have to let me know what you end up making with them-a cushion, maybe?


  20. Emily at Machine Shed Blog9:26 AM

    So happy to have found this post.  I started working on an afghan in January of 2009 after seeing a really cool hexagon patterned one in the Garnet Hill catalog.  This book will help greatly in the finishing portion of it - although I do have several hexagons to go since I am making a large blanket, but I will get there one of these years!

  21. Sharon Kelley8:25 PM

    Your blog looks lovely.  I just happened onto it when I searched "crochet straight edge for hexagon". I have been working on a cover for a chair and need to finish off without the crookedy hexagon shape!  Would you mind sharing how you filled in on the sides? I am having a hard time figuring, I can see it in my head, but alas it won't come out!  Thanks so much

  22. Brenda Visser4:55 PM

    I have looked at this post a few times. I love it! And I have looked high and low for that book, but can't find it... any hints?

  23. Emily at Machine Shed Blog5:14 PM

    Yes, I found several copies hard and soft cover on - I got mine a few weeks ago, and it is in great shape. Unfortunately I don't remember which vendor I got it from.

  24. Thank you for the help Emily!



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