We live in a late 1930s/ early 1940s brick house in a suburban town and have inherited various pieces of furniture from family members. During recent weeks I’ve started to create cushions for some of the chairs that were looking a little unloved.

This first one is my favourite, for a little chair that I inherited from my Grandma (Nora), worked in the same pattern from Lucy at Attic 24 as the Coast Ripple blanket I made a few months ago. It is made largely from yarn left from making the Cosy blanket, with a few extras worked in as needed, and so is mostly worked in Stylecraft Special DK, a soft, hardwearing and affordable acrylic yarn.

The colours are:

Grape; Lime; Beige; Plum; Khaki; Beige (not Stylecraft); Pale rose; Meadow; PlumRaspberry; Grape; Khaki; Pale rose; Beige; Grape

Border: plum (ripple infill), pale rose.

It fastens at the back with some tiny mother-of-pearl buttons.


This classic Granny square cushion sits on my little Ercol rocking chair, which is Utility marked and so similar in age to our house. It is also made of odds and ends of yarn, which seems fitting, in colours that match our living room curtains. The basket that I made last year for a tutorial came in handy for keeping the yarn neat while working on it. The two squares are joined with a round of dc (sc).

Utility cushionUtility Cushion








Last but by no means least comes a grey and rainbow cushion for one of a pair of chairs that came from my great-great-aunt. It’s also made of leftovers from various other projects, in acrylic DK (mostly Stylecraft again). Like the Utility cushion, it is made of two classic Granny squares joined with a round of dc (sc).

Rainbow cushionHaving made these three, I expect more will follow as our other cushions now look even more forlorn than before. However, I’m taking a little break from them and working on a summer sweater instead. More on that soon…


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