Following on from my earlier blog I have now completed my crochet flower project. In the end I opted to make a cushion (16 squares were enough to make lol).
Using a combination of four colours, plus the cream base colour, I crocheted 16 squares each with their own unique colour combination. I then crocheted the squares together after reading these guidelines on the Attic24 blog, which gives a really neat finish.
I wanted to keep the back of the cushion quite plain. I made a chain that was a multiple of two and did a simple tr in the first stitch, dc in the second stitch, and repeated this along each row. I therefore ended each row with a dc and started the next row with a tr and repeated the pattern. This creates a really strong structure and I love the pattern. To make it easy to remove the cushion cover I simply crocheted two pieces and buttoned them together.
I chose to make mine into a cushion but they are so versatile that you could easily make them into a blanket, bedspread or a bag (to name but a few ideas).