Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Granny Square Patio Cushion

The "Garden Deck Patio" was in need of some color

This is the "After" shot
This is the "Before" shot
(this po' ole cushion was formerly bright red, then faded by the sun.  Now it's been brightened up with mostly Red Heart Acrylic Yarn that could possibly withstand the sun's rays.)
The back side has a coordinating "after" for those days that one may be in a gingham kind of mood.
This is how you do it:

1) Visit the lovely Miss Lucy at Attic 24 .
2) Her post for this pattern (Summer Garden Granny Square) complete with a very easy to follow tutorial can be found here.

3) Add an extra row of hdc all the way around: 2 hdc 2 ch and 2 hdc in the corners of this last row.
4) Join squares with sc.
5) The gingham back side is one great big Summer Garden Granny Square.
6) Join the front and back with sc. Measure the middle of each side and start crocheting to the corner until there is "flap" remaining on each corner. Sew this flap down.
7) An extra added touch idea: Make a flower to put on each flap...ohhhhhhh soooooo cute.

Flower flap cover and the other three chair cushions to come...
(Oh and maybe some matching bunting to go around the umbrella.)

Happy Summer Garden Sitting!!!


  1. lovely colours !!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful day fun :)

  2. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful!!! SO cheery and summery, I love it!
    Makes me want to go and hook up some outdoor cushions for my own back yard chairs, I'll add that to the teetering list of Potential Projects, thanks for the inspiration :o)

  3. It is beautiful and looks very cheerful.

  4. Great! Lovely, nice summer colours :-)

  5. Thanks for sharing the directions! Great colors!

  6. Hi! I love your cushion, it´s so beautiful! I hope you will have a lot of sunshiny days this year! ♥Barbina

  7. Wundervoll!^^
    Sehr schöne und fröhliche Farben.;O)

  8. Lot's of gratitude being sent out to all of your for the lovely compliments. Would love to see pictures if any of you make something similar! Happy Summer!

  9. great cushion cover! Definitely summery!

  10. Hi, I've found your blog via "The Crochet Way". Your cushion looks really lovely, so happy and sunny!

  11. Thank you Casey and Barbara. So glad you found the post. :-)

  12. Its a very pretty and cheerful cushion!!