The “Lucy” Cushion

maRRose - CCC: The "Lucy" CushionWhile I was crocheting the “Dijon” blanket (more here), I already wondered how this beautiful stitch would look in cotton.
maRRose - CCC: The "Lucy" Cushion

So…. running out of yarn when trying to finish yet another blanket, the “Tulip” one (more on that here), I grabbed my chance and gave the cotton a “Dijon-stitch” try.
And my, oh, my did I like what I saw!
maRRose - CCC: The "Lucy" CushionFirst I played with a different set of stitches (sc + dc instead of the slst + hdc), and sure enough this looked nice.
maRRose - CCC: The "Lucy" CushionHowever, it came nowhere near the original plan (slst + hdc) – it’s this particular combination that gives the texture and pretty stitch definition that I (and many of you) have come to like so much (tutorial here).
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From then on, the “Lucy” cushion was all I worked on – such a joy seeing it develop!
A lot of thought, trying, and frogging was involved when it came to the border: going down in hooksize twice, changing from one color to the multi-colors and then figuring out the stitches.
maRRose - CCC: The "Lucy" CushionAll of a sudden I remembered how much I like the little bobbles on the summer shawls (here and here) and “bang”: a multi-colored bobble border was born!
Me – finally – happy!
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Not sure how long this “Dijon-stitch”-love will last, but the next baby blanket is already in the making……
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Love,
Marianne xx

PS: The “Lucy” cushion is for sale in my Etsy shop (link here).

16 thoughts on “The “Lucy” Cushion

  1. Heel mooi kussen, dank je wel voor de inspiratie!
    Ik wou met deze steek ook een kussen haken, maar ik vroeg me af hoe de rand precies gehaakt is? Zijn dat stokjes, die je samen doorhaalt, ik zie het niet zo goed?
    Groetjes,
    Ilse

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    • Dank voor je lieve compliment, Ilse! Nee, het is geen “bobble”, maar een soort “puff-steek”. Je steekt je naald in, haalt een lus op (maakt de lus wat groter dan normaal), en dat herhaal je een fiks aantal keer (ik zorgde dat ik minstens 7 lussen op m’n haaknaald had). Vervolgens haal je in één keer de draad door alle lussen op je naald en sluit af met een losse. Succes! Marianne xx

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  2. Marianne, Lucy is Beautiful! I’m going to send the link to my friend who’s new daughter is called Lucy and she’s just learned to crochet (my friend, not baby Lucy haha). Such a beautiful project! XX

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    • Ah…. thanks so much, Nerissa! Oh, what a wonderful coincidence – yes, yes, she definitely has to make her Lucy a “Lucy” cushion. Should she have any questions, she can always contact me (marianne.dekkers@casema.nl) – I’ll be happy to help. Marianne xx

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      • Thank you, Sonja! Ha, now that would be something …..;)! One thing’s for sure: looking at your profile photo my Lucy most certainly can’t win in gorgeousness from your beautiful Lucy! Good luck and let me know if you run into things that I could help you with (crochet-wise)! Marianne xx

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