When I saw Liz's Peppermint X-mas Cushion on her blog 'Howling at the Mooon' I really wanted to make one.
I didn't have any appropriate yarn so I pinned it to my Pinterest Crochet board for when I did have yarn.
When I saw this awesome Candy Cane Ripple Scarf and Peppermint Candy Hat pattern over at 2 Crochet Hooks I really, really, really wanted to join in on the peppermint candy fun. That Candy Hat has been added to my to-make list too.
Then my brain finally remembered that I have a UFO, it's not stripes but it is red and white! A UFO that was really a failed and discarded afghan attempt from last year. And now I knew what to do with it!
The shell pattern is from An Encyclopedia of Needlework.
It just had to be turned into a cushion.
I wanted it to be a little different so I made up some hexagon ends using the hexagon pattern from Meet Me At Mikes.
I did make a small change and used trebles instead double trebles.
I realised the cushion cover would need a closure so I made these cute little buttons from Sheruknitting although they refused to have a nice photo taken.
I still need to stitch the buttons on properly, but I couldn't wait to show you.
I think it turned out not to shabby even if it's more smooshed into little pieces candy bits then peppermint candy cane stripes. (Hubby says it looks like spaghetti)
Until I get those buttons stitched on (hopefully later tonight) it's technically still a WIP but at least its been upgraded from UFO. That's a win in my book.
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