Here it is leaning against the insert so you get an idea of what it will look like. I absolutely love it! It's very bright and cheery and with the stitches between the grannies, it almost starts to look like a printed fabric the more you look at it - or maybe that was just my tired eyes not seeing straight!
Because I was feeling a bit lazy and didn't really fancy joining the squares in my usual way, I decided to have a play with alternative options. After a few attempts I decided this was the look I was after and I'm thrilled with the result. The contrasting wool really stands out and I think I will use it to edge the cushion now.
To do this joining stitch you take two granny squares with right sides together. Into one of the 3DC clusters, insert hook into the space between the 1st and 2nd DC and draw through wool, make a SC into this space, then make another SC into the space between the 2nd and 3rd DC, cut and tie off wool. Repeat this between all the 3DC clusters on your granny squares. You need to tie off the wool after each cluster otherwise I found you can see the thread behind the grannies.
Just starting to join the grannies - but more importantly, check out the very cute pink and white spotty crochet hook holder! Visiting a friend in a suburb I hardly ever go to, I was wandering through the local shops and found two of these in a bargain bin at a bookstore - very random! I think I may have actually squealed out loud when I spotted the price tag of only $2.00!!! You have to love a bargain like that.