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July 22, 2011


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Marilyn Hunter

Please can you tell me which wool you used for the blooming flower cushion
Many thanks


I may be reading it wrong and I haven't started this yet but at the beginning you say about leaving the ends to weave in later but a bit later you say to leave it to weave or work it in. does it make a difference if you work over it to secure it or is it neater to weave them all in later. Thanks Also I notice that you appear to be using cotton, is it better in cotton than acrylic, does it make a significant difference to the appearance?


I really love the blooming flower cushion you've provided detailed photo's and instructions and I plan on working this up today in my own color palette. I also love the hexagon throw/afghan pictured below the patchwork elephant! Really lovely! I haven't found the pattern for this hexagon afghan/throw, but I' still looking! and I may have to devise my own!


Hi I love this. can u advice what yarn you used???

Gail Morris

I have now finished three of these cushions, first one with every row a different colour in cotton, second one with verigated wool, and the third, lime green, which turned out great, thank you for the pattern, I love it

Sally trotman

PLEASE share details of the yarns!! Nearly finished coast ripple blanket and want that as my next project!!


This is so beautiful and so much fun doing! I was wondering if it's okay to translate your pattern into swedish? I have a friend who really wants to make This but can't read english patterns. I will ofcourse link to your blog and show her your work! :) please email me with your answer! :) thousand times thank you!

Penny Rongo

Thanks Lucy for the wonderful flower pillow pattern. Would love to give it a go but I need to know what yarn is used for it and what size hook. Just finished the Crochet Bag Pattern and love, love, love it.


Lucy you must be such a beautiful soul and are as colourful as the craft you create. Just love this cushion. In fact I haven't seen anything you've made I haven't loved. If I had my craft room (wish list) it would be filled with so much colourful things you'd need sunglasses to go in. Keep up the good work.

Susan Thomas

Hi Lucy. I am very new to crochet and am so happy with The Jolly Chunky Bag, which I am now finishing. It is beautiful and makes me smile each time I look at it.
I would now like to stretch myself a little more and would like to attempt this gorgeous pillow. I love its colours!!
Being new, I cannot work out which yarn (dk or chunky) or hook to use and would really appreciate your help.

Thank you Lucy for bringing colour into my life.

ps I loved reading about your Scarborough adventures with your lovely family x

Angie Moule

Hi Lucy, are you able to let me know what yarn / colours you used to make this cusion, and what size hook? I'd love to have a go!
Many thanks
Angie x


Love this! What yarn did you use and what hook size please? The rounds are so neat and smooth! X







I started your cushion, intending to make a blanket for my granddaughter ( who is 1). I love it! I imagine it will take years to complete but in the meantime Eve will have many memories of me crocheting it for her. I took it to my craft group me all the members immediately recognized your style. You have a big following in Tasmania, Australia. Thank you for your generosity.

Robin Summers

Hi Luce!! Since I found your blog I have never been happier. You are such a ray of sunshine in my day. I am on a roll making all of your tutorials. I am so thankful for everything that you share with everyone in blogland. You are so very kind. I have to say that your hair cut is just fab! It suits your face quite well. I am sure J is thrilled with it. :D I am currently working on your cosy afghan and this blooming flower cushion. Can you please email me and let me know if it is possible for you to make me one of your textile pics that you sold a while back. I saw them and read the blog entries a while back in the archives. I will of course pay you for it. My email is acctingmajor@yahoo.com Having a piece of art by you would just totally thrill me all the way to my socks!! Lots of squishy hugs for you and the entire family. Don't stay away too long. Enjoy yourself and take care. Your mom is in my prayers. XXXXXXXXXXX


I have just found your bog and tutorial for this Blooming Cushion. I really like the colors and very clear instructions. What size/type of yarn did you use? What size hook is your dotty one? Thank you for being generous enough to share this pattern.

Lee Ann

Hi Lucy
This giant rose flower looks fabulous! And I love it as a pillow especially. :)
Did you insert a round pillow form or stuff it with anything just before stitching/finishing off the front and back pieces together? Thank you also for the many helpful photographs. :)
Lee Ann

Siubhan Mc Carthy

Oh! How I love this pattern Lucy !
Ive started my own and plans are afoot for blooming flowers on every chair in the house !


This cushion looks ever so fantastic, but so do you on the picture by the way. I´m looking forward to starting this project with all my odd cotton left over yarns. Thank you very much for the tutorial and best wishes!


Hi from the US! I've just made a flower pillow and the vintage potholder :). The pillow isn't assembled yet, so I made the potholder for instant gratification, hee hee. And I adore it and with a crocheted round in the middle, it holds very hot things easily. Thanks so much for all the inspiration, so excited to get my pillow finally finished soon!


Amazing....can I use chunky yarn for this and wat hook size would u recommend... Thanku x

Carol Ingham

Lucy, I love your blooming flower cushion. I was prompted to re-visit your blog entry, after seeing a similar cushion in a local shop. When I first saw your pattern a couple of years ago, it was way beyond my ability. I feel that I've made enough progress to attempt the cushion. I am using a DK cotton mix and I wonder what size hook you would recommend. I've started with a 4 mm, but it seems a bit too tight/firm. Hope you can help. Thanks! Carol x


I just finished making one of these following your tutorial and I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern :)

Grammy Z

Thank you so much for this! It was so fun to do and I love the results...I have shared a link back to you from my post at http://fromgrammysheart.com/?p=347. Thanks again!


I love your conversational way of blogging and it makes me feel I can really do this although I am not an experienced crocheter. I am a novice. I love the bright colours and the beautiful tactile look of this . IF i master this I am going to make many more but not using them for cushions but on a white bought duvet cover. I will simply sew them on and use it in winter time. Blanket and duvet combinded. Ta- dah! LOL

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