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Subdued Granny Cushion

I finally made myself go ahead and finish the cushion cover I started last month.  This could have been a very quick project, but I took my time putting the two halves together, so it ended up dragging out about a month.  I'm highly skilled in the art of procrastination. ;o)

I used 16 of the Summer Garden Granny Squares for the front panel; for the back, I just made one large traditional granny square, adding rows until it was as big as the front panel. I edged each panel in a round of sc in the same color, then connected the two panels around the pillow insert with a round of single crochet (again, in the same color).

For a simple border, I used a modified* version of border #83 from Edie Eckman’s Around the Corner: Crochet Borders. (My first time making the bead stitch. I like it! I creates a slightly nubby texture… kind of like the bumps on the Circle of Friends square, but smaller.)

*The modifications: First, I used hdc instead of dc for the final round, because I didn…