Use what you have
There were odds and ends of cotton yarn left in my box, which i wanted to use up. So i made a batch of small and simple solid granny squares out of them. In totally random colors.
Wanted: Color concept to hold everything together
I decided to make a piece of cloth in the raster 5 x 5 to make a cover for a mini bolster.
To create something harmonious, i needed a plan: 3 additional colors to hold the random colors of the grannies together.
I laid out all my granny squares and a yarn skein in each color i owned. I regarded and considered the different possible combinations by holding them against each other. My intuition was clear: I chose fresie, black and a bright yellow.
I used all three colors to extend the granny squares and crocheted them together in yellow.
BUT – when it was finished, i started doubting the color combination: I really wished to have chosen white instead of yellow for the connecting grid. I wanted the colored grannies to pop out and not the grid. Did i make a wrong choice?
I mean, there are always so many possibilities to choose from.
And maybe there is more than one good solution? Hmmm.
The 2 inner bolster covers
When i bought my big yoga bolster, it was stuffed far too ample.
So i used the leftover spelt to fill my inner (football) cover, made out of a rectangle and two circles. The measurements resulted from the size of my crocheted cover.
To protect the inner cover i made the sun cover, this one is removable and can be washed. It is made of Shweshwe fabric from South Africa, a precious gift from a lovely friend <3.
Or right choice after all?
Meanwhile i am using the bolster all the time, it is very comfortable for my neck, while reading on my sofa. And I really like it.
First i thought i like it now, because i just got used to it.
Then i realized, that it is the combination of the blue-yellow sun patterned Shweshwe and the bright crochet cover, that makes it work..
Do you want to see more of my works with granny squares?