Ta da! Wheelchair cushion cover

It’s finished! It’s done! Complete! Ahhhhh what a wonderful feeling!

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I’m so, so pleased with it.

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It’s crazy. A collision of colours. Utterly psychedelic, just as I imagined it would be.

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I found the perfect buttons in my button box. Six round buttons, each with a different comical owl on. I sewed each one on in a different colour, and made loops on the other side of the cushion cover.



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It’s full of lovely little details that you really have to get close to see. Post stitches and surface crochet and crossed stitches and all sorts of things 😀

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It’s lush and glorious and I love it so much.

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So, some details.

As I said in my very first post on this project, I used Scheepjes Catona, all 109 colours of it. I used a 3mm hook, and obviously I had a tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

All the flowers were made with six petals, so each motif began with either 6sc or 12 dc, in a magic circle. I decided right at the beginning that they would all be six-petalled, simply because it would be easier to join them up if there was consistency in that. I also tried to make every flower different. I am absolutely certain I didn’t entirely succeed on that score, at least in terms of the design of each one – but each flower has different colour combinations, at least!

I joined motifs in a combination of ways, and I wrote up my methods in a previous mini update post. I didn’t sew any of the motifs together, nor did I sew up the sides – it’s all joined in crochet, predominantly slip stitches and single crochet.

I did two rounds of single crochet at the opening, basically to make it even enough to put loops on for fastening the buttons.

And yes, I managed to sew in every last one of those ends.

There is no pattern for any aspect of this. None of the flowers, nor the shaping. It’s all freeform. I just picked up hook and yarn and crocheted. There never has been and never will be a pattern, so don’t ask 😀

I’m so pleased with it, and so proud that I’ve achieved what I set out to do. It’s been a tough year, personally/family-wise, and I’m fairly ill/exhausted most of the time right now, but I have still managed to create something spectacular. It’s a nice feeling!

23 thoughts on “Ta da! Wheelchair cushion cover

  1. Patience is a virtue, you must be a saint 😇.
    I am a beginner in crochet, continuous granny square is my limit at the moment .
    So well done , you have a cushion cover totally unique and you created it .


  2. This really is a wonderful achievement and I have so loved coming along for the ride 🙂
    Congratulations on conquering your circumstances by managing to make such a beauty. May you continue to overcome by creating beauty and being an inspiration to others.


  3. Agree with comments that it is a shame to obscure the patterns by sitting on it however it appears to have lots of textures – how comfortable is it to sit on for extended periods? Do the textured stitches create pressure points or sore spots on your body? I love the cacophony of colour and the randomness of your crochet but have questions regarding the practicality. On the other hand, there are times when our spiritual health needs totally outweigh the physical! Your cushion is a certain prescription for lifting one’s spirits. Beautiful work.


    1. Not uncomfortable at all! There is texture, but it’s not too much. Mind, I’m not at risk of pressure sores, so I don’t know how it would be for somebody who is. But for me, sitting in the chair in my jeans, it’s fine. Not a problem at all.


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