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February 2018 Favourites

March is finally here, which means spring is just around the corner! (Maybe.) As I write this, I am in Florida, where it has been in the high twenties (Celsius) all week. So I’m not complaining. But I’m also not looking forward to going back home to the freezing cold. Bleh.

Anyway, enough about the weather—on to the favourites!

I got a new phone this month, which I am loving. I did some research to figure out which phone would be right for me, and I settled on the Google Pixel 2, for several reasons including the amazing camera. And I’ve definitely been taking more photos with it. (Such as all of the photos above.) Which leads me to my next favourite…

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Crochet Cushion Cover Tutorial

While I learned to crochet as a child, I only learned how to read a crochet pattern this past year. I used to just make up my own designs, with no way of keeping track of how I did it. But last year my mum asked for a Magikarp Hat so I had to teach myself to read a pattern. And then I went on a crochet binge. I was hooked. (Haha, get it?)

Additionally, last year we received a new chair for our living room and I thought it needed a cute cushion to go with the grey and yellow theme of the space. So why not make one myself? I kept it very simple so that I could finish it quickly—of course, I got distracted with other things and it took me 4 months to finish it, but it didn’t actually take much time working on it.

It’s also easy to adapt this “pattern” with different sizes of yarn and needles, and you don’t have to make a cushion cover. You could easily make a blanket or anything else made up of small squares.

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