I can hardly believe it myself, but I had never crochet a 'granny square' type cushion before.
And I guess if I'm honest the thought of weaving in all those ends was the only reason I didn't. So many changes of colour... so many ends. Scary.
Then one night Mr M was out on a business dinner I sat at my desk to watch an episode of 'Sherlock' on the BBC iplayer (incindentally... what a great great show; great story lines, great acting, beautifully shot) and found myself with a crochet hook in my hand and a bag of left over cotton yarn.
The granny circles were made really quickly and weaving the ends as I went turned a potentially boring job into a nothing. (note to self: doh. Will I ever learn? It's nice to hold on to the thought that one day I will though.)
By the time Sherlock solved the case I was done.
The white joining part took a bit longer, I just did a bit then and there... but all in all it was surprisingly fast.
I don't exclude the possibility of making more - regardless of the zero level of appreciation from the nearest and dearest - but next time I'll choose a pattern less 'holey', and go down a size in crochet hook. I like my crochet fabric to be firm, and this is a tad too soft for me.
In the meantime... my sewing chair has got a whole lot more comfortable.