Until now, I've only used granny squares to make blankets, but I fancied a project that wouldn't take too long, so decided to try my hand at cushion covers. I completed two different cushion covers in one weekend, which I think is pretty good going.
The basic method is to make 2 big granny squares - I had to make 18 rounds to fit this particular cushion - crochet them together, leaving an opening big enough to remove the cushion (for washing when your 6 year old spills juice all over it). I was going to use buttons to close the opening, but seeing as I didn't have any, I simply wove some fancy thick yarn through the holes and fastened the ends - perfect.
Side one is a traditional granny square - with 2 rounds per colour
Side 2 is a traditional granny square using oddments of yarn, so instead
of a uniform pattern, the colours change randomly.
Side one is a traditional granny square in 2 colours
Side two is a never-ending granny square in 3 colours
This is my first attempt at a never-ending granny square, and once I had it started, it was really simple to do, and grows really fast! If you want to try your hand, take a look at Mikeyssmail's video tutorial: