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Ohhio Braid O-Cushion DIY Kit Review

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

Move over, knitters! Arm crochet is here, thanks to the new O-Cushion DIY kits from Ohhio.

Thanks to my new friends at Ohhio, I had the pleasure of trying out the new O-Cushion kit myself. I had so much fun with it and I can’t wait to tell you about it!

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Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

I’m sure you saw them – 2017 was DOMINATED by super chunky and arm knit blankets. I used to drool over the Etsy listings for giant merino couch blankets and seriously thought about dropping hundreds of dollars for one. That is, until I saw what those blankets looked like after actually being used. They pilled like crazy and were basically for aesthetic purposes only.

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

When Ohhio reached out, asking if I’d like to try their newest product, the O-Cushion, I was equal parts excited and skeptical. After doing my research, I totally fell in love with them as a company. Turns out, Ohhio founder Anna Marinenko got the idea for the company after she encountered a giant ball of wool roving but realized she didn’t have needles to match. Thus, her arm knitting empire was born!

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

Since its inception, Ohhio has expanded to include finished products as well as DIY kits. They’ve also increased their crafts, to now include several crochet projects. The O-Cushion is marketed as a beginner friendly project using their signature Ohhio Braid. The kit comes with all the Ohhio Braid you need for one of three sized cushions, as well as a sewing kit and a very detailed set of instructions.

Photo credit: Ohhio

Kits are available in 5 modern colors, including Blue, Dark Gray, Gray, and the new Milk White. I went with their Pink color for my kit. It’s the most perfect shade of millennial pink that I ever did see!

 Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

In addition to their original selection of extra chunky Merino wool roving yarns, makers can now get their hands on Ohhio Braid. It’s some of the most unique fiber I’ve worked with. It’s made up of a cotton tube that’s filled with hollowfiber, a substance that feels like well packed fiber fill. The engineers who came up with this deserve a pat on the back: not only do they solve the problem of pilling blankets, but makers get a finished product that is machine washable and still gorgeous. Read more about the differences between Merino roving and Ohhio Braid on their blog.

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

I’ll be completely honest, my friends. I was a little intimidated to start my O-Cushion once the fiber arrived in the mail. It felt like one of those Pinterest fail moments ready to happen. You know – you see something awesome on Pinterest and think “I got this!”. But what you really got is a big old mess.

But after a couple false starts, I was on my way. Ohhio wasn’t lying when they said this is a beginner friendly project. The handy instructional manual (which includes 59 photos, but who’s counting?) and the accompanying video made this project a no brainer. They even give you instructions on how to prettify your cushion to make it look just like theirs!

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

The project starts by creating a base of rings with the Ohhio Braid fiber. This gives the center of the pillow a structured opening and makes it easy to put your arms through for the upcoming single crochet stitches.

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

Arm crochet works just like it sounds – start with a slip knot on your wrist and work the single crochet stitches just like you would with a hook. It took me a couple tries to get my tension even. I found it helped to pull up a loop with my left hand and place it into my right hand. That way, I could control the height of the loop and get more consistent stitches.

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

After about 45 minutes, my O-Cushion was all done! Not gonna lie – I was pretty darn proud of myself. It came out just like the images on the website. My first thought was to put it in my desk chair in my studio. It looked great surrounded by all my other yarn. I knew it would give me endless inspiration for some of my own designs.

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

But that didn’t last long. When you live in a house with cats, you have to run ALL decorating decisions by them. Peanut Butter literally dragged the O-Cushion out of my chair and put it on the floor for himself. I kind of wanted it back, but how could I say no to that face??!!

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

Ohhio as a company and brand has grown a lot since their successful Kickstarter campaign 3 years ago. They’ve expanded their product line but kept their focus narrow. They believe in minimalist design, pure craftsmanship, and an enjoyable maker experience. Their team of 20 leaves no stone unturned when it comes to creating a quality experience.

Alongside their store, Ohhio has a wealth of knowledge on their blog. I found some information about how to care for my O-Cushion and even something to do with my leftover fiber. SCORE!

Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

If you want to try your hand (wink wink) at making an O-Cushion yourself, Ohhio makes it super easy. I could even see buying a few kits for a fun girls’ night in or a crafty birthday party. Find out more about the O-Cushion here or shop all of Ohhio’s products in their shop.

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Try the O-Cushion from Ohhio, the beginner friendly way to crochet without hooks. Use Ohhio Braid, a super chunky yarn like fiber, to make a stylish and modern pillow for your office, living room, cat, or dog. This project works up quickly and comes with a manual and video tutorial. Give it a try! Click now for my full and honest review of the DIY Kit.

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Susan Kerin

    hello, I am unable to find a contact address for you and wish to ask a question. Could you provide an email address so I may send you my questions. Thank you. Susan Kerin

    September 14, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Of course, Susan! You can email [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

      September 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Sherry

    This is so gorgeous! It would be just perfect to add to my collection of pillows on my bed!

    September 21, 2018 at 8:35 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      It’s a really fun project. You should give the kit a try!

      September 24, 2018 at 11:22 am

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