What to do with leftover sock yarn!
Having just bought a new duvet cover in very similar colours, I couldn't resist turning left over yarn from my Cranberry Squash Sox into a matching cushion for my bed.
Yarn: 4 ply sock yarn, DK - Stylecraft Life
Equipment: 3mm hook, yarn sewing needle, 16 inch square serviette, 16 inch zip, 16 inch cushion pad, needle and cotton.
- Cast on 5 chain - slip stitch to form a ring.
- 3 chain , 11 trebles - slip stitch into third of 3 chain.
- 3 chain 1 treble then 2 trebles into the spaces between each treble from the first - slip stitch into third of 3 chain.
- 3 chain 2 trebles, then 3 trebles into the spaces between the two trebles on the row below - slip stitch into third of three chain.
- Repeat last round adding 1 chain between each cluster of 3 trebles.
- Fasten off
Make 1 large circle as follows:
- Complete as above but don't fasten off.
- Next round has clusters of 3 trebles with 2 chain in between each.
- Next round has clusters of 3 trebles with 3 chain in between each.
- Last round has clusters of 4 trebles with 3 chain in between each.
Turn circles into squares:
- Using cream DK - attach with slip stitich crochet to space at beginning of round - 1 chain.
- Do 3 chain.
- Double crochet into space - repeat all the way round and join with slip stitch.
- 3 chain 2 trebles 2 chain 3 trebles (to form corner).
- 3 treble into space x 2.
- 3 treble 2 chain 3 treble.
- Complete round as above and you should have a square.
- Do another round in the same manner - fasten off.
I used Lucy from Attic 24's join as you go method to join the squares.
Fitting the large circle:
- Join DK with a slip stitch
- 3 chain 2 trebles 2 chain 3 trebles to form a corner.
- 1 chain 2 trebles 1 chain into space x 2
- 1 chain 3 trebles 2 chain 3 trebles to form corner.
- Complete round in this manner to form a square.
- Next round is formed by 3 trebles 2 chain 3 trebles in the corners and 3 treble clusters separated by 1 chain all the way round.
- The next two rounds are formed in the same way omitting the 1 chain in between.
- Joining round - using the join as you go method attach the middle square to the inside of larger square.
- Join DK with a slip stitch in the middle of a corner - 3 chain 2 treble 3 treble to form a corner.
- Do clusters of 3 trebles all the way round - with 3 treble 2 chain 3 treble corners.
- Repeat this round 3 times or until the square is slightly larger than the serviette.
- Edging round - slip stitch into the corner space - 2 chain (for first half treble), double treble x 2, half treble - half treble, double treble x 2, half treble
- In each space all the way round - half treble, double treble x 2, half treble.
- I used a serviette (new) to be the backing. Serviette's are useful as they already have a neat edge.
- I pinned 3 sides together and sewed them in using sewing cotton, I had the edging poking over the top of the backing.
- I then pinned the zip into place (opening it first) and sewed it in.
Here is the reverse side - looking quite neat.