Sunday, 7 April 2013

Crochet Notes - Cranberry Squash Cushion

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. 




Instructions
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.


Make 12 circles as follows:
  • 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.





The edge:
  • 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.

The back:
  • 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. 


4 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love that you used a napkin for the back!

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    1. Well I like to use up all of my resources. I originally bought them to line my African Flower bag last summer. Nice to hear from you. x

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  2. That really amazing art..... Amazing hand made Cushion Pads. Great piece of work. :)

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    1. Thanks - it's my new favourite thing:)

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