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Customise your birdy crochet cushion with flowers and leaves

If you’ve been inspired by the folk art designs of our birdy cushion on p.66, complete your project by adding an array of pretty flowers and decorative leaves using the instructions below.

  • Customise your birdy crochet cushion with flowers and leaves
    LARGE CROCHET FLOWER (makes 1)

      FOUNDATION RING: Using 2.5mm crochet hook and A, 6ch, join with a ss to form a ring.

      ROUND 1: 1ch, 16dc into centre of ring, ss to join to first dc.

      ROUND 2: 6ch (counts as 1tr, 3ch), skip st at base of beg-6ch and 1 dc, *1tr into next st, 3ch, skip 1 st; repeat from * 7 times more, ss to join to third ch of beg-6ch.

      ROUND 3: 1ch, *[1dc, 1htr, 5tr, 1htr, 1dc] into next 1ch-sp; repeat from * 7 times more, ss to join to first dc.

      (8 petals)

      Fasten off A, Join in B in st-sp between 2dc.

      ROUND 4: Working behind existing petals, *6ch, 1dc in st-sp between next 2dc at beginning/end of petal made on previous round; repeat from * 7 times more, ss to join to first dc.

      ROUND 5: 1ch, [1dc, 1htr, 7tr, 1htr, 1dc] into next 6ch-sp; repeat from * 7 times more, ss to join to beg-1ch.

      (8 petals)

      Fasten off.

    SMALL CROCHET FLOWER (make 3)

      FOUNDATION RING: Using 2.5mm crochet hook and A, 6ch, join with a ss to form a ring.

      ROUND 1: 1ch, 12dc into centre of ring, ss to join to first dc.

      ROUND 2: 3ch, skip st at base of beg-3ch and 1 dc, 1dc into next st, 3ch, *skip 1 dc, 1dc into next st, 3ch; repeat from * 4 times more, ss to join to beg-1ch.

      Fasten off A. Join in B to 3ch-sp.

      ROUND 3: 1ch, [1dc, 1htr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc] into same 3ch-sp, [1dc, 1htr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc] into each of remaining spaces to end of round, ss to join to beg-1ch. (6 petals)

      Fasten off.

    FIVE-LEAF CROCHET PIECE (make 1)

      Using 2.5mm hook throughout and E.

      LEAF 1: 20ch, skip 2 ch, 1dc into each next 2 ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 1dtr into each next 2 ch, dtr2tog, 1tr into each next 3 ch, 1htr into next ch, ss into each next 5 ch, do not turn.

      LEAF 2: Work as leaf 1.

      LEAF 3: 20ch, skip 2 ch, 1dc into each next 2 ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 1dtr into each next 4 ch, 1tr into each next 3 ch, 1htr into next ch, ss into each next 5 ch, do not turn.

      LEAF 4: 19ch, skip 2 ch, 1dc into each next 2 ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 2dtr into each next 2 ch, 2dtr into next ch, 1tr into each next 3 ch, 1htr into next ch, ss into each next 5 ch, do not turn.

      LEAF 5: Work as leaf 4, do not fasten off.

      BASE: 1ch, 1dc into st at base of each 5 leaves, 5ch, turn, 1dtr into each st, holding back the last step of each st to leave 6 loops on the hook, yrh, draw through all loops, 1ch. Fasten off.

    SMALL LEAF (make 2)

      FOUNDATION CHAIN: Using 2.5mm crochet hook and E, 11ch.

      ROUND 1: Skip 1 ch, 1dc into next ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 1dtr into next ch, 2dtr into next ch, 1dtr into next ch, 1tr into next ch, 1htr into next ch, 1dc into next ch, 1ch, working along base of foundation chain, 1dc into next ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into next ch, 1dtr into next ch, 2dtr into next ch, 1dtr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 1htr into next ch, 1dc into final ch, ss into side of tch, 1ch.

      Fasten off.

     
     
    Customise your birdy crochet cushion with flowers and leaves

    If you’ve been inspired by the folk art designs of our birdy cushion on p.66, complete your project by adding an array of pretty flowers and decorative leaves using the instructions below.

    LARGE CROCHET FLOWER (makes 1)

      FOUNDATION RING: Using 2.5mm crochet hook and A, 6ch, join with a ss to form a ring.

      ROUND 1: 1ch, 16dc into centre of ring, ss to join to first dc.

      ROUND 2: 6ch (counts as 1tr, 3ch), skip st at base of beg-6ch and 1 dc, *1tr into next st, 3ch, skip 1 st; repeat from * 7 times more, ss to join to third ch of beg-6ch.

      ROUND 3: 1ch, *[1dc, 1htr, 5tr, 1htr, 1dc] into next 1ch-sp; repeat from * 7 times more, ss to join to first dc.

      (8 petals)

      Fasten off A, Join in B in st-sp between 2dc.

      ROUND 4: Working behind existing petals, *6ch, 1dc in st-sp between next 2dc at beginning/end of petal made on previous round; repeat from * 7 times more, ss to join to first dc.

      ROUND 5: 1ch, [1dc, 1htr, 7tr, 1htr, 1dc] into next 6ch-sp; repeat from * 7 times more, ss to join to beg-1ch.

      (8 petals)

      Fasten off.

    SMALL CROCHET FLOWER (make 3)

      FOUNDATION RING: Using 2.5mm crochet hook and A, 6ch, join with a ss to form a ring.

      ROUND 1: 1ch, 12dc into centre of ring, ss to join to first dc.

      ROUND 2: 3ch, skip st at base of beg-3ch and 1 dc, 1dc into next st, 3ch, *skip 1 dc, 1dc into next st, 3ch; repeat from * 4 times more, ss to join to beg-1ch.

      Fasten off A. Join in B to 3ch-sp.

      ROUND 3: 1ch, [1dc, 1htr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc] into same 3ch-sp, [1dc, 1htr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc] into each of remaining spaces to end of round, ss to join to beg-1ch. (6 petals)

      Fasten off.

    FIVE-LEAF CROCHET PIECE (make 1)

      Using 2.5mm hook throughout and E.

      LEAF 1: 20ch, skip 2 ch, 1dc into each next 2 ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 1dtr into each next 2 ch, dtr2tog, 1tr into each next 3 ch, 1htr into next ch, ss into each next 5 ch, do not turn.

      LEAF 2: Work as leaf 1.

      LEAF 3: 20ch, skip 2 ch, 1dc into each next 2 ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 1dtr into each next 4 ch, 1tr into each next 3 ch, 1htr into next ch, ss into each next 5 ch, do not turn.

      LEAF 4: 19ch, skip 2 ch, 1dc into each next 2 ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 2dtr into each next 2 ch, 2dtr into next ch, 1tr into each next 3 ch, 1htr into next ch, ss into each next 5 ch, do not turn.

      LEAF 5: Work as leaf 4, do not fasten off.

      BASE: 1ch, 1dc into st at base of each 5 leaves, 5ch, turn, 1dtr into each st, holding back the last step of each st to leave 6 loops on the hook, yrh, draw through all loops, 1ch. Fasten off.

    SMALL LEAF (make 2)

      FOUNDATION CHAIN: Using 2.5mm crochet hook and E, 11ch.

      ROUND 1: Skip 1 ch, 1dc into next ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 1dtr into next ch, 2dtr into next ch, 1dtr into next ch, 1tr into next ch, 1htr into next ch, 1dc into next ch, 1ch, working along base of foundation chain, 1dc into next ch, 1htr into next ch, 1tr into next ch, 1dtr into next ch, 2dtr into next ch, 1dtr into next ch, 1tr into each next 2 ch, 1htr into next ch, 1dc into final ch, ss into side of tch, 1ch.

      Fasten off.