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Easy Crochet Cushion

Taken from our sister title Let’s Knit, this vibrant cushion is great for those of you who are still new to crochet but are looking to develop your skills. Not only does it feature an easy stripe pattern, there are also subtle clusters on the front, which give a lovely textured finish. The fringing looks complicated, but it’s really simple and only uses basic chain and double crochet stitches. It’s the perfect make for injecting a splash of colour to your home.

  • Easy Crochet Cushion
You’ll need:
    • Yarn, two 50g balls of each:

    • Rowan Handknit Cotton DR, (A) shade 239 Ice Water, (B) shade 219 Gooseberry, (C) shade 343 Burnt

    • 4mm hook

    • Buttons: medium, two

    • Cushion pad: circular, 38cm diameter

Tension
    • 18 sts x 9 rows

    • 10cm x 10cm over treble pattern

    • 4mm hook

Size
    • 37cm (excluding fringe)
Cushion
FRONT

    Using 4mm hook and yarn A make 5ch, sl st in to first ch to form a ring

    • Row 1: 3ch (counts as first tr throughout), (cluster, 3tr) three times, cluster, 2tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 16 sts Change to yarn B

    • Row 2: 3ch, 1tr in base of 3-ch, 2tr in each st to end, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 32 sts Change to yarn C

    • Row 3: 3ch, * 2tr in next tr, cluster in next tr, 2tr in next tr, 1tr in next tr, rep from * to last three sts, 2tr in next tr, cluster in next tr, 2tr in next tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 48 sts Change to yarn A

    • Row 4: 3ch, 2tr in next tr, * 1tr in each of next two tr, 2tr in next tr, rep from * to last st, 1tr in next tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 64 sts Change to yarn B

    • Row 5: 3ch, * 2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next two tr, cluster in next tr, 2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next three tr, rep from * to last seven sts, 2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next two tr, cluster in next tr, 2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next two tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 80 sts Change to yarn C

    • Row 6: 3ch, * 2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next four tr, rep from * to last four sts, 2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next three tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 96 sts Change to yarn A

    • Row 7: 3ch, * 2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next two tr, cluster in next tr, 1tr in each of next two tr, rep from * to last five sts, 2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next two tr, cluster in next tr, 1tr in next tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 112 sts

    • Cont in stripe sequence inc 16 sts on each rnd as set and working clusters on every alt rnd for a further eight rnds. 240 sts

    • Fasten off

BACK

    Using 4mm hook and yarn A make 5ch, sl st in first ch to form a ring

    • Row 1: 3ch (counts as first tr throughout), 15tr into ring, sl st into third ch at beg of rnd. 16 sts

    • Row 2: 3ch, 1tr in base of 3-ch, 2tr in each tr to end, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 32 sts Change to yarn B

    • Row 3: 3ch, 2tr in next tr, * 1tr in next tr, 2tr in next tr, rep from * to end, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 48 sts

    • Row 4: 3ch, 2tr in next tr, * 1tr in each of next two tr, 2tr in next tr, rep from * to last st, 1tr in last tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 64 sts Change to yarn C

    • Row 5: 3ch, 2tr in next tr, * 1tr in each of next three tr, 2tr in next tr, rep from * to last two sts, 1tr in each of next two tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 80 sts

    • Row 6: 3ch, 2tr in next tr, * 1tr in each of next four tr, 2tr in next tr, rep fom * to last three sts, 1tr in each of next three tr, sl st in third ch at beg of rnd. 96 sts

    • Cont in two-row stripe inc 16 sts on each rnd as set for a further nine rnds. 240 sts

    • Fasten off

Sew in all loose ends

    JOINING FRONT AND BACK

    Using 4mm hook and yarn C, place WS of Front and Back tog, rejoin yarn to Front

      • Picking up one st from Front and one st from Back work 1dc in both sts to join, rep from * around edge leaving an opening of 20cm, cont to work 1dc in each st along Front opening edge, turn
    1. Work 1dc in each st along Back opening edge

    2. Fasten off

    3. Rejoin yarn B to one edge st, 10ch, 1dc into next st,

    4. 10ch, 1dc in next st, rep from * to end

    5. Fasten off

    Sew two buttons to top edge of back of cushion and use frill to fasten.