Ze­bra BOL­STER

Simply Crochet - - ANIMAL PRINT IDEAS -

This strik­ing, mono­chrome bol­ster cush­ion by Mari Koeck will look amaz­ing on any sofa. ■ DROPS Karisma (100% wool, 50g/100m) 4 balls of each:

Off White (01)

Black (05)

■ A 4mm (US G/6) hook

■ A black 35cm zip

■ A 35x90cm cush­ion pad

■ Off white sew­ing thread and sew­ing nee­dle ■ Stitch mark­ers

TEN­SION

16 sts and 7 rows to mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) af­ter block­ing, over tr us­ing a 4mm hook, or size needed to ob­tain cor­rect ten­sion

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bol­ster mea­sures 33x88cm (13x34 in). Made to be slightly smaller than cush­ion pad to get a full, plump style.

NOTES

The Bol­ster is worked as two sep­a­rate pieces and joined by a cro­chet bor­der. A zip is sewn into the bot­tom seam to al­low you to in­sert the cush­ion pad.

BOL­STER SIDE MAKE 2

Us­ing Off White and a 4mm hook, ch125. Row 1 (RS) Ch2 (counts as htr), tr in next 3 ch, htr in next ch, tr in next 2 ch, htr in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, htr in next 2 ch, tr in next 4 ch, htr in next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, htr in next ch, *htr in next ch, tr in next 3 ch, htr in next ch, tr in next 2 ch, htr in next ch, dc in next 4

ch, htr in next 2 ch, tr in next 4 ch, htr in next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, htr in next ch; rep from * an­other 3 times, turn.

[5 pat­tern re­peats of 25 sts; 125 sts to­tal]

Fas­ten off.

Row 2 Join Black with a ss to first st, ch2 (counts as htr), htr in next 2 sts, tr in next 4 sts, htr in next st, dc in next 3 sts, htr in next st, dc in next st, tr in next 4 sts, htr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, htr in next 5 sts, *htr in next 3 sts, tr in next 4 sts, htr in next st, dc in next 3 sts, htr in next st, dc in next st, tr in next 4 sts, htr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, htr in next 5 sts; rep from * an­other 3 times, turn.

Fas­ten off.

Row 3 Join Off White with a ss to first st, ch3 (counts as tr), htr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, htr in next 3 sts, dc in next 5 sts, tr in next st, htr in next st, tr in next 4 sts, htr in next 4 sts, tr in next 3 sts, *tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, htr in next 3 sts, dc in next 5 sts, tr in next st, htr in next st, tr in next 4 sts, htr in next 4 sts, tr in next 3 sts; rep from * an­other 3 times, turn.

Fas­ten off.

Row 4 Join Black with a ss to first st, ch1 (counts as dc), htr in next 3 sts, tr in next st, htr in next 2 sts, dc in next st, htr in next 5 sts, tr in next 7 sts, htr in next st, tr in next 2 sts, htr in next 2 sts, *dc in next st, htr in next 3 sts, tr in next st, htr in next 2 sts, dc in next st, htr in next 5 sts, tr in next 7 sts, htr in next st, tr in next 2 sts, htr in next 2 sts; rep from * an­other 3 times, turn.

Fas­ten off.

Row 5 Join Off White with a ss to first st, ch2 (counts as htr), tr in next 7 sts, htr in next 4 sts, tr in next 6 sts, htr in next 2 sts, dc in next st, htr in next 3 sts, tr in next st, *htr in next st, tr in next 7 sts, htr in next 4 sts, tr in next 6 sts, htr in next 2 sts, dc in next st, htr in next 3 sts, tr in next st; rep from * an­other 3 times, turn.

Fas­ten off.

Rows 6-25 Re­peat Rows 2-5.

Rows 26-28 Re­peat Rows 2-4.

Row 29 Join Off White with a ss to first st, ch2 (counts as htr), htr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, htr in next st, dc in next 5 sts, htr in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, htr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, htr in next 3 sts, dc in next st, *htr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, htr in next st, dc in next 5 sts, htr in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, htr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, htr in next 3 sts, dc in next st; rep from * an­other 3 times.

Fas­ten off.

TO MAKE UP

Weave in ends. Align pieces WS to­gether and join with a dc bor­der, as in­structed be­low. Mark out cen­tral 55 sts along one long side with a marker at be­gin­ning and end for the place­ment of the zip.

Join­ing Black at marker at end of zip open­ing, dc through both lay­ers in each st around, work­ing 3dc in each cor­ner and 49dc evenly along each short side un­til you reach marker at the be­gin­ning of open­ing. Dc through top layer only be­tween mark­ers, ss to first dc to join.

Turn Bol­ster cover in­side out and pin zip along the back piece at open­ing. Sew zip in place with off-white thread to blend in with yarn. Open zip and pin other side in place along front piece. Hand sew this side with small stitches along the Off White row, so the zip will be hid­den be­hind the bor­der row. Turn Bol­ster cover RS out again, in­sert the cush­ion pad and zip to close.

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