CRO­CHET CUSH­ION

Chan­nel 80s Mi­ami Mem­phis vibes with Katie Jones’ cro­chet cush­ion

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Go bold with Mi­ami Mem­phis vibes

HOW TO MAKE… A CRO­CHET CUSH­ION MA­TE­RI­ALS

Knitcraft Cot­ton Blend Plain DK, 50% cot­ton/50% acrylic, 215m/235yd per 100g, one ball each in Yel­low (Yarn A), Red (Yarn B), Light Blue (Yarn C), Green (Yarn D), Light Pink (Yarn E), Black (Yarn F), and White (Yarn G) Tapestry nee­dle 43 x 43cm (17 x 17") cush­ion pad

TEN­SION

A four round granny square should mea­sure ap­prox. 10 x 10cm (4 x 4")

ABBREVIATI­ONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) sp(s) space(s) ch chain ch-sp(s) chain space(s) ss slip stitch dc dou­ble cro­chet htr half treble tr treble dtr dou­ble treble beg be­gin­ning gap gap be­tween sts or group of sts

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox. 43 x 43cm (17 x 17") Ready to take your granny squares to the next level and crank up the retro vibes? We’re smit­ten with this state­ment cro­chet cush­ion cover, in­spired by both Mi­ami Art Deco ar­chi­tec­ture and 1980s Mem­phis de­sign. To­gether, they spell a ri­otous cock­tail of brights, pas­tels and bold pat­terns – cue the monochrome liquorice stripes and graphic de­tails.

The cush­ion cover is made by join­ing five dif­fer­ent sec­tions edged in dou­ble cro­chet to make a large square. The points are then brought to­gether and sewn up. Use the colour se­quence sug­gested, or freestyle it and mix up the seven yarn shades to your lik­ing.

Large granny square

For this square, ’gap’ is the gap be­tween 3tr groups. Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn D, ch5 and ss into first ch to make a ring Round 1 ch3 (counts as 1tr through­out), 2tr in ring, ch2, (3tr in ring, ch2) 3 times, ss into third of beg 3 ch Round 2 ch3, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into next 2ch-sp 3 times, (3tr, ch2, 2tr) into last 2ch-sp, ss into third of beg 3 ch. Break yarn and fas­ten off [2 x 3tr groups on each side] Round 3 Join Yarn A into any 2chsp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch2, 3tr) into same 2ch-sp, *3tr into next gap, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into next 2ch-sp; re­peat from * twice more, 3tr into next gap, ss into third of beg 3 ch [3 x 3tr groups on each side] Round 4 ch3, *(3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 2ch-sp, 3tr into each of next 2 gaps: re­peat from * twice more, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into next 2ch-sp, 3tr into next gap, 2tr into last gap, ss into third of beg 3 ch. Break yarn and fas­ten off [4 x 3tr groups on each side] Round 5 join Yarn D into any 2chsp, ch3, (2tr, ch2, 3tr) into same 2ch-sp, *3tr into each gap to next 2ch-sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 2ch-sp; re­peat from * twice more, 3tr into

each gap to end, ss into third of beg 3 ch [5 x 3tr groups on each side] Round 6 ch3, *(3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 2ch-sp, 3tr into each gap to next 2ch-sp; re­peat from * twice more, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 2ch-sp, 3tr into each gap to last gap, 2tr into last gap, ss into third of beg 3 ch. Break yarn and fas­ten off [6 x 3tr groups each side] Re­peat Rounds 5 and 6 five more times chang­ing be­tween Yarn D and Yarn A ev­ery 2 rounds, start­ing with Yarn A. Break yarn and fas­ten off [16 x 3tr groups on each side] Edge round join Yarn F into any tr, ch1 (does not count as a st), work 1dc in each tr along sides of square, and (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in each 2ch-sp at cor­ner, ss to first dc. Break yarn and fas­ten off.

Spot square

For this square, ’gap’ is the gap be­tween groups of 3 sts. Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn E, ch4 and ss into first ch to make a ring Round 1 ch3 (counts as 1tr through­out), 11tr into ring, ss into third of beg 3 ch [12 sts] Round 2 ch3, 1tr into same st, 2tr into each st to end, ss into third of beg 3 ch [24 sts] Round 3 ch3, 1tr into same st, 1tr into next st, *2tr into next st, 1tr into next st; re­peat from * to end of round, ss into third of beg 3 ch [36 sts] Round 4 ch3, 1tr into same st, 1tr into each of next 2 sts, *2tr into next st, 1tr into each of next 2 sts; re­peat from * to end of round, ss into third of beg 3 ch [48 sts] Round 5 ch3, 1tr into same st, 1tr into each of next 3 sts, *2tr into next st, 1tr into each of next 3 sts; re­peat from * to end of round, ss into third of beg 3 ch [60 sts] Round 6 ch3, 1tr into same st, 1tr into each of next 4 sts, *2tr into next st, 1tr into each of next 4 sts; re­peat from * to end of round, ss into third of beg 3 ch. Break yarn and fas­ten off [72 sts] Round 7 join Yarn B into any st, ch4 (counts as 1dtr), (2dtr, ch3, 3dtr) into same st, *miss 2 sts, 3tr into next st, miss 2 sts, (3htr into next st, miss 2 sts) 3 times, 3tr into next st, miss 2 sts **, (3dtr, ch3,

HOW TO MAKE… A CRO­CHET CUSH­ION

3dtr) into next st; re­peat from * 3 times more end­ing last re­peat at **, ss into fourth of beg 4 ch [28sts along each side and 3ch-sps at cor­ners] Round 8 ch3 (counts as 1tr), *(3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 3ch-sp, 3tr into each gap to next 3ch-sp; re­peat from * twice more, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 3chsp, 3tr into each gap to last gap, 2tr in last gap, ss into third of beg 3 ch. Break yarn and fas­ten off Edge round join Yarn F into any tr, ch1 (does not count as a st), work 1dc in each tr along sides of square, and (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in 2chsps, ss to first dc. Break yarn and fas­ten off.

Half and half square

For this square, ’gap’ is the gap be­tween 3tr groups Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn D, ch5 and ss into first ch to make a ring Side 1 Row 1 ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1 through­out), (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1, 1tr) into ring, turn Row 2 ch4, 3tr into 1ch-sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into next 2ch-sp, 3tr into next 1ch-sp, ch1, 1tr in third of beg 4 ch, turn Row 3 ch4, 3tr into first 1ch-sps and each gap to 2ch-sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 2ch-sp, 3tr into each gap to end and last 1ch-sp, ch1, 1tr into third of beg 4 ch, turn Re­peat Row 3 five more times. Break yarn and fas­ten off [8 x 3tr groups on each side] Turn work up­side down to work Side 2. Side 2 Row 1 join Yarn C at the top of Side 1 on the end tr of Row 1 end tr, ch1, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into ring, ch1, 1dc into third of beg 3 ch of Side 1/Row 1 Row 2 ch2, dc into top of tr of next row of side 1, turn, 2tr into 1ch-sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 2ch-sp, 3tr into next 1ch-sp, 1dc into top of beg 3 ch of same row of Side 1 Row 3 ch2, 1dc into top of tr of next row of Side 1, turn, 2tr into gap be­tween dc and first tr of pre­vi­ous round, 3tr into next gap, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 2ch-sp, 3tr into next gap, 3tr into gap be­tween last tr and dc of pre­vi­ous round, 1dc into top of beg 3 ch of same row of Side 1 Row 4 ch2, 1dc into top of tr of next row of Side 1, turn, 2tr into gap be­tween dc and first tr of pre­vi­ous round, 3tr into each gap to 2ch-sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into 2ch-sp, 3tr into each gap to end, 3tr into gap be­tween last tr and dc of pre­vi­ous round, 1dc into top of beg 3 ch of same row of Side 1 Re­peat Row 4 four more times. Fas­ten off [8 x 3tr groups each side] Edge round join Yarn F into any tr, ch1 (does not count as a st), work 1dc in each tr along sides of square, and (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in 2chsp, ss to first dc. Break yarn and fas­ten off.

Multi square

This square is made in three parts. Part 1 is a granny square, worked in Yarn C, Part 2 is worked in tr rows from one edge of Part 1 in Yarn B, and Part 3 is worked from one long edge of Parts 1 and 2 in tr rows in Yarns F and G. Part 1 Us­ing Yarn C, work as for Large granny square to end of Round 4 but do not change colour at the end of Round 2, in­stead ss into the 2ch-sp and con­tinue with the in­struc­tions for Round 3. Break yarn and fas­ten off af­ter Round 4 [4 x 3tr groups each side] Part 2 Row 1 join Yarn B into any 2chsp, ch3 (counts as 1tr here and through­out), 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into 2ch-sp, turn [14 tr] Row 2 ch3, 1tr into each tr to end, turn Re­peat Row 2 five more times. Break yarn and fas­ten off. Part 3 Row 1 (RS) join Yarn F into top of tr at edge of Part 2 (along long side), ch3 (counts as 1tr here and through­out), 1tr into same row edge, 2tr into each row edge of Part 2, 1tr into the join­ing cor­ner of Parts 1 and 2, 1tr into the 2ch-sp of Part 1, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into 2ch-sp. Do not turn [29 sts] Row 2 (RS) join Yarn G at start of last row, ch3, 1tr in each tr to end, turn Row 3 pick up Yarn F where it sits, ch3, 1tr into each tr to end. Do not turn Row 4 pick up Yarn G where it sits, ch3, 1tr into each tr to end, turn Re­peat Rows 3 and 4 once more, then Row 3 once. Break yarn and fas­ten off Edge round join Yarn F into any tr, ch1 (does not count as a st), work 1dc in each tr along sides of square, 2dc into each row edge and (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in cor­ners, ss to first dc. Break yarn and fas­ten off.

Stripe rec­tan­gle

This rec­tan­gle is made in two parts, with Part 2 work­ing along the side of Part 1 into each row edge. Part 1 Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn F, ch16 Row 1 1tr into 4th st from hook (3ch missed counts as 1tr), 1tr in each st to end, turn [14 sts] Row 2 ch3 (counts as 1tr through­out), 1tr in each st to end, turn Re­peat Row 2, two more times. Break yarn and fas­ten off. Change to Yarn G, and work Row 2 four times. Break yarn and fas­ten off. Change to Yarn D, and work Row 2 four times. Break yarn and fas­ten off.

Change to Yarn A, and work Row 2 four times. Break yarn and fas­ten off. Change to Yarn C, and work Row 2 four times. Break yarn and fas­ten off. Change to Yarn E, and work Row 2 four times. Break yarn and fas­ten off. Change to Yarn B, and work Row 2 four times. Break yarn and fas­ten off. Part 2 Row 1 (RS) join Yarn F into top of tr at cor­ner of Part 1, ch1 (does not count as a st through­out), work­ing down the long side, work 2dc into each row edge to end, 1dc into last st. Do not turn [57 sts] Row 2 (RS) join Yarn G at start of last row, ch3 (counts as a tr through­out), 1tr into each dc to end, turn Row 3 pick up Yarn F where it sits, ch1, 1dc into each tr to end. Do not turn. Row 4 pick up Yarn G where it sits, ch3, 1tr into each dc to end, turn. Re­peat Rows 3 and 4 three more times, then Row 3 once. Break off Yarn G and con­tinue in Yarn F. Edge row con­tinue last row around cor­ner, (1dc, ch1, 1dc) into each cor­ner and work dc evenly around each edge. Break yarn and fas­ten off.

Join­ing

Sew in all ends and lightly block each piece to size as fol­lows: Large granny square ap­prox­i­mately 40 x 40cm (15 x 15 ") square. Small square pieces ap­prox­i­mately 20 x 20cm (77/ x 77/ 8") square. 8 Rec­tan­gu­lar piece ap­prox­i­mately 20 x 40cm (77/ x 15 "). 8 Fol­low­ing the lay­out shown on page 82, pin the pieces to­gether. Us­ing Yarn F and the tapestry nee­dle, join with a dc seam work­ing from the wrong side ( WS) and eas­ing in the edges to fit. Fold each cor­ner point to the cen­tre of the square with right sides (RS) to­gether, and work dc along each edge to join, leav­ing a long edge open, as shown on page 83. Sew in all ends. Turn RS out and pull open into a square. In­sert the cush­ion pad through the open­ing and whip stitch the gap closed us­ing Yarn F.

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