CROCHET CUSH­ION

Amp up the laid­back 70s vibes with Tanya Eber­hardt’s crochet cush­ion

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A chance to nail bob­ble stitch tex­ture

MA­TE­RI­ALS

⬛ DMC Natura Just Cot­ton, 100% cot­ton, 155m/170yd per 50g ball, two balls in Blé (83) (Yarn A), one ball of each in Rose So­raya (32) (Yarn B), Turquoise (49) (Yarn C) and Ibiza (01) (Yarn D)

⬛ 3.25 mm (UK 10, US D/3) crochet hook

⬛ Yarn nee­dle

⬛ 40cm (15¾") round cush­ion pad

TEN­SION

Ten­sion is not es­sen­tial for this pro­ject

ABBREVIATI­ONS

st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ch-sp chain space ss slip stitch dc dou­ble crochet htr half tre­ble tr tre­ble dtr dou­ble tre­ble yrh yarn round hook rep re­peat beg be­gin­ning

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox 40cm (15½") di­am­e­ter Vin­tage-in­spired colour pal­ette? Check. Neat crochet rounds in a de­li­cious combo of stitches? Oh yeah. This man­dala-style cush­ion cover is like a bag of pick ‘n’ mix – sweet, com­fort­ingly fa­mil­iar and with a gen­er­ous help­ing of nos­tal­gia. You might even dis­cover some new favourites, too.

Gather an arm­ful of cot­ton yarns in pretty pas­tels and pre­pare to ace that bob­ble stitch. Home dé­cor is all about the boho tex­ture this sea­son, and we’re div­ing right in, crochet hook first.

Spe­cial abbreviati­ons

3bob 3 tre­ble bob­ble – (yrh, in­sert hook in st or sp in­di­cated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) three times, in­sert­ing the hook in the same st or sp each time, yrh and draw through all 4 loops on hook beg-3bob be­gin­ning 3 tre­ble bob­ble – ch2, (yrh, in­sert hook in same st or sp, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook 5bob 5 tre­ble bob­ble – (yrh, in­sert hook in st or sp in­di­cated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) five times, in­sert­ing the hook in the same st or sp each time, yrh and draw through all 6 loops on hook beg-5bob be­gin­ning 5 tre­ble bob­ble – ch2, (yrh, in­sert hook in same st or sp, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) four times, yrh and draw through all 5 loops on hook extr ex­tended tre­ble – yrh, in­sert hook in st or sp in­di­cated on a lower row or round, pull up a long loop, (yrh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice

In­struc­tions

The front and back of the cush­ion cover are made sep­a­rately and then joined to­gether, with the cush­ion pad be­ing in­serted be­fore fin­ish­ing the join. A bor­der is then added to fin­ish. All rounds through­out are started with RS fac­ing. Break yarn, fas­ten off and weave in all ends at the end of each round, un­less oth­er­wise spec­i­fied in the pat­tern. Each round of the cush­ion front starts with the next colour in the colour se­quence given. Yarns A, B, C and D are re­peated in this or­der.

of round, join with ss to 3rd ch of beg ch3 [70tr & 20 1ch-sps] Round 13 join Yarn A with ss to first tr of any group of 4tr, ch2, 1htr in same tr, (1htr in each of next 3 htr, 1htr in next 1ch-sp) twice, *1htr in each of next 4 tr, 1htr in next 1chsp, 1htr in each of next 3 tr, 1htr in next 1ch-sp; rep from * to end of round; join with ss to first htr [90htr] Round 14 join Yarn B with ss to first htr, ch3, (1tr in each of next 3 htr, miss next htr, 2extr in cor­re­spond­ing 1ch-sp on Round 12) twice, *1tr in each of next 4 htr, miss next htr, 2extr in cor­re­spond­ing 1ch-sp on Round 12, 1tr in each of next 3 htr, miss next htr, 2extr in cor­re­spond­ing 1ch-sp on Round 12; rep from * to end of round; join with ss to 3rd ch of beg ch3 [70tr & 40extr] Round 15 join Yarn C with ss to any tr, ch2, 1htr in same tr, 1htr in each tr around, join with ss to first htr [110htr] Round 16 join Yarn D with ss to any htr, ch2, (1htr, ch1, 1htr) in same st as join­ing, miss next htr, *(1htr, ch1, 1htr) in next htr, miss next htr; rep from * to end of round, join with ss to first htr [110htr & 55 1ch-sps] Round 17 us­ing Yarn A, join with dc to any 1ch-sp, 2dc in same sp, miss next 2 htr, *3dc in next 1ch-sp, miss next 2 htr; rep from * to end of round, join with ss to first dc [165dc] Round 18 join Yarn B with ss to any dc, beg-3bob in same st as join­ing, ch2, miss next dc, *3bob in next dc, ch2, miss next dc; rep from * to last dc, miss the last dc, join with ss to top of first bob [82 bob­bles & 82 2ch-sps] Round 19 join Yarn C with ss to any 2ch-sp, ch7 (counts as 1dtr, ch3), 1dtr in same sp, miss next 2ch-sp, *(1dtr, ch3, 1dtr) in next 2ch-sp, miss next 2ch-sp; rep from * to end of round, join with ss to 4th ch of beg ch7 [82dtr & 41 3ch-sps] Round 20 join Yarn D with ss to any 3ch-sp, ch3, 5tr in same sp, 6tr in each 3ch-sp around, join with ss to 3rd ch of beg ch3 [246tr] Round 21 us­ing Yarn A, join with dc to any tr, 1dc in each tr around, join with ss to first dc [246dc] Round 22 join Yarn B with ss to any dc, ch2, (1htr, ch1, 1htr) in same st as join­ing, miss next 2 dc, *(1htr, ch1, 1htr) in next dc, miss next 2 dc; rep from * to end of round, join with ss to first htr [164htr & 82 1ch-sps] Round 23 join Yarn C with ss to any 1ch-sp, ch3, 2tr in same sp, 3tr in each 1ch-sp around, join with ss to 3rd ch of beg ch3 [82 groups of 3tr] Round 24 join Yarn D with ss to sp be­tween 3tr-groups, ch3, 1tr in same sp, 2tr in each sp be­tween 3tr-groups around, join with ss to 3rd ch of beg ch3 [82 groups of 2tr] Do not fas­ten off

Join­ing and bor­der

Round 1 hold Front and Back WS to­gether and, with RS of Front fac­ing, con­tinue with Yarn D, work­ing through both pieces, ch1, 1dc in same tr as join­ing, 1dc in each tr around (mak­ing sure you match the sts of each side), in­sert­ing the cush­ion pad about three quar­ters of the way round be­fore clos­ing, join with ss to first dc [164dc] Fas­ten off Yarn D and weave in all ends Round 2 us­ing Yarn B, join with dc to any dc, ch3, miss next dc, *1dc in next dc, ch3, miss next dc, rep from * to end of round, join with ss to first dc [82 3ch-sps] Do not fas­ten off Round 3 ss in next 3ch-sp, ch3, 7tr in same sp, 1dc in next 3ch-sp, *8tr in next 3ch-sp, 1dc in next 3ch-sp; rep from * to end of round, join with ss to 3rd ch of beg ch3 Fas­ten off and weave in all ends.

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