HOW TO MAKE… A CRO­CHET CUSH­ION

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Paint­box Yarns Sim­ply Aran, 100% acrylic, 184m/201yd per 100g ball, three balls of Pa­per White (200) (Yarn A), two balls of Seafoam Blue (231) (Yarn B), one ball each of Bub­blegum Pink (250) (Yarn C) and Daf­fodil Yel­low (221) (Yarn D) 5mm (UK 6, US H/8) cro­chet hook 60 x 40cm (23 5/8 x 15 ") cush­ion pad Pom pom maker, 4.5cm (1 7/8") Yarn nee­dle

TEN­SION

Ap­prox. 14 sts and 15 rows to mea­sure 10 x 10cm (4 x 4")

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ss slip stitch dc dou­ble cro­chet tr tre­ble yrh yarn round hook RS right side rep re­peat 4tr-cl 4tr clus­ter st – when work­ing this st al­ways com­plete the st be­fore with Yarn A, then use Yarn C as fol­lows: yrh, in­sert hook in st, yrh, pull through st, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yrh, in­sert hook in same st, yrh, pull through st, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook; rep from * two more times, change to Yarn A, yrh, pull through all 5 loops on hook to com­plete st. The 4tr-cl st is worked on a WS row as the bob­ble will pop out on the re­verse. Loop the un­used Yarn C along the wrong side of the work.

FIN­ISHED SIZE

To fit cush­ion mea­sur­ing 60 x 40cm (23 5/8 x 15 ") Colour pops, tex­ture and pom poms – that’s our kinda lounge up­date. This cro­chet cush­ion has touchy-feely el­e­ments that can’t be ig­nored, and is fun to make whether you’re new to cro­chet or a sea­soned hook­ster.

Switch up the shades to work with your dé­cor, or em­brace spring brights with our choice of yarns.

In­struc­tions

The cush­ion is made in two pan­els and then joined. The ch1 at the be­gin­ning of a row does not count as a st through­out. When work­ing the 4tr-cl stitches, fol­low ex­actly which yarn to start and fin­ish the stitch with for neat colour changes.

Front panel

Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn A, ch53 Row 1 (RS) 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across, turn

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