HOW TO MAKE… A CROCHET CUSHION
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
Approx. 14 sts and 15 rows to measure 10 x 10cm (4 x 4")
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.
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.
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.
Foundation using Yarn A, ch53 Row 1 (RS) 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across, turn