This project is the second of two cushion/pillow designs I’ve been working on. The requirements for both cushions/pillows are that, the designs are “non-girly” and the finished size must be 20×20 inches.
The inspiration for this second design came from a black and white photo which I can no longer find, I think I first saw it on Photostock.
Materials for this project:
Yarn: 300grms of burgundy and 125grms of green Acrylic DK yarn
Needles: 3.50mm crochet hook.
Cushion/pillow pad 20×20 inches. (firm over-stuffed)
Firstly, I worked a plain filet swatch in each colour to calculate the final size of the cushion. Then, I created the above chart/graph as a pattern/guide to work from.
For the front of my cushion:
I worked a foundation row of 64 cells in the burgundy colour yarn and 63 cells in the green colour yarn, then followed the chart/graph.
For the back of my cushion:
Using the burgundy yarn only, I worked 66 rows of 100 double crochets and fasten off. The resulting fabric is plain, yet textured perfect for the back of the cushion.
To join back and front:
Using the burgundy yarn with front and back together, right side facing and working through both the back and front I worked single crochets evenly around the cushion, working 2sc in each filet cell and 4sc in each corner until 3 sides are joined together. I then inserted the pad and continued working single crochets around to join the fourth side, sl st in the top of the beginning ch, fasten off and weave in the ends.
I did not create an opening to remove the cover for cleaning as both the yarn and pad are synthetic, making the whole cushion machine washable.
As with the previous design, I loved every minute of working this project and could not put it down.