Friday, 21 November 2014

Snowflake Cushion Pattern

Hello! It's been a wee while since I've written a free crochet pattern for you, and I thought why not give you a bit of a early Christmas present. I hope you like it. It's perfect to make for a special gift or to lazily lie on your settee during this festive wintry season :) So, here is the Snowflake Cushion crochet pattern just for you (for Intarsia Crochet tutorial, click here)!


English Version

Materials;
♥ 400g of aran weight yarn. Here DROPS Alaska 100% wool (Yarn A 6 x 50g balls in Off White) and DROPS Big Delight 100% wool (Yarn B 1 x 100g ball in Marina) have been used. You can purchase the yarn here.
♥ 5mm crochet hook
♥ 16” x 16” cushion pad
♥ 4 x 3cm buttons. You can purchase the buttons here.

Stitches used;
slst = slip stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet

Abbreviations;
til =until
frm = from
rep = repeat

Gauge;
16 rows x 15 stitches = 10cm x 10cm square using dc

Finished size;
16” x 16 “ or 40cm x 40cm


Using Yarn A, work 60ch plus 1ch for turning.
Work all stitches in dc (plus 1 turning ch at the end of each row) for the whole cushion front following the grid below and starting at '1'.

1 square = 1dc
The back of the front of the cushion should look something like this;


It is very important not to pull too tightly or leave the yarn too loose across the back of the image or your cushion will not lie flat.

Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Back of the cushion (worked in two parts);
For the first part
;
With Yarn A, work 60ch plus 1ch for turning.

Row 1;
1dc in 2nd ch frm hook, 1dc in each ch across til end, turn.

Row 2 – 34;
1ch, 1dc in each dc across til end, turn.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

For the second part;
With Yarn A, work 60ch plus 1ch for turning.

Row 1;
1dc in 2nd ch frm hook, 1dc in each ch across til end, turn.

Row 2 – 30;
1ch, 1dc in each dc across til end turn.

Row 31;
1ch, 1dc in each of next 12 dc, * 3ch, miss 3dc, 1dc in each of next 8 dc * rpt frm * til end, 1dc in last 4dc. (4 buttonholes made), turn.

Row 32-33;
1ch, 1dc in each stitch across til end, turn.

Row 34;
Work slst in each dc across til end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Assembly;
At this point, you may want to steam block all parts of the cushion. To do this, simply pin each part
to your ironing board, set your iron to steam and hover the iron over each part for a few seconds
letting the steam go on to it (it is very important not to let the iron touch any of your work, as the
stitches will loose their texture). Wait for a minute to let it cool down and unpin. All parts of the
cushion should now hold it's shape ready for sewing.

Next place all three pieces of the cushion on top of each other right sides facing, making sure the piece with the buttonholes is the centre layer. Square up the pieces and sew around the outside using a running stitch. Turn inside out and point out your corners. Sew on the buttons under where the buttonholes lie. Finally pop in your cushion pad.


Ta-dah! You have made your very own Snowflake Cushion! Brilliant and cosy for the Wintry weather :)


You can find the English and American versions of this pattern free to download on Ravelry (you will receive both copies with each download).

I do hope you enjoy having a go at making this delightful cushion :) If you fancy trying other Intarsia crochet patterns, check out my Etsy shop here! 

Cheerio for now :)

xxx