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
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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

15 comments:

  1. I love it, thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  2. Wow, this cushion is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    I wish you a great weekend, Margaret

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    1. Thank you! I'm very happy you like the pattern :)

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  3. WOW! I LOVE the pattern, thank you for sharing!!!
    groetjes
    Francisca

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  4. Thank you so much. Im going to have a go at this, something Ive never tried this type of crochet I feel a Christmas gift coming on!
    It might take me 12months but determined!
    Happy 2015❄

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  5. Im in love with your intarsia pillows. Already made one and finishing fox. I hope in 2015 there will be more patterns. Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

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  6. It is such a pretty cushion.

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  8. Please help me! Every time I try to crochet a pattern like this it falls over! I mean that I do the crochet stitch, but some how the picture ends up slanted. What on earth am I doing to have this happen? The tighter I crochet the worse it gets and I have tried with really loose stitches, but then it gets all gappy. Any suggestions are immensely appreciated!

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    1. Hmm, Except, I have been crocheting in a circular tube...

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    2. Hi there,
      Thank you for your comment. To make the cushion, you need to work the front and back as separate pieces, not a circular tube. This will be why your snowflake ends up slanted.
      Best wishes,
      Amy

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  9. Hi! I love this pattern and have been working hard on crocheting it for the past couple days, but I think I'm doing something wrong somewhere... My snow flake looks a bit 'droopy'. The bottom to parts are very long and small, making them look weird next to the other ones on the side (that do look nice and 'fat'). I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong; I'm using the double crochet stitch+chain at the end of every row, used the exact same yarn, kept to the pattern... Would you maybe know what I'm doing wrong?
    I'm really hoping you can help me! I'd love to have this lovely pillow in my house :).

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    1. Hi there!
      Thank you for trying out this pattern. Can I ask if you are working in US or English terms?
      Best wishes,
      Amy

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    2. Hi!
      Thank you for your reply :). I am working in the version on this page (assuming that you can see the same page) which I think is the English version.
      Thank you,
      Rose

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    3. That's great. Would you mind sending photos of your cushion to littledoolally@gmail.com please, so I can take a closer look?
      Best,
      Amy

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