Pretty Pastels cushion cover pattern

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My second project with Three Bears Yarn Affection dk cotton was a cushion cover this time utilising the lovely granny square for the front of the cover and a htr (half treble UK) striped back. This time I used the gorgeous cuddles and cream for my main colour as you can see in the photo above, the colour was provided by the same selection of colour as my baby star blanket and I used my own design for the item which is detailed below in case you fancy making one too ๐Ÿ™‚

Materials required:

2 x 50g cotton dk yarn main colour ย ( I used cuddles & cream Three Bears yarn Affection cotton dk- I recommend this yarn as not only are colours lovely – the yarn does not split !)

1 x 50g ball of each secondary colour- total 6 x 50g balls ( 6 colours required) I used Three Bears yarn mellow yellow, purple delight, peaches & cream,gentle green, baby pink and baby blue.

2 large buttons of choice

1 x 3.5 mm crochet hook

large needle and scissors

To make:

FRONT :For the front you need to make 25 granny squares, the cushion consists of 5 x 5 squares, which produces a cover 38cm x 38cm, or 15 inches x 15 inches. The pattern for these ย is as follows in UK terms:

key * repeat section number of specified times

With first colour chain 4. Join chain with a slip stitch forming a ring.

Round 1: Chain 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch 2) {tr in ring, ch 2 } 7 times. Join round with a slip stitch in 3rd ch of chain 5, fasten off.

Round 2:Join second colour with a slip stitch in any ch2 space. Chain 3 ( always counts as 1 tr) work 2 tr in same space, ch 2 work {3tr, ch 1, 3tr in next ch2 space, ch1} 7 times.Join round with a slip stitch in 3rd ch of chain 3, fasten off.

Round 3:ย Join third colour with a slip stitch in any ch2 space. Ch 3 work 2 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr in same space, ch 1, work {3tr, ch 1, 3 tr in next 2 ch space, ch 1} 7 times.Join round with a slip stitch in 3rd ch of chain 3, fasten off.

Round 4: Join main colour with a slip stitch in any ch 1 space. Ch 3, work {2 tr, ch 1, 3 tr }in same space, (first corner made) ch 1, * {dc in next ch 1 space, ch 2} twice, dc in next ch 1 space, ch 2 Work {3tr, ch 1, 3 tr} in next ch 1 space, ch 1; repeat from * around square to form 4 corners, end with ย (dc in next ch 1 space, ch 2} twice, dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1. Join round with a slip stitch in 3rd ch of ch 3.

Round 5 : Continue with main colour htr in nearest 1 chain space, 1 htr in each 1 chain space, 2 htr in each corner space, 2 htr in each 2 ch space, join round with slip stitch into first htr, fasten off.

Sew in any remaining ends

Colours: I made 5 of each of 5 colours for the round 3, I used a mix of colours for rounds 1 & 2, but ensured there was a variety of sequences, I placed the round 3 blue squares ย diagonally across the cushion and then the purple, green, yellow and pink round 3 in the same sequence across horizontally so there was always one of each colour (round 3) in each line. You could make whatever sequence you choose of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Joining:

Join the squares 5 x 5 rows with htr on the right side, this should give you a nice edging ridge to the squares. Once all your squares are joined together work a final round of htr all the way around the cushion front . Work ย 3 htr in to each corner stitch to keep the corners square.

Join with a slip stitch, finish off and sew in your ends.

Wet block ( full immersion not spraying) and pin out to square round the main edge, no need to block the squares individually, this way works very effectively.

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BACKย 

Two pieces create the back of the cushion. For the bottom piece: Chain 71, and beginning in the 2nd chain from the hook work a row of HTR. 70 sts. At the end of each row chain 2 and turn. Keep working rows of HTR until your piece measures approx 28 cm (11inches) from top to bottom.

I worked a pattern of stripes in different repeating colours and widths, I started with the main colour.

For the top piece: Chain 71 and starting in the second chain from the hook work a row of HTR. 70 sts. At the end of each row ch 2 and turn.

In your seventh row you will need to work 2 buttonholes as follows:

Work 15 HTR, work a chain of 3 and skip 3 stitches, work 40 HTR, work a chain of 3 and skip 3 stitches, work 15 HTR.

Continue working rows of HTR until your top piece measures approx. 15cm (6 inches)from top to bottom. Finish off and sew in your ends.You could add a border of choice to the lower edge of the top piece where the buttons ย close as I have done or leave plain, I did a simple ripple of 2dc, 2htr, 1tr, 1 dble tr, 1 tr, 2 htr, 2dc.

Wet block ( full immersion not spraying) and pin out to square matching site to front.

Then lie your front cover on a flat surface and place the two back pieces on top of it, overlapping the top and bottom pieces so that the total back area is the same size as the front piece. Pin the overlap in place and work a round of dc in the main colour all the way around the edge of the back piece, dc 3 sts in to each corner.

Then lie the front piece out again right side up and lie the back piece on top of it, so the right sides are together. Pin in place and join the front and back pieces together by working a further round of dc all the way around in the main colour, 3 dc in each corner stitch.

To complete the cushion, work a finishing border of one round of htr in a contrasting colour of choice to the main colour, I used purple delight.

Finish off, sew in the ends and stitch the two buttons into place.

Copyright
All patterns are for unlimited personal use. Do not reproduce or sell (parts of) the patterns. Patterns may not be copied in any way (print or digitally), in part or in full, except for personal reference. Items may be sold that are made from this pattern as long as the designer is credited.

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