Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Ethereal Rose Cushion


The first pattern I ever made. It was available for purchase in my Raverly store, but I decided to post it here. I hope you enjoy making this pillow as much as I did.

Before you start:


·     This pattern is written in American terminology.
·      Because the yarn I’m using is quite thin, I made the popcorn stitch out of 6 double crochet instead of 5.
·       I started the round with 2 chain instead of 3.
·      The size of one square is approximately 12 cm x 12 cm / 4.7 inch x 4.7 inch. The size of the complete pillow is approximately 36 cm x 36 cm / 14.2 inch x 14.2 inch (excluding the border).
·      Repeat everything between *()* the stated number of times.

Materials:

·       Yarn:

Color A: Alize “diva silk effect” color 450 (1 skein) 100% Microfiber Acrylic (100g-3.52 Oz/350 mt-383yds)
Color B: Alize “diva baby” color 143 (2 skeins) 100% Microfiber Acrylic (100g-3.52 Oz/350 mt-383yds)

·       Hook size: 3.5 mm

·       Tapestry needle for weaving in

·       Fabric for the cushion cover (85 cm x 40 cm)


 Special stitches:

·    Popcorn stitch: make 6 dc in the same stitch, drop the loop from the hook and insert the hook front (through the first double crochet) to back, place the dropped loop on the hook, yarn over pull through the two loops, ch 1.

·   Single crochet two together: insert the hook into the first st, yarn over, pull up a loop insert the hook into the next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through all loops.

·      Picot stitch: ch 3 , insert the hook in the center of the base st, yarn over, pull through all loops.




WRITTEN PATTERN

The single square (Make 9)

With color A make a magic ring

Round 1: into the magic ring make ch 4, (this counts as your first dc and ch 2), *(1 dc, ch 2)* Repeat 6 times.
Total: 7dc+ch2 and 8 ch-2 spaces
Sl st into the 2nd chain from the beginning of the round

Round 2: sl st into the ch-2 space,
(Ch 2, 5 dc) this will make the first popcorn,
*(Ch 2, 1 popcorn in the next ch-2 space)* Repeat 6 times, ch 2.
Total: 8 popcorns with 8 ch-2 spaces
Sl st into the first popcorn.
Cut the thread and weave in the loose end.

Round 3: With color B make a standing double crochet (or ch 2) in any of the ch-2 spaces,
*(Ch 4, 1 dc in the next ch-2 space)* Repeat 6 times, ch 4,
Total: 8 dc with 8 ch-4 spaces between them
sl st into the first standing double crochet.

Round 4: ch 2, *(6 dc into the ch-4 space, 1 dc into the next dc)* Repeat 6 times, 6 dc in the last ch-4 space.
Sl st into the 2nd chain of first ch 2.

Round 5: ch2, dc into each of the next 7 dc,
*(Popcorn in the next dc, dc into the next 3 dc, popcorn in the next dc, dc into each of the next 9 dc)* Repeat 2 times, Popcorn in the next dc, dc into the next 3 dc, popcorn in the next dc, dc in the last dc,
Sl st into the 2nd chain of first ch 2.

Round 6: ch 2, dc in each of the next 2 dc
*(Popcorn in the next dc, dc in each of the next 6 dc)* Repeat 6 times,
Popcorn in the next dc, dc in each of the remaining 3 dc of the previous round,
Sl st into the 2nd chain of first ch 2.

Round 7: ch 2, *(Popcorn in the next dc, dc in each of the next 3 dc, popcorn in the next dc, dc in the next dc, ch 13, skip the next 7 st, dc in the next dc)* Repeat 3 times skip the last dc in the third time,
Sl st into the 2nd chain of first ch 2.
  
Round 8: ch 2, *(dc in the popcorn, dc in the next dc , popcorn in the next dc,  dc in each of the next 3 dc, , 9 dc into the ch-13 space, ch 3, 9 dc in the ch-13 space, dc in the next dc)* Repeat 3 times, skipping the last dc in the third time,
Sl st into the 2nd chain of first ch 2.

Round 9 and 10: ch 2, dc in each st,
In the corner 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc
Sl st into the 2nd chain of first ch 2.
Cut the thread, weave in the loose ends

After you finish round 10 you should have 33 dc in each side of the square.


Pattern Chart



Joining the squares: I used a slip stitch to join the squares together. Hold two squares together with the wrong sides facing outward and the right sides facing each other. Insert the hook into the outer loops of the two squares, yarn over pull the hook through all the loops.
 

Border:
Round 1 and round 6: Color A
Round 2, 3, 4 and 5: Color B
In the end of round one you should have 107 stitches in each side

  
Border chart
              




Completing the cushion:

I made a complete cover from fabric and then sewed the crochet square on it. It’s easier and less time consuming then crocheting the back.  
You can find the measurements of the fabric and how to sew in the pictures below
After you finish sewing the cover, place the crochet square on top of the cover and sew across the white color hdc round in the crochet border.








  

The back of the finished pillow





Happy crocheting.



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