February 14, 2019 2 min read

Enter the sweet world of soft mint pastels with this cushion pattern by  Anique van Kooij

Pattern by Anique van Kooij

PREPARATIONS

YARNS
Malabrigo, 83 Water Green, Merino, 3x100g

TOOLS & MATERIALS
Crochet hook 5mm [US Size H8]
Darning needle
Pins
Scissors
Inner cushion 50cm[19,7"]x30cm[11,8"] unbleached cotton (wash before using because of shrinkage)
Cushion filling
Sewing yarn, off white

SIZE
50cm[19,7”]x30cm[11,8”]

STITCHES USED & ABBREVIATIONS
ch: chain stitch
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
hdc-sp: half double crochet space
rep: repeat
st/s: stitch/es
t-ch: turning chain

LEVEL
Intermediate

CHART
Download chart here

PATTERN NOTES
Pattern is divisible by 3 stitches+ 3, plus 1 for foundation chain. For a wider pillow, add more foundation ch stitches in multiples of 3 and rep pattern from *. Note that a bigger pillow will require more yarn.

BEGIN

Ch 84+3 plus 1= 88.

CONTINUE
Row 1: 1 hdc in 4th ch from hook, 1 ch, 1 hdc in next ch * miss 1 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 ch, 1 hdc in next ch; rep from * until 2 ch left, miss 1 ch, 1 hdc in t-ch, turn.

Row 2: 2 ch, * miss next 2 hdc, (1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc) in next 2hdc-sp; rep from* until last hdc, miss 1 hdc, 1 hdc in turning chain, turn.

Rep row 2, 32x.

END
Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

For the inner cushion, cut 2 pieces of bleached cotton of 50cm[19,7"]x 30cm[11,8"] + 1cm[0.4”] for the seam. Put the right sides together with pins. Sew 3 sides, but keep 1 side open. Turn the fabric and fill the cushion. Close the seam and sew by hand.

Then put the right sides of your crochet piece together with pins. Join both pieces by closing 3 sides with a backstitch, sewing along the edge with the Malabrigo yarn. Put in the inner cushion. Close last seam with small overcast stitches. Fasten off, weave in loose ends.