I have been posting a few of pics on my instagram feed of our newly decorated bedroom. A couple of you have enquired about my crochet cushion covers so I thought I would share a very simple ‘how I did it’ post.
I am all about the ”tactile” nature of crochet at the moment ie. one colour, a chunky yarn and texture, texture, texture! I love how the light changes it, how the shadows dance and show up the stitches…
Crochet Cushion Covers The Details:
For both these cushions I used an insert that measured 18″ x 18″ square. I used a size 5mm hook and this yarn below, in the colour called ‘Dawn’ I love it!
This pic below was an early experiment, I undid that sample as it was too lacy and not textural enough for my plans…
Two Crochet Cushion Covers
For each cushion I simply made up 2 squares of one stitch. On the front of each I hooked up one square in a basket weave stitch and the other in a corner to corner stitch, both fast and quick to make up in this ‘super chunky’ weight yarn.
For the back of each I wanted a simple ‘rib pattern’ so one is a treble stitch hooked into the back loop only and the other is a half treble back loop only.
I then placed the squares back to back and double crocheted all around the edges
I completely sealed up the edges, because these cushions won’t get a lot of ‘wear and tear’ as they are in our bedroom. If they do need a wash I chuck them in the washing machine (yep cushion pad and all! and then the tumble dryer!) This yarn being a premium acrylic washes and tumbles to perfection. Win win eh?
The bedroom is almost finished, we are presently designing a wooden headboard then the cushions will sit against it and contrast nicely…
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