After weeks of near full-time work hours, I’ve finally finished this month’s project (no, it’s not the blanket). Today, I’ll be taking you through the painstaking process of making a cushion cover! That’s right, my next crochet project was a cushion cover! So, what are you waiting for! Let’s get to it.
So, here are the pictures of the cushion. Sorry, the lighting’s bad, I know, and the pattern clash is unforgivable, but hey, I’m not a photographer (well, I am a filmmaker, I really should know my photography…ah well). Basically, I used a pattern I’d found on the internet, and developed it into the cover.
It probably only took me a couple of days, considering I worked on it during my lunches, but what took much longer was the actual sewing part. As I’ve mentioned before, I pretty much had full-time hours, and I couldn’t find the time to buy the fabric I needed, and I had to find my mom’s old sewing machine, but enough about that, let’s get to the pattern!
Pattern, Price and Materials
So, here’s how to make this cushion.
Hayfield White 100% Acrylic Bonus DK Yarn (Shade: 0961)
Hayfield Green 100% Acrylic Bonus DK Yarn (Shade: 0916)
Hayfield Blue 100% Acrylic Bonus DK Yarn (Shade: 0979)
Hayfield Red 100% Acrylic Bonus DK Yarn (Shade: 0977)
Hayfield Yellow 100% Acrylic Bonus DK Yarn (Shade: 0957)
4.50mm Crochet Hook
1m (folded) Lemon Coloured Fabric
White Sewing Thread
So, I found this pattern online, and I basically used it for the cover. It’s called the “Box Stitch”, which I found on Pinterest (yes, I use Pinterest for inspiration), now instead of me writing out what to do, you can find the pattern on this website:
You’ll also find very useful tips on how to create a blanket out of this pattern. What I did was to measure out the dimensions of my cushion, and added another set of 12 chains. After that, I crocheted every row, in the five different colours, as listed above, until the end of the cushion.
As for assembling the cushion together, I measured at least 3 inches away from the crochet pattern. That way, I had enough space to work with, without destroying the crochet pattern. I’d crochet the pattern on first, and then worked inside out. I placed the back panels (which would cover 2 thirds of the cushion, so that they overlapped) over the pattern and sewed them to the main cover. Et voila! You got yourself a cushion!
Considering it’s been a very long time since I’d sewed anything before, the earlier cushions will be priced at…
However, once I do start getting the hang of using a sewing machine, the cushions will start to go up in price, to around…£8 – £10. So, look forward to new and better patterns on this blog!
Well, that’s it from me today, I’ll see you guys next time. As for now, let us know what you think about these comfy cushions (see what I did there?), and if you have any other pieces you think we can make! Leave your tips in the jar below and we’ll see you soon!
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