Corner to Corner Geometric Crochet Cushion.

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At last, I’ve finished my crochet cushion! I’m really pleased with it, even though it goes with absolutely nothing in the rest of the house! It was one of those things that just popped in my head one day. All other projects were put aside whilst I got the first couple of squares done. It has lead to other ideas too, which is great. It means that this cushion isn’t the end of my geometric crochet design (I’ve got another pattern/tutorial up my sleeve for some time soon).

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Basically, it’s corner to corner in US single crochet stitches. For some reason I’ve adopted US speak for a lot, but not all crochet terminology¬† (I still call UK trebles, trebles which can get confusing!). I added the tip of colour to make it more interesting; there wouldn’t have been much point in a plain c2c. Ultimately, what I want to do is work out the pattern in Tunisian crochet as I think you could do it all in one piece. Sadly, I don’t know how to do Tunisian crochet yet. This might well be the catalyst…

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I bought an 18″ feather cushion and a plain cover (both v cheap from Amazon). This turned out to be a great fit for a 5×5 set of squares.

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Stitching the squares together was easy. Right sides together and use matching yarn colours.

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There are many ways to line them up but I went for all corners pointing in the same direction.

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I did a crab stitch around the outside thinking it would be a bit like piping. Turns out, it isn’t like that at all but it was a good foundation for stitching the crochet to the cushion.

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I took the actual cushion out to begin stitching.

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I pinned it in place and then went around with a good strong needle, as close to the edge as possible.

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And then it was done!

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Do you like it?! I do! The balance of colours isn’t perfect. It was de-stash time again and I ran out of some colours before others. In an ideal world I would have planned that better but you can’t go out and buy new balls just for the sake of a few metres. I even scrounged some of the lavender colour off my friend up the road.

If anyone fancies having a go, here is the pattern:

I used Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5 hook.

  1. Ch2
  2. 2sc in 2nd chain from hook. Chain 1 and turn.[2]
  3. 2sc in both stitches. Chain 1 and turn. [4]
  4. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 2 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [6]
  5. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 4 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [8]
  6. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 6 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [10]
  7. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 8 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [12]
  8. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 10 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [14]
  9. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 12 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [16]
  10. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 14 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [18]
  11. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 16stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [20]
  12. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 18 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [22]
  13. 2sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 20 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [24]
  14. Sc the first two stitches together (decrease), 1sc in next 20 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [22]
  15. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 18 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [20]
  16. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 16 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [18]
  17. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 14 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [16]
  18. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 12 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. Change colour. [14]
  19. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 10 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [12]
  20. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 8 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [10]
  21. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 6 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [8]
  22. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 4 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [6]
  23. 1 decrease, 1sc in the next 2 stitches, 1 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [4]
  24. 2 decrease. Chain 1 and turn. [2]
  25. 1 decrease. Fasten off and sew in ends.

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