Thursday, 28 February 2013

How I Crocheted My Round Cushion


Ok, here we go.  For those of you who asked, this is how I crocheted my round cushion ...

The only stitches you will need to know for the circle are:-

Chain
Half Treble (or Half Double in US terms)
Slip Stitch

If you'd rather skip the picture instructions, do please nip to the end where you'll find the pattern without.

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Chain 2.
9 half trebles in second chain from the hook.
Slip stitch to first half treble to close the circle.
A small tug on the starting tail of yarn will close your circle nice and tightly.


Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
Two half trebles in each of the following stitches in the round.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.


*One half treble in the next stitch.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.


Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next two stitches.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.


Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next three stitches.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next four stitches.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next five stitches.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Do you see the pattern emerging?  Each round, you will simply increase the number of half treble stitches in between those with two half trebles.

You may also notice that you will always be performing your two half trebles in the middle of the previous round's two half trebles.  Follow the stitches along the arrows - they're all two half trebles.  Does that make sense?

Continue until your circle is large enough for it's purpose!


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Simple Written Instructions

Chain 2.
9 half trebles in second chain from the hook.
Slip stitch to first half treble to close the circle. (9)
A small tug on the starting tail of yarn will close your circle nice and tightly.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
Two half trebles in each of the following stitches in the round.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next stitch.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next two stitches.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next three stitches.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next four stitches.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

Chain 2 (counts as one half treble) and half treble in the same stitch.
*One half treble in the next five stitches.  Two half trebles in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** to the end of the round, ending with two half trebles in the last stitch.
Slip stitch in the space created by the chain 2 at the beginning of the round.

You should see the pattern emerging.  Continue with each round, simply increasing the number of half treble stitches in between those with two half trebles.

To make my cushions, I simply crochet two same-sized circles this way and then double crochet (single crochet US) them together.

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If I can offer a couple of additional tips:-

Try and ensure your slip stitches aren't too loose - if they're the same tension as your crochet stitches, they will be less noticeable.

I also always crochet my circles a little smaller than the round cushion pad I'm using - again, it adds to a neater and more even finish.


I do hope that helps.

Do please let me know if you get stuck or see any glaring booboos!!!

Happy hooking my friends.

xxx

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tutorial, I will be making one of those very soon.
    Laura xx

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  2. A superb tutorial, you're very generous to share it with us. Your accompanying pictures are really great too. Thank you :)

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  3. I love the cushion - such pretty Spring colours. My sister has just bought a load of the Rooster yarn and I may have to treat myself too - I have definite yarn envy!! XX

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    1. Hey Cathy. I'm struggling to sign in and leave a message on your blog so do hope you pop back here. I left a great long missive on your latest post only for it to disappear. Rarrrrrhhhh - will keep trying. xx

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  4. Really lovely. I am very fond of half trebles too!

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  5. Oh my goodness, so neat and pretty and perfect! Thanks for sharing the instructions, it looks lovely Heather, especially with the pretty scalloped edge and flower decoration!
    Gill xx

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  6. This is wonderful Heather, THANK YOU :0)
    Jacquie x

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  7. Beautiful...so well done. The pics make this so much better! Thanks! Sue/

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  8. H, apple brooches are available now is you want to pop on IG for a mo or my Etsy shop is opening next week.
    Hope you are fine and dandy.
    Ali xxx

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  9. Thanks so much for your lovely comments ladies - I'm smiling! :-) xx

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  10. They take a lot of time and thought these tutes, don't they. You done good, my babber.

    The cushion is utterly gorgeous. As are you (you munter!)

    xxx

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  11. Hello, i absolutley love your blog, its the first blog i descovered and now im hooked (pardon the pun!), i always check in on you every week! Thank you for the tutorial, i will definately be making one, but i was wonderng what yarn you used? I love the subtle spring tones and it looks super sort. You always use such beautiful colours!

    Many thanks

    Lisa

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  12. Thank you very much for this tutorial. I love your cushion it is just gorgeous. I really want to try this soon as I love crochet at the moment and you can never have too many cushions can you?
    M xxxx

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  13. Wonderful tutorial, Heather! Your cushion is so beautiful, it's so kind of you to share how to make it too!
    Wishing you a happy week ahead.
    Helen x

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  14. Thank you very much for the pattern, I'm gonna try it someday!

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  15. I just found your blog, and what a lovely blog !!

    Your round cushion is just gorgeous !!

    I'm your newest follower,

    xEva

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  16. Such a beautiful cushion! Thank you so much for the fabby tutorial! x

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  17. Your cushion is beautiful Heather and I love the pretty colours too! (Now I have to save this lovely tutorial for when I've had a little more practice!)
    Thank you for sharing and hope you're having a great week,
    Susan x

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  18. Dear Heather,
    Thanks so much for the tutorial, it's really kind of you to post it. I will definitely make one!! I love the yarn you chose aswell and the pretty Greengate eggs of the previous post (I think that the blue one is my favourite).
    I have a new google account now in order to be able to comment on some of my favourite blogs, :-) (rather than via pinterest!)
    Thanks again and enjoy the weekend! Pati x

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  19. Beautiful blog. So glad to have found you. :-)

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  20. I am going to try this having struggled with 2 other patterns
    Heather x

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  21. What a lovely cushion. Just one question - how do you make the pretty frill round the edge?

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    1. Hi Diane.

      Having double crocheted the two rounds together, I then made the scalloped frill as follows:-

      slip stitch in first dc, skip the next dc, *five trebles in the next dc, skip the next dc, slip stitch in the next dc, skip the next dc*, repeat ** all the way round.

      This is UK terminology.

      Hope that helps. x

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    2. Thank you so much, only just found your reply! Will give it a go. Xxx

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  22. Such a beautiful cushion. Just one question - how do you make the frilly edging?

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  23. Hi Heather,
    Thanks for this, it's so pretty. I've borrowed your idea to make a similar cushion, except that I didn't join the rows, I just continued the htrs in a continuous spiral. And I think mine is bigger too. You can see my version here: http://isitatoy.blogspot.fr/2013/05/may-day-cushion.html. :)

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  24. I love this! I'm currently attempting it. But my hole in the middle no matter how many times I try I can still get my pinky in it, so I'm wondering if that's why the large I make my circle the more wavey and less flat it becomes?
    Many thanks,
    Rosie xx

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  25. This is adorable!! I am going to make one!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  26. I have just seen this on pinterest - thank yo so much for the brilliant tute. Will be giving this a try.

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  27. Lovely little cushion that inspired me to make my own. pop on over to see it at my blog http://budandbug81.blogspot.com/2014/05/lovin-life.html. You really inspire me to create! Thanx again!

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  28. Just finished making my version of this! thank you so much for your inspiration and if you would like to see mine you can visit my blog at http://budandbug81.blogspot.com/2014/05/lovin-life.html

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