Happy Friday! Well today I am feeling quite smug. First, I have actually managed to replicate the House of Fraser cushion cover, secondly I took all the pictures of this post over last weekend and therefore the light is really nice compared to the greyness of today. I am never organised with my posts, smug face on right now!
The cushion cover is now sitting in Baby MiH's room. This is why you are only seeing one chair featuring in all my posts. I do have others (really, not many but I do), but this is the room I am 'working on' the most - as Mr MiH and I will probably spend of time there, so we may as well make it as snug as possible.
Pattern: my own based on a cover available at House of Fraser (see below)
Yarn: White Merino Silk bought on Etsy (At Bullard Farm)
Crochet hook size: 5.5. mm
Dimensions: to fit a 40 cm x 40 cm cushion (but you can make it bigger)
So here we are.. the pattern.. It is made up of 4 kind of granny squares. So nothing scary or out of the ordinary. Instead of 3 US double crochet stitches in the middle sections you only need one double crochet stitch (so less yarn being used!); and I made it much tighter between the different bunches of stitches.
Start a granny square. I tend to chain only 3 stitches to make the ring so it is quite small (but I am not very good at being 'tight' with my chain) - I leave up to you to assess what you like. Slip stitch to make a ring.
Round 1: Then chain 3, 2 double crochet, chain 2, (3 double crochet, chain 2) 3 times, slip stitch to join to the 3rd chain stitch from foundation loop.
Round 3: Chain 3, 2 double crochet in space, chain 2 to form corner, 3 double crochet in same space, chain 1, (1 double crochet in next space, chain 1, 3 double crochet in next space, chain 2 to form corner, 3 double crochet in same space, chain 1) 3 times, 1 double crochet in next space, chain 1, slip stitch to join to the 3rd chain stitch you crocheted at the beginning of the round.
|Round 3 close up|
You continue to work your way round, forming the square by slip stitching in the double crochet of the existing square and making a double crochet addition to round 10 of the square in the making. I hope this is clear enough..
As I mentioned I went for a very tight design here, and this is why you end up with little mountains (the bottom square has already been blocked). So all you need to do is to block the panel now - and then tuck away all these loose ends .