Hi folks! I’m just popping on today to let you know I’ve got a brand new pattern available in the latest edition of Simply Crochet magazine. Issue 117 is out now with a range of cosy projects including a fun cabled cushion design from me.
It’s Christmas time and crochet is here to help you decorate your home with some wintery and cosy projects – like my ‘Cabled Cushion’. I wanted to create something that would hopefully compliment any style home, that you could make to match your own colour scheme – and because I love texture so much I threw some of that in too!
I’ve used linked treble crochets (US linked double crochets) to create a dense texture, amongst the cables, to create a durable cushion that should hopefully last for ages!
I made the cushion with Cygnet Chunky yarn and a 5.5mm hook, and I used six balls in total, in the lovely Willow colour (Shade 515), which is a sort of greyish-greeny sage type shade that’s just gorgeous.
The yarn is approx. £1.95 / $2.59 per 100g ball (156m) and you also need a 50 x 50cm / 20″ x 20″ cushion inner, 6 x 3cm wooden buttons and some stitch markers – so you can easily make the whole cushion for less than £25 / $33.12.
Cygnet Chunky was a new yarn for me, I’d not used it before, but I’d use it again, it’s a nice and plump chunky 100% acrylic yarn (so machine washable on a mild 40°C wash), and if I wanted to make the cushion in a different colour Cygnet Chunky is available in 36 different colours.
The six buttons are attached to the back centre of the cushion (or at the front if you like the buttoned up look, which I do) which means you can easily remove the cushion cover for washing – perfect if you have pets or kids!
So whether it’s for your bed or as an occasional pillow for your living room – I think the Cabled Cushion will instantly add a bit of style and texture – what colour will you make yours in?
Issue 117 of Simply Crochet magazine is available to buy from your local supermarket or you can grab a digital or print subscription from buysubscriptions.com.
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Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
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