4 December 2017

Circles & Squares Crochet Cushion Covers


free crochet pattern cushion cover

I love really soft and squishable cushions. At the moment there are nine of those on my sofa. They're not all crocheted nor handmade but what they have in common is a "velvety" feel or look. So I just had to make a some cushion covers with Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet! Although I fear they won't all fit on my sofa. Never mind....I also love to pile cushions onto the bed and that's large enough.

As I told you in my previous post, I started out designing a granny square having a square cushion cover in mind. However, halfway through the 18 squares I planned to make I thought it would be nicer to make differently shaped covers. So I decided on making a small rectangular one and a round one. I extended the circle in the square to fit a 40cm round cushion pad and also experimented a bit with colour order.
free crochet pattern cushion cover
For the granny squares I switched green and blue to create some extra contrast in the cover. It's amazing what a difference a colour switch can make. I love how the purple stands out and brings the design together. So for the round cover I also wanted the purple to stand out but that meant that I couldn't use it just for joining and for the single crochet rounds that "tie" the double crochet rounds together. I had to actually use it in a few double crochet rounds and for joining the two circles. I think the two covers work really well together.

free crochet pattern cushion cover

I was a bit curious though how the circular cover would turn out if I just used the purple shade for the single crochet rounds so I made another cover. You can see it in the first photo of this post. It looks very different, a bit more muted but still a great companion piece to the rectangular cover I started out with. I hope you like them and if you want to make them yourself, I'll publish the patterns later this week!


Where to buy Colour Crafter Velvet

Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet is available from:
UK: Wool Warehouse (international shipping)

I used the following shades:
Purple: Burton 859
Blue: Taylor 842
Mint: Hepburn 844
Green: Turner 854
free crochet pattern cushion cover colour crafter velvet scheepjes



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