it is with some trepidation that i share this pattern. i'm nervous that there may be mistakes or that my instructions may not be clear in parts. you see, i am not an expert crocheter. i am mostly self taught and my skills are pretty basic. however, i thought these cushion covers turned out so lovely that i wanted to share.
the bumpy texture is formed by the triple crochet in one stitch followed by a single crochet in the next stitch. i saw it on this dishcloth, and it got me to thinking about what i could make. that is how this cushion cover got started!
i made the cushion cover with a button edge, so that i could slip it on and off for cleaning. i haven't washed the cover yet, so i don't know how much the yarn will shrink. i definitely will not dry the covers in the dryer.
the cover fits just right over the insert. i didn't want it to be too loose.
1 cone (approx. 706 yards/ 645 meters) 100% cotton 4-ply yarn in white
size J (6mm) crochet hook
1 20" x 20" (50cm x 50cm) feather and down pillow insert
6 3/4" white buttons
needle and thread
3" x 3" = 9 sts x 8 rows (2 repeats of rows 2-5)
approx. 20" x 20" (50cm x 50cm)
US Terms Used
ch= chain sk= skip
dc= double crochet st(s)= stitch(es)
sc= single crochet tr= triple crochet
chains at the beginning of each row DO count as a stitch
when working the final round of sc evenly around three sides of the panels, be sure to place two sc on the dc row
row 1: sc in 3rd ch from hook, and in each ch across. ch 2, turn.
row 2: sc in first st, tr in next st. alternate between sc and tr across the row, making sure to end with a sc. ch 2, turn.
row 3: sc in each st across. ch 3, turn.
row 4: dc in each st across. ch 2, turn.
row 5: sc in each st across. ch 2, turn.
repeat rows 2-5 eleven more times for a total of 12 repetitions.
panel 2: sc in each st across row. work 3 sc in the last st, turn. work 1 round sc evenly around three sides with 3 sc in each corner. sew buttons on right side. do not fasten off yarn.