How to make a crochet flower pillow

August 21, 2012, 4:21 pm Benito Martin, Yahoo!7

Rating:
(2)

Depending on your time and skills, you may prefer to purchase a knitted grey cushion to attach the crochet flower garden to. The pattern for the hand-knitted cushion (pictured above) is provided here.

Gather your supplies


Panda Magnum (100g): 1 ball each Colour 378 Orange, Colour 1002 Rose Sorbet, Colour 366 Hot Pink, Colour 1013 Cream; 4.00mm (UK 8) crochet hook; wool needle; store bought 60 x 60cm cushion cover or Patons Inca (50g) 18 balls Colour 7043; 1 pair 10mm (UK 000) knitting needles or size needed to give correct tension; 5 large buttons; 60cm x 60cm cushion insert

Tension: For Cushion Cover – 9 sts and 13 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 10mm needles and 2 strands of Inca together. To work a tension square, using 10mm needles and 2 strands of Inca tog, cast on 14 sts. Work 20 rows stocking st. Cast off loosely. Check your tension carefully. If less sts to 10cm, use smaller needles; if more sts, use bigger needles.

Here’s how


Knitted cushion cover

Using 10mm needles and 2 strands of Inca tog, cast on 56 sts.Work in stocking st until work measures 120cm from beg. Cont in garter st (every row knit) until work measures approx 135cm from beg, working last row on wrong side. Next row: K7, * (sl 1 purlways) twice, pass first slipped st over 2nd, sl 1 purlways, pass first slipped st over 2nd, place rem st back on left-hand needle, turn and cast on 3 sts, turn, ybk, slip last cast-on st to left-hand needle, K2tog, K7, rep from * 4 times, ending last rep with K6 instead of K7… 5 buttonholes.Cont in garter st until work measures 140cm from beg, working last row on right side. Cast off loosely (on wrong side).

Large rose (make 13)
Make 4 each of Orange and Rose Sorbet Magnum; make 5 of Hot Pink Magnum.
Using 4.00mm hook, leaving a long end for sewing up, make 79ch.

1st row: (1dtr, 3ch, 1dtr) in 7th ch from hook, [2ch, miss 2ch, (1dtr, 3ch, 1dtr) in next ch] 7 times, [2ch, miss 2ch, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) in next ch] 10 times, [2ch, miss 2ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in next ch] 7 times… 50 lps.

2nd row: 3ch, 4tr in first lp, sl st in next lp, (5tr in next lp, sl st in next lp) twice, (6tr in next lp, sl st in next lp) 4 times, (8tr in

next lp, sl st in next lp) 4 times, (12tr in next lp, sl st in next lp) 6 times, (14tr in next lp, sl st in next lp) 8 times… 25 petals. Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing. Starting at beginning of 2nd row, roll into flower shape, working cast on chain into a spiral to create a flat base. Sew through chains to secure, keeping any spare yarn for attaching to cushion cover.

Small rose (make 11 in total)
Make 2 of Hot Pink Magnum; make 4 of Rose Sorbet Magnum; make 5 of Orange Magnum.
Using 4.00mm hook, and leaving a long end for sewing up, make 54ch.

1st row: (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) in 6th ch from hook, [2ch, miss 2ch, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) in next ch] 9 times, [2ch, miss 2ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in next ch] 7 times… 34 lps.

2nd row: 3ch, 4tr in first lp, sl st in next lp, (5tr in next lp, sl st in next lp) twice, (6tr in next lp, sl st in next lp) 4 times, (8tr in next lp, sl st in next lp) 4 times, (12tr in next lp, sl st in next lp) 6 times… 17 petals. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.Starting at beginning of 2nd row, roll into flower shape, working cast on chain into a spiral to create a flat base. Sew through chains to secure, keeping any spare yarn for attaching to cushion cover.

To Make Up


DO NOT PRESS. Using Cream Magnum, make enough lengths of ch st for each of 4 stems and 12 leaves. Pin and stitch stems and leaves extending from
bottom edge of cushion as pictured. Stitch roses to cushion front above chain stitch stems. Fold cast on edge of cushion cover up 60cm and garter st flap over. Using mattress stitch, join side seams, working through both thicknesses of overlap. Attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes. Place cushion insert inside and button.

Tara Dennis Picks

Our Brands

  • Home Beautiful
  • Better Basics
  • Diabetic living
  • Gardens

Follow us on pinterest

Follow us on pinterest