Bring the look of your favourite interiors shop into your living room. Hook up Kath Webber’s exclusive chevron pillows with this ripple crochet pattern.
What’s better than your standard everyday chevron print? One that’s stitched by you in pastel and monochrome yarns, and backed with vintage fabric that’s comfy to sit on – that’s what. Add a designer touch to your fave chair while retaining that homespun feel. Stitched in dcs, the ripple crochet pattern has increases and decreases to create that sharp zig-zag design.
• Rowan Handknit Cotton, 100% cotton, 50g/85m per ball or any worsted weight yarn
• 1 ball each in Tangerine Dream (337), Ochre (349), Seafarer (318), Ecru (251), Black (452), Violet (353)
• 2 balls each in Ecru (251) and Slate (347)
• 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) crochet hook
• Tapestry needle
• Soft toy stuffing, or 30cm (12″) square cushion pad (multicoloured); 40 cm (16″) square cushion pad (monochrome)
• Vintage fabric for backing
• Matching thread
20 stitches across and 20 rows in double crochet make up a 10cm (4″) square
• Chain (ch)
• Double crochet (dc)
• Right side (RS)
• Stitch (st)
• Wrong side (WS)
Multicoloured crochet cushion
Foundation: Using ecru yarn, ch79 to begin.
Row 1 (RS): 1 dc in second ch from hook, miss 1 st. *1 dc into each of the next 8 sts, 3 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of the next 8 sts, miss 2 sts. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, miss 1 st, 1 dc in last st. Turn.
Row 2: Working into the top two loops of the stitch (rather than in between the stitches), ch1 (does not count as a st), 1 dc into first st, miss 1 st. *1 dc into each of the next 8 sts, 3 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of the next 8 sts, miss 2 sts. Repeat from * to final 2 sts, miss 1 st, 1 dc into last st. Turn. Row 2 is the pattern and is repeated throughout.
Rows 3 and 4: Continue in ecru, then work four rows of the following colour sequence – black, seafarer, ecru, black, ochre, ecru, black, tangerine dream, ecru, black, violet, 48 rows in total. Break yarn and fasten off, weaving in all ends.
To change colours, cut the yarn, leaving a tail of 10cm. Leaving the loop on the hook, grab the new yarn with the hook and draw through the loop. Pull the tail end of the previous colour tight, locking the loop down into the stitch. To weave in the ends as you go, hold the tail ends of both colours at the back of the work, just behind the top of the stitch on the previous row. Holding the tips of the tail ends with your yarn hand, work the next row as before, capturing the tail ends as you make each stitch. Continue this for around 8-10 stitches so that the ends are secure.
Monochrome crochet cushion
Foundation: Using slate yarn, ch98 to begin.
Row 1 (RS): As multicoloured cushion.
Row 2 onwards: As multicoloured cushion.
Work first 4 rows in slate before changing to ecru yarn for the next 4 rows, then alternate between ecru and slate every 4 rows.
Work 60 rows in total. Break yarn and fasten off, weaving in all ends as with multicoloured cushion.
Using the bottom ‘dips’ of the chevrons as a guide, measure and cut a piece of fabric the same size as your completed crochet piece. Carefully pin the fabric and crochet pieces together, RS facing then stitch the three straight sides together. Turn RS out and add toy stuffing or insert the cushion pad. Sew the fourth side together by hand using a slip stitch. Your ‘designer’ cushion is finished – cue cooing and theft attempts.
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