Hi! I’m so happy to finally share this with you! I made this cushion last summer and I’m so grateful for all the love and appreciation I had from many of you, so finally I’ve tried to write a pattern for it! Hope you’ll enjoy it and can’t wait to see all the colour combos! So.. Let’s start!
This pattern is written in US terms.
PLEASE READ THE STITCH INFORMATION, We’ll use a modified popcorn stitch, made with tr’s instead of dc’s.
SC- single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Tr- treble crochet
PC petal – 5 tr’s in same stitch, remove hook from last tr, insert hook on top of first tr and on top of last tr and pull through to close the petal.
Note:on first pc petal make 4ch, it will count as first tr.
Use any yarn of your choice and a matching hook. I always prefer cotton for these patterns, due to the stitch definition.
Rnd1: In magic ring, ch2(count as first hdc),7hdc.Sl st on top of ch2 to close the round. Fasten off. (8 hdc in total).
Rnd2: Join a new colour in any st and make a PC petal, ch2. Repeat 7 more times. (8 PC petals, 8 ch2). Fasten off.
Rnd3: Join a new colour in any ch2 sp, ch3 (count as first dc), 3 dc in same sp. 5dc in next sp, *4 dc in next sp, 5 dc in next sp*. Repeat from *to* two more times, sl st on top of first ch3 to close the round. Do not fasten off. (36 dc in total)
Rnd4: ch4(count as first tr), dc in next st, hdc in next st, SC in next 3 st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, ch 3.(first side made). *Tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, SC in next 3 st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, ch3*. Repeat from * to *two more times, then sl st on top of ch4 to close the round. Fasten off.
Ok, so this is your first square! Quite easy, isn’t it? From now on we’ll make all the other squares with the join-as-you-go method, which means that we’ll crochet the first three rounds of a new square, then work round four attaching the corners to the previous one. So, instead of the 3ch of a corner we’ll make * ch1, sl st to the corner of previous square, ch1*. Then we’ll continue working another side of the square. I’m sorry if this seems not very clear, I’ll give more details and pictures below.
2nd square and how to join it
Repeat rounds 1-3,and work the first side of round 4 of your new square.
Now we’ll join the first corner as explained before, so, ch1, sl st on corner of first square, ch1. See picture below.⬇️
Now that your first corner is joined, simply work the other side of your square until next corner. See pictures ⬇️
Join the next corner: ch1, sl st on corner of first square, ch1.
Now finish your second square as usual,joining with a sl st on top of ch4 to close the round. Fasten off.
That’s how your squares looks like
It’s easier than it seems, right?Now we’re keep making new squares joining them as we go, only by sl st in the corners.
3rd square and how to join it
Work rounds 1-3 and first side of round 4. Place your third square under second one and join the first corner with ch1, sl st to corner, ch 1. Continue working another side of your square until next corner. Ch1, sl st on corner of second square, ch1. See pictures below ⬇️
As you can see we’re ignoring first square. Just joining third square to second one. Now that two corners are joined, simply finish your third square, sl st to first ch4 to close the round. Fasten off.
That’s how your first three squares look like⬇️
Now that we have made three squares is time to show how to join a square in a corner, when you have to join two sides instead of just one. This is pretty much the same that we already made but with a little difference.
4th square and how to join it
Work rounds 1-3 and first side of round 4,as for the other squares. Ch1, sl st on corner of third square, ch1, then work another side of fourth square, ready to join next corner. See picture below ⬇️
Now work as follows: ch1, sl st on corner of third square, sl st on corner of first square, ch1. See next two pictures ⬇️
Is it all clear so far? Now that your square is joined keep working another square and join the next corner making ch1, sl st in first square corner, ch1. See picture ⬇️
Work last side of your square as usual and sl st on top of ch4 to close the round. Fasten off.
OK, now you have your first four squares joined and you’re ready to start adding new squares! That’s how the first four squares look like:
So, now you have made the centre of your cushion. We’ll continue adding squares around, joining as you go as explained before. Remember *ch1, sl st on corner you want to join, ch1* when joining only one side, and *ch1, sl st on corner you want to join, sl st to next corner, ch1 *when joining two sides. Hope this is clear enough, once you start is way easier than it seems reading it!
Here’s a picture of square five, made on top of square one.
From now on keep adding squares clockwise, as shown in picture ⬇️
After adding all squares round you’ll have a centre of first four squares, framed by twelve more squares.
See next picture for the look of first 16 squares⬇️
All you need now is to make another “round” of squares, all joined clockwise starting on top of first square. At the end you’ll have 20 more squares round, and a total of 36 squares.
Your front cover is done! 😁Now you can make another one if you want a double sided cushion or make a different back cover. I made one with simple Granny squares, joined as you go only on the corners. You can also decide to sew it on a cushion without making a back.
Don’t worry if the cover seems too small for your cushion:it’s normal! This cover has to be tighten a bit to fit the cushion and this tightness makes the beautiful motif between the squares appear. So don’t be afraid of the not neat look of it, it will become beautiful when sewn and finished, so don’t worry blocking it because it’s not necessary!
See how neat looks while well tight? Hope you enjoy this pattern! Please tag #HAPPYFLOWERCUSHION so I can see it and share it!
This pattern is my own property, please do not copy, sell it, redistribute it in any way. Please don’t use my pictures. If you want to sell the finish item please credit me Chiara Acquistapace, Instagram @hookychia as the designer.