Sunday, 8 June 2014

Cosy Cushion Cover




Cosy Cushion Cover 

To match the Cosy Back Roll Cover shown below




Cosy Cushion Cover


You will need:

1 -2 skein/s worsted weight yarn; I used Cygnet Aran (10ply) in “Harvest” for a 12” square cover, but didn’t have much left, so be prepared to start into a new skein.

5mm hook for main body of cover;   4.5mm  hook for button border

3 buttons; Yarn needle; Cushion insert, 12” square

I made the cushion 12” square but this pattern can be adapted to fit any size by simply changing the multiple of beginning chain and the number of rows worked. Beginning chain is always a multiple of 2 + 3.

Gauge: 8 sts = 4” (sc); 8 rows = 4” (hdc)

This cushion cover is made in 3 pieces, A, the larger side of the 2 front pieces, B, the smaller side of the 2 front pieces, and C, the back piece.




Pattern:


For Part C (the back of the cushion cover)

With 5mm hook, chain 49.

Row One:  Yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, pull yarn through, skip 1 chain, insert hook into next chain, pull yarn through, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops, chain 1; *Yarn over, insert hook into same st as last loop, pull yarn through, sk 1, pull yarn through next st, yo, pull through all 4 loops, ch1 *Repeat from * to * to last 2 sts.  Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch as last loop, pull the yarn through, sk 1, insert hook into next chain, pull yarn through, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops; turn. (46)

Row Two:  Chain 2, yarn over, insert hook into 1st space (directly next to ch 2), pull yarn through, insert hook into next space, pull yarn through, yarn over, draw yarn through all 4 loops, ch 1; *yarn over, insert hook into same space as last loop, pull yarn through, insert hook into next space, pull yarn through, yarn over, draw yarn through all 4 loops; ch 1*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.   Yarn over, insert hook into same st as last loop, pull yarn through, insert hook into top of ch2 from prev row, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops; turn. (46)

Repeat Row Two until work measures 11”.  Turn.

Next Row:  Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc all around piece C, working 3ch into each corner to keep it nice and square.  Fasten off.

  
Part B:  the right hand piece of the front of the cushion:

With 5mm hook, chain 23, 

Work as for part C until piece measures 11”.  (20 sts)  Turn.

Next Row:  Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc all around piece C, working 3ch into each corner to keep it nice and square.  Fasten off


Part A:  The left hand piece of the front of the cushion, with buttonhole border.

With 5mm hook, chain 39

Work as for Part C until work measures 11”.  (36)  Turn.  Ch 1, sc in same stitch, work 1 row sc all around *three sides* finishing off at the bottom right corner ready to proceed with the buttonhole border.

Change to 4.5mm hook.  You don’t have to do this, but I always do as I feel it gives a neater border and allows for a little stretching through use. 

Continue to work 1 row of sc up that right edge.  Turn at the top, ch 1, work 1 more row of sc.  Turn.

Buttonholes:

You now need to create 3 buttonholes, evenly spaced up that right side.  For me, I finished off my length with 29 sc (one in each row), so I worked as follows:

Ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 4 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc 5, ch 3, sk 3, sc 5, ch 3, sk 3, ch 5.  This takes me to the end of the row.  If you have more or less stitches, just divide them out so that you have 3 evenly spaced ch 3 gaps.  Turn.

Next Row:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, *sc in each of the 3 ch you made in the prev row, sc 5*; rep from * to * to end.  Turn

Next Row:  Ch1 sc in same st, sc to end. 

Switch back to 5mm hook, and repeat this row once more.  Do not fasten off.



Marking the Overlap:
Placing A & B on top of C, as below:



Place markers where A &B overlap, making sure you have the same number of stitches from one marker to the other on both ends, and from the edge of the buttonhole border to the right edge of piece B on the right hand side.

Next Row:  Picking up your yarn again where you left off, sc evenly all around the outer edges, catching all of the cover together.  If you prefer, you can whip stitch the whole thing together then sc around it, but I prefer to do this all in one step, and you have already laid the preparation work by making that row of sc all around the edges.  This makes it easier to match up stitch for stitch. 

Catching all of the pieces together, especially noting that you catch all through the end 3 layers between the markers, and matching up stitch for stitch as you go, continue to sc all around, working 3 sc into each outer of the 4 outer corners to keep them nice and square.  Sl St to beg sc of this round.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc around the entire cover again, remembering to work 3 sc in all four outer corners.  Sl st to beg sc.

Next Row:   Ch 1, sc in same st, then reverse sc all around the edge of the cover, fasten off invisibly.

Finally, tidy up your ends, sew on  buttons to piece B, matching up with the buttonholes, and your Cosy Cushion Cover is done!


 ©AG Handmades 2014



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